How do we share our faith in an effective way? Starts with Prayer

Series: Pi2 - A Formula For Intentional Living    Lesson: 2 – Prayer     Scripture: Colossians 4:2-4

Lesson Topic:

3 reasons why we share our faith - We Believe:

  • There is a real Heaven and Hell, everyone spends forever in one place or the other
  • Jesus said what you decide about Him determines where you go
  • What place you go isn’t about how good you are, but who or what you trust in

So how do we share our faith in an effective way? IT STARTS WITH PRAYER

  • Prayer shows who you trust
  • No magic formula, just start talking to God

We Pray for Opportunities - We pray that God changes hearts (John 6:44), not us, but we pray God will use us, so we watch for common, open doors

We Pray for Boldness - That we can say something to them, just starting the conversation - We want to be gentle, gracious, and putting ourselves in their shoes - If they share a feeling, we respond with feelings, If they respond with facts, we respond with facts

We Pray for Clarity - Don't get into arguments, ask them questions - Answer honestly, if you don't know an answer, that is ok - Use the 4 responses to their objections

  • Let me think about that.
  • What makes you say that (can you give me an example).  (ex. Bible is full of contradictions)
  • Would you read something about that if I gave it to you?
  • That might be a secondary issue, the main question is – what about Jesus?

Pray for personal gospel Impact – Then be the one


Life Group Questions:

What are some ways Christians can be obnoxious in sharing their faith? (be kind to each other)

If these statements below are true, why would we share them with others?

  • Real heaven and Hell, everyone spends forever in one place or the other
  • Jesus said what you decide about Him determines where you go
  • What place you go isn’t about how good you are, but who or what you trust in

What does it say about us if we aren’t willing to share about these truths?

What are some fears you have about sharing your faith or believing those statements above?

Share one thing that came to your mind as we talked about prayer being the starting point for sharing your faith? (Praying for Opportunities, Boldness, Clarity)

Role play this with the group, what are some objections people make about faith in Jesus, which one of these four responses could help you with those objections?

  • Let me think about that.
  • What makes you say that (can you give me an example).  (ex. Bible is full of contradictions)
  • Would you read something about that if I gave it to you?
  • That might be a secondary issue, the main question is – what about Jesus?

Would you be willing to accept the 10 for 10 challenge? What is one person you could reach out to? Would you be willing to Pray for that person this week? Pray for Opportunities, Boldness, Clarity? How could this group help you this week?