Evangelizing Students, Lesson 009

Sharing The Gospel Free Course, Lesson 009
Trinity Graduate School, Evangelism Course

Conclusion

It is the intent of these nine lessons to give instruction on how best to share the Gospel with students. Of course, much of this is transferable to other people as well. It can and should be used, and adjusted accordingly.

There are many excellent tools and resources available on how to share the Gospel. It is not as important which tools are used, although certainly some are better or more relevant than others. What is important is that we seek to build God’s kingdom here on Earth by communicating the truth about a relationship with Jesus to as many people as possible.

The only way to get better at sharing the Gospel is to do it. As such, the conclusion of this lesson will require you to speak to several students about the Gospel, and write about your findings and experiences. In this way, you will learn how to assimilate the information given, as well as learn where and how to adjust and improve your communication skills.

Chapter Tests

Answer ‘True’ or ‘False’ for each of the following questions.

Lesson One

1. Students are faced with extremely significant life choices.

True/False

2. Student culture is the same as it always has been.

True/False

3. Presenting a set of principles about Christianity is the most effective way to share the Gospel.

True/False

4. Post-modernism rejects objective truth and claims that no real meaning can be ascribed to another person’s statements or writings.

True/False

5. ‘Outsiders’ and ‘insiders’ are subject to the same degree of respect.

True/False

Lesson Two

1. It is not very beneficial to try and anticipate what barriers we might face when sharing the Gospel.

True/False

2. A person’s family influences how they will view God.

True/False

3. Bias is a very powerful barrier to the Gospel.

True/False

4. Most college professors are very balanced and conservative in their worldview.

True/False

5. Ignorance and emotions are the only two types of barriers to the Gospel.

True/False

Lesson Three

1. Most people know how they can have hope.

True/False

2. The Bible says that we can know we have eternal life.

True/False

3. It is not important to make sure the terms you use are defined clearly.

True/False

4. ‘Perish’ means to spoil, fade, or disappear.

True/False

Lesson Four

1. Sinful activities are not promoted on college campuses.

True/False

2. Sin is simply ‘the bad things we do’.

True/False

3. Sin was at one time an archery term.

True/False

4. Gandhi was less sinful than most people.

True/False

5. Most people sense that their lives are not what they should be.

True/False

Lesson Five

1. Ephesians 2:8-9 is easily and correctly understood by most non-Christians.

True/False

2. ‘Blind faith; is an acceptable understanding of the word ‘faith’.

True/False

3. The gap between a finite and an infinite cannot be bridged in any amount of time.

True/False

4. Jesus is the vehicle for God’s grace.

True/False

Lesson Six

1. Most people do not understand why Jesus had to die.

True/False

2. A guilty person can redeem an innocent person.

True/False

3. Man can redeem himself from his own guilt.

True/False

Lesson Seven

1. The heart of the Gospel is a right relationship with God.

True/False

2. We receive a gift by taking it.

True/False

3. If someone is not ready to receive Christ, we should try to change their minds.

True/False

4. If someone is ready to receive Christ, we should leave them be to do it on their own.

True/False

5. We should make sure that a person who is ready to receive Christ has a full understanding of all the terms and concepts discussed so far.

True/False

Lesson Eight

1. Following up a new believer is not really essential.

True/False

2. New believers should be encouraged to attend church regularly.

True/False

3. New believers should be encouraged to share their faith regularly.

True/False

4. A new believer does not yet have a secure relationship with God.

True/False

5. Prayer is simply talking with God.

True/False

Lesson Nine

1. The only way to get better at sharing the Gospel is to do it.

True/False

Sharing The Gospel Free Course, Lesson 009
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  1. I am happy to do these studys. Im disabled and have no way to pay for school being turned down for disability. I Study alot on my own using several different helps from Strongs Concordance and Strongs Dictionary along with many others. Thanks for this opportunity and God Bless.

  2. Wonderful teaching! I can’t wait to get started studying
    at Trinty School…..

  3. Matthew 18:19-20 (New International Version)

    1.

    19″Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
    New International Version (NIV)

    Revelation 3:20 – “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him.” Ask them what ‘door’ is being referred to. Of course it is the door to their life. Ask them what, according to this passage, they must do to have Christ come in to their life. Simply put, they must ‘open the door’ to him, or ask him to come in

    Thy need to invite Christ in to their heart and lifes.

    Immediately show them Hebrews 13:5 – “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”. Jesus promises us that he is with us always, even if we don’t feel it.

    Chapter Tests
    Answer ‘True’ or ‘False’ for each of the following questions.
    Lesson One
    1. Students are faced with extremely significant life choices.
    True/
    2. Student culture is the same as it always has been.
    True/
    3. Presenting a set of principles about Christianity is the most effective way to share the Gospel.
    True/
    4. Post-modernism rejects objective truth and claims that no real meaning can be ascribed to another person’s statements or writings.
    True/
    5. ‘Outsiders’ and ‘insiders’ are subject to the same degree of respect.
    True/
    Lesson Two
    1. It is not very beneficial to try and anticipate what barriers we might face when sharing the Gospel.
    True/
    2. A person’s family influences how they will view God.
    True/
    3. Bias is a very powerful barrier to the Gospel.
    True/
    4. Most college professors are very balanced and conservative in their worldview.
    True/
    5. Ignorance and emotions are the only two types of barriers to the Gospel.
    True/
    Lesson Three
    1. Most people know how they can have hope.
    /False
    2. The Bible says that we can know we have eternal life.(Question- wording is not correct )
    True/False
    3. It is not important to make sure the terms you use are defined clearly.
    /False
    4. ‘Perish’ means to spoil, fade, or disappear.
    True/
    Lesson Four
    1. Sinful activities are not promoted on college campuses.
    True/
    2. Sin is simply ‘the bad things we do’.
    True/False
    3. Sin was at one time an archery term.
    True/
    4. Gandhi was less sinful than most people.
    False
    5. Most people sense that their lives are not what they should be.
    True/
    Lesson Five
    1. Ephesians 2:8-9 is easily and correctly understood by most non-Christians.
    8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

