Date: October 22, 2017
Bible Text: James 5:19-20 | Pastor Keith Bergstrom
Series: James: The How-To of Discipleship
Are we our brothers’ (and sisters’) keeper? Are we to keep track of each other? Yes! If someone wanders from the Christian faith, and is not actively living for Christ, seek them out. Help them come back to the truth. The stakes are high because you are saving them from eternal spiritual death. With an attitude of love (1 Peter 4:8), gentleness, and humility (Galatians 6:1), ask them some probing questions.
1. What do you mean by that? Seek to understand them and get their perspective.
2. Where do you get your information? Is it fact or opinion?
3. How do they know that’s true? In a kind way you’re asking them why you should believe them.
4. What if you’re wrong? Some issues and beliefs have lasting impact, especially our beliefs about God.
Use these questions to spark meaningful conversations!