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WAY OF THE MASTER COURSE MATERIALS

It is recommended that if you are currently taking the Way of the Master 

Course that you only watch course lessons that you have missed and don't go 

ahead of your current lesson. Although this course can be used for 

individual study, it is ideally suited for use in small and large groups 

Evangelism can seem fearful and intimidating, and a group setting can 

provide the needed encouragement and accountability.  

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to "The Way of the Master" basic training course. Thank you for 

your concern for the lost! Sadly, evangelism is not a popular topic among 

many Christians, so we commend you for having the desire to learn to 

share your faith. For many who have implemented the principles of this 

course, sharing the gospel has become an exhilarating experience. As the 

name implies, this is basic training - simple and practical, with nothing 

complex. These basic principles are easy to learn, and the benefits will be 

very evident as you get into this course. You will discover there is no 

greater joy than to do God's will- seeking to save what is lost.

 

 

How to Use This Course

Each lesson includes a video segment, class activities to help apply the teaching, homework   

assignments and at-home Bible study. The video sessions vary from 30 to 50 minutes, but average 35 

minutes in length. To allow adequate time for all the suggested activities, the recommended time for 

each weekly session is approximately an hour and a half.

 

 

Recommended Resources

These items below are typically used in taking Good Messengers "Way of the Master" basic training 

course. They are only recommended and not required, but can enhance your studies. In most cases 

group discounts will apply when taking the course. Clicking on each item will take you to another site

to purchase them individually (no discounts will apply).

 

 (Average cost for all resources through Good Messengers is $40 when purchased for a class)

 

 

The School of 

Biblical Evangelism 

Book

The Way of the Master Book

 Ice Breakers 

Sample Pack

Witnessing Quick 

Reference Card

Average Cost: $25

Average Cost: $15.00 Average Cost: $5.00 Average Cost: $1.00

Lesson #1  Cultivating Compassion for the Lost

 

Open in Prayer

 

 

Share Your Experiences

As time allows, go around the room and, one at a time, stand and briefly share why you have come to 

this class. What are you hoping to accomplish by taking this course? Do you want to overcome your 

fear of sharing your faith or simply fine-tune your evangelism skills? Are you here because you have a 

concern for someone's salvation, or because you want to develop a concern?

 

Point to Ponder

Think of the frightening story of Jesus told in Luke 16 about Lazarus and the rich man. some believe 

this was simply a parable, but Jesus began by saying "There was," and He spoke of Lazarus by 

name. So it would seem that there really was a man named Lazarus and there really was a rich man 

who ended up in the torments of a very rich hell. This should motivate us to cry out in prayer for the 

lost and then desperately do all we can with God's help to reach them. The sad irony is that in hell the 

rich man, who let a beggar starve at his gate, suddenly developed a concern for the fate of his 

unsaved family. His stony heart finally found compassion, and it was the reality of the fires of hell that 

changed him. Unfortunately, it was too late for him to put compassion into action, but it's not too late for 

us. In light of the reality of hell, we can have compassion for those we care about. The video segment 

below is designed to steer us toward an empathy that will compel us to reach out to the unsaved. As 

you watch the video, pay careful attention to the heartbreaking story of the firefighter and be sure to 

make a judgment about what his punishment should be.

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "9-11"

                                                                               (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Apply the Principles

1. Who are the people whose salvation you are most concerned about? What are you doing about it?

2. With whom do you find it more difficult to share the gospel: family and friends, or complete 

strangers? Why?

 

Print off Handout Assignment

> Click Here to print out Dear God letter.

Write a letter to God. Say something like, "God, these are my hopes and desires for this course. This 

is what I'm afraid of and this is what I'm hoping You'll do in me." Then write out what you want to see 

God do in your life through these lessons. Seal it in an envelope and place your name on it. No one is 

going to read it. Give it to your leader for safekeeping. It will be returned to you at the end of the 

course, and you will see how God answered your prayers. Be sure to do this because it will be a very 

meaningful experience when you graduate.

