Witnessing

The Skit Guys

Kids, don’t try this at home. Or anywhere else. 😉

Connections – Houses

Let’s do some role-playing.

Say you’re looking for a new house. Which of these would you choose?

burninghousepic mansionpic

I hope everyone said the mansion. If not… never mind.

Heaven is like the mansion. Hell is like the burning house.

Think about all the people who aren’t believers out there. As a believer, you are guaranteed to go to heaven, to live in that awesome mansion that Jesus is preparing for you. Non-believers, on the other hand, are going to spend forever in that burning house. Unless someone reaches out to them and introduces them to Jesus.

That someone could be you.

Connections – Ice

Connections are… connections. Okay, I’m sure you figured out that much. Connections are connections between two (or more) things, normally connected only by a word, or two.

Ice #1

Our dog likes ice. We gave her an ice cube that fell on the floor and she had so much fun trying to eat it. I’m just glad she didn’t try to chew on it. Ouch. That was pretty funny. And then, on our trip to Lamesa (Thanksgiving!) there was ice on the ground. She sure liked that!

Ice #2

Another quote from a song!

When a heart is cold as ice
You can’t melt it with advice
No one wants to listen to
A list of things they shouldn’t do
So I build a city on a hill
And I light a candle on a sill
Knowing You’ll be always knocking at the door

Learning to be the Light by Newworldson

This is so true about witnessing. You can’t change a heart with advice; you have to lead by example.

Mistakes – Part Two

Lord, the Lord Almighty,
may those who hope in you
not be disgraced because of me;
God of Israel,
may those who seek you
not be put to shame because of me.

-Psalm 69:6

As stated in Mistakes – Part One, God knows about all of our mistakes. And, as stated in Connections – Lines, we all make mistakes.

So what happens when non-Christians see those mistakes in our lives. That’s what Psalm 69:6 is talking about. When people see our sin, and see our lives, especially the messed-up parts (and, yes, we all have those, too) a lot of non-believers will be turned off.

That’s one (and there are many more) of the reasons why it’s better to admit that you’re wrong and that you’ve messed up, that you’re not perfect. ‘Cause you’re not. Romans 3:23 says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” That includes everyone. Even believers.

Recognizing your mistakes is a good thing. Try it and see how God uses you to change others lives by showing them that you have problems, too.

Words

“And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”

– Matthew 12:36-37

Your words do matter, and they can make a difference. Words are an important part of our everyday world, and we should use our words to help others, not to harm them.

Challenge: Use your words wisely.