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Class three

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Class three

  1. 1. Welcome! Week Three The Christian’s Witness
  2. 2. I Peter 3:15 <ul><li>“ But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. RMS Titanic... Why Did 1517 People Die? Because those who were safe in lifeboats would not go back.
  4. 4. Practical Tips for Witnessing <ul><li>First: Your Own Life is a Great Part of Your Witness. </li></ul><ul><li>Second: We Earn the Right to Be Heard by Sincerely Listening to Others. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Practical tips for Witnessing <ul><li>Fourth: Stress the Love of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth: Keep it Simple . </li></ul><ul><li>Third: You are Presenting the Person of Jesus Christ and the difference He makes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sharing Method #1 <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Staying power </li></ul>
  7. 11. Get in groups of two and share Steps with each other
  8. 12. Method # 2: The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>Share Facts: Romans 1:16 </li></ul>“ For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
  9. 13. The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>God’s Plan: Peace & Life </li></ul>John 3:16
  10. 14. The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>Our Problem: Separation </li></ul>Romans 3:23; 6:23
  11. 15. The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>God’s Remedy: The Cross </li></ul>Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8,9
  12. 16. The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>Our Response: Receive Him </li></ul>Revelation 3:20; John 1:12
  13. 17. The Bridge to Life People God God Loves You!
  14. 18. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
  15. 19. The Bridge to Life People God The Bridge to Life Sin: Romans 3:23 Death: Romans 6:23 Gift: Romans 6:23 Life: Romans 6:23 Our Problem: Separation
  16. 20. The Bridge to Life People God Sin: Romans 3:23 Death: Romans 6:23 Gift: Romans 6:23 Life: Romans 6:23 Our Attempts Works Religion Morality
  17. 21. The Bridge to Life Sin: Romans 3:23 Death: Romans 6:23 People God Gift: Romans 6:23 Life: Romans 6;23 Jesus Died for You Romans 5:8 Ephesians 2:8,9
  18. 22. <ul><li>But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; while we were still sinners Christ died for us. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 5:8 </li></ul>
  19. 23. For by grace you are saved through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8,9
  20. 24. Where are You? The Bridge to Life Sin: Romans 3:23 Death: Romans 6:23 People God Gift: Romans 6:23 Life: Romans 6;23 Romans 5:8 Ephesians 2:8,9
  21. 25. How to Cross Over The Bridge to Life Sin: Romans 3:23 Death: Romans 6:23 People God Gift: Romans 6:23 Life: Romans 6;23 Romans 5:8 Ephesians 2:8,9
  22. 26. Our Response: Receive Him “ Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.”- Revelation 3:20
  23. 27. “ Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” - John 1:12
  24. 28. Gift of God Rom. 6:23 Rom. 6:23
  25. 29. Sharing Method # 3
  26. 30. Outline for Your Faith Story <ul><li>1. Your Life before Christ </li></ul><ul><li>2. How you received Christ How did you hear about Jesus? What did you hear about Jesus? How did you respond to Jesus? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Your Life after receiving Christ (The difference He made) </li></ul>
  27. 31. The Bridge to Life Illustration <ul><li>Invite: John 1:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Pray: Romans 10:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm: 1 John 5:11,12 </li></ul><ul><li>Share Facts: Romans 1:16 </li></ul>
  28. 32. Sharing Method # 4
  29. 34. Take Time at Home <ul><li>Complete Bible Study pp. 31 & 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Project p. 33 </li></ul><ul><li>Memorize Rev. 3:20 & John 1:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Practice “Steps to Peace with God” </li></ul><ul><li>Next Class: Follow-Up & Care of New Believers </li></ul>

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