Steve Keates – Destiny Christian Church Wakefield
What do you talk to your friends about most? Personally, I love sport, and will talk forever about football or cricket – why? Because I am passionate about it. We love sharing things with our friends whether it is a photo, meme or something we have found interesting or thoughtful. It’s natural. It should be the same when telling others about Jesus. In the verse above, Andrew had just met Jesus and the Bible says the FIRST thing Andrew did was tell those closest to him. What is the ‘first thing’ we want to tell others? For me, I love being part of a vibrant, lively church that cares about the community. It gives a great opportunity to share my faith, what I have done on my weekends and what I am looking forward – even more than sport.
I am excited that the Higher Tour is coming to our city and that so many young people will be getting the chance to hear that same exciting message that Andrew and Simon Peter first heard 2,000 years ago. A message still relevant today, a message that changes lives and brings hope! That’s something to get passionate about. That’s something worth sharing.
Whatever your conversations are today, let’s try and find ways of bringing faith, church and Jesus into the conversation. It doesn’t have to be in big way. It works best when its natural – people are interested in what you are passionate about.
God I thank you for your love and your peace. I pray that you help each of us to share your message of hope with others, like Andrew did with his brother. I pray for the Higher Tour, that young people will get excited to hear more about you. I pray for the leaders who will be leading these young people in taking their first steps into a relationship with you. Amen.
The Higher Yorkshire team are hosting five prayer events in the next two weeks and we’d love it if you came to the event nearest you. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9 January – Doncaster Higher Prayer Night – Powerhouse, DN1 2HG – 7:30pm – 9pm
10 January – Sheffield Higher Prayer Night – All Saints Ecclesall, S11 7PP – 7:30pm
16 January – Leeds & Bradford Higher Launch – Pudsey Parish Church, LS28 8BE – 7:30pm – 9:15pm
17 January – Wakefield Higher Prayer Night – New Life Church, WF1 1DL – 7:30pm – 9pm