Witnessing Outside My Church (6/8)

Love Your Church

By Pastor Dan Williams, June 11, 2023

8 Key Privileges & Responsibilities of Church Members


– showing & sharing the Good News

Share & show from your .

We talk about & share that which we love, treasure, revere, & hope in. When you treasure Jesus deeply, you will share the hope within you freely.

1 Peter 3:15–16 (NLT) 15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.

  • Be alert & always ready to explain your .

So how shall we engage those in our circles?

  • Let your showing spark your .

What’s stopping me?

“I’m too afraid…”

What’s sparking me?

“I love them too much…”

What’s my tone & attitude about my witness ?

16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.

  • Be gentle & respectful.
  • Colossians 4:5–6 (NLT) 5 Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

  • Share your hope within the everyday of your life.

Where do I find the people God’s put in my circles?

  • Familial: people in your family
  • Geographical: people in your neighborhood
  • Vocational: people at your workplace
  • Recreational: people you play with or hang out with
  • Commercial: people you see at shops

What now?

Show & share with your circles.

  • Pray for them.
  • Invite them.
  • Serve them.
  • Give to them.
  • Share your story with them.
  • Share God’s story with them.

Continuing The Conversation

1. When you think about showing & sharing your faith, do you tend to be more easily held back by fear or more fearless with love?

2. When the apostle Paul was teaching believers who were both persecuted & exiled, why do you think he specifically instructed them to share their faith with gentleness & respect?

3. What circle of people has God given you influence with for showing & sharing your hope in Jesus?

  1. How would you describe to them your hope in Jesus?