Being an iWitness for Christ!

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I am extremely encouraged by the response of our church people over the past two weeks. Since we announced the launch of a new outreach program entitled “GROW”, we have seen 32 people fill out enrollment cards pledging to be involved. The response has been outstanding! I am thankful to pastor a church that still has a tremendous burden for reaching the lost. I also count it a great privilege to serve beside you each and every day as we seek to bring glory to His name.

The past Sunday, the message was “iWitnesses for Christ!” Act 1:8 is Christ’s last command to us before ascending into Heaven. In that message, I shared with you five things we need to consider as “iWitnesses”. 

First, we need to stay focused. Christ told the disciples that “it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” (Acts 1:7) Their focus was on when Christ would bring about the complete restoration of Israel. Instead, Christ did not want them distracted by what was out of their control. It is no different today, we must make being iWitnesses for Him the primary mission of our lives. Too many times we let things distract us from keeping the main thing the main thing. Let’s determine we are going to stay focused on winning people to Christ.


Excitement is GROWING for GROW!

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My excitement for the GROW ministry which starts this September is literally GROWING by the minute. This past Sunday, I shared with many of you our plans for the fall for outreach and personal evangelism. My personal goal is see each member of our church involved in evangelism. You can imagine how encouraged I was by the number of people who responded to my plea to join GROW. God is still in the saving business and it is good to see others who are interested in joining Him. If you are still on the fence about joining a group, I would encourage you to sign up this Sunday.
 
Opposite of unbelief is faith or believing. I love Hebrews 11. I think it is one of the great chapters of the Bible. Every time I read it I am reminded at just how great God is and how much He truly wants to use each one of us. However, without faith or belief in Him and His ability to work through us, the writer of Hebrews reminds us that “it is impossible to please Him,” (Hebrews 11:6). When God is not pleased He cannot and will not use us. Does God want to see great and mighty works done through the ministries of Calvary Baptist Church? Yes, He does! So, let’s be people of faith and not unbelief. Let’s be determined to see God do some great and mighty things through us as we go share the Gospel through GROW.
 

Next up for iWitness is the what, where, when, and why of personal evangelism.