- Although sharing what we believe and forcing our convictions onto others are often considered to be the same thing, in reality they are very different.
- The Great Commission is a command for all followers of Jesus to “make disciples.”
- Evangelism takes time. There are many phases someone may need to work through before they can make a real commitment to following Jesus.
Do you think it’s more common for doubts about God to be purely intellectual, or based in some negative personal experience? Why do you think so?
Were you familiar with the Engel Scale? How does using something like that affect the way you think about evangelism?
When is a time you saw evangelism done well? What about a time you saw it done poorly, or awkwardly? Share those stories.
Read Colossians 4:6. Although Urban Dictionary defines “salty” as being “upset, angry, or bitter,” Paul was promoting the exact opposite kind of conversation. Back then, salt kept food from spoiling. The Expositor’s Greek also says salt “expressed the wit with which con- versation was flavoured.” But does wit only involve being funny? How might it help us re- spond differently to different people? How do these ideas balance against Luke 12:11-12?