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Sharing Christ II

 ‘Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” ©NETZechariah 4:6 (to the returning exiles in reference to the task of rebuilding the temple)

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone, 3:3 revealing that you are a letter of Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities. 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6

Introduction

In this lesson we will continue on from the previous lesson and begin to write out our testimony. We will also pray for family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, asking God for opportunities to graciously share our testimony and the gospel with them.

Beginning Prayer
“Lord, Jesus: Thank you for your faithfulness to me and thank you for giving me your Holy Spirit who gives me everything I need to share my testimony. Please help me to learn to effectively share you with others and please grant me the strength to do it.”

God Calls Us To Embody the Good News as We
Communicate It to Others

What do these passages teach us about sharing the Good News with others and the manner in which we share it?

  1. 1 Peter 3:15
  2. Colossians 4:2-6

What Are Some Hindrances to Sharing Your Story


Name some hindrances you experience when thinking about sharing your faith. Write them down and take to the Lord in prayer.

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Look for Patterns in Paul’s Testimony

We have looked at Acts 13, 14, and 17 at various times throughout Discipleship Basics. For this lesson, read Acts 24-26 and take note of how Paul shares both his life and the gospel with these religious/political leaders.

In the Final Analysis – John 9:25

He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”

Developing Your Story: “The Long
and Short of It”

Before you became a Christian (family, friends, experiences, events, etc.)









During: Specifics around how, where, when, why …you became a Christian









After: Your experiences and life after you became a Christian









A Commitment to Pray and To Speak

Pray through Paul’s words in Romans 10:14-15

14 “How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news.” 

Quiet Times & Scripture Memory

  1. Scripture Memory. Commit Acts 1:8 to memory and review the previous passages.
    1. John 3:16
    2. Ephesians 2:8-9
    3. Philippians 4:6-7
    4. Galatians 6:7-8
    5. 1 Peter 2:9
    6. Acts 1:8
    7. 1 Peter 3:15
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