I’ve been in a small group called “Training Ground” where we prep others to go out in boldness to speak life and manifest the love of Jesus. I want to share some highlights to ignite the fire!
As a beloved child of God, you have the bekorah (the right of first-born)! It’s not by merit or because you earned it; rather, it was bestowed upon you when you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Your BIRTHRIGHT should be treasured because it entitles you to a position of leadership and authority in the Kingdom of God. He has delegated to you the power to disperse His blessings to others.
When a person is born of the Spirit, they receive the very nature of God on the inside of them. Their spirit man comes alive and is recreated (Ephesians 2:4-5) and they become sealed with the Holy Spirit for the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14). But when a believer is baptized in the SPIRIT, they receive the power of God for service.
This is as true in our relationship with God as it is in our relationships with other human beings. Our experience of God’s nearness or distance is not a description of his actual proximity to us, but of our experience of intimacy with him. Scripture shows us that God is intimate with those who trust him. The more we trust God, the more intimately we come to know him. A felt distance from God is often due to a disruption in trust, such as a sin or disappointment.
Evangelism itself often has more to do with building relationships than building a case for Christianity. In fact, most evangelists look more like the neighbor who offers to shovel a snowy driveway than the street preacher who peddles salvation like a heavenly retirement plan.