In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Acts 1:8, 2:32, 5:32, 22:15, John 3:11
Does a Christ-follower have a choice about sharing their faith with others, or is this a core responsibility for every believer? With so few Christians sharing Christ with others in their own backyards, much less around the world, it's a valid question. A recent survey found just 11% of churchgoers believed that sharing their faith was a purpose of the church--shocking! In this message, Dr. Merritt explains the responsibility of every believer to share their faith story, and how God has specifically equipped us to do so.
"The truth is either we will be His witnesses or there will be no witness. I love to put it this way--Christ alone can save the world, but Christ will not save the world alone. He wants us to be His witnesses. He simply wants us to be about the business of sharing our story." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: missions, witnesses, global, local, disciple-making, Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, ends, earth, grace, Good News, faith, follower, Holy Spirit, viewmaster
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.