Peter & John
When they [the rulers, elders and teachers of the law] saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that
they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with
Jesus…. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had
happened. (Acts 4)
Captain Obvious Also Asks
“Who should hear
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and
teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.”
“ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with all your mind. ’This is the first
and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the
Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Perspective from Others
WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT CHRISTIANS
16-29 year olds perceive Christianity to be
focused on getting converts, not caring
about the person.
Our own behavior is often
51% of self-identified
Christians in the US have
the same hypocritical and
judgmental attitudes and
actions portrayed by the
Pharisees in the New
Barna Group. 2013
Only 14% live with
attitudes like Jesus.
Always be prepared to give an answer to
everyone who asks you to give the reason for
the hope that you have. But do this with
gentleness and respect… 1 Peter 3:15
How do you share your faith?
How do you share the gospel?
die for us
Romans 3:23 John 3:16 Romans 10:13
People don’t decide on faith – they discover it.
Their experiences with
others is one of God’s
powerful ways for them to
encounter God’s love.
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