I got an email from Robing, he made it safe back to China. We will be praying for him and I have been specifically praying that God will connect him with another Christian there in China to help him in his journey.
This last Sunday was his last Sunday with us. I developed the title and thoughts of the message from a conversation that we had after he was saved. I was going over some biblical principles with him, telling him about security of the believer and baptism and evangelism etc.
I was trying to encourage him to tell others about his decision and let him read Romans 1:16 and Romans 10:11 in Chinese. I asked him to tell me what those verses were saying. His reply was quick and to the point! He said, "Don't be shy!" I said, "That is an awesome description!"
I used his description of Romans 1:16 as the title for last Sunday's message.
Continue to lift Robing up in prayer!
FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
Welcome to our Services
May 24th 2015
“DON’T BE SHY”
Introduction: the story behind the quote.
Our church—to help move people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
I. SPEAK UP—VS. 27
A. An opportunity—be a light
B. Upon the housetop—be bold
II. DEALING WITH FEAR—VS. 28-31
A. Have courage
1. We don’t answer to men, but God.
2. Joshua 1:7-9
B. Don’t worry—He promises to be there!
III. DON’T BE SHY!—VS. 32-33
A. Romans 1:16
B. Boldness comes from the Holy Spirit
1. Acts 13:46
2. Philippians 1:14-21
IV. PRIORITIES—VS. 34-39
A. Often misunderstood passage
B. Being a Christian around your family is often a challenge, but a needed one!
C. Throughout the Bible, following Jesus is a public decision—vs. 37-38
1. Take up your cross before others!
2. Be bold!