You will be my witnesses
How can you tell if someone is filled with the Spirit? They will be a witness. Jesus told the first 120 disciples that when the Spirit comes He will give them power to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. That means they will testify about Jesus where they are, in the surrounding area (Judea), to people who they don’t naturally get on with (Samaria) and everywhere they will end up.
We are called to be witnesses, to go and make disciples who also obey what they are taught.
Our five fold aim is this
i. Passionately pursue God ii. Connect with people iii. Share the Gospel iv. Make disciples v. Train everyone to do 1-5.
Are you connecting with people in your daily life who don’t yet know Jesus. Don’t retreat into the church ghetto and never interact with anyone who needs to hear about Jesus. Over the next few days we will look at how to share the Gospel. You can be disciples by going through booklets like this and connecting with someone a little older in the faith than you to talk it through, get encouragement and prayer and be challenged.
Having got to day 39 you are more than ready to make disciples yourself – you are 39 days ahead of someone who is not yet following Jesus! Ancient in comparison!
Pray: Write down 3 people you’d like to see come to Christ and pray for them daily.
Recommended extra reading
Life on a Mission (Aaroc Coe & Dustin Willis)
Life on Mission gives gospel-centered, biblical, practical foundations for how missions was meant to be: an everyone-together effort. Life on Mission is a thorough yet simple guide for everyday missionaries--electricians, lawyers, church planters, students, etc.--that equips them with truths and practices for living out the gospel within their own community. Adaptable to any context, Life on Mission functions great as both an individual and small-group study. Threaded with engaging stories and probing reflection questions, Life on Mission will help you and your community take bold steps to living life on mission.