45Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
49Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
John 1:45-46, 49
45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
20% of Believers will invite another believer to church. Only 2% of believers (Christ – followers) will invite an unchurched or unsaved person to church.
Maturity (As a Disciple Maker)
Personal Challenge to Each of You
Each ONE bring ONE in 2014
2Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
2 Corinthians 3:2-3
Remember, we have not reached the unreached
Disbelief in Hell
Fear of Rejection
A Desire to be Tolerant
Losing the Habit of Witnessing
Lack of Accountability
Failure to Invite
We go to churches that do not reach the unreached
It takes 85 church members to reach 1 unsaved person, that is a terrible ratio!
Challenges for 2014
Invite one person to breakfast, lunch or dinner; share
Invite one neighbor to your home; share
Invite one person to church
You may only touch one person, but that one person may touch thousands