Community Groups 7.20.14

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On Sunday, Pastor Greg Laurie preached a message called "Evangelism: Jesus Style".

Please read John 4:3-30

Pastor Greg stated that "Evangelism is not a mere suggestion." Are there any personal insecurities that you can think of that might hinder your efforts to spread the gospel?

Greg stated that Christians who share their faith tend to be happier than believers who choose not to share the good news. Why do you think this is the case? What does this say about a Christian’s source of happiness?

The Christian should have a burden to evangelize whenever, wherever, and to whosoever; but must also use tact and share only the right thing, in the right time, and in the right way. Why is burden and tact equally important for the sharing of the gospel?

It is essential that we be humble when sharing the message of salvation. How do we do this? Why is it so ineffective to be arrogant?

When talking about our faith to others, we should be having a dialogue and not a monologue. What does this mean and why is it so important that our words do not dominate the conversation? what are ways that you can guard from doing this?

How can we better prepare ourselves to adapt to any situation when it comes to preaching the gospel?

Pastor Greg teaches that "there is no ‘one size fits all’" and that we will not deal with any two people the same. How might this affect the way we share the gospel? Do you tend to approach conversations the same in your evangelism?

How can you use your personal testimony when sharing the gospel? Why is this sometimes more effective than any argument or debate?

We must stay focused when we are talking about salvation. Why is it wrong to "glorify the past"? In what ways can we steer clear of talking about what we GAVE UP for God? What should we talk about instead?

Your story is a bridge to the greatest story ever told. When we cross over, we must remember to bring the cross over.

**These questions are used by Harvest Community Groups to facilitate discussion time in a small-group setting and to dig deeper into God’s Word. We encourage you to use them in your home or small group–or better yet, join one of our Community Groups! Information can be found at communitygroups.harvest.org**

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