 

 

Print off Homework Assignments & Handouts

> Click Here for Lesson #1 Homework

> Click Here for Lesson #1 Notesheets

> Click Here for Rich Man & Lazarus Handout

> Click Here for the Choice Sheet

 

 

Watch or Listen to Additional Related Media

> Watch the Money Challenge Video

           (Above Video may take a while to download)

> Watch the Love God Video

           (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Memory Verse

" It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment..."  Hebrews 9:27

 

Close in Prayer

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #1 ]


Lesson #2  Discovering Hell’s Best Kept Secret

 

 

Open in Prayer

 

 

Share Your Experiences

Briefly review and share the results of the previous sessions, homework assignment. You asked tow 

Christian friends, "Do you share your faith regularly? Why or why not? What's the main reason you 

don't?"

 

Point to Ponder

Do you remember your thoughts after watching the "Firefighter" segment? We hope you were appalled 

that any human being could stand by and allow someone to perish. Such a thought should horrify us. 

And yet most believers today are not horrified at the thought that lost people all around them are 

perishing. So strive to always keep that sense of compassion uppermost in your mind, because it will 

greatly motivate you to witness. The fuel that drives us to share the gospel should be our gratitude to 

God for the cross, combined with a deep concern for the terrible fate of unbelievers.

 

Think of those you know who are not saved -- your family, close friends, coworkers, fellow students, 

next-door neighbors. Without the blood of the Savior, those you are thinking of will one day be cast 

into the Lake of Fire. We should be utterly dismayed at the thought of that happening at anyone.

 

If we are lacking the fuels of compassion for others and gratitude for our own salvation, the task of 

sharing our faith will become a chore, seeming like a loathsome obligation. If our vehicle runs out of 

fuel, we'll have to push it rather than drive it. In the same way, if we have to push the vehicle of 

evangelism, it will be a tiresome task, while driving it will be exhilarating. Without the gas of gratitude, 

our attitude won't be an enthusiastic "I delight to do Your will," but a begrudging "I have to do Your will."

 

What each of us needs is a Garden of Gethsemane experience, where we lay down our own will and 

yield our selves once and for all to the will of God. It was in a garden where Adam first said to God, 

"Not Your will, but mine be done," and it's in a garden where we need to say, "Not my will, but Yours 

be done."

 

When Jesus dropped to His knees in agonizing prayer, His disciples were unconcerned with reality. 

They were in a dream world. Don't be discouraged that that rest of the professing Church is asleep 

when it comes to seeking the lost. Instead, find a quiet place, get on your knees and say, "Father, the 

thought of sharing the gospel with strangers and my loved ones makes me sweat great drops of blood 

in fear. Yet not my will, but Yours be done." Make it so real that the next time you're standing next to a 

stranger at the grocery store or chatting with someone you care about, you will remember your 

Gethsemane experience.

 

Before we continue, take a moment right now for silent prayer as you meditate on the cross and 

surrender yourself completely to the Lord. This is a very necessary step. We are about to lay a very 

important foundation in this course.

 

 

Silent Time of Prayer

 

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "ER"

                                                                                  (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Watch Jennifer's Testimony

Click Here to watch Jennifer Van Der Weide's Class Testimony.

                                                        (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Watch Learn the 10 Commandments in 3 Minutes

One of the largest Biblical principles that you will learn in this course is "Law to the Proud ~ Grace to 

the Humble." When using the Law in evangelism you must be familiar with God's moral law in the 10 

Commandments. Please watch this 3 minute video and study the images. Put them to memory as it will 

help you to never forget the 10 Commandments again. Test yourself and see if you can remember 

them. If not, watch the video segment again. You can also Click Here to try and watch this video or to 

download it.

 

 

Apply the Principles

1. Why would an individual's understanding of his specific, personal violations of God's Law help the 

good news of the gospel make sense?

2. According to Romans 3:19, what is one function of God's Law? Why is this function so important?

3. What is the primary reason you came to the Savior? Did you have a thorough knowledge of your 

sin? Where did that knowledge come from? Did you have a fear of God?

