Who’s Your One?

This question has been on my mind lately. It is a question that I asked the auditorium class last Wednesday. Who’s your one? Each of us has people in our lives who are not followers of Jesus. For many of us, there is one name that comes to mind first. As each year passes, there are more and more people in our world who do not know the story of Jesus well and are not familiar with Bible teachings. As Christians, it is up to us to do something about that.
In the first chapter of Acts, Jesus calls  on His disciples to be His witnesses in the world. That is a responsibility we now take on in 2020. But how do we do that? In his book, Everyday Evangelism, Randy Becton offers some advice on how we can become better witnesses for Jesus in our daily lives.
  • Make a list of people in your circle of influence for whom you will pray.
  • Seek to model a Christ-honoring life before them.
  • As you interact with them, attempt to understand their world—their hopes, frustrations and fears.
  • Build friendships with them and the significant people in their lives—especially their family.
  • Watch for opportunities to serve the people and their families for whom you are praying.
  • Seize every opportunity to tell the story of what Jesus has done for you and for them.
So, who’s your one? It may be a family member, a neighbor, a coworker or an old friend. You care about that person and you would love for them to have the gift of God’s grace that you have received. If you have not already, start praying for them today and everyday. Look for the opportunities. Be ready to tell the story.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

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