Invest and Invite
Main Scripture Reference(s):
John 4 (NKJV)
Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. 4 But He needed to go through Samaria. 5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His] journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."
Evangelism is…Being a Messenger of the Good News
1) God invests in us
Scriptures referenced: John 4:6-9
John 4:6-9 (NKJV)
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from [His] journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
2) God invites us in
Scriptures referenced: John 4:26
John 4:26 (NKJV)
Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am [He]."
3) Unity is the POWER of our witness
Scriptures referenced: John 13:35
Jhn 13:35 )NKJV)
"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
There is not a shortage of the Harvest, there is a shortage of the workers.
Scriptures referenced: Matthew 9:35
Matthew 9:35 (NKJV)
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.*