 

Print off Homework Assignments & Handouts

> Click Here for Lesson #2 Homework 

> Click Here for Lesson #2 Notesheets

> Click here to print off study sheets

> Click Here for Memorizing the 10 Commandments Sheet

> Click Here for Forgotten Key to Biblical Evangelism

> Click Here for Jesus Parables about using the Law in Evangelism

> Click Here for "God's Law Does the Following" worksheet 

>  Click Here for Charles Spurgeon's Sermon "The Stern Pedagogue."

 

Watch or Listen to Additional Related Media

> Watch the Psalm 51

(Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Memory Verse

" You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you  that 

whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." 

Matthew 5: 27,28

 

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #2 ]


Lesson #3  Learning to Overcome Fear

 

Open in Prayer

 

 

Share Your Experiences

Think of a time when you sensed that you should have shared the gospel with someone but didn't. 

Why didn't you? Assemble into groups or share as a large group the results of your homework 

assignment. Was it as difficult as you thought it would be to greet strangers this past week? Were you 

fearful, or did you have negative thoughts just before you did it?

 

Point to Ponder

Most of us are familiar with the concept known as "friendship evangelism." This is the idea that we 

should befriend someone and build a relationship with the person before we witness to him. But how 

long should we develop the relationship before we talk to him about God? As we have considered, 

what will happen to your lost friend if he dies while you are taking the time to build a relationship? 

There is no nice way to say it: he will go to hell for eternity if he dies without the Savior. He will end up 

in the Lake of Fire, so how can you even consider taking that risk by letting too much time pass?

 

Here is an interesting thought about friendship evangelism. Who are the hardest people to witness to? 

Isn't it our unsaved relatives? Why is this? Perhaps it's because if you witness to someone with whom 

you have a good relationship, and offend him, you risk losing that relationship. But if you witness to a 

stranger and you offend him, you haven't lost anything at all.

 

So, make it easier for yourself: learn to witness to strangers. Make it way of life to share the gospel 

with people you don't know. This will help encourage you to be bold. Understand that you can 

develop a rapport and build a "relationship" with someone in three of four minutes, if you can about the 

person's salvation. Once the door is open, then share the truth, knowing that the person to whom you 

are speaking may not have tomorrow.

 

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "TIME FLY'S"

                                                                                             (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Watch Jennifer's Testimony

Click Here to watch Candice Jackson's Class Testimony.

                                             (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Watch Video Lesson Part #1

When watching the video you will have to pause the viewing during Part #1. Hand out sample packs 

(or have them get these packages out) of "Ice Breakers" that have been provided with the course, as 

well as any additional tracts that you may have. Make sure participants have one of each for in-class 

use, and several for their homework assignments.

 

Application (During Video Break)

Now we're going to have fun with a role-play in a safe environment. Break into pairs 

(preferably same-sex). Take a few minutes to practice giving each Ice Breaker to your 

"non-Christian" partner so you can begin to get comfortable using these new tools. There's 

no pressure to share the gospel at this point.

 

Some Recommended Places to Purchase Ice Breakers (tracts):

One Million Tracts | Living Waters Ministries | Custom Tract Source | Transfired Ministries |

 

Here are some suggested phrases that can be used when passing out tracts:

1. "Did you get one of these?" (Any Ice Breaker)

 

2. "You're doing a great job today. Keep the change." "I appreciate what you're doing. 

Thanks a million!" ($1 Million Bill)

 

3. "Do you like optical illusions? Watch this!" (Curved Illusion)

 

 

Listen to: "Got Off at George Street"  Click Here to Listen

What can "just one person" do? Listen to this incredible true story of how God worked in a 

little place called George Street... (Worth the listen or watching—only 9 minutes.) 

Click Here to Watch George Street.

 

 

Apply the Principles

Keep in mind, whenever you are fearful about sharing your faith, that you can have an 

eternal impact on people. Taking the time to share the gospel will plant seeds in their 

hearts, leading them to the truth.

 

Break into small groups and discuss the following questions.

1. What experiences have you had (that you can openly talk about) where your 

conscience has strongly spoken to you?

