Tuesday, December 26, 2017

No Place Left Peoria

Watch on You Tube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbxRf1ivH2A

If you or your church are interested in training to better share the gospel or make disciples let me know.

I can't remember the story with this one, but I shared the 3 Circles with LaMonica and Wendy outside the Christian Center.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"I believe, but I'm not following"

Update: I'm going to alternate standard blog posts with stories about sharing the Gospel.  Background: This is another share experience I had with the Human Service Center group visiting the Christian Center:

Jakobe listened to me explain the Good News using the Three Circles. Then I asked: "Where would you say you're at today?"

She told me that she believes in the Gospel, but wasn't currently following God's design for her life.

(I've found this response to be one of the most common in the Peoria area. People understand spiritual things, even specifically Christian beliefs, but are not living their lives according to it.)

The good news about this Good News story is that Jakobe has since joined the Discovery Bible Study I've been leading on Thursdays with this group. I'm praying she learns to follow Jesus!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Training and practice starting spiritual conversations

I'm looking for a few people who would want to join me and initiate spiritual conversations with camper families at the Camp of Champions USA Winter Camp program. We'll do some training on how to do it, and then we'll put it into practice!

There are three time commitments: a 1 hour training and then 2 visits to our the Winter Camp program. Reply or comment if you want more information!

 --- Each blog post = One Gospel Share --- Update:
I'm going to alternate posting a blog and posting about sharing the Gospel.

Monday, December 4, 2017

3 Question Gospel Conversation Guide

This is a video training of a conversation guide that has been super-helpful to me as I seek to initiate Gospel Conversations.  View on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/U4CquGvvo-g

--- Each blog post = One Gospel Share

This is one of several times I've shared the Good News with a group of people that are at the Christian Center bowling alley. They come with the Human Service Center every Tuesday and Thursday. It's been amazing to see God turn a regular visit with them into Discovery Bible Studies (and hopefully more!).

On this specific day I was sharing with Nick. I was explaining that after Jesus died on the cross he rose again and he immediately cut me off: "No he didn't."  He either hadn't heard or couldn't fathom that someone could come back to life. I still see Nick weekly so pray for him to understand the Good News and then turn and believe in Jesus.