Who God Uses

What is the primary reason people do not invite guests to their worship services? 

• 31% - I don’t know. 
• 20% - They refuse my invitation. 
• 17% - I don’t know anyone to invite. 
• 11% - I’m just comfortable asking people to church. 
• 4% - I don’t think it is up to me to bring people to church. 
• 2% - I’m too busy serving at church on Sunday morning. 
• 15% - Other reasons. 

“God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things” 

Luke 5:17:26 (NIV)

God uses people who make themselves available

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)   (NIV)

God uses people who dare to be different. 

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
(Matt 5:14-16).  (MSG) 

God uses people who follow Him completely and don’t give up. 

“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23) (NIV) 

• Deny yourself 
• Take up the Cross Daily 
• Follow Me 

God uses people who are willing to take a risk. 

The same good news that came to you is going out all over the world it is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful Grace. Colossians 1:6. (NLT)

Who’s your one?