2. How can you appeal directly to the human conscience as you speak to sinners about 

their salvation?

3. How would you describe the human conscience?

4. What does the word conscience mean?

5. How carefully did you listen to the voice of your own conscience before your 

conversion? What is your attitude toward its voice now?

6. How is man at war against God? What Bible verse tells us that we have a God-given 

"ally" in the battle for souls?

 

Print off Homework Assignments & Handouts

> Click Here for Lesson #3 Homework

> Click Here for Lesson #3 Notesheets

> Click Here for Million Dollar Bill Tract Letter (attach these to money tracts)

> Click Here for Next Time God Can't Use You

> Click Here for Are You Ready for the Lions Handout

> Click Here for D.L. Moody "Soul Winning"

> Click Here for R.A. Torrey "Tracts"

 

Watch or Listen to Additional Related Media

> Watch the video Unqualified

(Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Memory Verse

" Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. 

Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor 

covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionist will inherit the kingdom of God." 

1 Cornithians 6:9,10

 

Close in Prayer

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #3 ]


 

Lesson #4   Practice What You Preach 

 

Open in Prayer

 

Share Your Experiences

Gather in groups of two or three and share the results of last weeks homework assignment. What were 

some of the places where you left gospel tracts? Did you actually hand a tract to anyone as you 

greeted strangers? If so, what happened? Did you get a sense of joy or accomplishment in doing this? 

You may also decide to share this with a class rather than in small groups.

 

Point to Ponder

The Scriptures give us insight into our enemy. We are told that we don't wrestle against flesh and 

blood, but against spiritual forces (Ephesians 6:12). That's either true or it isn't. Do you believe that 

demons (evil spirits) can bombard your mind with negative thoughts when it comes to seeking the 

lost? Or do you think that it is merely your own fears? If you believe that it is simply your mind, then 

you won't bother putting on the full armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6. But if you understand that we 

have a very real enemy, then you will recognize the need for a very real armor. As a Christian, you 

should believe this is true not only because the Bible says so, but also because you will daily 

experience the reality of a spiritual battle.

 

Despite this, most of us forget that the spiritual realm is the source of negative thoughts. For example, 

you may be having thoughts of quitting this course. Other things in your life will demand more of your 

time, leaving you with little or no time to complete the assignments or attend the sessions. Or 

someone you love and respect may say something to discourage you from the task of evangelism. 

This is normal, particularly when it comes to anything to do with reaching the lost.

 

Remember, one of Satan's most powerful weapons is fear. Fear will make you want to stop taking this 

course and retreat to the barracks. So expect him to try to discourage you. Think of that word" 

"dis-courage." Satan wants to rid you of your "courage." Therefore, soldier of Christ, make sure you 

have a sensitive ear to subtle discouraging thoughts, and recognize their source. Continually 

remember your Gethsemane experience -- where you laid down your will and said, "God, I want to do 

Your will in my life. And Your will is that none perish."

 

Determine to continue in the course despite the discouragement, so that you are fully equipped to do 

God's will. You may have given up on other training in the past -- such as learning how to play golf, 

lose weight, etc. -- but the eternal welfare of the lost is too important for you to even consider not 

completing this course.

 

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "Mark Cahill"

                                                                                  (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Application (During Video Break)

Get out your Quick Reference Card and at least one Ice Breaker. This card is, in essence, 

the entire course in their hand. This card will serve as a guide for you to stay on tract as 

you learn to speak to the conscience and share the gospel biblically. Don't lose this card! 

It will be your "guide" each week and your "training coach" once you've completed the 

Basic Training Course. Place it in your wallet so you'll always have it with you.

 

We encourage you to print off these "Quick Reference Cards" that you can put in your 

pocket to help you remember this lesson.  Front of Card  | Back of Card

 

 

Apply the Principles

1. What is a good "inoffensive" question to ask to discover a person's spiritual condition? 

Why is this an effective question?

2. If you ask someone if he thinks he is a good person, and he says that he is, what can 

you say to help him see himself in light of God's standard?

