Summary: Networking for the Kingdom
19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;
20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law,[c] that I might win those who are under the law;
21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God,[d] but under law toward Christ[e]), that I might win those who are without law;
22 to the weak I became as[f] weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.
We are living in the age of the Internet – the worldwide web, the e-mail.
This is the age of the —-Cell phone and Text messaging…..
We are living in the age where if you want to see someone —all you have to do is face time them
You can fly to a faraway land, and on arrival, why still on the airplane, immediately send a text meg to a loved one back home to announce your arrival.
We are able to watch sports and anything we want on are smart phones .
You can find something on Amazon and have it at your house in two day’s .
We are living in a time of Facebook
We are living in a time where the advertising people are getting smart
They are now putting commercials and ads on Social media..
I can look at something on Amazon and then go to my Facebook and see a add for what i was looking at on Amazon asking me if I am still interested in it….
This is networking…..
Companies trying to push their product Down our throats
When we buy Nike shirts
We are networking for them
In fact you're the best advertisement they have….
They love to see you in all their new stuff
They love ——you talking about the new Jordan’s ..
They love every time you take ——and share a picture in something that says Nike on it !!
And we love to do it !
We love having the nicest newest things
And we love showing them off……..
We love Networking for them!
**But Guess what Guys ———the same is true for the Gospel..
We can be networking for the Gospel of Jesus..
We can be His number one advertisement !
Every we're we go we could be Networking for the Lord..
But first we have to understand how…..
WHAT IS NETWORKING?
Networking is establishing relationships with people.
When we —-coming together—- we are Networking
When we working together, ——building relationships amongst one another—we are Networking
Like the scripture we just read we see Paul said he had to become a lot of deferent things
to get the Gospel to everyone ..
THE GREATEST NETWORK IS— –THE BODY OF CHRIST
Like so many things that work in our day,
Networking because God invented it.
Networking is a reflection of the divine pattern and unity God has ordained for the Church.
The Body of Christ is the greatest network ever invented.
The truth is we Network every day and we don’t even realize it..
Pull out your phones
Open a one of your social media and see how many friends you have
Now I want you to look at your post for today and tell me who said any thing about coming to church tonight ?
Who said anything about being excited about what —-God is going to do tonight?
Did any of you say if you do not have a home church or——— are not going to church who would like to come with me to my church…
*We are missing so many opportunities to reach hundreds of people ever week..
We are missing so many opportunities to Network..
We are going to have to learn how to Network
We have to learn how to share our faith …
We have to see how much power there is in an invite
We are going to have to learn how to win our
Other people to the Lord…
1. Sharing your faith is not restricted to the words you speak
Everybody shares their faith whether they think they are or not.
**Don’t reduce evangelism to merely the words and phrases you say.
You are actually sharing your faith through the way you live,
***Understand that you are the advertisement.
So don’t be putting out any junk
Don’t be putting out anything that is not worthy of Jesus