Episode 4 Summary
- The Gospel goes against how we usually tend to think of the world. It requires some explaining, which will require words and not only actions.
- Christianity not only restores us from guilt to innocence, but also from shame to honor, and from fear to power. For different people, different lenses will resonate more.
- Evangelism is not primarily about the next life; it is about God’s Kingdom in this life.
No-one comes to Christ if they don’t see a need to do so. Besides looking for healing from guilt, shame, and fear, what other needs might people have that the Gospel could answer?
Jim Elliott said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” What exactly do you think me meant by that, and do you agree or disagree with him?
If evangelism is less about preparing for the next life, and more about God’s Kingdom breaking into this life, how should that affect the way people do evangelism?
1 Peter 3:15
1 Peter 3:15 says, “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”. Of course, in order to be ready to give a reason for our hope, we have to actually have hope. So here are 3 questions: first, do you have this kind of faith, where it obvious to others that you have hope? What does it mean to have hope? Where does this hope come from?