Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I Once Was Lost - Book Review.
I read this book as an recommendation from Gene Appel. He recommended it in one of his sermons from the Next Level Conference.
In a nutshell this book is about sharing your faith without seeming weird nor wanting your friends as some sort of project.
The whole reminder of a conversation like ATTIC
To Affirm, Translate, Tranparent, Insert yourself, Challenge ....
The analogy of how serious discipleship is similar to wedding vows. From dating, checkin out Jesus, and finally pledging to Him. It takes serious of how we can help the lost, without downplaying nor making our friends a project but rather them seeking and asking questions along the way. The Habits within the first few weeks hit home (and to nurture them)
1. Getting them to pray.
2. Getting them studying the scriptures.
3. Getting them connected into the community.
4. Get them to tell their story.
5. Get them serving in some way.
I think we can get people to Christ, but it is afterwards that counts as well.
A very good reminder of why we do ministry. 3.5 out of 5 for this book.