Today on Perry and Shawna Mornings, the next step in your walk with Jesus: Sharing your faith! If you’re thinking, I couldn’t possibly add another thing to my schedule to include evangelism. No worries. You don’t have to! Let it be organic as you move through your day. Look for relational moments to share how God is helping you in your life right now. And then share the bible verse that shares the truth that is helping you. And watch God work!
Then, the most powerful weapon that the enemy uses against Perry is accusing him of his sins. We have a hunch that you struggle against those poisonous darts as well. We will be crippled if we don’t learn to preach the gospel to ourselves. If preaching the gospel to yourself isn’t a practice for you, this is your next step in your journey with Jesus. Matt Chandler, lead pastor of teaching at the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas shows us what this looks like for him.
Next we have fun with a Perry versus Shawna push-ups competition. After you listen to us trash talk each other, : ) check it out on Facebook at Perry and Shawna Mornings! Then, if you’re not taking steps to share your faith, maybe it’s because you think: I’m not qualified; I didn’t go to seminary; I don’t want to impose my beliefs on others, or, I don’t have that gift. Perry and Shawna show how to push past these thoughts and live on mission with Jesus.
And finally, as we live on mission with Jesus it’s vital to keep the gospel at the center. Because there’s a trap in ministry: We can assume people understand the gospel. Even people in church. If this isn’t top of mind for you, this is your next step in following Jesus: Never assume the gospel. Pastor Matt Chandler unpackages what happens when we share spiritual truth and assume people understand the gospel: They just become religious.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.