TiO 15 – Alpha – How and Why Should I Tell People?
The Main Idea
Evangelism. From the time we first start going to church we are told that it is a good thing. No, it is not just good, it is an obligation to God, something we have to do. But it seems hard and often we end up just feeling guilty because we don’t do it enough or we don’t do it right. This weekend Dan Rutherford talked to us about they we should evangelize and gave us some tools to do it well.
Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)
Q1: What good news have you heard lately?
Q2: Where (to whom) do you go to hear good news?
Q3: When was the last time you had good news to tell people? What was it? Who did you tell? How did you tell it?
Read the scripture aloud: Luke 10:1-2
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.
Our ability to share good news begins with our own experience of that good news.
“Something has happened; something therefore will happen. And the way things are right now is different as a result.” – N.T. Wright
Jesus came to die to change everything about the world, we look forward to a new life with him in eternity, and in the mean time everything is different.
That is true for the course of human existence but that is also true in our own lives. And that truth is what fuels our desire to share good news. If we do not see it as good news then we’re not going to be very effective evangelists.
Q1: How is your life different because of the death of Jesus?
Q2: What good news do you have to share about what he has done in your life?
Q3: Who are the first three people on your list of people to begin to pray for?
Pray that you would fully embrace the good news of Jesus and that you would have opportunities to share it with others.