Mark 1:4,5 4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven. 5 All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. #Simple Ingredients for making an Impact GIVE YOURSELF FULLY TO PEOPLE (AT LEAST ONE) Mark 10:43-45 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” SURROUND YOURSELVES WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE A GROUP THAT AFFECTS US Hebrews 10:24,25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching. A GROUP THAT WE AFFECT Mark 2:16,17 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” COMMIT TO SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOURSELF John 15:13 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. DEVOTE TIME, ENERGY, AND RESOURCES Philippians 3:10 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, PRAY ON ALL OCCASIONS 1 Thessalonians 5:15-17 Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
How are You Marking Your World?
August 25, 2019 • Evangelist Don Butera