FROM THE PULPIT: How to be a Matthew in today's world

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 01:29 PM.

Be a Matthew: look around and identify friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates and family who don’t know Jesus Christ as their savior. Write their names on your prayer list.

Be A Matthew: look up and pray every day for each person on your prayer list. Ask God to open their hearts so they can see their need for him. Pray that he will strengthen your relationship with them.

Be a Matthew: look for opportunities to build your relationships with these people. Spend time with them. Be transparent about your relationship with Christ, so that your friends can see the difference He is making in your life.

Be a Matthew: prepare for outreach. Invite every person on your list to your home, share your story of how you came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and ask your guests if any of them would like to receive Christ as their Lord and savior and have the kind of relationship with Jesus Christ that you have.

Rev. Raymond Williams is New Beginnings Church in Crestview’s pastor.

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