SEED GROUP TRAINING
In this session we will be thinking about how we can help other people enter a relationship with God. It is a really amazing privilege to walk alongside someone as they make a commitment to follow Jesus.
How do you feel about the prospect of leading someone to Christ?
Read John 5:24
What do these verses say it means to become a Christian?
What does this verse promise those who believe?
There are three important aspects to entering a relationship with God. When we are sharing the gospel with people, we need to help them understand these three necessary attitudes towards God.
Repentance: Agreeing with God that we are sinful and deciding to turn away from our sinRead Acts 3:19, 1 Thessalonians 1:8-9
Repentance means a change of direction. It is like we have been walking in one direction but then make a 180 degree turn and walk in the opposite direction. To become a Christian we must be sorry for the way we have been living and treating God and desire to change and live God’s way from now on.Question to ask: Is there anything that needs to change in how you have been relating to God?
Faith: Trusting God to forgive us completely because Jesus died for our sin
Read Romans 3:21-24
What do these verses say about the role of faith in becoming a Christian?
What is the faith in?
Faith means to put our trust in something or someone. Faith in Jesus is not blind faith or wishful thinking. We believe that his physical death and resurrection are able to make us right with God and we base our lives on it. When someone goes into the operating theatre they voluntarily put their life into the hands of a surgeon – trusting that he will be able to cure their illness. In the same way, we put our lives in Jesus hands, trusting that he will bring us into an eternal relationship with God.
Lordship: Choosing to follow Jesus, putting him first place in our lives
Lordship means to put Jesus first in our lives above all else. The defining thing about a true believer is that he is able to say “Jesus is Lord” and mean it.
|Which circle best describes you?||Which circle would you like to describe you?||What to do|
|Left||Right||This is great! Ask them why they want to be the one on the right and then take them to the prayer.|
|Left||Left||Ask them why they want to remain in that place. What are their biggest barriers? Clarify the gospel if necessary. Show them the prayer in case they ever decide they want to accept Jesus in the future|
|Somewhere in the middle||Right||Could be a Christian who has accepted Jesus at some point, but has not been living for Christ.
Why have they put themselves in the middle?What would their circle look like if they could draw it? Have they ever prayed a prayer like the one on KGP? Would they like to put Jesus first now? Encourage them to pray the prayer
|Right||Right||Ask them how and when they became a believer. You could ask them whether the prayer expresses where they are at the moment. Invite them to join a discipleship group to grow in their relationship with God.|
The prayer simply helps them make a commitment to follow Jesus.
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. I’m sorry for going my own way instead of your way. Thank you for dying on the cross to forgive my sin. Please come and take first place in my life and make me the person you want me to be.
In what ways does the prayer express the three attitudes of repentance, faith and lordship? Mark on the prayer above.
Keep asking God in faith for opportunities to lead people to faith.
LEADING PEOPLE TO CHRIST
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