Upcoming Sermon Series
Our Witness Series (5 Weeks)
May 28, 2017 Pastor Linda Preaches
1. “Be an Encourager”
Romans 1:12 “that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” God does command us to share our faith, but it is to encourage one another. The key here is to be mutually encouraged. If you approach sharing your faith with others in passion fueled by anger and division, you will only create more anger and division. Share from your heart and keep in mind you are called to serve others, so find a way that will be meaningful to them. Consider sending a card, making a meal or taking the time to call each week.
June 4, 2017 Lenny Dagg Preaches: Pentecost Sunday
Musically – Holy Spirit Music
2. “God Will Open Ears”
Acts 17:11 “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” Be bold and know that God will bring eager listeners to you. People will try to confirm that what you are saying is true – don’t be offended, but see it as how others are seeking Him. Walk with them and help them understand what each scripture means as God begins peeling back the layers.
June 11, 2017 Bob Buck Preaches
3. “Action Through Love” (Note Responsibility Note)
2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. Witnessing means more than speaking. Be the example of Christ to others, including with strangers. You may be the only person who is welcoming and respectful. Don’t try to say the right thing – speak from your heart and show empathy. Actions carried out through love will send a stronger message than finding the right words. Our Responsibility: 2 Corinthians 5:20 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” Have you thought of yourself as an ambassador of Christ? It’s a big deal! Take the responsibility seriously and keep seeking ways to fulfill what God is calling you to do. It may seem big or small, but all opportunities to share your faith are from God.
June 18, 2017 Pastor Linda Preaches
4. “Share Your Struggles”
2 Timothy 1:8 “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,”
Share your struggles. This is one of the most powerful ways to witness because you allow God to transform the struggle into something beautiful. Holding in your fear and pain from life’s struggles only makes matters seem harder than they are. God will send you the help you need, but you have to realize you can’t do life on your own. Share your struggles with people you can trust.
June 25, 2017 Lenny Dagg Preaches
5. “Be There”
Ecclesiastes 3:4 “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;”
Witnessing to others means being there for them and going through life and being present for one another. Don’t shy away from someone who is weeping in a corner. It’s a God-appointed moment to comfort another person. Sharing moments of laughter, tears, heartbreak and joyous occasions are what help join you together in Christ.