Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
When Paul became a servant of the gospel, God gave him the ability to share effectively the gospel of Christ. In Ephesians 3:7 he writes “of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.” He acknowledges it is not in his own strength but in God’s that he ministers.
We may not be apostles or evangelists but God does, and will give us opportunities to tell others about Jesus. With those opportunities He will also provide the ability, courage and power that we need to do so. Whenever an opportunity arises we simply need to make ourselves available to God as His servant. As we focus on the other person and their needs (not what we will say or how we will say it ie. take the focus off ourselves!) God will communicate through us. Our words will be caring, natural, loving and compelling and we can trust in the Holy Spirit to bring the conviction needed for change.