Discussion | Promote the Message About Jesus
Welcome back to the discussion episode for the story; Promote the Message About Jesus.
In this story, Paul and Barnabas met some who did not want the message about Jesus to be shared. They travelled to the island of Cyprus, where they met a sorcerer named Bar-Jesus, who tried to convince the Roman governor to not listen to Paul and Barnabas. Bar-Jesus was struck blind, and the governor and many others believed in Jesus.
They then went to Antioch of Pisidia, where the entire town wanted to hear the message. Some jews got jealous and then got some help forming a mob to drive Paul and his crew out of town.
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- Bradon’s growth tip was excellent; list ten ways to promote the message of Jesus this week. Discuss which three items in your list each of you will do this week and what will be hard and what makes it exciting!
- If someone were to ask you how you came to believe in Jesus, what would you say? If you do not yet believe in the message of Jesus, what has brought you to this point in your journey?
- Ok, this is the hard question. We often say that there is nothing more important than a growing relationship with Jesus. Something that both of us believe with every fibre of our being. Equally true is this; there is no message more important than the message about Jesus. Paul and Barnabas sacrificed and gave an incredible amount to spread the message about Jesus. They certainly believed it was the most important message. If you believe this as well, then ask yourself this question. What am I willing to give or sacrifice to ensure that this message gets out?
As a group or by yourself, list ten ways you could promote the message about Jesus. Now, I am not saying you have to share or preach this message, but how can you ensure that others hear the message. If people don’t hear the message, they will not have the opportunity to believe in Jesus and grow in a relationship with him! So list ten ways you can promote the message about Jesus.
At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.