Have you lost your passion?
Do you feel cold when you try to witness?
Have you lost your zeal, desire for the things of God?
Are you afraid?
Is your Christian Life in a slump?
Are you an evangelical chicken?
Paul had courage to share his faith and preach the Word. True courage is he who feels fear yet does it anyway. Courage is not the absence of fear but the conquering of it.
Paul was determined.
We are called to share our faith – the key is to be determined.
Illus. – Moses/Gideon/Jeremiah
Are you enthusiastic about the things of God?
Do they excite you?
Enthusiasm-in theos-in God
If you are in God and God is in you – you should have a passion – a fire for the things of God.
“Get on fire for God and people will come to watch you burn.”
This is what the Bible says about being lukewarm.
Being lukewarm is an insult to God.
3 Keys to getting on Fire for God.
Believe what God says and you will have joy.
God’s promises are worth more than much gold.
Not to believe what is written in the Bible is insulting to God.
“What greater insult can there be to God than to not believe his promises?”
Love for God
Paul went through trials – jail, and kept going – because he had a love for God.
Perfect love casts out all fear.
We love God because He first loved us.
This is shown by Jesus dying on the cross.
Do you love other people?
Have you thought about what will happen to those who do not know Jesus when they die?
Are you afraid to witness to strangers?
Every friend you have was a stranger at one point.
God gave up His son in glory to come to our vile, disgusting, filthy planet to seek and save that which is lost. We are called to follow in His steps not to be comfortable and cozy in our cliques.
We are called to be a light in the dark.
God is Holy – An all consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29
We must be transformed to be allowed in His presence.
The joy of the Lord is our strength.
Passion without knowledge is useless.
Get in the Word of God!
Do not give up under any circumstances!
2 Corinthinans 11:23-33
When you are in God’s Word, God reveals things to you.
Love For God
Compassion For Others.