Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How to Share Our Christian Faith

I'd like to discuss this question " How do you Share our Christian Faith". This is sometimes called "Evangelism". Although it might be easy to communicate our faith with other Christians, it becomes much more difficult to share our faith with non-Christians, and this discussion hopefully will help you with this. After all, we might be the first Bible that people will read as we try to imitate Christ. Two pastors found a discussion like this most interesting and stimulating. What do you think? I would appreciate your comments on these thoughts. Thank you

Second Segment

Looking at this question again on "How do you Share our Christian Faith?" What does Scripture say about all of this? Look up in your Bibles, Romans 10:9-15, John 4:1-26, John 8:4-11,Colossians4:5-6 and I Peter 3:15-16 and comment on how this Scripture dictates How you should Share our Faith. I would appreciate your comments that you care to make on any of these Scriptural verses. Thank you.

Third Segment

Thinking about this question again on "How to Share our Christian Faith", what are some of the questions one must consider when contemplating such a question? Two that come to mind are 1) Do you really have to be converted in coming to Christ before you can communicate your Faith effectively, and if so, what has been your conversion experience, and 2) What is conversion and how does it relate to Sin in your life. (For more information on Conversion, I suggest you read my long article "Conversion - What is it and How does it Come About" found on EzineArticles.com or on "Christian Discussion" in Facebook. Also I can hand you copy, if I see you.). I would appreciate any comments you would care to make on either of these two questions. If no comment, I hope you can take these 2 questions back to your church and discuss them there. Thank you.

Fourth Segment

In "Sharing our Christian Faith" what are some of the checks that we should be aware of to make sure that we are Sharing our Faith accurately. There are five that we should be aware of. They are called the 5 C's. They are 1) Canon or the Bible, 2) Conscience, 3) Context or Circumstances, or how you think God is working in the World at the moment, 4) Common Sense, and 5) Communication with Other Christians. I would appreciate any comments you would care to make on these five checks. If no comment, I hope you can take these 5 checks back to your church and discuss them. Thank you.

Fifth Segment

In "Communicating our Christian Faith" what part does the Church play in all of this. In other words, what is the Church (One person calls it a Movement) and what is its Basic Function? And does your Church fulfill this Function? I would appreciate any comments you would care to make concerning this issue. If no comment, I hope you can take this issue back to your church and discuss it there. Thank you very much.

Sixth Segment

Now we should discuss the question on How do you Personally Share your Christian Faith? For example, in your Personal Relationships, within your Family, in your Neighborhood, and in your Business Relationships. And what about the Socratic Method in Communicating your Faith whereby you can make two Obvious Statements to come to an Unexpected, but then, an Obvious Conclusion. To fully understand this, one should actually read Plato's Socrates, which is one of the best books I ever read many years ago. I would appreciate any comments you would care to make on this issue If no comment, I hope you can take this issue back to your church and discuss it among yourselves.
 Thank you.

Seventh Segment

What part does the Holy Spirit play in our Sharing our Christian Faith. I would say "EVERYTHING". To confirm this I suggest you read John 3:6, Mathew 10:19-20, Luke 12:11-12, John 14:26, Acts 1:5, 2:16-21 and 1 Corinthians 2:15-16. Without the Holy Spirit, you can not really Communicate the Christian Faith. And it's interesting to note here that if you Blasphemy the Holy Spirit, this is the one Unforgiveable Sin. See Luke 12:10, Mathew 12:31-32, and Mark 3:28-29. This means that if you Credit the Devil with the Holy Spirit's Work, this Sin is Unforgiveable. Now I would appreciate any comments you would care to make on this issue If no comment, I hope you can take this issue back to your church and discuss it among yourselves. Thank you very much.

Eighth Segment

In Sharing your Christian Faith should you try get people into Heaven or try to get Heaven into the people? Also should you really LISTEN to people twice as much as you SPEAK to them? After all you have TWO ears and only ONE mouth. Now I would appreciate any comments you would care to make on these issues. If no comment, I hope you can take these issues back to your church and discuss it among yourselves. Thank you very much.

The Final and Ninth Segment

In Sharing our Christian Faith would a written Mission Statement be helpful, such as Rick Warren suggests in his book "The Purpose-Driven Life" which states that a Personal Mission Statement to be most effective is one whereby you can discover your SHAPE. By this I mean, S stands for what Spiritual Gift you would like to use in your communication (see Eph 4:11-13, I Cor 12:4-10, and Rom 12:6-8). H stands for Heart, or what kind of passion you would have for this particular Spiritual Gift. This passion would also be provided by the Lord. A stands for what kind of Ability do you have which the Lord also gave you in using this Spiritual Gift (some have administrative skills, others have skills with their hands or numbers, others have musical or language skills, while others have people skills, etc). P stands for whether your Personality (extrovert or introvert) lends itself in your using this particular Spiritual Gift effectively. And E stands for what kind of Experience in other endeavours have you had in the past in using this Spiritual Gift. All of these thoughts on SHAPE, I believe, would help you in being a more effective communicator for our Lord.

If Christians don't take this Biblical Study SERIOUSLY ENOUGH, and it should be done periodically, Christianity will just be another religion floating around the World with all the other religions

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