August 28, 2019 –
The story of Philip and Nathaniel is the story of a life-changing introduction. The apostle John writes Jesus sought and said to Philip, “Follow Me.” John then writes, Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!”
John gives a second example of Philip introducing people to Jesus.
A group of Greek men heard of Jesus, and because of their curious minds, they wanted to meet this man who, among many other things, had cleansed the Temple. So “So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee,” writes John, “and requested of him, Sir, we want to see Jesus.” (John 12:21, HCSB)
Ask yourself: “Do I introduce people to Jesus?” “Do people recognize me as someone who can introduce them to Jesus?”
Christians must realize the things in their lives— language, attitudes, prejudices, habits, etc. — which become a hindrance to their witness.
Are you sincere, in your desire to witness? Will you pray to God to make you aware of the thoughts, attitudes, and habits that are standing in the way of you becoming a powerful, effective witness?
Witness “Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest.” A Christian whose desire is to see souls saved will witness. (John 4:35a, HCSB)
If you have trouble witnessing, and start by telling friends how Christ changed your life.
There are many opportunities out there, but too few opportunists. It may place you in the middles of a high window of opportunity—the chance to share your faith and change someone’s eternal destination. An opportunity presents itself most often when you search for it.