1 Cor. 3:6-7, I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
“Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. “Throw it down on the ground,” the LORD told him. So Moses threw down the staff, and it turned into a snake! Exodus 4:2 – 3 NLT
Relay: Pray for the lost. 2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Relate: Find the approach that fits you. Romans 10: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
- Peter CONFRONTATIONAL –
i. Acts 2 - Peter after the power of the HS to the multitudes
- Paul INTELLECTUAL –
i. Acts 17 – Paul talking to a group of philosophers
- Matthew’s INTERPERSONAL Approach
i. Luke 5:29 The Message- Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner. The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. "What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and 'sinners'?"
- The Samaritan Woman’s INVITATIONAL approach
i. John 4 – after Jesus talked with her at the well and “told her about herself” she wanted others to get to know him in that way also and told the people to “come see a man”.
- Dorca’s SERVICE approach
i. Acts 9 – she served others by “doing good and helping the poor”
- The Blind Man’s TESTIMONIAL
i. John 9 – blind man was miraculously given sight by Jesus and told what Jesus did for him
ii. Compelling. Tell your story
Remind: John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Easy as A B C
Admit: Rom 3:23, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Believe: Rom 10:9 (b), and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Confess: Rom 10:9 (a), That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus.
Re-engage: Never give up. Colossians 1:11 - being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
Rest: God’s got it. 1 Cor. 3:6-7, I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.