You may have enjoyed his fun lovable character on Parks and Rec or enjoy going on adventures with him in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the latest Jurassic Park movies. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who does not know or enjoy Chris Pratt’s gift of acting. What’s astounding to me is that he knows that, he knows his influence and he has decided to steward this influence to share the Good News of Jesus to fans! Watch the MTV awards below of Mr. Pratt accepting the MTV 2018 Generation Award. Take the time to view his acceptance speech as he shares the Good News of Jesus. In the video, observe these three impacting ways Chris Pratt models for you and me how to steward influence to share Jesus:
- See Opportunity and make the most of it.
I decided a long time ago to live a life of no regret when it comes to sharing the Good News of Jesus. This is one reason why I pioneered Mobilize Ministries™, because I want to inspire ever Christ-follower to seize the moment to share Jesus with lost friends, family, and co-workers. The Apostle Paul clearly encourages you and me to “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” (Colossians 4:5) Chris Pratt does this faithfully whether on a talk show or accepting an award (view below).
2. Be ready and willing to talk about Jesus.
But when is the best time to share Jesus? My answer is anytime and always! Peter inspirationally gives you and me this charge: “alwaysbeing ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:15) Be ready! No matter where I go or what I do in my daily life, I wake up and tell God, “I’m excited about who I will cross paths with today to share the Good News of Jesus!” I went to a local coffee shop one day to meet my friend Ashtin for a missional living coaching meeting. I met a new guy name Chris (not Pratt) there who just had a young friend in his life die. I shared with him how Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died. I shared how Jesus understands, He died to save us and He is here for Chris. Chris said He’s not a Christian. I asked if he wants to accept Jesus as His Lord and Savior now and he said, “YES!” Then we prayed. I saw this Chris cross over from death to life right there over coffee! Are you ready and willing to share Jesus this week?
3, Live by faith in a way people will want to talk about it.
Chris Pratt has 22.7 million Instagram followers. It’s safe to say that his faith is being talked about all over the world. But notice what the Apostle Paul writes to the Christian church community in Rome. “Let me say first that I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith in him is being talked about all over the world.” (Romans 1:8 NLT) We don’t know the names of anyone in this Roman church community, but the outrageous ways this community lived out their faith, they are being talked about all over the world! My question for you is: In what practical ways this week are you going to live out your faith boldly for Jesus that people will hear and talk about? By faith, my family and I are moving to Los Angeles close to Hollywood to expand this ministry, Mobilize Ministries™ with the vision to mobilize Christ-followers in the entertainment industry to share Jesus! This is a risk, a step of faith we are taking for the cause of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom that we hope encourages you and others you know.
I have a few questions for you. What daily opportunities do you have to share Jesus and how are you going to make the most of them? Are you going to wake up every morning ready and willing to share Jesus throughout the day? What bold steps of faith is God calling YOU to take this year? Let’s continue the conversation in the comments below. Join this journey with us in Mobilize Ministries™ by becoming a giver: