12 Lesson Study Guide to Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!

12 Lesson Study Guide for:

Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!

How to Use This Study Guide

This study guide is designed to be used with the book “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!”  It consists of 12 lessons that include reading assignments in the book and homework assignments, i.e. role-playing, group discussions. preparing your testimony, etc.  Session goals are listed at the beginning of each lesson.  Most Scripture cited is not printed in this guide and will need to be looked up by students, so they’ll need access to a Bible.  Use whatever Bible translation your group is comfortable with. There are also dialogues for role-play activities.  Leadership instructions are printed in bold print. Italicized and underlined to separate them from the class material.

At the end of each lesson are a printed summary and a homework assignment for the next week marked “Weekly Handout”  Prepare for class by printing all relevant materials including enough lesson summaries and dialogues, etc. for each student.  Review ALL the tasks for the lesson before you teach it.  LORD bless you in your endeavor to make Christians effective evangelists for Christ.

Course Outline.  This course is designed in twelve lessons of 60 minutes each. 

  • Part 1 Foundations
  •          Lesson 1 Introduction to YOUR Personal Evangelism Plan
  •          Lesson 2 Christian Apologetics
  •          Lesson 3 Presupposition Foundations
  • Part 2 Developing Your Personal Evangelism Strategy
  •          Lesson 4 Taking Spiritual Temperature – Introduction & COLD
  •          Lesson 5 Taking Spiritual Temperature – LUKEWARM & HOT
  •          Lesson 6 Developing Your Testimony
  •          Lesson 7 Closure (Bringing One into a Relationship with Jesus).
  • Part 3 Implementation
  •          Lesson 8 Biblical Christianity’s Uniqueness
  •          Lesson 9 Biblical Support
  •          Lesson 10 Apostles Evangelism Encounters
  •          Lesson 11 Evangelism Strategy & Testimonies
  •          Lesson 12 Conclusion

 

  • Complete Table of Contents
  • Preface: How to Use This Study Guide, Course Outline
  • Pre-Course Handout
  •             1) Dialogue, Getting stumped by the question.
  •             2) Taking their spiritual temperature.      
  •             3) Giving your testimony
  •             4) Getting to the Gospel decision – Closure. 
  •             5) Answering their questions. 
  • Part 1 Foundations
  •             Lesson 1 Introduction to YOUR Personal Evangelism Plan
  •                         The Great Commission
  •                         Lost Friends and Family
  •                         Jesus Answers a Question With a Question
  •                         Role-play Evangelism Dialogue
  •             Lesson 2 Christian Apologetics
  •                         Presuppositions Defined (AIG)
  •                         Presuppositions Contradicted
  •                         Marginal Christianity – The Church Today
  •             Lesson 3 Christianity’s Presuppositional Foundations
  •                         Cultural Context’s Three Principles
  •                                     Men are Dead in Their Sin
  •                                     Two Kinds of People      
  •                                    Jesus is the Only Way to God
  •            How God Saves Men, The Example of Lazarus Raised
  •                                    Lazarus’ Body Made Alive by the Holy Spirit (Given Ears to Hear)                                          
  •                                    The Gospel is Proclaimed (Human Agency)
  •                                    The Gospel is Believed  
  •                                    Sanctification Begins
  • Part 2 Developing Your Personal Evangelism Strategy
  •             Lesson 4 Taking Spiritual Temperatures – Introduction & COLD
  •                         Identifying Unbelievers Presuppositions
  •                         The Parable of the Sower – Mark 4:2-20
  •                         The Parable of the Sower Explained
  •                         Spiritual Temperature = COLD
  •             Lesson 5 Taking Spiritual Temperature – LUKEWARM & HOT
  •                         Spiritual Temperature = LUKEWARM
  •                         Marginal Christianity Review
  •                         Spiritual Temperature = HOT
  •             Lesson 6 Developing Your Testimony
  •                         Give Your Testimony Every Time
  •                         John Harpers Story
  •                         Short Testimony Example
  •             Lesson 7 Closure (Bringing One into a Relationship with Jesus)
  •                         Preparing for Closure
  •                         Closure Plan
  •                                     1) Define Their Need
  •                                     2) Offer God’s Solution
  •                                     3) Making Their Commitment
  •                         Closure Plan Summary Chart
  • Part 3 Implementation     
  •             Lesson 8 Biblical Christianity’s Uniqueness
  •                         Defining World Religions
  •                                     1) God’s Not Relevant
  •                                     2) Non-Christian Religions
  •                                     3) Christianity
  •                         Spiritual Equations
  •                         Humanism vs. Christianity Comparison Chart
  •             Lesson 9 Biblical Support
  •                         Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. —Matthew 4:19
  •                         We are called to witness! The Great Commission
  •                         Jesus’ Methods, Exposing Presuppositions.
  •                         Reacting to Those That Are Cold
  •             Lesson 10 Apostles Evangelism Encounters
  •                         Paul and Barnabas at Antioch
  •                         Paul in Ephesus
  •                         Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
  •             Lesson 11 Evangelism Strategy & Testimonies
  •                         Practice Testimonies
  •                         Your Evangelism Strategy, One More Time
  •                                     Are They COLD?
  •                                     Are They LUKEWARM?
  •                                     Are They HOT?
  •                         Closure – Offering the Gospel
  •                                     The Bad News
  •                                     The Good News
  •                                     The Future Hope
  •             Lesson 12 Conclusion
  •                         Go, Share Your Testimony and Be an Evangelist for Christ!
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