This series contains practical advice on how to share your faith with confidence that it is God who empowers our witnessing.

Depend On God’s Power

March 25, 2012 | John 5 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues the WITNESS series with this message about the necessity of depending on God’s power to witness. This message is taken from the gospel of John where Jesus told the Pharisees that he was merely joining the Father where his power was already at work. We can learn to be empowered to join the Father’s work in our witness.

Look for God’s Presence

March 18, 2012 | Exodus 33 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues his message series entitled “WITNESS.” In this message, he focuses on the second important step in being an effective witness: “Look for God’s Presence.” In the book of Exodus, Moses understood that the Israelites could only carry out God’s commission to take the promised land when empowered by God’s presence. We can understand that God’s people can only do God’s will when empowered by God’s Presence. The text gives three steps for how we can look for God’s presence and so join the Father’s work in our neighbor’s life.

Pray for God’s Preparation

March 11, 2012 | Acts 26 | evangelism, prayer

Pastor Gary Combs continues the WITNESS sermon series with this message from Acts 26 about prayer. Prayer isn’t a footnote to evangelism. It’s the top note! In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul was brought before the new Roman governor of Judea, Porcius Festus, under accusation by the Jews. Wishing to get their opinion on this Jewish matter, he invited King Agrippa and his sister Bernice to hear Paul’s case. Paul told them how Christ saved him and commissioned him to carry the gospel to Jews and Gentiles. Paul realized that this commission to “open” men’s eyes was dependent on God’s power. Paul recognized the necessity of prayer in preparation for seeing people come to Christ.

Follow God’s Program

March 4, 2012 | Acts 4 | evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs begins a five-week sermon series entitled “WITNESS” with this message from the book of Acts. The book of Acts was written by Luke the physician as a historical record of the origin of the church. This first century church was marked by God’s presence and power in such a vital way that they literally turned the world upside down for Christ. A spiritual movement of God began that resounds until today. What was their secret? Simply stated they depended on God. They asked God to move and then they boldly spoke the Word of God into people’s lives when they saw God moving. We can ask God to move in our world today and see lives touched and changed by the gospel.