01 Oct 2012

Introducing Muslims to Jesus Christ

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On Sunday morning before service we had an opportunity to hear from Pastor James Cha, talking about ways to introduce Muslims to Jesus Christ. Pastor James is a representative to the DC area for the Crescent Project, whose mission it is to inspire, equip and serve the Church to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Christ for the Glory of God.

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made”  – Isaiah 43:6-7

Pastor James, and even his wife Faith, shared inspiring stories with us about their experiences in Uzbekistan and NoVA as they’ve boldly shared the gospel with Muslim communities. He encouraged those who were interested in serving Muslims to take the next steps.

  1. Prepare yourself by strengthening your faith and knowing how to share your own testimony and the Gospel message.
  2. Learn more about Islam by checking out resources/events at Crescent Project, or with online resources like www.answering-islam.org. Consider reading the Quran to better understand Islamic worldviews and beliefs.  Some good books on this topic are Jesus and Muhammad by Mark A. Gabriel or A Muslim’s Heart by Ed Hoskins.
  3. Pray for more co-laborers in Christ, for opportunities to share with Muslims, and for God to open hearts of Muslims to the Gospel.
  4. Evangelize and be Christ’s ambassador to your Muslim neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Invite them for a meal or tea, care for them, and discern opportunities to share the hope you have in Jesus Christ.
Pastor James supplied us with many additional resources including pamphlets that illustrate a comparison between Jesus and Muhammad and Jesus’s role as a savior in our lives. With many of us having Muslim friends and neighbors in our communities, Pastor James’s message highlights the importance of truly knowing what we believe in so that we can be Jesus’s hands and feet to serve and show Christ’s love to the communities in need around us – especially those who are already so desperately seeking God.

 

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