Because We Care – Reaching Your World One Conversation at a Time

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Devotional




YOU WON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU ASK


Have you ever been in an embarrassing situation where you miscommunicated because of a cultural difference?


How long was your own journey from disinterested in Christ to faith in Christ, and at what point in that journey did you hear and understand the gospel?


Read today's verses about:


OUR MISSION - Matthew 28:19-20  



  • Summarize in your own words the mission Jesus gave us, and whose mission it is.


SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS - 2 Corinthians 4:4  



  • Who or what is the god of this age? - What has been blinded? 

  • What have they been blinded to?




CONSIDER:


What do you think it is in people’s thinking that makes them ‘blind’, or indifferent toward the gospel?


What do you think of the idea proposed in the video that people can be ignorant of the gospel, or religiously indifferent toward it – and yet still be interested in investigating spiritual things?


Would you agree sharing the gospel even in your home nation can be like cross-cultural communication? Is this perspective helpful – and if so, how so?


If it is the ‘mind that has been blinded’, is this something we address with prayer or by challenging their thinking? Why?


What do you think it is about a child that enables them to ask ‘innocent questions’ and get away with it, while others might not?


Did Jesus sometimes do the same?


What is it about the person that enables them to get away with asking something someone else might not get away with?


REFLECTION:


What can you take from this video and the questions above that you can apply in your conversations this week?


PRAYER POINTS:      



  1. Pray for God to show you who you could encourage toward faith.      

  2. Pray you will be helped through these videos to make progress in your ability to initiate and engage in everyday spiritual conversations.       

  3. Pray for boldness and wisdom to ask innocent and honest questions.


Be encouraged as you share the gospel!