December 13, 2015
Background Information The person whom I intend to share the Gospel with is my friend Drew Harmatz. We have been friends now for over three years and over that time grown to be really good friends. Even though we are good friends we do not share the same beliefs. Drew is Jewish and has chosen to stick with his birth religion because he likes the Jewish moral compass. Basically, he has expressed that he feels the Jewish culture is more peaceful and presents a better moral basis than that of any other religion. While we have talk of God, Christ, and the Bible; I have never tried to relay the Gospel to him.
Elements of Communication There are a couple key points I
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Scot McKnight did state though that “that there is no way to reduce the Gospel to four points, and there is no way to sketch the Gospel in a minute or two.” This statement does bring a little comfort because it acknowledges that it is not a story that can be summarized in one to two minutes, but there is a way to communicate it where you’re not spending days on the subject. First thing to do is to come up with a plan; where to start, what points have to be motioned, and how should I end it. This is a big factor in presenting the Gospel. Personally, I would begin with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.” From there I would go on to Adam and Eve and the sin that separated all from God. Being that the person I am speaking to is Jewish, I would spend a bit of time on Moses and his role in the structure of the scriptures and structure of laws that build our moral compass. This is big because Jews look at Moses as the greatest prophet. So by creating a relationship with that I will be able to relate to him on a personal and religious level. From there I will hit on Moses and his prophecy of the coming of Jesus. He writes in Deuteronomy 18:15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen.” Once again this is try and relate with them on a religious level and to push the point of the Gospel and that is Jesus Christ. After