KIDZ ☮ PEACE... God wants everyone to know about Him!
For the past two Wednesdays we’ve been talking about ways to reach out to others ... and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Some of you may have had a chance to “SHINE for Jesus” over Halloween, and others may have started “TEXTING for Jesus.” But, being a witness doesn’t come easy for everyone. Some of you may have friends that aren’t Christians and you may be saying, “I don’t know where to begin.” Don’t worry, just keep reading.
Today I am going to give you a few tips that will make it easier for you to become a witness and share your faith when the timing is right!
1. Getting started ... Do you have friends that really seem lost, sad, angry, depressed, or just can’t get along with others. Do you think they need Jesus in their life? One of the most important things you can do is to know the Bible better so you can tell them about Jesus.
What does God's Word tell us? When we go to God in prayer and read His word we find many verses that can help us when we want to share our faith. Check out these verses: Romans 3:23 (we've all sinned), Romans 6:23 (sin separates us from God), Romans 5:6-8 (Christ died for us), Romans 10:9-10 (confess and repent), 1 John 1:9 (God will forgive), 2 Corinthians 5:17 (He makes us new), Romans 8:38-39 (we can't lose His love).
Ask God to help you memorize a few of the scripture verses, so they will be in your heart and mind when it comes time to share with others. It may help to write some of the verses down on note cards and tuck them in your book bag - that way they will always be handy.
2. Becoming a role model: Did you know that one of your friends who is not a Christian, may be watching you. They may be paying attention to how you treat people, the way you speak, or how you are living your life. You may be an example to someone and not even know it.
Read the two sentences below and complete one in your own words. Once you have the blank filled in, you can use the statement when someone asks you about your actions or your faith.
“I am glad that I’m a Christian because _____________________________.”
“I know that God loves me because ________________________________.”
3. Getting Involved: Activities such as Sunday school, Youth Group, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Outreach Ministries also provide great opportunities to invite your friends to church.
As we continue to grow in our faith, it is important to remember that reaching out to others is not an option. It is a necessity. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus sent the disciples out to teach others about His commandments. Just as He has sent out the disciples, we have also been called to go out and tell others about Christ and His teachings.
Kidz Thought for the Week: God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability. – author unknown
Keeping you in my prayers. 'til next week ... SHINE ... be a light that leads others to Christ.
God’s Peace, Donna