Tomorrow @ Sr. High OTTAGETTU we start a new small series on the five biblical purposes for our lives. We begin by talking about the importance of reaching out to people who need to know Jesus. Evangelism is something Jesus modeled for us when he talked to a Samaritan woman in John 4:1-42.
We will discuss how Jesus went where other “religious” people were afraid to go. He was also willing to talk to people who thought differently than him. Jesus asked some tough questions, & he recognized the importance of paying attention to a person’s needs & keeping the focus on God’s love. We will finish our time by encouraging our students to each think of one person with whom they could share God’s love with this week.
I’d encourage you to find time this week to talk with your teenager about this week’s OTTAGETTU. Here are some questions to help fuel your conversation:
· Do you usually find it harder to talk about spiritual topics with strangers or friends? Why?
· When have you had a conversation with someone else who held very different views on God & religion & faith? What was that experience like? What did you learn by having that conversation?
· What’s one big obstacle you feel in sharing God’s love with people? What are some possible ways around that obstacle?