Encouraging Story & a Free Discipleship Download 🎁🎁
So I've got an encouraging pastor story for you today.
A young couple with 2 kids started attending our church. It was clear God was working in their life, and they were actively seeking him, but weren't right with him.
After a few months of attending, the husband said, "I need to talk. Can we get together? I think I might be ready to be a Christian, but I've got some questions."
Music to a pastor's ears, right? But the truth is, I've still got to answer the questions... and that can be a bit (OK, a lot) scary. But I made the appointment, and showed up.
But when we sat down to talk, it surprised me. It wasn't mostly about theology, or salvation. He was 90% there on all that. Instead, he had a completely different category of questions. He asked questions about:
Creation & the Flood
The problem of evil and pain in the world
How we could trust the Bible
And more like that
I did my best. I was grateful that I was prepared with answers. I had done my research, I had done my reading and my thinking. After about an hour, he nodded his head and said, "OK, that's it. I'm ready."
I blinked. "You're ready to pray?"
We bowed our heads, we prayed, and Jesus saved him.
That day, I realized more fully than I had before, this truth: that in our skeptical age, there are sincere people who still need to reconcile the pull of their heart with the life of their mind. And when that happened for him, he was ready!
Today is no different. In fact, it may be even more that way. The question today is, how can I be ready:
to answer objections
to show the Bible's reliability
to reconcile a broken world with a loving God
I'm passionate about helping people understand and defend their faith in a world that is pluralistic and hostile to ultimate Truth. So, I'm excited to share a new module I've developed for NewStart Discipleship.
Introducing Defending Your Faith Video Course
This 9-Session video course will help small church pastors & disciple-makers to equip new Christians and mature believers with a good foundation for your faith, and the logical basis for Christianity. We'll answer questions like:
Why is the Bible true?
Can I trust the Bible?
Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
What is the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus?
How is Christianity different from other religions?
Is Christianity logical?
Arguments for the existence of God
Is the Bible historically reliable?
...and many more questions about Christianity!
Get a Free Workbook
You can actually download a completely free copy of the workbook at www.defendingyourfaithcourse.com, instantly! You can even take it absolutely free. However, a NewStart Discipleship Subscription gives you the ability to:
use the videos publicly at your church
print as many workbooks as you need
let your Sunday School class or small groups use it
take the resources and preach it or teach it yourself if you prefer.
Got questions? Get in touch and I'll answer as best I can. :)
Yours for Disciple-Making, Darrell