Notes taken by Danny Nelson

People don’t need Jesus ’till they need Jesus.

This may sound like double-talk or a statement of the obvious, but there’s some jarring truth that we need to get from it. Consider the question, “What is my responsibility as far as the truth is concerned?” The truth here being the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is our responsibility:

1. Tell
2. Explain
3. Invite acceptance

That’s it. Unfortunately, we tend to add a fourth responsibility – conviction. However, conviction is not our job. Conviction is the sole responsibility of the Holy Spirit. Instead of taking that responsibility on ourselves, we need to fulfill our God-given responsibility and then pray like crazy for the Holy Spirit to bring conviction.