March – April’s Gospel Rhythm: Engaging People Intentionally To Help Them Move Toward Jesus
Throughout the New Testament, we see that the gospel spreads most effectively through webs of relationships: our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who do not yet know Jesus. Colossians 4:2-6 gives us a glimpse of what this looked like. Paul asks the Colossian church to pray for open doors in his ministry and he also shows them how this might look in their lives. He tells them 3 things that should characterize their engagement with people in their lives.
1. Move toward people who believe differently.
2. Make the best use of your opportunities.
3. Always speak the language of grace.
We need to discern specifically who God is calling us to engage in genuine conversation and friendship. In the bible, this is often called an "open door." To learn to live in this rhythm, we can begin by praying one simple prayer - “Lord, give me today at least one open door to share your love in word and/or deed.” God loves to answer this prayer. Pray that you would have eyes to see ways you can love people. Listen to the people God puts in your path. Look for the doors he opens.
Meets regularly every Sunday immediately following service from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm and on the first Friday of the month.
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