STUDY TWO WORKSHEET

© Rosemary Bardsley 2014

#1 The Biblical concern

Write out phrases from these verses which identify the over-riding concern of …
Jesus Christ
John 17:4

John 1:14

The Old Testament
Psalm 29:1,2

Psalm 72:17-19

Psalm 108:1-5

Isaiah 40:5

Isaiah 43:7

Isaiah 48:9-11

The New Testament
Romans 15:6-9

1Corinthians 10:31

2Thessalonians 1:12

1Peter 2:9

Revelation 5:9-14

 

#2 Discussion
If the glory of God is the over-riding concern of Jesus Christ and the Bible, where do the following fit in as concerns in witness and evangelism?

[1] the Biblical command to repentance

 


[2] God’s concern for the lost

 

 

#3 Literature
There are many ‘evangelistic’ tracts published as witnessing tools. Some are good some are not so good. Check out any tracts you have, asking these questions about it:

Does is communicate the ‘good news’? [Check it against the focus of the good news defined in #1 above]

Is what is states actually biblical truth?

Does it have the potential to promote the glory of God?

Is it focused on who God is [who Jesus Christ is] or what man needs?

Is it so full of Christian clichés and jargon that no one can understand it?

Does it address the reader as a real person to whom God is reaching out in love?

Does it leave the reader confused or enlightened?

Is it relevant to contemporary society and culture?

Is it short enough to be read, but long enough to communicate significant truth?

Does it give the reader some direction about what to do next if the content impacts him/her?

Is there space for you to put your, or your church’s, contact details?