“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:67-69 NIV
This Scripture is a personal favourite of mine. Many of Christ's disciples were unable to accept his teachings as they were too hard to understand. Perhaps some were being wooed by spiritualists, claiming theirs was the better way to go.
In this day and age things are not much different. There are so many different religions and philosophies that it can be hard for people to spot what is truth and what is fallacy.
For the most part they offer half-truths; ideals for living a good life, often based on the teachings of Christ, but flawed in so many ways. Ultimately, no matter how respectable or 'good' their teachings are, their followers will be left with empty promises of eternal life that, they will realise too late, only relationship with Jesus Christ can bring.
In such a web of lies and deceit it is so important that we, as Christians, venture forth and declare the absolute Truth of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism is often cited as one of the hardest roles for Christians. "I don't have the words to say," "I don't want to offend my friends or family," and, "What if they don't believe me?" are some of the most common reasons many of us shy away from evangelism.
These are very real concerns, and the Pocket Testament League is one such organisation that is helping to alleviate these fears and show us that evangelism, when done well, is all about approaching people in love and kindness, with a boldness that comes from the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Pocket Testament League is totally committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ to a confused humanity through sharing the Gospel of John. Members are provided with free evangelism training, free daily devotionals and uplifting personal testimonies from around the world, showing just how effective their evangelism methods are.
If you have asked the question, "What is evangelism?" or don't know where to start, I highly recommend you visit the Pocket Testament League. Why not become a member - it's free! - and complete their free evangelism training course. Their Boot Camp program is conducted via email, allowing you to work through each of the 7 short studies and questions at your own pace.
Will you answer the call to share the love of Jesus to your friends and family? Investing time in learning, and then using, the evangelism tools at the Pocket Testament League will change your life.
More importantly, as you allow the Holy Spirit to work through your words, you will help change eternity for others.
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Beautiful message Helen!!!!