Speaking the truthN.C. BAPTIST PODCAST
This podcast was recorded at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s 2017 Annual Meeting and focuses on engaging others in gospel conversations. Whether it is with a family member, a coworker, a neighbor or someone in the store, believers can and should form authentic relationships and use everyday encounters to share nuggets of the gospel with people in their spheres of influence. Ashley Allen offers practical and hands-on ways to equip women to intentionally engage other women in gospel conversations that are natural for casual encounters or lengthy conversations.
Here is an excerpt from this podcast:
If you’re in here today, and you name the name of Christ, you have the Holy Spirit in you and you have been given a command to go and to make disciples. How many of you can think of a family member that doesn’t know Christ? How many can think of a coworker or a neighbor that doesn’t know Christ? What about somebody that you see when you are out shopping, that you see the same person every time you go shopping? Those are all people that God has placed in your sphere of influence. So you don’t even have to pray, “Lord, bring someone to me that I can share the gospel to.” He’s using this to show you that you already have people right around you that He’s already put there. Sometimes when we think of disciple-making, I’ve heard women say before, “I don’t have extra time to do that.” You don’t need extra time to do that. I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve had people in the car with me and we’re just talking, and you steer those conversations to talking about the gospel and talking about Jesus. Kindness exudes Christ, so kindness can go a long way. Let’s talk about how we can share the gospel in conversation. How has Christ saved you personally? Can you share your testimony? Sometimes we’re in situations where we might just have a couple minutes to say something to somebody. One of the things we are training missions teams and women to use are what we call bridge sentences. Using a bridge sentence helps you have a succinct way to share the gospel.