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3 Circles Session 4: The Invitation- Follow Up

Over the last 3 videos, we have been working through what Scroggins calls T-G-I: Transition, Gospel, and Invitation.  This weeks part is over how to issue a gospel invitation.  It only makes sense that once you share the gospel with someone you would then want to invite them to believe it, confess it, and repent.  He says we don't want to just pass along gospel information, but we also want to issue a gospel invitation.  This is part of our mission.  In 2 Corinthians 5:18-20, the Apostle Paul says that we, as believers, have been give the ministry of reconciliation.  God has committed to us this ministry.  We are his ambassadors thought which God is making the appeal to all to become reconciled to Himself.  What a blessing that is.  Every time we share the gospel, we are fulfilling this ministry given to us.  We are calling people to trust Christ and be reconciled to God.  Sharing the gospel is so much more than passing along information.  It is being an obedient ambassador with

3 Circles Session 3: Transition to the Gospel- Follow Up

Last week we focused on the Gospel circle.  We learned that the 3 main components of the gospel the must be shared is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.  This week we learn how to have a well-planned transition to the Gospel.  Before getting to transitions, Scroggins says that the 3 Circles works best when two things happen 1. We make it a point to build relationships with far from God people.  Yes, you can and should share the gospel with strangers, but more often than not sharing with someone you have built a relationship with will have better results.  So we are challenged to pray for and seek out relationships with far from God people. 2. 3 Circles works best when someone who is far from God shares a problem, issue, or concern with you.  The door to transition to the Gospel is wide open when someone you have built a relationship with shares their burdens and concerns with you. Scroggins says that the brokenness of the world gives us opportunities to transition to

3 Circles Session 2- The Gospel Follow-Up

Last week's lesson was an overview of 3 Circles.  This week Scroggins dialed in on the "Gospel" circle.  Many people when asked what is the gospel would give an incomplete answer.  Scroggins in this video shared a story about preaching in the markets of the Phillipines as a young grad student.  He was confident in his ability to share the gospel.  But he was reminded by a mentor that in preaching the gospel to the people of the Phillipines that afternoon he had left out a very crucial part, the resurrection. Scroggins reminds us that we must share the whole gospel.  He mentions that there are three components you absolutely can't leave out when sharing the gospel: the death, burial, and the resurrection of Jesus.  There are many ways you can share the gospel, and many passages of Scripture that can help, but it is not the full gospel without including the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.  He shows in this video a very effective way of sharing the gospel.