I AM GOD’S PLAN: Sharing the Gospel

Philemon 1:4-6

We are doing it, but aren’t good at it.
We are doing it, but people aren’t open to Jesus.
We just aren’t doing it.
Romans 1:16a (end after: believes…”)

Jesus is God’s plan for salvation, but I am God’s plan for sharing it with the world.

Matthew 28:18-20
Romans 10:14
2 Timothy 4:1-2
1 Peter 3:15

Everything in a house that needs repair or attention is a war that has not yet been fought. ~Jordan B. Peterson:


I am sharing the gospel with others around me.

Follow Up Questions to Week 5 Message

I am sharing the gospel with those around me.

Is this statement true for you? To what degree? What are main things that stand in the way: Inadequacy? Fear? Apathy? Inadequacy? Something else?

In the message we talked about these ideas:

PRAY for those who don’t believe.

CONNECT with those who don’t know Jesus. 

ENGAGE in spiritual conversations.

SHARE the gospel message.

INVITE others to discover and follow Jesus. 


Which ones are easiest for you?   Which ones do you struggle with the most?  Why do you think that is?

In the message, you were extended an invitation to join in a renewed effort to fight on behalf of those who do not yet know Jesus. If you are willing to step into it, write down the names of 3-5 (or more) people that you will pray for each day or throughout the week.

Pray that their hearts and minds would be open to Jesus.  Pray that they would see him at work in their lives. Pray that God would use you to help them come to know Jesus.

I AM GOD’S PLAN: I AM GOD’S pt 2 (identity)

2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Corinthians 5:10-21
2 Corinthians 5:10
1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Luke 19:11-26 (don’t put the verses up for this one, just list the passage)
2 Corinthians 5:11
2 Corinthians 5:12
2 Corinthians 5:13
2 Corinthians 5:14
2 Corinthians 5:15
2 Corinthians 5:16
2 Corinthians 5:17
Christ cannot be our Savior without also being our Lord
Matthew 7:21-23
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
2 Corinthians 5:20
Our identity is as messengers
2 Corinthians 5:21

(There are no follow-up questions for this particular message.)

I AM GOD’S PLAN: I AM GOD’S pt 1 (belonging)

Psalm 100:3
What does it mean to belong to Jesus?

I am chosen.
Deuteronomy 6:7-8

I am valued.
Isaiah 43:1

I am secure.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22

I am loved…
1 John 3:1

I am loved deeply.
Song of Solomon 6:3

I am loved for certain.
Romans 8:38-39

I am loved forever.
Psalm 136:1-3,26

Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT
I am growing in deeper connection with the Lord.

Follow Up Questions to Week 5 Message

Who are “your people” – the people you feel you connect with most deeply?

Psalm 100:3 suggests that we belong to God; we are His people. Do you experience a deep connection to Jesus, just as you do with others who you are close to in life? Why do you think that is (or isn’t) the case?

I am chosen. I am valued. I am secure. I am loved (deeply, for certain and forever).

Which of those statements do you most resonate with?  Which ones are hardest for you to embrace? Why do you feel that way?

I am growing in deeper connection with the Lord.

Is this true in your life these days? What do you find hindering you from connecting more deeply with Jesus? What obstacles seem to be standing in the way? Is there anything you can do to minimize or remove those obstacles in your life? 


Selfish Desire
Selfish Jealousy

Gen 11:1-9
Genesis 9:1
Selfish Ambition
Selfish Pride
Luke 12:13-21
Selfish Greed
Luke 16:19-31
Selfish arrogance
Psalm 14:1
Selfish Unbelief

Selfish Sinfulness vs Selfless Surrender

I am surrendering to Jesus, making him central in every aspect of my life.

Follow Up Questions to Week 4 Message

Read these passages: Luke 6:46-49 and Matthew 7:21, 24-27 They weren’t mentioned in the message, but may be familiar. What do they say to you about following and obeying Jesus? 

In what ways do the following areas of selfish sinfulness get in the way of you following Jesus more closely?

selfish desires           jealousy         ambition                    pride   

arrogance                  greed              disobedience             unbelief

“The antidote to selfish sinfulness is selfless surrender.”         Agree or disagree?  Why? 

The overarching point of the message was that we need to stop trying to be our own God and surrender to Jesus. This week’s key statement was: 

I am surrendering to Jesus, making him central in every aspect of my life.  

Is this true for you in general? Are there specific areas of struggle and resistance, where your life you need to raise a white flag and surrender to Jesus? Why do you think these areas are so difficult for you? Is there someone you can talk and pray with about these things?


God’s Plan

Galatians 2:11-21 (NLT)
1 John 3:4 (NLT) and (ESV)

“It was a blessed illustration of substitution – the innocent dying in the stead of the guilty” – Arthur Pink

Isaiah 53:5-7 (NIV)
Hebrews 10:1-4, 11-12, 18 (NLT)
John 1:29 (NLT)

“It’s always been about this substitutionary sacrifice that mankind has needed from the beginning because we were never able to obey the law” – Francis Chan

Galatians 2:16 (NLT)
Romans 3:20 (NLT)
Galatians 2:17-21 (NLT)

I am certain that Jesus is the source of eternal life.

“I love it when a plan comes together” – John “Hannibal” Smith

Follow Up Questions to Week 3 Message

God’s plan of salvation: God sent His only son, Jesus, who lived a perfect life, then gave it for us by dying on a cross. His death made a way for sinful, fallen people to be right again with a perfect, holy God. When we put our faith in Him, we are made righteous, and have eternal life with God through Jesus. 

Galatians 2:16 says “…yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ”

Can you think of people, places and times when you heard someone share God’s Plan (the gospel) with you?  (IE – in your family, in church, having coffee with a friend, etc) Describe some of those moments.

If you were asked to share the basics of God’s plan with someone else, what are the things you would mention? How comfortable would you be sharing it?

I am certain that Jesus is the source of eternal life.

Is this true for you? If so, why are you so convinced?  If not, what is holding you back from being convinced?  What are the biggest question you have about God’s plan of salvation?