When we embrace God’s heart for people who do not know Him, we express this through prayer and by making opportunities for heart-to-heart conversations with the people we know and care about.
We give them further opportunities to hear of the love of Christ by inviting them along to Grow Group, to Church or to Special Events.
God’s Heart for the Lost
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” John 3:16-17 (MSG)
“who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth”
1 Timothy 2:4 (NIV)
Your Heart for the People that You Know
“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John’s witness and followed Jesus. The first thing he did after finding where Jesus lived was find his own brother, Simon, telling him, “We’ve found the Messiah” (that is, “Christ”). He immediately led him to Jesus.”
John 1:40-41 (MSG)
Heart-2-Heart Conversations and Invitations
“Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.”
1 Peter 3:15 (MSG)
“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.”
John 1:46 (NIV)
1) Care like God cares
2) List family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, School friends etc.
that you will focus on for the next 12 months (3 or 4 people)
3) Pray regularly for those on your list
4) Share Jesus or Invite them along