Why would someone need power to be a witness for Christ?

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    • #95339341
      Cory
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      We can not do this alone. We have to depend on the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen us, keep us, guide us, and give us the words. We must go WITH the Spirit to truly be able to be a witness for Christ.

    • #95338920
      Gary
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      The following scripture tell us that we are commissioned by God to witness under His authority and empowered to accomplish this by the power of the Holy Spirit. This charter is given only to those that are Spirit filled children of God. Without the saving grace extended to us though the Holy Spirit and His power our testimony is just the words of man.

      Matt 28 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

      Acts 1:But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. –

    • #95338905
      Gregory
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      We are just the messenger for the gospel. The Holy Spirit does the all the work in peoples lives.

    • #95335001
      Patricia
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      To be able to deliver the message we are commissioned to deliver, that Jesus died for our sins and is resurrected. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to resist the snares of the enemy as we minister to others.

    • #95332275
      Woo seob
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      All Christians must have the ability to testify to God’s gospel. For Jesus must give us the supreme command of the earth.

    • #95326418
      Josepha
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      God’s work can only be done by god’s power

    • #95323378
      Doug
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      God’s work can only be done by God’s power; we need the Holy Spirit to witness for Christ

    • #95319413
      Julie
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      The Holy Spirit is needed to help guide us in witnessing. I want my words to be accurate and meaningful.

    • #95318977
      Barbara
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      Everyone who is a witness for Christ needs the Holy Spirit, or the message would be futile. You have to have this so that others may see the work of Jesus Christ within you.

    • #95318535
      Tonya
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      You would need to have the Holy Spirit in you so that you can spread the gospel to others and give your own testimony to others so that they can see what God can do and show that through the Holy Spirit you can be a witness for Christ

    • #95317004
      Virginia Hagedorn
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      The Holy Spirit moves in people’s hearts when they accept Christ. Without that power in us, our words would be empty.

    • #95316824
      Sarah
      Participant

      So the Holy Spirit can lead and prepare the hearts of the listeners

    • #95314630
      Bethany
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      Someone would need power from the Holy Spirit because we are broken and born from iniquity. We can’t do it on our own. Only the Holy Spirit can transform us.

    • #95314620
      Kathleen
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      Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to empower His followers so they could continue His work. Without this power, it would be impossible for us to continue to perform miracles, spread the gospel to the end of the world, and change people’s lives.

    • #95312640
      Lucas
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      God’s Holy Spirit changes the hearts of men and enlists them for his service. God proves that he is powerful to turn the hearts of the uneducated and the well educated, the sympathizers and those who are adamantly against him.

    • #95308440
      William
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      Without the enabling power of the Holy Spirit no now would witness about Christ or message of the gospel.

    • #95307834
      Joshua
      Participant

      We need power to be a witness because it requires faith and faith isn’t something we alone can muster it comes only from the power of the Holy Spirit, and bought by the blood of Jesus Christ.

    • #95306104
      Terry
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      Without the power of the Holy Spirit living in us we would be unable to resist Satan and therefore we would not be good witnesses. It is the Holy Spirit that allows us to boldly go out and speak to others.

    • #95303683
      Ken
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      Because of man’s sinful nature, it is not normal for us to want to serve God and without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, man’s plans will often fail whereas God’s will will always be accomplished.

    • #95303370
      Terry
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      Because without the power of God working within us and for us we could never stand against Satan and the evils of this world. Satan is much more powerful that a human that does not have God in their life. The power God gives us through the Holy Spirit enables us to witness for Christ in many situations we would other wise never go in.

    • #95299544
      Cheryl
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      The Holy Spirit is the power that helps us witness to Jesus. He gives us the words to say and the actions to perform to lead someone to Christ? There is many earthly influences that can create doubt in our minds. It is only through the power of the HOly Spirit that we can influence people for Jesus.

    • #95295992
      Dana
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      Someone would need power to be a witness for Christ because Jesus literally tells his apostles “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NIV. Christ followers are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ and share about His wonderful teachers. As one shares the good news of Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit invades and gives strength to those living for Christ.

    • #95293020
      Robert
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      When it comes to witnessing for Christ, on our own we are powerless from the attacks of the one who doesn’t want us witnessing for Jesus and the Holy Spirit not only protects us but also gives us the strength and power to advocate on Christs behalf.

    • #95290093
      Giovanni
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      Lo Spirito Santo è essenziale per ricevere la vita di Cristo ed è lo Spirito Santo che fortifica nella testimonianza di Cristo.

    • #95287161
      Stephanie
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      We need the Holy Spirit to speak through us.

    • #95286200
      Dannita
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      The power of the Holy Spirit is what you need for your life to be changed and transformed to the image of Christ. It allows you to be a witness and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Being a witness of Jesus Christ, is telling your own story how He saved you from your sins, healed you, gave you hope. Your testimony/story and save and unbeliever.

    • #95285506
      Garine
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      We need to Holy Spirit to guide and direct us to say the right thing. To convey the message of Jesus at the right time. With the right attitude. If we go on our own will or we can push people away from the message. And from Jesus.

    • #95284972
      William
      Participant

      Without the Holy Spirit, a person is only talking and communicating as a human instead of a witness for God. The Holy Spirit gives us the power that we need to be an effective witness for God.

    • #95283613
      Peter
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      Some would need power because Jesus himself was powerful. The apostle Paul put it well when he reminds us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

    • #95280169
      Laura
      Participant

      A person would need power to be a witness for Christ because it is Christ’s work that is being done.

    • #95279218
      Adrien
      Participant

      This power is the Holy Spirit. Jesus speaks through the holy spirit to pass on the word of God through us.

    • #95277847
      Marci
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      When speaking as a witness for Christ, we must allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us.

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      Our Daily Bread
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