Let’s read aloud together the following confession, passage and prayer:
The Manila Manifesto
Our first responsibility is to witness to those who are already our friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues. Home evangelism is also natural, both for married and single people. Not only should a Christian home commend God’s standards of marriage, sex, and family, and provide a haven of love and peace to people who are hurting, but neighbours who would not enter a church usually feel comfortable in a home, even when the gospel is discussed.
Another context for lay witness is the workplace, for it is here most Christians spend half their waking hours, and work is a divine calling. Christians can commend Christ by word of mouth, by their consistent industry, honesty and thoughtfulness, by their concern for justice in the workplace, and especially if others can see from the quality of their daily work that it is done to the glory of God.
For true evangelism comes from the overflow of a heart in love with Christ. That is why it belongs to all his people without exception.
John 4:29, 42
29“Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
Prayer: Father, may our hearts and mouths overflow to share with others your invitation to “come and see.” In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song, “Come and See” by Matt Redman (click here).