POINTING PEOPLE TO JESUS: (1:6-8;19-34)
John the Baptist:
his HUMANITY (6a)
his AUTHORITY (6b)
his IDENTITY & MINISTRY (8,19-28)
"God calls you to be signposts, not salesmen."
"God wants us to walk in humility, to stand in His authority, to rest in our identity, and simply do His ministry of pointing people to Jesus the best way we know how."
"As you do the ministry that God has called you to do each day with grace, truth, and love, pointing people to Jesus...Jesus will show up!"
"To be an effective witness of Jesus wherever I go, I need to be empowered with His Holy Spirit."
INVITING OTHERS INTO A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD: (1:35-39)
"We need to be kingdom minded, rather than my own church, denomination, or ministry minded."
"These guys just wanted to spend time with Jesus."
TELLING OTHERS WHAT YOU'VE FOUND: (1:40-51)
"It's not our job to save, just help bring others to the One who does!"
"In sharing Jesus with others you don't have to answer every intellectual or theological question they bring up. Just simply say, 'Come and see' and trust that God Himself will reveal the answer and need of their heart."
"Nathanael was questioning life and Jesus came with the answer, Himself!"