 

Break into pairs 

3. Practice using different Ice Breakers to start a conversation about the Lord. Hand one 

to your partner with a friendly, "Did you get one of these?" or "Did you see this?" Then 

explain what it is and (if applicable) how it works. After saying that it is a gospel tract, you 

could ask, "What do you think happens when a person dies? Do you think you'll go to 

heaven?" Then ask, "Would you consider yourself to be a good person?" Take turns so 

everyone has a chance to do this.

 

4. Do you think that well-written gospel tracts can help to make the transition into spiritual 

things? Do you use them? Why or why not?

5. How else could you (or do you) bring up the topic of spiritual things?'

6. Explain the world's understanding of the word "good." Then explain God's definition of 

the word.

7. What two things should we be trusting in if we have biblically shared the gospel with an 

unsaved person?

 

 

Print off Homework Assignments & Handouts

> Click Here for Lesson #4 Homework

> Click Here for Lesson #4 Notesheets

> We encourage you to print off these "Quick Reference Cards" that you can put in your 

pocket to help you remember this lesson.  Front of Card  | Back of Card

 

> Click Here for Biblical Evangelism Booklet

 

> Click Here for a Biblical Evangelism Training Booklet that you can put in your Bible.

> Click Here for "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

 

 

Watch or Listen to Additional Related Media

> Watch the What is Salvation in 2 minutes

        (Above Video may take a while to download)

> Watch the End of Schindler's List

        (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Memory Verse

" Jesus answered and said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot 

see the kingdom of God.'" John 3:3

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #4 ]


Lesson #5  Crafting the Message

 

Open in Prayer

 

Share Your Experiences

Briefly share the results of your previous homework assignments. What happened this past week when 

you handed someone a gospel tract? What was the person's reaction? Did it start a conversation about 

the Lord? Were you nervous before you did it? How did you feel afterward?

 

Point to Ponder

You've spent four weeks in this course so far. Have you had any exciting things happen regarding the 

sharing of your faith? How is your fear factor? Have you been able to resist discouraging thoughts? 

Always remember the positive side to the enemy's whisperings: fear can make you pray. This is a 

wonderful truth. Continually hearing the word's "You can't do this" can deepen your trust in God. Of 

course you can't do it -- without God's help. Let shaky knees put you on your knees. It's then that the 

negative of fear becomes the positive of prayer.

 

So don't let fear stop you in your tracks. Instead, let it remind you to rely on God's strength, wisdom, 

and ability. It was fear that drove Jesus to His knees in the Garden of Gethsemane. Let fear bring you 

to your knees, then deny yourself, and unashamedly pick up the cross and follow Him who gave His 

life for you.

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "Paul Washer Rap #1"

                                                                                  (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Application 

Take out your Quick Reference Cards and break into pairs. Discuss each question below and then 

role-play, using the Quick Reference Card as a guide, going through all the letters in WDJD and 

CCRAFT. Help each other practice by having one partner play the part of the Christian and the other 

play a typical non-Christian. If role-playing is outside your comfort zone, try it anyway. It will help you 

overcome your fears in general, and that's what this course is all about.

 

1. What is the first steppingstone? What does that letter stand for? Take turns asking that question as 

the Christian and letting you "non-Christian" partner answer.

 

2. What is the second steppingstone? Ask your partner the "W" question again, and then follow it up 

with the "D" question: "Do you think you've kept the Ten Commandments?" This is not an offensive 

question because most people think that they are good and have more or less kept the 

Commandments.

 

3. Now open up the Commandments and ask the question, "Have you ever told a lie?" "Have you ever 

stolen something?" "Have you ever looked with lust?" Remember, you're not judging anyone; you're 

just asking questions, like a doctor asking his patients questions to discover whether they have 

symptoms of a disease.

 

4. What is the third steppingstone? Ask your partner this question, being sure you allow plenty of time 

for  the answer. Urge the person to think carefully because it is such an important issue, and ask him to 

be honest.

