Don’t Talk About It, Be About It
January 30, 2022 / 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Today’s BIG IDEA: Christians about Jesus is God’s plan to save and redeem a lost world
TWO DEFINITIONS FOR WITNESS:
- one who attests to a fact or event
- one with personal knowledge of something
See Acts 1:8 and Acts 5:32
In America today, most Christians do not talk about their with non-Christians.
Many churches focus on Jesus focused on
See Mark 16:15, Luke 19:10, and Acts 4:12
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:19-23
Even though I am a free man with no master, I have become a slave to all people to bring many to Christ. 20 When I was with the Jews, I lived like a Jew to bring the Jews to Christ. When I was with those who follow the Jewish law, I too lived under that law. Even though I am not subject to the law, I did this so I could bring to Christ those who are under the law. 21 When I am with the Gentiles who do not follow the Jewish law, I too live apart from that law so I can bring them to Christ. But I do not ignore the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.
22 When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. 23 I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.
 WE MUST SOLIDIFY OUR – being a witness for Jesus cannot be viewed as optional
 WE MUST SACRIFICE OUR – being a witness will require that we die to ourselves
 WE MUST SEEK TO FIND A – being a witness involves relational engagement
 WE MUST START THE – being a witness means we make the first move
“Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” Acts 20:31 (New International Version)
“Everyone on this side of heaven owes the gospel to everyone on this side of hell.” – David Platt