Today I want to ask you to join everyone who is a part of #ShareJesus this Lent in prayer. Prayer that Lent would be a time for each of us to encounter the Lord in a new way, but also a time where we go out and share the good news of who Jesus is with other people. Let’s pray for our friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors who don’t yet know the joy of knowing Jesus. You can share your prayer requests with us on our Facebook timeline or @redeemedonline on twitter.
This week’s #ShareJesus videos all look forward to this Sunday’s Gospel Reading of the Transfiguration. It’s my honor to share in today’s video about why Jesus chooses the people he did to be his disciples. The reality is that Jesus chooses a bunch of nobodies. God sees in the disciples something. He knows they have what it takes. In the same way, Jesus looks at you and sees your value. He sees your worth. He chooses you.
What does it mean to be chosen?
If you are active on social media, we want to encourage you to do at least two #ShareJesus posts per day. One sharing with the video and one post just about your relationship with Jesus using one of the prompts below. Also, don’t forget to use #ShareJesus whenever you post!
Here’s a great example of a FB post I saw yesterday that accompanied the video share:
Why (or who) are you giving up (or adding) things this Lent? I’ve got a growing list in my prayer journal (and I think of them every time I can’t eat chocolate…message me if you could use some extra prayers! #ShareJesus
On Social Media today consider these questions:
- When was the first time you heard Jesus call you to follow him?
- Why does Jesus chose you?
- What does it mean to be a disciple?
On Facebook, please share the video from our Facebook page. This way you’ll get a lot more views than if you share a Youtube link on Facebook. From Twitter please use the Youtube link http://youtu.be/N9EtzQTgoAI with your posts and don’t forget to RT our tweets.
Taking it offline
- Pray that you would respond with an open heart to the Lord’s invitation to follow.
- Share with a loved one some way you have felt the Lord call you to follow him in a new way this year.
- Ask someone you don’t normally talk to about your faith if you could pray for them for anything this Lent.
- Continue to pray for those who you want to share the Lord with over Lent.
Even when we struggle to believe, the Lord believes in us enough to call us to follow him. What an awesome blessing. Please continue to pray for me and everyone involved in #ShareJesus. I personally treasure your prayers!
– Andy Lesnefsky
Invite someone new to join us for #ShareJesus today.