 

5. What is the fourth steppingstone? Ask this question with a serious attitude. If the person says, "Hell,

it shows that he sees this terrible plight. If he answers, "Heaven," help him see the error of his thinking 

by reminding him that he has already admitted to lying, stealing, adultery, etc.  Explain that because 

God is good, it makes sense that He will punish sin (Revelation 21:8; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Romans 6:23),and hell is God's place of punishment.

 

6. When speaking with an unsaved person, what should you wait for before you share the "good news" 

of the gospel? What are you trying to detect in the person?

 

7. What do the letters CCRAFT stand for? Practice using the CCRAFT phrases, one by one, just as you 

did with WDJD. Remember, these phrases are simply a structure, not a script. Use them as you would 

training wheels while learning to ride your bike. Memorize the phrases during this course, and when 

you are confident, use your own words, inject your own personality, and be yourself.

 

IMPORTANT: Keep the Quick Reference Card with you at all times, reviewing it daily until you have 

these acronyms memorized. You will need to refer to it in the remaining sessions.

 

Print off Homework Assignments & Handouts

This is the last homework assignment for this course. Make sure you put everything you have into it.

> Click Here for Lesson #5 Homework

> Click Here for Lesson #5 Notesheets

> Click Here for Applying WDJD | CCRAFT Worksheet

> Click Here for REPENTANCE HANDOUT `

 

Watch or Listen to Additional Related Media

> CLICK HERE FOR "Paul Washer Wrath of God"

              (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

> CLICK HERE FOR "Paul Washer Rap #2"

 

              (Above Video may take a while to download)

> CLICK HERE FOR "Charo Washer's Testimony"  

(This video is NOT shown in class but recommended to watch)

              (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

 

Memory Verse

" But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 

  Romans 5:8

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #5 ]


Lesson #6  Answering the Top Ten Questions

 

Open in Prayer

 

Share Your Experiences

Briefly share your results from last weeks homework assignment. Tell what happened when you 

stepped out of your comfort zone and handed tracts to people throughout the week. if you brought up 

the subject of God or heaven, was the person open? Were you confident about where to go with the 

conversation as a result of what you're learning in this course?

 

Point to Ponder

If you could ask God one question, face to face, what would it be? Hugh Hefner was asked this, he 

replied, "Oh, I think the one question I'd really like to know is the question related to an afterlife. And 

the other question is the meaning of it all." We don't need to ask those questions because God has 

given His Word as a lamp to our feet and a light to or path. It illuminates the way so we know what's 

ahead of us. 

 

The afterlife is no mystery, unless we make it a mystery by refusing to believe the truth of Scripture. 

Those who refuse to believe are left in ignorance and without any reason for existence. One 

well-known actor said that when he dies, his last words will be, "That was nice. I wonder what it was all 

about." What a tragedy! The ungodly have every reason to be utterly miserable both in this life and in 

the next. 

 

As Christians, we don't need to ask about the purpose of life and what happens after death. if we were 

brave, we might ask how and when we will leave this life. Is that a frightening thought to you? Perhaps 

we should meditate on it, alarming though it may be. It would help us to be more careful when we 

cross the road or drive a car. But it would also help us to make sure that we inject eternity into the 

temporal. Thinking about life and its transient nature can help up to think about death and its eternal 

implications for the lost, and that's what matters most.

 

Watch Video Wake-Up Call

Watch this lesson's Wake-Up Call Video called: CLICK HERE FOR "TRUTH."

                                                                                  (Above Video may take a while to download)

 

Apply the Principle Part #1

After the first five question on the video get into pairs or groups. Have each partner select 

one of the following questions that he is most concerned about being asked in a witnessing 

encounter. Let them take turns asking their "nightmare" question and then listening as their 

partner gives the answer.

 

1. What about ignorant tribes in the deepest jungle who've never heard about Jesus? 

2. My god is a god of love and forgiveness, and would never send me to hell.

3. Why is there suffering? That proves there is no loving God.

4. I'm already saved (though the evidence in their life shows otherwise).

5. I don't believe in God.

 

Apply the Principle Part #2

Form in pairs again, with each person selecting one question from the following list and 

practicing the answers with his partner. It is a good idea for you to review these ten 

questions on your own at home, so when you encounter them in witnessing, you will have 

a confident response.

