eInspire 6: Discussing the Good News

In 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 Paul wrote, “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred…

Discussing the Good News of Jesus Christ centers around talking about His death on the cross for our sins and His resurrection. Once you are in a spiritual conversation, here are some questions you might ask to get to that all important point. Verse references are included for further reflection.

  • Have you ever taken time to read about Jesus and His life? If so, what strikes you most about His story?
  • In your opinion what are some of Jesus’ most important teachings?
  • What do you believe about Jesus? Matthew 16:13-18
  • Who did Jesus and His followers claim Him to be and why is that important? Matthew 20:25-28; John 10:11-18; John 11:25-26; John 14:6
  • At one point Jesus said, “Nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean. It’s what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean.Mark 7:15¹ What do you think Jesus means by this? What do you think is wrong with people? Romans 3:9-20; Galatians 5:19-21
  • What do you know about the end of Jesus’ life?
  • What is the significance of Jesus’ death? What do you think it means that Jesus died for our sins? Romans 3:19-26; Romans 5:1-11
  • Why the resurrection? 1 Corinthians 15:55-57; 1 Peter 1:3-4

Imagine the great conversations you could have by asking some of these questions and listening attentively to gain insight into how God is already revealing Himself to them! As you follow the Spirit’s leading, any one of these questions may open an opportunity to speak more clearly of Jesus’ death and resurrection and their significance. You could simply ask, “May I share with you how I would answer that same question?”

I pray that you will have some wonderful, deep conversations about Jesus and the Good News.

In the next two to three weeks, with whom will you talk about Jesus?

¹Mark 7:15 International Standard Version © 1995-2014

Unless otherwise noted all scripture is taken from the New International Version, ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.