A Good Witness


by Brian Jones

October 16, 2022

Scripture Reading: I John 5:10-13

Be of good witness.  Be courteous; be kind.  If you do so, you will hear the words "Well done, good and faithful servant"

Available in audio only.  Scriptures discussed:

  • Proverbs 27:6  We need goode friends to witness out of love.  The wounds of friend who is honest with you will heal.
  • Ezekiel 3:17-21  Warn the wicked.  Preachers are guilty of not warning of unrighteousness and iniquity for fear of losing people from their congregations.
  • Proverbs 15:1-3  Don't beat people up with scripture.  Be gentle, be soft, but be firm.
  • 1 John 2:15-17 
  • 1 John 4:1-3 There are worldly churches, pastors and doctrines.
  • 2 Peter 1:20-21 You are not allowed to let your personal thoughts and feelings to change the Word of God.
  • Romans 10:1-3  Spiritual ignorance to establish your own righteousness
  • 1 Timothy 2:9  Dress modestly. The way you dress is a witness to this world.
  • Numbers 25:1-13  God doesn't get angry at other peoples.  He's not expecting them to act differently.  He gets angry with us. Story of Phinehas.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20  We are ambassadors and spokesmen, so people can reconcile to God and get back to His mercies.
  • 1 Peter 4:12-19 Be a good witness but do it in a godly way.  In trials there are 2 possible outcomes, you're either going to get better or you're going to get bitter. Don't get bitter.  You'll grow stronger.
  • 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 If someone believes in another witness, we need to gently witness to them.
  • John 15:18-23  If you walk in the truth, you are not going to be liked or popular.  Plant the seeds irregardless.
  • Galatians 4:16  Truth hurts.  You will make enemies.
  • Ecclesiastes 1:18  He that increaseth knowledge increases sorrow. Church goers are the ones who will most likely to turn against you.