- For better or worse, most people’s perceptions of God are molded by the way they see Christians living.
- Salvation is not a one-time event, but a process. God is working in a person’s life far before that person’s decision to trust in Jesus, and long after they start considering themselves to be a Christian.
- Every major religion includes humanity searching for God. In Christianity, God has come down in search of humanity. Christians evangelize because they are following Jesus’ pattern here.
Does the idea of sharing a testimony seem easy, or difficult? Why do you think so?
Regardless of your salvation testimony, do you feel that God is making a difference in your life story right now? Why or why not?
Where is the balance between giving someone time to think through a commitment, and being too unconcerned with their spiritual status? In other words, what’s the balance between patience and intentionality?
Contextualization means sharing the Gospel in a way your audience can understand. Tullian Tchividjian said, “If you don’t contextualize enough, no one’s life will be transformed because they won’t understand you. But if you contextualize too much, no one’s life will be transformed because you won’t be challenging their deepest assumptions and calling them to change.” What do you think he meant? How can we strike that balance?