Going Public | Week 1

Going Public | Week 1

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.

Matthew 10:32

 

But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Matthew 10:33

 

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

 

Matthew 4:14

 

You are the light of the world.

Matthew 4:14

 

A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 4:14

 

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.

Matthew 4:15

 

Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Matthew 4:15

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven

Matthew 4:16

 

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

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