    /False
    2. ‘Blind faith; is an acceptable understanding of the word ‘faith’.
    False
    3. The gap between a finite and an infinite cannot be bridged in any amount of time.
    True/
    4. Jesus is the vehicle for God’s grace.
    True/
    Lesson Six
    1. Most people do not understand why Jesus had to die.
    True/
    2. A guilty person can redeem an innocent person.
    True/
    3. Man can redeem himself from his own guilt.
    True/
    Lesson Seven
    1. The heart of the Gospel is a right relationship with God.
    True/
    2. We receive a gift by taking it.
    True/
    3. If someone is not ready to receive Christ, we should try to change their minds.
    True/
    4. If someone is ready to receive Christ, we should leave them be to do it on their own.
    /False
    5. We should make sure that a person who is ready to receive Christ has a full understanding of all the terms and concepts discussed so far.
    True/
    Lesson Eight
    1. Following up a new believer is not really essential.
    /False
    2. New believers should be encouraged to attend church regularly.
    True/
    3. New believers should be encouraged to share their faith regularly.
    True/
    4. A new believer does not yet have a secure relationship with God.
    True/
    5. Prayer is simply talking with God.
    True/

    Lesson Nine
    1. The only way to get better at sharing the Gospel is to do it.
    True/

  4. Rev. Andrew E. Barnhardt

    Im excited about the opportunity you are giving to those who really wants to learn in depth studies of God’s word without having to worry about not having the money to pay for tuition. Please continue to help those who just don’t have the funds right now and I really can’t wait to get started. thanx, Rev. Andrew

  5. Synopsis:
    When one enters high school, one becomes aware of the world around as it pertains to adulthood and decision making, such as in the areas of dating, love and sex, job and career choices, and study habits. College students have left home and entered and autonomous realm with many decisions.

    Student culture has changed in recent years and continues to evolve.

    As children of the Internet, information has bombarded them constantly.

    The aftermath of postmodernism, rejection of objective truth, meta-narratives and belief structures, is a generation that is very inexperienced at discerning what is true.

    It has produced a very ‘tribal’ mentality, that is, that ‘insiders’ can be trusted, but all outsiders, no matter their qualifications, are suspect sources for truth. No longer does the expert carry authority; a friend is seen as having greater weight.

    As we prepare to share the Gospel with students, it is beneficial for us to spend time thinking about what barriers we might encounter.

    Family background is one very common barrier to the Gospel; there are those without the Bible and others with hostility towards it. One may comprehend receptivity by asking “Did you grow up going to church?” or “What was your spiritual background growing up? How has that influenced who you are today?”

    Everyone has biases regarding spiritual matters, such as being naturalist, humanist, nihilistic, relativistic, Muslim, materialism, or denominational.

    It is absolutely vital for you to pray for God to speak through you, so that it is His voice that is being heard.

    The Gospel is a message of hope at its core. We believe our beginning and end are with God the Father.

    Man has a sense of mission, of the dignity of our existence, of a sense of value for individuals and societies. Only redemption of our souls really conveys any hope.

    1 John 5:13 reads, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”

    John 10:10 reads, “I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly.”

    John 1:12 reads, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

    John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

    Helping a non-believing student understand sin is the central issue in sharing of the Gospel.

    Today’s culture teaches that there are no moral absolutes. This is strictly the opposite of what the Bible teaches. Only Christ can remedy the problem of sin-through his sacrifice we receive forgiveness of sins.

    Sin as a concept actually originated in the sport of archery. Any arrow which was not fired perfectly was called ‘sin’.

    Romans 3:23 reads, “…for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

    God does in fact love us; He wants us to have a full and meaningful life, but we are separated from God and His plan due to our sinfulness.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 reads, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.”

    Blind faith is ignorance, and nowhere in the Bible does it commend ‘blind faith’. Faith means to believe something that you have good reason to believe.

    Grace is simply unmerited favor. It is receiving something that we don’t deserve, and could never repay.

    “How many good things must you do to earn God’s favor?” One cannot do enough good things; God’s favor is granted or given, not earned.

    God is infinite, and so is His holiness. We are finite. The gap between a finite object and an infinite object is an infinite gap. Only God can span an infinite gap.

    “Why then, if God’s grace is a free gift, unmerited favor, did Jesus have to die?”

    All transgressions have a cost. Who pays? It takes a person from outside to redeem. Can one bear the sentence for one’s own sins? No, one is a finite man who cannot live the standard for an infinite God. Christ can bear our sin, though. Because he was innocent of wrongdoing, and at the same time the infinite God, if we allow him to take our place, we can be free.

    John 1:12 reads, “As many as received him, to those who believe in his name, to them he gave the right to become children of God.”

    Revelation 3:20 reads, “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him.”

    Once you are ready to continue, ask them if they are ready to open the door in their life and receive Christ’s free gift of eternal life. Ask if they are ready to begin a life of relationship with God. If their answer is ‘yes’, then have them pray with you.

    Hebrews 13:5 reads, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”.

    Hebrews 13:5 reads, Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

    John 10:28 reads, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

    John 1:12 reads, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

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