You’ve heard the objections, but you don’t feel prepared to answer them. What if, instead of racking our brains for just the right passages, we would begin instead with the right story? A story that sets the living Jesus before their eyes?
We might come away concluding, “All I really needed to know I learned in Sunday School.” This approach, called Bible Story Evangelism, might be just what we need, not just to set Jesus before those outside the church but also before those who are in danger of drifting away.
Can you tell the story of Peter’s denial? of the Emmaus disciples? of the weeds and the wheat? of Judas’ betrayal? of the woman at the well? of the woman who anointed Jesus with the expensive perfume? Then you’ve already got a vivid way to respond to six of the objections above. Even if you can match them up yourself, we encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings. We’ll be looking at stories of Jesus and asking ourselves, “Who needs to hear this?”
March 17 Lesson 1 The Lost Son and the Waiting Father (Part 1): Why stories?
March 24 Lesson 2 The Lost Son and the Waiting Father (Part 2): Why stories?
March 31 Lesson 3 The Visit of the Magi: What kind of God demands worship?
April 7 Lesson 4 The Birth of Jesus: Isn’t this all a myth, not history?
April 14 Lesson 5 The Faith of the Canaanite Woman: Isn’t Christianity anti-woman?
April 21 No Class Easter Sunday
April 28 Lesson 6 Gethsemane: Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?
May 5 Lesson 7 Peter Disowns Jesus: What if I want to feel good about myself?
May 12 Lesson 8 Jesus Before Pilate: What is truth?
May 19 Lesson 9 The Crucifixion: Where is God when I’m hurting?
May 26 Lesson 10 Jesus Appears to Thomas: Why can’t I just believe what I see?