Day Five

5/22/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. In this sermon series, we’ve been reminded to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. It’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this month’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon

We thought about a similar question last week, but we’ll take a different slant on it this week. We thought about how movies can tell stories that have glimpses of the gospel. The same could be said of music – it’s a place where we can hear echoes of the gospel message. We then have the opportunity to connect the stories of songs to the story of the gospel. So here’s today’s question: “Where and how have you heard the gospel message in a well-known song?” (Feel free to be creative – it’s an opportunity for us to share echoes of the gospel with each other!)

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Day Four

5/21/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. In this sermon series, we’ve been reminded to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. It’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this month’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon

We heard in Sunday’s sermon about how important it is to develop relationships with people before sharing the gospel with them – it’s the ordinary way that we’re able to speak with credibility into people’s lives. But sometimes we spend virtually all of our time with people who are Christians, so we don’t get the chance to develop those relationships.

In order to help each other from being too isolated, please answer this question: “Where and how do you build relationships with people who aren’t yet Christians?”

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Day Three

5/20/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. In this sermon series, we’ve been reminded to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. It’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this month’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon

We’ve been thinking about the importance of prayer in sharing the gospel with people. Prayer equips you to be prepared to give an answer, it helps prepare the hearts of other people with whom you share the gospel, and it gives you a desire to reach the lost.

Last week, we thought specifically about some people in our lives who we wish would be open to the gospel. On the same day, we prayed for those individuals. To help spur each other on, please answer this question: “How do you keep praying for your list of people? And if you have trouble with it, what are some things you could do to improve on that?”

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Day Two

5/19/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. In this sermon series, we’ve been reminded to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. It’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this month’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon

In Sunday’s sermon, we heard about the evangelism method of using the imagery of the cross. Jesus’ cross provides a bridge between us and God – and it’s only through Jesus’ work on the cross that our relationship to God can be restored.

We know that sin doesn’t just cause brokenness in our relationship with God – it affects lots of areas of life. If you were talking to someone about ways that sin has damaged the world, how would you answer this question: “Where do you see brokenness from sin in the world around us?”

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Day One

5/18/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. In this sermon series, we’ve been reminded to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. It’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this month’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon

During Sunday’s sermon, we heard– in John’s gospel and first letter – that Jesus and Christians have a responsibility to “make God visible.” Jesus’ ministry did that and so do our lives!

Using specific examples, how would you respond to this question: “How have you ‘made God visible’ to those around you?”

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Day Five

5/15/15

This week’s devotions – which are admittedly different! – were written by Pastor Jeff Bulthuis. We heard in Sunday’s sermon that we are called to always “be prepared” to give a reason for the hope that we have. We also found that it’s a great blessing to have other Christians who can “spur us on” in sharing the gospel with others. With that in mind, we’re going to engage on a new level with this week’s devotions – we’re asking YOU to provide answers to questions so that we’re all the more prepared and so that we’re spurring each other on in the process!

Sunday's Sermon


Day Five

One of the best ways to connect people’s lives to the gospel is to use a well-known story that has elements of the gospel in it. For me, the movie “Life is Beautiful” is one of those stories. The dad’s sacrificial love for his son during their stay in a Nazi death camp reminds me of Christ’s sacrificial love for me. And it helps people connect something that they know (the storyline of a movie) with something they don’t yet know (the gospel). Here’s today’s question: “Where and how have you seen the gospel message in a well-known movie?” (Feel free to be creative – it’s an opportunity for us to share glimpses of the gospel!)

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