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Making Jesus Known to Friends & Families

Memory Verse

And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. -NIV

  • Help us as believers appreciate the urgency of making Jesus known to the entire world.
  • Help us understand how to share the good news to friends and families.
  • Help us appreciate that love is a prerequisite for making Jesus known to friends and family.
  • Establish the fact that all efforts to make Jesus known without friends and families will not amount to perfect work.
  • Help us appreciate that Love is a prerequisite for making Jesus known to friends and family.
  • Understand that the demand of making Jesus known starts with friends and families.

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  • Why should we involve our friends and families in making Jesus known?
  • How do we involve friends and families in Making Jesus Known?
  • Why do we sometimes struggle to talk to our friends and families about Christ?
  • Can our rigidity affect our effectiveness of making Jesus Known to our friends and families?
  • How can I make Jesus known to my friends and family without pushing them away?
  • Can my character/conduct have a negative effect on attracting friends and families to Christ?
  • How can I deal with my past that are not too good and understandably known to my friends and families?
  • An unchanged lifestyle can be a barrier in making Jesus known to friends and families, fear of rejection and unwillingness to cause a rift in existing relationship (Psalm 25:7)
  • Believers are encouraged to be flexible, while not compromising biblical standards, becoming all things to all people so that by all possible means we might save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
  • Show genuine interest/compassion for them, compassion should precede our preaching. (Mark 6:34).
  • Make Jesus interesting and exciting, nobody wants a boring life, offer them what they do not have (Psalm 34:8)
  • Do not rely on the strength of your relationship with friends and families but on the Grace of God for them to know Jesus (Hebrews 7:23-25)
  • The role of prayer cannot be over-emphasised in making friends and families accept Jesus (Matthew 9:38)
  • Wisdom is required in the adopted approach to use while allowing the leading of the Holy Spirit (Proverbs 11:30)
  • Be gentle with people, Jesus is gentle and not judgemental (Isaiah 40:11)
  • It is important we work seriously on our character as they are easily detected by these categories of people because of their relationship with us. (1 Peter 2:12, 1 Peter 3:16)
  • Love is key in making Jesus known (1 Corinthians 16:14)
  • Let them see our good works, live a life worthy of your calling as a Christian. (Matthew 5:16)
  • When you make yourself available for friends and families, lifting them up, honouring them and trusting God always for their salvation and Godly life, you are promoting Jesus (Matt 18:18-19)
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  • It is very important that we show genuine interest in things that matter to people, when they see our genuine interest, they will be interested with what we want to share with them.
  • Witnessing to friends and family members can be challenging but trust God for Grace
  • Apply wisdom in presenting your message to friends and families. Prayer is needed prior to preparation and timing of speaking.
  • Making Jesus known to our Friends and families with humility, honesty, respect, patience, kindness, and love.
  • We should not be judgmental and be full of love, compassion when we see people with addictions, lies and sinful living.
  • The Holy spirit takes your intercessory prayers to the next level, desire the communion of the Holy spirit to be effective.
  • Get to know your friends and families, pray for their salvation and needs (Psalm 85:7, 28:9).
  • We should pick up a burden for a friend or a family member.
  • It is important we develop good character and ensure our conduct attract people to Christ and not deter people from accepting Christ.
  • Love and compassion are key requirements. Please let our love, care and compassion be genuine and not a lip service.
  • Be intentional with your targeted friend and family.
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