Offer them Christ

We have just had our team days in the South West and it has been a wonderful whirlwind! It was a lovely two days of good food, prayer and laughter. But also two days packed with wonderful seminars on how to preach Christ. It has really challenged me with how I present Christ and whether I would rather hold out a “To-do” list of how to be a better Christian instead of offering them Christ.This may seem an obvious thing and we say, “We are Christians, obviously we offer people Christ”…

But the more I think about it, the more in our evangelism and often in our church preaching we would rather offer “this is what a Christian is…” instead of saying “Look this is beautiful Jesus, look at him”… We are tempted to say to the struggling Christian – “Pray harder, read your bible, press in harder, find more joy in God” instead of saying – “yes you are struggling, but look to Christ… yes I know you are finding it hard, but LOOK TO CHRIST!”…

How beautiful and wonderful Christ is. He has done it for you.

You are not David battling with Goliath (1 Sam 17), you are not the good Samaritan (Luke 10:33), you are not in the garden of Gethsemane praying to the Father (Luke 22:40)…

Instead you are the brothers that scoff at David (1 Sam 17:28) , you are the beaten man  on the floor (Luke 10:30) and you are Peter falling asleep (Luke 22:45-46).

Look at Christ.

Bish has put up the recordings on his blog, check them out. Bish says:

“Breath-taking reflections on how its better to have the Scriptures than to be in the room with the resurrected Jesus like Thomas… the way that the word of God doesn’t need experts but creates heralds… a wonderful clarity on the character of the Triune God and the Father’s shining, loving, giving word. It’s 6.5 hours of training material but I’d highly commend it to you.”


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