Saturday 4pm 30/08/2015
Church attendance makes you a Christian as much as wearing a white gown makes you a qualified doctor.
Acts 16:31-34 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.
There was a youth seminar today in south London. I took three young people with me. Two boys and one girl and we had a blast. They sat through three sermons, and they all learnt something today.
After the seminars, we went to the O2 to have lunch. Everyone was longing for Five Guys! We spent some time together and headed back to South London for the concert. On the way there I discovered the boys, who have been coming to church off and on for nearly a year now, did not consider themselves saved.
They were raised with Christian beliefs and have seen and been through a lot. At one point they identified as Jehovah Witnesses. We shared thoughts and I explained salvation…the best I could. I was more relaxed because I know them and took time to explain things. They both understood and wanted to pray.
When we got to the concert, we got together and they prayed the sinners prayer to God’s glory.
What I learned:
- Every parent, Pastor, Youth leader, role model…etc…needs to spend time with their youth. Ask them the question…ARE YOU SAVED? We have many young coming to the churches that may not even understand what that means…if in doubt ask…don’t wait till they derail without ever having a chance.
- The ONLY reason I even attempted to speak to them was this challenge of witnessing to people daily. My mind is now always looking for oppotunities.
- “Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” – FRANK OUTLAWWhat Christian virtues are you developing? Build the habit of evangelism, and watch what God will do.
Go and Declare!