5 Habits - Dec 1 & 2

FIVE HABITS FOR LIFE CHANGE

THE HABIT OF SHARING CHRIST

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬

PRACTICING THIS HABIT TAPS INTO THE UNLIMITED POWER OF GOD

“If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord — and he will repay you!” Proverbs‬ ‭19:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN EVER GIVE SOMEONE IS THE GIFT OF CHRIST

“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.” John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NCV‬‬‬‬‬‬

GIVING THE GIFT OF CHRIST IS OUR MISSION

‘’Jesus said to his followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone.”” Mark‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭NCV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”” Romans‬ ‭10:13-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬

“After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”” Luke‬ ‭10:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

4 EXERCISES TO HELP US SHARE THE GOSPEL.

1) MAKE A PRAYER LIST

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.” Romans‬ ‭10:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬

2) BUILD BRIDGES WITH PEOPLE

“Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ ‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” Luke‬ ‭16:1-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:22-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬

3) BE PREPARED TO SHARE THE GOSPEL

“… Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬

4) INVITE THEM

“And Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’” John‬ ‭1:46‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬

“Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” John‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