When we tell them of Him, we create ripples of hope.
Have you ever realized after hanging out with friends that you missed an opportunity to talk about how Jesus did something in your life? Did that realization make a difference for you?
Jesus and His disciples and Paul set examples of how to be witnesses in everyday life. Talking to people about Jesus and inviting them to accept Him isn’t just a church thing. As forgiven believers we are instructed to tell people what a difference Jesus makes as we go about our daily lives. We should also live in such a way that our family, friends and neighbors can see a difference between us and nonbelievers. We can create opportunities to tell them of Him by our lifestyle.
Primary Scripture: Acts 1:4-8
1. Jesus told His disciples they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit, yet scripture does not record them asking any questions about that process. How would you have reacted to news of the Holy Spirit? What was the focus of the disciples?
2. Read Matthew 28:18-20. Jesus told his disciples to go, make disciples, baptize, and teach. Which of these commands would be the most challenging for you?
3. Read the 6 scriptures that were listed on screen (Romans 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-9, Rom. 10:9-10, Revelation 3:20). Divide the 6 passages among 6 people. (These are called the Plan of Salvation) Have each person tell what the verse says to them.
4. Read I Peter 3:15. Each of us should always be ready to tell about how Jesus works in our lives. Can you do that? Remember that no one can dispute your experience.
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read through the Plan of Salvation verses (Romans 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-9, Rom. 10:9-10, Revelation 3:20) and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the verses.