Indigitous is all about being passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. Why should we be passionate about connecting people to Jesus? Here are a few points to consider :
- The Lostness of People – We understand that Jesus is the only way to God. He is the only Saviour. (Jn 14:6; Acts 4:12). Without knowing Jesus, how would people call on Him?
- The Love of Christ. When we realize what sorrows, shame and suffering Jesus when through for our sake, it will compel us to tell others about Jesus (2 Cor 5:14, 20)
- The Command of Christ. Christ commanded His followers to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:18-20). He could have given this privelege to angels, but He did not. He gave it to us.
- The Hope of Eternity (living in Heaven/Presence of Jesus eternally). We live in a fallen world. But as followers of Jesus we have the hope of going to His presence one day (1 Thess 4;16-18). This hope should motivate us to share the Gospel.
- The Horror of Hell. The Bible clearly teaches us that those without Christ (whose names are not recorded in His book – Luke 10:20; Rev 20:16) will be thrown into hell. We can help people escape hell through Jesus.
- The Joy and Rewards – Those who lead others to Christ will be rewarded in eternity. If we sow the seeds of the Gospel. We will have a joyful harvest (Psalm 126:5-6). Look up Daniel 12:3 and 1 Thess 2:19, too.
- The Brevity of Time. Jesus will return. Before time runs out, let’s help someone connect to Jesus.
In 2004, in a famous university town in India, we conducted a small email essay competition on “What is so good about Good Friday?” This was advertised in the university magazine. There were prizes to be won for the best essay. However, there were not too many participants. But there was a girl who sent in a page-long essay. She basically wrote that Jesus died for our sins on that day; that is why it is called Good Friday. I met her and asked about her personal beliefs and the content of the essay. It turns out that she was from a non-Christian background from the Middle East. When she saw the ad, she didn’t have a clue about Good Friday. She Googled it and even went to a Catholic priest to find out about Good Friday. Then she said, “Based on my research, I now believe that Jesus died for my sins.”
My dear friend, how can you and I use digital strategy to help someone know Jesus, TODAY?