“…you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Yesterday we got started in you and your home town. Obviously, in order to be a witness, one must have something to witness about, and it is natural to start closest to home. Take some time to read Peter’s sermon in Acts 2:14-36. He addressed the important doctrines (teachings) and gave the people hope.
Jesus’ disciples must be able to teach what Jesus and his apostles taught. When we become passionate about this kingdom hope, there is no greater joy than sharing it with another person! I was an All-American athlete and had many highs on the soccer field and on the basketball court, but nothing comes close to the high you get sharing your faith that you have in such a wonderful hope! God’s words are alive and they not only pierce to the inner most being, but they also empower and ignite an inner flame in the speaker.
Now consider how this might help you not only share with those closest to you who haven’t heard this Great News, but how it might help you share in your Judea and Samaria, the cities and states around you.
This summer some friends and I are going to rent a space at the county fair and have a survey for people to take. This will open things up for people to talk and we may find a genuine truth-seeker! If you or your youth group would like more information on that or would like our questionnaire, please get in touch with me and I would be happy to pass it on!