Every Day Faith - April 2019
A Note on Global Outreach Day – May 25, 2019
Global Outreach Day (G.O.D.) is a catalyst to encourage Christ-followers everywhere to share the gospel. We want to encourage our churches and congregation members to review the resources and use them for creative ideas in living out our faith every day, all year, in a way that will impact others who haven’t heard the gospel. Watch this video or download these files and share them widely as inspiration for a lifestyle of evangelism. Congregation members may be interested in this app as well, and can share it with family and friends.
Additional Evangelism Tools
If you haven’t already, check out this “Tell Your Story Every Day” video from The Loop and use it to help rekindle a desire in those who watch it to share their faith.
Click here to visit PAOC’s Church Toolbox and review a five-session video series, discussion guide and workbook on how to share your faith in a post-Christian world. Developed by Connie Jakab out of Calgary, Alberta, this small-group curriculum focuses on the following themes:
a. Which Jesus Are You Sharing?
b. The Most Powerful Way to Share Christ
c. How to Talk About the Problem of Sin
d. Are We Sharing the Gospel of Self Improvement?
e. Do This and Remember Me
On this same page in our Church Toolbox you can also check out four articles from the Alberta & Northwest Territories District on being “outward bound.”
Consider spreading the word to family and friends about the BREAKTHROUGH movie coming out in Canada on April 17! This will be a sure way to introduce new people to Jesus’ power over all of our lives and circumstances, especially for those who put their faith in Him. This movie is based on a true story of a family in an Assemblies of God local church. Check out the trailer here. You may even recognize one of our PAOC churches that was used for filming!
Thank you for tracking with us through Every Day Faith 2019. Visit www.everydayfaith.ca for all the latest updates.
I will declare that Jesus is Lord.
The title “Lord” is meant to convey power, authority, influence, and even the threat of danger if one doesn’t comply with the orders given by someone holding that title. God’s Word proclaims Jesus as Lord. What did Jesus’ example teach us about what that means? And do we declare it to those who’ve never heard it?
The Book of John tells us that Jesus existed from the beginning of time, and that everything we see and know about life was made through Him and with Him present (John 1:1-3). Our personal knowledge of Jesus as Lord comes when we confess our need for Him and He reveals His power to change our hearts and lives through His life, death and resurrection (Romans 10:9). Yet with all His power, when He lived on earth in human form, He demonstrated humility and a desire to serve others—to embody patience, grace, and meeting others’ needs before His own (Mark 10:45). All with the purpose of pointing to the heart of the Father—to reconcile each person to Himself through His Son, whose character reflected His own perfectly (John 1:14).
Many people today are unaware of Jesus’ power as God’s Son, or of His power to change their lives. Commit to declaring what you know about Jesus—that He is Lord. Not merely a powerful earthly figure, a good man or a prophet, but the Creator and Sustainer of heaven and earth, and the One through whom we gain forgiveness of sins, peace with God the Father, and true purpose for our lives, now and for eternity.
Ask and it will be granted…
- That the Holy Spirit will deepen our understanding and appreciation of who Jesus is.
- That we will be given the courage to declare what we know about Jesus to others.
- That the Holy Spirit will soften the hearts of those with whom we share this truth.
- That each follower of Christ will see others lives change as they share that Jesus is Lord.
- What do you think of when you hear the word “Lord”?
- Does Jesus have the place of “Lord” in your life? Why or why not?
- If He is Lord of your life, how regularly do you share this truth with others?
John 14:6-10 (NLT)
“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!’
“Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’
“Jesus replied, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.’ ”
Hebrews 1:2-3 (NLT)
“And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.”
Romans 10:9 (NLT)
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Mark 10:45 (NLT)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
John 3:14-15 (NLT)
“And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.”
Next month’s “I Will” statement: “I will pass on my faith intergenerationally.”
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