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Objections to the Gospel, Lesson 06

Answering Objections To The Gospel Free Course, Lesson 06
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Tying It All Together

Hopefully the tools and strategies given so far are useful. A question that often arises is, “When I meet someone, they are a blend of all these things. They have deep personal objections, as well as intellectual objections, and some ignorance too. How do I unravel the knot?”

To start with, it should be said that a sound grip of theology and apologetics is very helpful. Those two topics are inclusive of most of the questions that anyone would ask. Great Christian thinkers and scholars have been wrestling with the hard questions non-believers ask for centuries. We can learn much to equip ourselves to engage these discussions too.

But, in the end, theology and apologetics have limitations. They cannot change a man’s heart, nor unravel its knots. Certainly they can change what a man thinks or believes, but the person or thing that man worships in his heart and the objections and barriers that hold him back is a matter between him and God. Recognizing this limitation gives us great freedom to get about our business of giving answers for our hope, not trying to convince people we are right or figure out everyone’s problems and motives.

The sovereignty of God cannot be ignored when we deal with objections to the Gospel. When we rely on the Lord to transform someone’s life, we are free from failure. If we conduct ourselves with gentleness and respect, and represent our Master well, He is glorified and we have served Him faithfully. He is powerful enough to untangle the human heart. He is powerful enough to strike down an objection. He is powerful enough to convict of sin. He is powerful enough to illuminate the truth in a person’s life and lead them to Jesus. We should be glad those things don’t fall on our shoulders!

If God is sovereign and powerful to do those things, why should we try to do them without Him? Or, why should we represent Him in any manner other than what He calls us to, with gentleness and respect?

So it falls to us to bear witness to Christ and His resurrection, and to learn and study and love and grow in our relationship with God. He will use us as His instruments to magnify Himself and draw others to him. When barriers or objections come along the way, He has given us the wisdom and the tools to give answers and bear witness in a way that gives God much glory.

Questions to Consider

How does God’s sovereignty free us to serve Him?

Write a two-page summary of what you have learned from this course.

Answering Objections To The Gospel Free Course, Lesson 06
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  1. One way to stir my soul is evangelism. This lesson was very helpful to me as I am in preparation to teach a class on effective evangelism. Great, great study tools and lessons! I praise God for you and giving you the heart to offer free lessons to many like myself who would love to attend seminary. I know with God all things are possible, and thereofre believe that if it His will for my life. the money and opportunity will come.
    Thanks again
    Minister C.

  2. One Response to “Objections to the Gospel, Lesson 06”

    If God is sovereign and powerful to do those things, why should we try to do them without Him? Or, why should we represent Him in any manner other than what He calls us to, with gentleness and respect?
    Questions to Consider
    How does God’s sovereignty free us to serve Him?
    Write a two-page summary of what you have learned from this course.

    Trough out training in Objection to Gospel it has added better understanding and lot clear view of presentation and ministering to people. Cultural difference, ignorance, personal objection, intellectual objection and alike .Each of this has thought me to see and understand better those questions yet highlighted the feeling of communication and at same time teach us and guide us ,and trough this people .First when the waters are filling up the pool ,it all becomes murky ,so one cannot see the bottom of this pool at all. Yet when you allow all the rush to settle down it clear itself to the point that indeed one can see the bottom of it. Yet at same time it gives me inside in to other person view. Just like that window of opportunity, so we preach on different occasions. Not only in ministry for those couple of hours but out in field. There was a question here If God is sovereign and powerful to do those things, why should we try to do them without Him?
    No ,we never should even consider, or shall I say we never even should cross our minds to relay on our own going. Making one single step without God Yahweh’s will trough Christ is a mistake .Each occasion a silent prayer that no one can see or hear should be asked God for guidance of Holy Spirit and Blessing of God in the open field . This subject in lessons divided in few segments has purpose to prepare us and gives us that armour if you like to fight the war.
    The sovereignty of God cannot be ignored when we deal with objections to the Gospel. When we rely on the Lord to transform someone’s life, we are free from failure. Because it is written
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    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

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    For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

    If we conduct ourselves with gentleness and respect, and represent our Master well, He is glorified and we have served Him faithfully. He is powerful enough to untangle the human heart. He is powerful enough to strike down an objection. He is powerful enough to convict of sin. He is powerful enough to illuminate the truth in a person’s life and lead them to Jesus. We should be glad those things don’t fall on our shoulders!
    The sovereignty of God cannot be ignored when we deal with objections to the Gospel. When we rely on the Lord to transform someone’s life, we are free from failure. If we conduct ourselves with gentleness and respect, and represent our Master well, He is glorified and we have served Him faithfully. He is powerful enough to untangle the human heart. He is powerful enough to strike down an objection. He is powerful enough to convict of sin. He is powerful enough to illuminate the truth in a person’s life and lead them to Jesus. We should be glad those things don’t fall on our shoulders!

    “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19
    “…we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” John 4:42
    “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
    Yet to ignorant and all those who are opposing Gods word and object to Gospel if you prefer ,this Sovereign God Yahweh has a message, a message that was told long time ago. It was told not by accident but for timeless porpoise. It touches each generation; it brings them up like poppy flower in field .Like a baby which feeds on the mother’s breast. Yes this God is God Yahweh of all ages past and present and future. Flowers in field and joy in mankind for every single soul. Yet please read the words from book of Job. I do not know if any one of you are familiar with Hungarian language .Job in Hungarian is right arm .Or better arm.

    Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
    Tell Me, if you have understanding….
    By what way is light diffused,
    Or the east wind scattered over the earth? …

    “Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water,
    Or a path for the thunderbolt,
    To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one…

    “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
    Can you set their dominion over the earth?
    Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
    That an abundance of water may cover you?
    Can you send out lightnings, that they may go,
    And say to you, ‘Here we are!’? …

    “Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
    Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions….” [Job 38]

    Christ was sent by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit to tell the good news to the poor, bring liberty to those deprived of it, free the oppressed and give sight to the blind.
    Holy Spirit has given us. Jesus to all Christians. We have all something in common ,you see there is only one Christ ,one Saviour for all . it is His Church. We remember the storm, when the apostles’ boat was being swamped by the waves. Jesus slept peacefully through it all until the apostles woke Him, crying, Mt 8:25 “Save, Lord; we are perishing.” It must have been a terrible storm to frighten seasoned fishermen like Peter, Andrew, James, and John, yet Jesus asked them, Mt 8:26 “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Jesus knew, absolutely knew, that our heavenly Father would not allow His Son to be drowned when His mission was to die on the Cross. We know, absolutely know, that Jesus, who Mt 28:20 promised to be with His Church until the end of the age, will keep His promise.
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    God sent Noah with a small ark for the 8 members of faithful few and wiped out the first world . Yet in our times the God Yahweh has given us our Savior Jesus Christ who trough Gods word and Salvation created a spiritual Ark for each generation in this 2000 years.,

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