Going to the Lost – Bible Studies
Our Navigator calling is to see the Gospel advancing through filling the nations with generations of lifetime labourers who together multiply among the lost. Our calling is also in harmony with God’s desire that His people live in the world for the sake of those who don’t know Him among all the nations (ethnos – peoples). God’s people are sent to the lost and He wants to use every believer in this task.
These studies will look at five important areas related to ‘going to the lost’.
STUDY 1 – THE GOSPEL
What is the Gospel we are sharing with people? We begin by looking at the reasons we need the gospel. We then consider the core of the gospel, Jesus’ substitutionary death in our place and His resurrection. Finally, we reflect on the response required to the gospel message.
STUDY 2 – HOW DOES THE GOSPEL GROW?
Understanding some of the dynamics of how the Gospel advanced in the first century can provide us with helpful insights as we implement our calling. We explore the role of an apostle and that of local believers who are insiders in the community. Both are key to the growth of the Gospel.
STUDY 3 – MOTIVATION, COURAGE & FEAR, LEGALISM
It is important to consider the Scriptural basis of why we go to the lost. We then consider legalism. Legalism sends a distorted message about the Gospel.
In the last section in this study we explore fear and courage. Is it possible to relate freely to non-believers and not offend some believers? Going to the lost is scary. Fear is a very powerful emotion. How do we respond to the reality of our fears? Where does courage and boldness come from? Can we be bold and still maintain relationships with those we seek to reach?
STUDY 4 – UNDERLYING CONCEPTS
Helping people with the understanding and skills to live as ‘insiders’ is vital if we are to see ‘lifetime labourers.’ In this study, we look at mini decisions, raising the flag, faith stories, the 7 habits of an insider, and lastly we prepare some answers to questions that are often asked.
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