>Lessons Learned Part 3

Posted: January 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

>Most people were not interested in spiritual issues at this point. Many wanted to discuss raising their child, almost all joked that it was impossible to understand a teenager, and a few would discuss marriage issues. We did have a lot of people joking about “what’s my pupose” and “who am I?” It took a while for me to come up with a great answer to these questions. I was afraid that the only answer I had was about Jesus and that we would frighten them too soon. so we “played it off” when they asked (of course, they were joking most of the time.) We did have on a few occaisions a serious question along these lines and I was so conditioned to joke it off I blew the opportunity to respond intelligently. Finally, we decided that we would warn people ahead of time if they asked. They would ask “what is my purpose?” and we would reply, “It is a spiritual answer, do you want it?” They then had the option of moving on or continuing. One person said “no thanks’ but the rest wanted an answer. We would say “your purpose is to know and have a relationship with God, then be all He has created you to be.”

We had the most trouble with these two answers. The people were not ready for spiritual answers or didn’t know what to do with it when we answered. OR we were expecting church-style responses and we had a serious communication failure in the conversations.

Several of our conversations did cover spiritual topics and we were able to share the good news about Jesus to a few people. We talked about forgiveness with some people and talked about the Christian life with a few. Many believers came by to check us out and we were able to share and encourage one another.

  1. dale says:

    >'No procrastination. No backward looks. You can't put God's kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.' Jesus (Luke 9:62) In, by and through Jesus may you and the team there be set free to fully seize all He has for you as you move toward your first service!

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