I’m afraid because…
Oh, man! There you were. You just spent 30 minutes listening to your coworker pour his heart out to you about all the problems going on in his life. You showed genuine concern for him because you’re living your new life in Christ. You let him know he could talk to you about anything and he let you have it! And why’s that? Because people want to know that there are others out there who are genuinely concerned for them. When they find someone who really cares, they’ll almost always open up to that person. After you heard about his life off the edge, you presented him with the message of Christ so beautifully you just knew you had a new brother in Christ. Then just when you were getting ready to ask him to pray with you, he threw in one of those pipe wrench questions.
“People want to know that there are others out there who genuinely care”.
The Pipe Wrench Question
What’s a pipe wrench question you ask? A pipe wrench question is one that you don’t know the answer too and until it is answered, he ain’t moving forward. It’s like throwing a pipe wrench into a bicycle spoke. Everything is about to stop here,… abruptly.
Answering The Question
One of the biggest hinderences to people sharing their faith with others is the fear that they will be asked one of the hard questions. They don’t want to be put into a situation that they can’t get out of. It’s just asking to be put into an awkward situation. Questions like “Why do bad things happen to good people”? or “Why are there apparent contradictions in the Gospels”?, are always roadblocks, especially for new Christians. The only way to solve this problem is to learn the answers to these questions. So in this new series, that’s what we’re going to do.
The Next Step
Over the next few months we will dive into the top questions asked by nonbelievers when a christian shares their faith with them. We will research each one, come up with a logical answer, and settle forever the problems that question has caused in the past. knowing the answers to these questions will increase your confidence in yourself and your ability to share the gospel. It will also make it much easier to approach people with the message of our Lord and his redemptive love. I hope you will join me for this upcoming series.