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A bridgebuilder is a person who attempts to or opposing parties.

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

-2 Corinthians 5:17-18

God through Christ offers us reconciliation to Himself by not counting our sins against us. And now he has entrusted us with this message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors and God is making his appeal through us. We speak on his behalf when we say, “Be reconciled to God”.

-2 Corinthians 5:19-20

The next day John was there again and two of his disciples were with him. As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.

-John 1:35-37

He must increase in importance, while I must decrease in importance.

-John 3:30

1. I must use whatever I have to point people to rather than to .

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon Peter and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).

-John 1:40-41

2. I must make sharing Jesus with others the  of my day and life.

Then Jesus came to his disciples and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

-Matthew 28:18-20

Then Andrew brought Simon Peter to meet Jesus. The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.”… Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.

-John 1:42-43, 45-46

3. I must be bold in inviting people to and .

Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!”

-John 1:49


To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. Have you ever worn a uniform for work or sports? What advice would you give to someone about wearing a uniform well? How does that apply to us as followers of Jesus?

2. Look again at Gilbert’s main 3 points he made. Which one was most thought-provoking to you? Challenging?

3. What else stood out to you in this message?

4. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this message?