"You Are Invited"

Bob Murray

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts 1:8 (New International Version)

To be a witness





"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Matthew 28:19 (New International Version)

God is______________________________________

"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. [14] He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations, and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed."
Daniel 7:13-14 (New International Version)

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, [19] and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, [20] which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, [21] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. [22] And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, [23] which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way."
Ephesians 1:18-23 (New International Version)

The Gospel is backed by ______________________________________

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. [17] For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed; a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, 'The righteous will live by faith.'"
Romans 1:16-17 (New International Version)

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. [10] For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved [11]. As the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.' [12] For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, [13] for 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"
Romans 10:9-13 (New International Version)

Jesus is that ______________________________________

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. [7] If you really knew me you would know my father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.'"
John 14:6-7 (New International Version)

"Jesus said to her 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, [26] and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?'"
John 11:25-26 (New International Version)

Now What Do I Do? _________________________________

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
James 1:22 (New International Version)

A Christ-filled witness is marked by his or her

  1. Accountability to Christ and people.
  2. Approachability as a receptive, relaxed, responsive human being.
  3. Adaptability in presenting the essential message for particular needs.
  4. Accepting the responsibility for following through.