Read Romans 10:13–15. This is part two of a study on this passage. Read verses 14–15. These verses indicate a six-step process in sharing the gospel among unreached peoples: being sent, going, telling, hearing, believing, and calling.
- What would you do to make sure they heard (understood) what you were telling them?
- How would you define biblical belief? How is it different from just an emotional experience or mere intellectual agreement?
- How should they call upon Jesus for salvation? Are the unreached saved by praying a prayer, coming forward at an altar call invitation, raising a hand or signing a booklet? Explain.
Watch Artis Altai (6:44)
- “I was praying and asked God, what should I do? I wanted to disciple people and knew people needed jobs. I started to dream, and this is what happened."
What lessons does this teach us about the starting point to share the gospel with unreached people in East Asia?
- “Sharing my faith in a natural way caused them to start to ask questions.
Why is casual conversation often the best way to share the gospel?
- “We included Bible study along with the training. They were so keen on sharing. God spoke to one artisan through what she was reading in the Bible. She said she received peace when she started to read. From that time, she started to walk with Jesus.
How does this salvation experience differ from how it’s practiced in America?
All excerpts are from C.T. Studd: No Retreat by Janet Benge.
- “He determined to live for eternity, no matter what it cost him in terms of family ties or public opinion” (locations 387–88).
What is it about the gospel that makes it worth risking family relationships and sacrificing your personal reputation?
- “C.T. was stunned to think that his decision to become a missionary was already having an effect on other people” (location 401)
Who inspires you to bring the gospel to unreached peoples?
- “In peace true soldiers are captive lions, fretting in their cages. War gives them their liberty and sends them, like boys bounding out of school, to obtain their heart’s desire or perish in the attempt. Battle is the soldier’s vital breath! Peace turns him into a stooping asthmatic. War makes him a whole man again, and gives him the heart, strength, and vigor of a hero. Every true Christian is a soldier of Christ, a hero ‘par excellence’! Braver than the bravest—scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft repeated warnings against hardship, disease, danger and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends” (locations 1822–28).
Is every Christian a soldier who is only made whole by involvement in the great spiritual war called global missions to unreached peoples? Explain.
Become SOGY. Support others by forming a World Team or go yourself by contacting a mission agency. Describe your journey of becoming SOGY.
Reflect on what you learned in this meeting and let this guide your prayers as you pray together as a group.