On Sunday, Pastor Jess preached the Go of our Gather Grow Go series. As a church, we are praying that we all will Go with the Gospel into every area of our lives and that we will especially be intentional Going with the Gospel for the purpose of evangelizing our neighbors.
At the end of his sermon, Jess offered some practical advice from Darryl Dash’s book, How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life. These points of advice will assist us in our effort to Grow in sharing the Gospel with others. Here they are again for your benefit. Dash wrote:
Here are some ways we can share the gospel with others:
-Extend hospitality to people who aren’t following Jesus. Lean into these relationships, especially with people who seem like they are far from God. Make it a regular part of your life. Invite them into your home and become friends.
-Ask good questions. Be respectful. Listen more than you talk.
-Regularly pray for the people who are resistant and curious. Ask God to work in their lives.
-Refuse to see people as projects. Love them lavishly regardless of whether they follow Jesus or not.
-Don’t feel that you need to follow a script. Stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s timing.
-Ask the Holy Spirit to give you courage to speak clearly and openly about the gospel when the time is right. (pg. 140)