On Sunday you may have received the "Thoughts on Life" handout. The challenge this week is to strike up a conversation and ask non-believers some, if not all, of the questions below. It's up to you how you use this, but the purpose of the handout is to move us out of our comfort zones into conversations where we talk about the Gospel. The questions will reveal a lot about a person and it is important to validate their experiences. These questions remove you from the driver's seat and allow you to join in their spiritual journey. Sunday we learned the power of the Gospel shared, after you have asked these questions, ask them if you can share YOUR story and feel the freedom to shine a FloodLight on Jesus.
"Thoughts on Life"
1. What's one thing you haven't done that you want to make sure you do in your lifetime?
2. What do you want most out of life? How do you think you will obtain it?
3. What is an event that has influenced your life greatly and why did it do so?
4. What do you think is the purpose of life?
5. What do you think happens when a person dies?
6. What is your spiritual history? (i.e. church or religious background)
7. At this point in your life, where do you see yourself in your spiritual journey?
8. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your desire to have a relationship with God?
9. If one of your best friends came to you and asked, "How can I become a Christian?", what would you tell them? (Or you can ask, "How can I have a right relationship with God?")
10. If heaven required an entrance exam and God asked you, "Why should I let you in?", what would you say?
End with, "May I share "my story" with you? My spiritual journey?"
Last Sunday morning Mark Page read an article written in 2003 by John Piper which provided a wonderful perspective on the current cultural climate in America. This article generated quite a bit of interest so we have provided the text for you here.
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Our Mission Month's FloodLight is in full force. This week we moved into answering a very important question.
Our Mission Month's FloodLight series is in full force. This week we started answering a very important question: How are people saved?
We hope you are being encouraged and challenged by our current sermon series, “Floodlight.” Our hope for this series is that we all would be “freed up” to courageously and joyfully share the gospel with the people God has placed in our lives. While it is important to share the gospel in both word and deed, the focus of this series is on sharing the gospel in word—that is, actually opening our mouths and talking to people about the love of Christ. Since our focus on Sundays will be on sharing the gospel in word, we wanted to post a blog that also acknowledges the important role of our good works in the sharing of the gospel and helps us understand how those good works fit into an overall biblical understanding of evangelism. So, we’ve included an abbreviated chapter of “What Is the Mission of the Church,” by Deyoung & Gilbert, which succinctly explains the value of good works in light of our Gospel mission. We trust you will find this an encouragement . . . Click on the title of this blog to read more.