Monday, July 01, 2013

Discussion Starter: Evangelism involves being prepared to persevere with those who reject us

Evangelism involves being prepared to persevere with those whom may reject us
In chapter one of Jonah…Jonah is not prepared to persevere with the mission and people God has placed before him…instead he escapes from that and ends up in a mess….As you read through the writings of the New Testament that give us an insight into the early church, one common theme that strikes is perseverance.  We have passages like Galatians 6:9…And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up….and Hebrews 10:36…For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised….Perseverance is not being foolish about life and willing subjecting yourself to pain for no reason at all…it is about being focussed on God’s mission and the people He is calling you to interact with…so they have the opportunity to experience God’s love and blessings…So who do you need to persevere with when it comes to sharing God’s mission????

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