Thank you Steve, Teri, Marin, Ethan, Sierrah for joining Kelly and I in the beginning discussion about sharing the Gospel. All shared challenges we face when sharing inside our families, work, and church anywhere from fear of rejection, forbidden to share, not knowing how to open a conversation, and not accepted for being yourself. All discussed the first time we came to faith and what turned our eyes towards the Lord. How He took our sins, how He reached us in love, how He was explained by a caring father when we were ready to hear, how He blessed us with protection and yet and shows us a changing heart that not all people in the church know Him. A suggestion was made by K to keep moments where God reached us as a "plumb line" as we share with others when we feel discouraged. Never forget He uses anything including tracks, special books and more to reach others. K shared an evangelizing tool called The Three Circles. A video is posted here showing a brief sample. He is thinking about sharing it in the church. All of us talked about the fears that stop us from sharing faith which include our insecurities; lack of knowledge, being rejected, getting in trouble and more. S and T shared stories of the Lord working in their life reaching others. All agreed relationship building is key in sharing His Word. K brought the following passage to read. Romans 10:9 is her go to passage. We read all of Romans 10 in the message version and agreed the red highlighted section below was a part that stood out us. This version wasn't easy to read.
Romans 10 The Message (MSG) ... 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.” 14-17 But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? ... M was looking for discussion how to reach into someones life. A variety of experiences were shared with a key point to slow life down and care for the other person asking inquiring questions to know them. E shared about a book he is reading. The content is how to be creative in ways to share the Gospel using media and science. K would like to expand that discussion next meeting. K n K would like the next meeting to continue discussing how to open discussions to share the Gospel. E Closed in prayer.
Next meeting ....continue discussion on sharing the Gospel. Dec. 4 at 6:30 CreativelyShare the Good News