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Empower: Come and See
Transcript of Empower: Come and See
Empower Formation Day
Jesus found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ then Philip found Nathanael and said to him,
‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote,
Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’
Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’
When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him,
‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’
Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’
Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree
before Philip called you.’
Nathanael replied, ‘Teacher, you are the Son of God!
You are the King of Israel!’
Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?
You will see greater things than these.’
"... one thing I ask of the Lord, for this I long, to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to savour the sweetness of the Lord, to behold his Temple ..." Ps 27:4
Come and See the Beauty of God
of the Lord
in the house of the Lord
One thing I
for this I
Moved By Beauty
... beautiful words, music, melody, singing ...
they all move the heart and remind us of God
How to give your testimony
What is a
"I want that"
what was your life like before?
how did you meet Jesus?
how did it change you?
Have you met Jesus? (Philip)
Are you curious to meet Jesus?
give your testimony
What you say about Jesus
will make someone else
want to meet him.
"Wow! he's awesome!"
"Well, if Lily says he's awesome..."
Example 3: Exodus 3:13-15
"The God of Abraham, Isaac
Example 1: have you ever felt you knew someone
- but you had never met them?
Example 2: John 1:45.
Jesus meets Philip
Philip tells Nathanael
Nathanael goes to meet Jesus
Declaration of Truth
Different Types of testimony:
all testimony's witness to how awesome Jesus is
why did you need Jesus?
how are you different?
feel the love!
gratefulness of heart
COME HOLY SPIRIT
Audience - think about what they might want to hear
Use the name of Jesus
Make eye contact
Be honest - "real you"
Don't need to tell everything
Short and simple is best
Enjoy telling the story - no one knows it like you do!
Desire to Praise
Response to God for his Goodness
We are physical and our heart expresses itself in our bodies AND, our hearts are moved by our senses and emotions ...
sometimes you feel it sometimes you don't
Where r u?
Who's your favourite musician?
How did you find out about Empower?
What's the biggest decision you've ever made?
What was the highlight from the talk?
If you knew God was real, how would that change your life?
Could you relate to Luke's story?
What was new? or the most surprising part for you?
Where in your life do you most need God?
Has this changed your perspective? in what way?
Newby: I lost my job!
Leader: Great! come to Empower
Newby: "I lost my job!"
Leader: "mm ... r u ok?"
Feel with them, don't answer them
when they arrive
in the coffee break
remember and say their names
introduce them to others
Smile at them
When they leave
"Thanks David, ... Bek, do you feel the same as David? or did you have a different take?
Any comments from anyone else?
look at each of them, and direct their attention to the other members of the group
you will have: eager beavers, quiet mice, and distracted cool cats. You Lead!
"Thanks beaver ... we'll definitely talk about that in the break!
Hey cool-cat, what's your favourite things?
"Mouse, I'm interested to hear your thoughts too.
5 people in each group, each take a character and one person try to lead
LISTEN TAKE INTEREST:
"Kris, you mentioned playing guitar, how long have you been playing?
make eye contact, are they comfortable, figity, cold, tired, excited etc.
Follow them up in the break - care for them!
Your will to you because they trust you.
It's about touching others through you.
A community ALIVE with the HOLY SPIRIT attracts others
A community that and cares for each other is attractive.
You evangelise by your way of life
You don't have to be perfect
Witness that you know God
Stirs up irresistible questions in others:
Why are they like this?
Why do they live in this way?
What or who is it that inspires them?
The Need to Speak
Clear and explicit: Proclaim
The Gospel Message
1. We are created and loved by God
2. Our broken human condition: Turning away from God.
SIN: Looking for the right thing in the wrong place.
3. Jesus: God became one of us (this is AMAZING, unique only to Christianity).
4. Jesus' Death and Resurrection: Frees us Sin
Frees us communion with God
5.The gift of the Holy Spirit: God becomes ALIVE and present in us, through baptism.
The BEAUTY of worship, evangelises others.
The FAITH of the people, evangelises others.
The presence of the HOLY SPIRIT, evangelises.
Deepening in :
Grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith
and the basic Gospel message.
The evangelised become EVANGELISERS
Using your GIFTS for others
Reaching out to others in LOVE
The Process of:
Inviting others to response to