We are the Church | Week 4: Evangelism *
When we stop and think about how much Jesus changes our lives, shouldn’t we be compelled to share that Good News? So much of the New Testament is a reminder of why and how we accomplish this. In the first chapter of Acts, Jesus tells those around him to go and tell the details of their changed lives to everyone in their area of influence. (Acts 1:8) It is implied that this telling should continue until everyone you know has heard your story about Jesus.
READ Mark 5:19
Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you.
READ the verse again and consider these related questions.
What did Jesus tell this man to share with his family and friends?
Consider Mark 5:2-5 and 5:15. What impact do you think this man’s changed life would have on his family?
1. God gives us an import role. Read 2 Corinthians 5:20. Discuss this.
2. Why did Peter and John refuse to stop speaking when ordered to do so? Acts 4:18-20
3. Read Romans 1:16-17. What gives us confidence and boldness?
4. Read the following verse; Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8 and John 1:12. Describe this picture of salvation.
5. According to 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, discuss the various aspects of Paul’s view of salvation?
6. Sharing your faith leads to a variety of responses from others. Consider the following and how scripture answers each response.
“I am basically a good person” Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
“All religions lead to heaven” John 14:6; Acts 4:12
“Most Christians are hypocrites” Romans 14:12
“Someday I will become a Christian” 2 Corinthians 6:2; James 4:14
7. Consider Paul’s prayer and how it might become your own. Colossians 4:3-4
*this study is based upon Growing in Christ by The Navigators