som-103 Making the good news good -practical applications
Great Commission Mat 28:18-20When Jesus came near, he spoke to them. Hesaid, "All authority in heaven & on earth hasbeen given to me. So wherever you go, makedisciples of all nations: Baptize them in thename of the Father, & of the Son, & of the HolySpirit. Teach them to do everything I havecommanded you. "And remember that I amalways with you until the end of time."
Great Commission Mat 28:18-20Lumapit si Jesus at sinabi sa kanila, "Ibinigayna sa akin ang lahat ng kapangyarihan sa langitat sa lupa. Kayat habang kayoy humahayo,gawin ninyong alagad ko ang mga tao sa lahatng bansa. Bautismuhan ninyo sila sa pangalanng Ama, at ng Anak, at ng Espiritu Santo.Turuan ninyo silang sumunod sa lahat nginiutos ko sa inyo. Tandaan ninyo, akoy lagingkasama ninyo hanggang sa katapusan ngpanahon."
Great Commission Act 1:8But you will receive power when the Holy Spiritcomes to you. Then you will be my witnesses totestify about me in Jerusalem, throughoutJudea and Samaria, and to the ends of theearth."Subalit tatanggap kayo ng kapangyarihanpagbaba sa inyo ng Espiritu Santo, at kayoymagiging mga saksi ko sa Jerusalem, sa buongJudea at sa Samaria, at hanggang sa dulo ngdaigdig."
Great Commission• Jerusalem – scandal they know all the secrets of the church yet still must be evangelised• Judea – homogeneous• Samaria – rejected yet willing to know the truth• ends of the earth / sa dulo ng daigdig – everyone else, universal not local, for the world not only a select few
Biblical Examples• Woman at the Well [John 4:2-43]• Paul in Athens [Acts 17:15-34]• Peter to Jews in Jerusalem [Acts 2:14-41]
From the Story• What is the Good News in the story? Ano bang Mabuting Balita sa kuwento nito?• How is the Good News presented? Paano ipinahayag ang Mabuting Balita sa kuwento?• How familiar with the Good News is the recipient?• How is the Good News accepted?
From the Story• What is the Good News in the • Woman at the story? Ano bang Mabuting Well [John 4:2-43] Balita sa kuwento nito? • Paul in Athens• How is the Good News [Acts 17:15-34] presented? Paano ipinahayag • Peter to Jews in ang Mabuting Balita sa Jerusalem [Acts kuwento? 2:14-41]• How familiar with the Good News is the recipient?• How is the Good News accepted?
Observations• There are no race or cultural barriers to the Good News. Si Jesus ang Tagapagligtas ng buong mundo. Dont let artificial barriers hinder evangelism.• We should not hesitate to acknowledge our need of help, even if only a drink of water. Weakness in our physical body is a way of identifying with others. Adapted from Robert E. Coleman, The Masters Way of Personal Evangelism
Observations• A conversation is sure to get attention when we start at the felt needs of the other person. Explanations can then be related to the focus of interest.• The simplest things can be turned into spiritual object lessons, making truth easier to grasp. Pwedeng gamitin ang mga simpleng bagay bilang halimbawa para mas madali maunawaan ang katotohanan. Adapted from Robert E. Coleman, The Masters Way of Personal Evangelism
Observations• Listening brings gratitude & affection. It is also a good way to learn what is on someones mind. Paano natin malaman kung anong mga pangangailangan ng tao kung hindi tayo nakikinig sa kanila?• Notice the good qualities in people & commend them for it. This builds respect for our witness. Para malaman nila na may galang tayo para sa kanila bilang mga anak ng Diyos. Adapted from Robert E. Coleman, The Masters Way of Personal Evangelism
Observations• One person excited about the Good News is the best advertisement possible.• Paul used cultural examples to present the truth about Jesus. Ginamit ni Pablo ang mga halimbawa galing sa kanilang kultura para ipahayag ang Mabuting Balita.• Sometimes we need to rely on the Holy Spirit to provide an opportunity to present the Good News. Paminsan-minsan magbibigay sa ating ng opportunity para ipahayag ang MB. Adapted from Robert E. Coleman, The Masters Way of Personal Evangelism
Observations• Sometimes someones spirituality, even though wrong, is a good bridge to the truth Paminsan-minsan ang pagiging espiritual ng tao, kahit mali, ay isang tulay sa katotohanan.• Personal sharing, public forums, or preaching are all effective ways of presenting the Good News. Adapted from Robert E. Coleman, The Masters Way of Personal Evangelism
Observations• Scripture can be used effectively in presenting the Good News.• Other religious beliefs can be used effectively in presenting the Good News.• Philosophy can be used effectively in presenting the Good News• Religious Debate can be used effectively in presenting the Good News ..
Buhay Mo• How did you first hear the Good News?• How long did it take for you to accept it?• What made the Good News good for you?• What made you make up your mind? ..
With whom do you need to share the Good News?• How do you know them? Paano mo ba silang makilala?• What do they do? Ano bang ginagawa nila?• Where do they live? Saan sila nakatira?• What is their biggest need (other than the need to know Jesus Christ)? Ano bang pinaka-malaking pangangailangan nila (bukod sa pagkakilala kay Jesus?)• How much of our testimony is words? How much is actions?
• How would you share the Good News to ___________________________?• Make a plan for sharing the Good News with _________________________?
Jesus1. Became a Servant to the People • Goes where people can find him • Sees individuals not crowds • Treats all people the same • Responds as opportunities arise • Uses natural family relationships • Notices spiritual interest • Seeks privacy whenever possible • Takes time with people
Jesus1. Inspires confidence in himself • Shows that he cares • Is courteous • Calls people by name • Commends good traits • Lets people help him • Listens to people • Interests himself in their interests • Communicates on their level
Jesus1. Draws out their Spiritual Desire • Positive attitude toward people • Asks probing questions • States great spiritual propositions • Shows Gods blessing • Illustrates his ideas • Uses the Bible • Tells his own story • Doesnt argue
Jesus1. Clarifies the Good News • Focuses on the Kingdom of God • Uncovers sin • Reveals Gods grace • Tells the truth about the life of faith • Tests human motives • Personalizes the truth • Keeps to the subject • Listens to feedback to ensure the truth is communicated
Jesus1. Brings us to a decision • Stresses Individual responsibility • Shows the alternatives • Challenges people to show faith • Lets people respond in their own way • Encourages • Respects freedom • Waits on the Spirit • Rejoices in victory
Jesus1. Nurtures believers in his life • Spends time with them • Explains about life in the spirit • Stimulates witness • Builds the Word in their lives • Teaches prayer • Builds community of love • Prepares to face tempation • Gets people involved in his ministry2. Expects disciples to reproduce • Go into all the world