Move Everybody Closer to Jesus

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According to recent statistics, an unbeliever only has a 10 percent chance of hearing the gospel in church. In this episode, Barry Meguiar joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about the personal responsibility that every Christian has to share the good news about Christ with others.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Barry Meguiar, the chairman of the board for World Challenge, shares some of his history as the third-generation owner of Meguiar’s Car Wax and how God connected him with David Wilkerson, forming a forty-year friendship.

  • Even though he was doing all he knew to do as a Christian, Barry and his wife Karen weren’t experiencing joy. It wasn’t until he saw the joy that Herb Ellingwood experienced in sharing his faith with others that they realized what was missing in their walk with the Lord.

  • Only 1% of Christians are verbally sharing their faith with others. A mere 10% of sermons talk about our need for salvation.

  • If Christians would take all the good they are doing and attach it to God it would be a different world, but we like getting the glory for ourselves rather than giving all the glory to God.

  • Statistics show that 80% of Christians are living in fear. Satan is paralyzing and sterilizing Christians so that they don’t share their faith with others and bear fruit through their lives.

  • Whatever fills your prayers is your first love. If it isn’t God, then it may be idolatry.

  • When you are living every day to move everyone closer to Jesus, and you are following the nudges of the Holy Spirit, you will experience the favor of God in your life.

  • Bad things are going to happen, but if we are loving God and living according to his purposes, then he will cause it all to work together for good.

  • A great opening for sharing your faith can be simply asking people if you can pray for them.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

John 15:1–11; Hebrews 11:6; Proverbs 3:5–6; James 1:6–8; Romans 8:28; Matthew 22:37–38; Mark 12:29–30; Luke 10:27–28; Revelation 2:1–4; James 5:16; Matthew 28:19–20; Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39; Mark 12:31; Mark 13:11; Colossians 3:23–24

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Barry Meguiar

Barry Meguiar is the third-generation president of Meguiar’s Car Wax, the top-selling car wax in America and in countries around the world. His Car Crazy television show aired for eighteen years and was viewed on Discovery Channel Networks globally. He is also the founder/president of Ignite America, with weekly podcasts and daily features on over nine hundred Christian radio stations. He's led lay ministries for the Assemblies of God and was honored by the Assemblies of God as their Layman of the Year, by the National Religious Broadcasters with their Billy Graham Award, with Moody Bible's 1886 Legacy Award, and with an honorary doctorate by Northwest University.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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