Tag: sharing God’s Word

Witness Well

A prayer to help a hesitant heart to share God’s Word

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” The Greek word Paul uses for the power of God is “dynamis”—from which we receive the English word “dynamite.” The power of the gospel not only blows …

Why does God tell us to work out our salvation with fear?

As a result of what Christ has done for us, Paul wants all believers to continue in the faith and carry out God’s purpose for each of our lives. “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work …

What is the name that is above every other name?

Christ “made himself nothing” by becoming God in flesh. His humiliation and suffering was only for a limited time in order to accomplish a specific purpose. When the mission to save all people from eternal death was accomplished, Christ’s humiliation was finished. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above …

The significance of how Jesus made himself nothing on our behalf

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”  (Philippians 2:5-7) When Jesus “made himself nothing” on behalf of the world, …

A prayer to spread the knowledge of God

In ancient times, whenever a Roman general and his soldiers returned from a great victory, they would be greeted by roaring and celebrative crowds. The parade would be led by priests carrying burning incense symbolizing the fragrance of victory. With this image in mind, the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians, “But thanks be to God, who …

A prayer to receive an adventure from God

Only eleven disciples remained. Fearful, doubtful, perhaps still in awe over witnessing the resurrected Christ standing before them. Yet, with perhaps a knowing glint in his eyes, Jesus is going to challenge them far beyond their capabilities. He is going bring them on an amazing adventure. Will this be a task too great? Absolutely! But not when God goes with …

A prayer on how to persuade people to hear the gospel

The host was tired of excuses. His desire was to have a room full of people enjoying a delicious and festive banquet. Instead, the people he invited chose not to come. The excuses were both lame and hurtful. In haste, he told his servants to “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make …

A prayer to be open in sharing God’s Word with others

Coming to a saving faith in Christ Jesus usually involves a process. There is so much going on behind the scenes of one’s heart and soul that we don’t know or see. Someone could be praying for a friend or a loved over a long period of time. In what seems like a random encounter …