Notice the fist place Jesus took the fishermen to. To a Bible study? No. To a worship service? No. He took them to a wedding which was more like a party back then. The first thing that the fishermen found out about Jesus is that he likes to live life, celebrate…even PARTY!!! In fact, Jesus was known as someone who likes to party…look…he got an invitation:
“Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” – John 2:2
Are you known by the lost as someone who likes to celebrate? That kind of Christian lures the lost to Jesus.
There were drunk people at this wedding party. How often do we think about taking the lost or people we are discipling to places where there is alcohol or drunkenness? Look what is said after Jesus turns non-alcoholic water to alcoholic wine:
“Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now’.” – John 2: 9-10
We need to go where the lost are to reach them. And we need to take disciples with us. It’s apart of discipleship. Even as much or more than having a Bible Study.
About every other weekend, I make a point to go to a bar to love on people and to be a light. I’ve experience people spilling their life out to me, expressing faith in Jesus, even praying with me. These people probably would not have gone out of there way to step into a church building. We have to go meet them where there at! God met me where I was at. Did God meet you where you’re at???
“This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.” – John 2:11
How am I as a Christian revealing God’s glory to the lost? How is the Church revealing God’s glory? When God’s glory is revealed, people put their trust is God.
More Jesus Evangelism to come.
Originally posted 2005-12-06 17:17:00.