Recognizing opportunities and turning conversationsN.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
This podcast was recorded at the Disciple-making conference breakout session training. Ever wonder why Jesus talked to some people and not to others? And why did He often use questions or stories when He talked to people about the kingdom of God? Josh Reed leads an exploration of several case studies that today’s Christians might face and shares responses that help believers get to the heart of the matter with people without being argumentative.
Here is an excerpt from this podcast:
I want people to learn to live in the joy of Jesus. C.S. Lewis said, ‘Joy is the serious business of heaven.’ I want to be about that life. If that’s what the nature of God is, then I don’t want to miss out on any of it. And somehow mission, and the proclamation of the gospel, joy is wrapped up all in that. First John tells us this, that our joy is complete when we proclaim these things to others, that our fellowship may be with one another and with God Himself. It’s profound, what God’s called us to. My goal, that I feel like God’s given me, is to help catalyze or accelerate many disciple-making movements all over the state so that hopefully there’s one big fire that engulfs it. We’re really trying to get after: how do we go from just maintaining programs and structures to multiplying disciple groups and churches? We’re going to do a couple of case studies. I’m going to give you two that are based on real-life scenarios in my life. After you hear the case study, come up with three possible responses to what you hear. What are your next steps with this person?