Are you boldly broadcasting?

by Bob Myers

Are you boldly broadcasting?  By that, are you using the unique God-given opportunities in front of you?

I believe that everywhere Jesus went He found a way to make an impact on a man, woman, or child.  Although the gospel writers make it clear that He preached and taught multitudes, it’s amazing how much of the gospels focuses on one on one encounters with Jesus that you and I can easily identify with and replicate.

Here’s some tests for whether we’re boldly broadcasting.

Inventory your interactions.  How many people have been in your home in the past two months? How many of them have been part of your same church, or have been Christians compared to how many non-Christians? If you go out to restaurants, how many of those who sat at your table are not

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yet believers? Jesus went out to eat with non-believers a lot, so much so that He was criticized for dissing Israel.  Are you like Him in this? Take a little bit of your tithe and treat a non-Christian to a lunch out.  In the conversation, work on understanding the person and listening first. Take the challenge question I gave you last week in the sermon on compassion. Find out what it’s like to be them.  Ask them, “So, what’s it like to be you?”. Ask them with a curious mind and an open heart.  You’ll be a better image bearer of Jesus.  And as Dale Carnegie said, A person who asks questions and listens to the answers is regarded by most people  as an incredibly interesting conversationalist.

Social Media:  If you do Facebook and Twitter, and I think many of you should do it, ought to do it, and can do it being salt and light, you should have a bias towards people who don’t share your faith.  What I mean is, interact with them positively, affirmatively, and in a winsome and inviting way…

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