Speaker: Grant Agler
Deciding to follow Jesus is a private decision,
Deciding to follow Jesus is a private decision, but our faith is lived out publicly
Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
If we don’t go public
Our faith can’t grow privately
We don’t go public the right way
The wrong way
- The judgmental approach
- The Political approach
- The “us” vs. “them” approach
- The unchanged life approach
You are the light of the world.
A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven
Your life is proof that Jesus rose from the dead
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires,which wage war against your soul.
1 Peter 2:11
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 2:12
Go public (progression)
- Let people know
- Leverage simple conversations to share your story
Prove it with your life