Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Idea: Deadly Superbug in the News!

I want to start devoting one day a week to news stories and ways to get to the gospel from stories that are in the news that week. Whether you're a news junkie or not, you'll often find yourself discussing the news with friends, family and coworkers. Having an idea beforehand about what to say to transition to the gospel will help you make the most of each of those situations. That being said, have you heard about the deadly new superbug in the news this week? It is this year's equivalent of the "swine flu" scare last fall (just not quite that scary yet). If you find yourself in a conversation about this superbug ask a few questions. First, ask why the person you are talking to thinks it is so dangerous. Second, ask what their greatest fear is concerning this "superbug." Acknowledge the possibility of what they are saying but share the hope you have regardless of the potential threat. You might even share Psalm 91:5-7 - "You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you." That will bring the conversation crashing through barrier # 2 and ready for the gospel. You could easily ask if they have ever heard that verse and what they think about it. That will lead the conversation into a full blown conversation about Jesus. Just make sure to take the initiative to share the Good News. I hope you get a chance to apply this idea this week. For more on why the world is at where it is, check out the MP3 below entitled "Understanding the Times." Have an awesome day sharing the Good News!!!

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