SEED GROUP TRAINING
What has been your experience of sharing the gospel in everyday relationships? What are some of the encouragements and challenges?
In an average day we generally relate to hundreds of different people e.g. friends, course mates, shop assistants, university authorities etc. God can use us in these everyday relationships to spread the gospel though our lives and conversations.
Read Colossians 4:2-6
Note: Paul is writing this letter from a prison cell in Rome.
What do Paul’s prayer requests reveal about his attitude and intentions?
Why does he ask them to pray?
What is an “open door” Which doors would you like God to open up in your College/Uni?
How does Paul say they (we) should relate to non Christians (v5-6)?
How do you season your conversation with salt?
How would it look if you related to others like this in your everyday life?
Draw a “circle of influence”. Think of the different areas of your life where you meet people (family, course, housemates, sports team etc.) with you at the centre. List the people who you know under each of those areas.
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him (Acts 17:26-27)
Ask yourself what spiritual conversations you’ve had with them in the past. As well as praying for them, what might be a way you could engage them with the Good news of Jesus?
Start from the heart
(pray that you will share Gods heart for non Christians.)
Go and depend on God
Be a learner and listen
Show and Tell the Gospel
Notice and Care
Christian Jargon / not listening
…pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.. (Colossians 4:3)
Choose five people from your circle of influence who you would like to commit to pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with.
Put your circle of influence plan into action. Think through some questions you could ask them that can move conversations onto a spiritual level.
Read “God Space” by Doug Pollock (ISBN 0764438719)
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