It's Time To Shine

Oct 18, 2020    Ron Barnard
I don’t think you can really know Jesus and His love and not find a way to make Him known!

If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, indeed I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 ESV

You are the light of the world, like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Mathew 5:14 NLT

We are called and even compelled to share Jesus with our world.

For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike. So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News. For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes… Romans 1:14-16 NLT

“Not called did you say? Not heard the call, I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible and hear him bid you go…” William Booth

Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Mark 16:15 ESV

We still struggle to apply in practice what we believe in principle.

Any church that isn’t seriously involved in helping fulfill the great commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist. - Oswald J. Smith

We shine more brightly when we shine together.

And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 2:47 NLT

Shine in the house, through the house, and outside the house. Shine!

For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 NLT

More than talking about what you believe is true, share what you know is so from your own experience.

Let what you do and say be a witness to the lost and broken.

When I came to you, brothers, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 ESV

The prerequisite for an impactful witness is a grateful and surrendered life, which may be in itself the greatest witness of all.

The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Matthew 13:43 ESV

Give up your small ambitions come with me to save the world. - St. Francis Xavier