This week Tammy and Keegan interview Bill Hogg on all things evangelism. The word can be so uncomfortable for many of us. Bill takes us down why that is and reframes evangelism for those who feel like they could never mention Jesus to a friend. If you want to keep up with Bill, you can find him on Facebook. And make sure to check out canada.advancegroups.org and messagecanada.org.
Reflecting on What God Thinks Is Important from Stories He Told
Day #1 - About Deborah - Judges 4
Day #2 - About Jeremiah - Jeremiah 23:16-22
Day #3 - About Elijah - 1st Kings 19:9-12
Day #4 - About Jesus - Matthew 7:24-29
Day #5 - About the Bereans - Acts 17:10-12
1) How He feels about its aspects.
2) What He would like you to remember.
3) What He would like you to do.
As a result of reading this story today.
Drawing Near to God. Listening to His Voice. Doing What He Asks Us to Do.
Day #1 - Matthew 7:7-11; 20:29-34; John 16:24 - Asking
If you could have anything you wanted from God what would it be?
If you had it, what would you want then?
Day #2 - Judges 6:11-24 - Drawing Near,
Gideon built some things into his life to help him get close to God.
He removed some things that drew him away from God
What do you need to build into your life if you're going to get closer to God
Day #3 - Judges 6:36-40 - Listening
Gideon tested the voice of God using the fleece.
How do you know when an impression you have comes from God?
Who could you ask for advice on knowing?
Day #4 - Judges 7:1-7,16-22 - Doing What He Tells You To
Its one thing to know what to do, another to do it.
If you had the faith, what would you do today?
Day #5 - Judges 8:22-27 - Consistently
Like many heroes of scripture, Gideon saw a great victory then 'blew it'. Look back over your week and ask yourself.
What did you do right? ... Wrong? ... Would you ask God to fix?
Converging on the Word - June 8th - 14th, 2020
This month we're looking at 'The Spiritual Discipline of Witness'.
Jesus said, 'You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be witnesses.' (Acts 1:8) What does a witness look like? Scripture is full of examples. This week, let's look at four.
Each day take a few minutes to read the scripture and reflect on it.
Day 1 - The John the Baptist Model - Matthew 3:1-10
Day 2 - The Jesus Model - John 4:1-26
Day 3 - The Phillip Model - Acts 8:1-3, 26-35
Day 4 - The Barnabas Model - Acts 4:31-37
Ask yourself ...
1. How you would characterize the approach.
2. Who it might be most effective with.
3. What you could learn from it.
Day 5 - Ask God to show you the kind of witness He'd like you to be. Ask Him to help you 'be' it.