"Going Public with Your Faith"
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." (1 Pet. 3:15)

  1. REDEFINE failure and success:
    • Failure: REFUSING to share your faith;
      "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)

    • Success: sharing your faith and letting GOD take care of the rest
      "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow." (1 Cor. 3:6)

  2. It's your LIFESTYLE, not your words, that will equip you to share.
    "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me His prisoner." (2 Tim. 1:6-8)

  3. Fear sees obstacles; faith sees OPPORTUNITIES.
    "So is My word that goes out from My mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." (Is. 55:11)

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