What is witnessing?
Giving account to what he/she personally saw/experienced.
2 Stages of Becoming A Witness:
- Telling/Speaking About
Witnessing not only experience and speak about their “case”, they state the FACTS. They inform facts and not just opinions.
JUDGEMENT — Decision and conclusion. We need to be discerning with our actions (don’t judge)
2 Questions We Will Be Asked When We Come Face To Face With The Father:
- “What did you do with my Son, Jesus Christ?”
- “What did you do to what (riches, treasures) I have given you?”
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, — Romans 3:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23
both talks about sin, dying eternally.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— — Ephesians 2:8
GRACE and MERCY: Gift of salvation. You were not gifted with something you don’t deserve.
The grace of God is FREE and INFINITE. Why not SHARE it to everyone!!!
Sharing is NOT an obligation. If it is really in your heart, you will have the conviction to share.
One thing you CAN’T do in heaven anymore is to share. So make sure you don’t regret not sharing the grace of God (salvation) to all.
Things/Ways To Speak About:
- Talk the Truth (mouth)
- Write the Truth (blogs, etc.)
- Speak for the 1%
- Talk about your experience of Gods love and NO ONE can say that you are wrong! Profess it; confess it! We are SOLDIERS not agents!
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. — Matthew 10:32-33
Why CAN’T We Share?
- Does not know how to
- Don’t know enough
- Already heard
- John 3:17-20 — Light exposes Darkness
One thing we need to know is for any conversations/sharing we will be encountering, we should speak with LOVE. Do NOT argue.
Actions speak louder than words. If you want to know what’s important to a person, look at their phone/internet/browser history. Where we spend our time in is what’s most important to us.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. — Matthew 5:14-16
TESTIMONY: If we see the person on the testimony, then it wasn’t that effective. If we see Jesus on the testimony, then that is an effective WITNESS!