 

6. I don't believe the Bible is God's Word. It was written by men.

7. I confess my sins and say I'm sorry all the time.

8. I've lied, but that doesn't make me a bad person.

9. It's narrow-minded to believe that Christianity is the only way. There are many roads to 

God. So you're implying that Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus are going to hell?

10. What do you do if someone puts up a brick wall and says, "You take care of your life 

and I'll take care of mine. I don't agree with what you're saying.

 

Questions

As time allows, discuss the following questions.

 

1. Do you think it's important to answer people's questions? Why or why not?

2. Who can you avoid being sidetracked by someone's (rabbit trail) question?

3. What can you say if you don't know the answer to a question?

4. Read Luke 13:1-3. What can we learn about how Jesus answered questions?

 

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Memory Verse

" Bit He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for 

our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we 

have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." 

Isaiah 53: 5,6

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #6 ]


Lesson #7  Myth of the Modern Message

 

Open in Prayer

 

Point to Ponder

Consider the late President Kennedy. One moment he was sitting in his limo, smiling and waving to 

adoring crowds. The next moment he was in eternity facing God. A small piece of fast moving metal 

sent him there in a split second. Imagine you were taking back to the time just before he stepped into 

the limo. You can't stop the assassination but you can talk to him for a moment about his eternal 

salvation. Are you so intimidated by his status that you would remain silent? Of course not! You know 

what will happen to him. You look beyond the presidency into eternity. You ignore your fears and look 

into his eyes. You see the frailty of his humanity, and think how in an instant of time he will be blasted 

into death. All around us, people are smiling and waving at each other. They aren't thinking about 

salvation. They can't see the invisible. They have no concept of the eternal. But you do. You know 

what awaits them. Death is snatching people every minute of every day. Within the next 24 hrs, 150,000 

people around the world will have stepped into eternity. Whatever you do, don't be intimidated into 

silence. Take the initiative. Look into eternity: "We do not look into the things which are seen, but at the 

things which are not see. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not 

seen are eternal." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

 

 

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Apply the Principles

Have someone read Luke 16:19-31 out loud, then discuss the following: 

 

1. Envision the rich man standing in your room, speaking to you at this moment. His cloths 

are smoking with heat; his terrified eyes are aflame. Imagine he is pleading with you to 

testify to his family. What would he have you say to them (verses 28, 30)? Did he want his 

family to hear about how to have a happy life, or how to avoid the flames of hell? Do you 

think that you are as concerned as you should be about the reality of hell?

 

2. Have you ever felt that you couldn't witness to people who were already happy as they were? What 

was the cause of your dilemma?

 

3. Have you ever told people that God has a "wonderful plan" for their lives? What do you think the lost 

understand that to mean?

 

4. What negative things did Jesus say could be in store for those who trust in Him?

 

5. Explain what the Bible means by an "abundant" life.

 

6. According to Matthew 5:6, for what should sinners be "thirsting" when they come to Christ?

 

7. How can you "salt the oats" of the lost and make them thirst?

 

Break into pairs to role-play, using your Quick Reference Cards as a guide.

8. With your partner, take turns role-playing a witnessing encounter, with one person playing a Christian 

and the other playing a happy, healthy, successful (but unsaved) lawyer who loves his life just as it is.

 

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Memory Verse

" Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the 

will of My Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 7:21

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #7 ]


Lesson #8  Spreading Your Wings

 

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Point to Ponder

The Bible tells us that eternal life is the free gift of God. It can come to humanity only as a gift; it can 

never be earned. Those who think that they merit salvation are deluded. They believe that God is their 

friend, a Helper in the sky whom they call upon when they have problems. 

 

However, the Bible teaches us the opposite. It says that, before we come to Christ, God is not our 

friend -- He is actually our enemy. It also tells us that if we come to Him with a proud heart, He will 

resist us. It even says that our sins have made a separation between us and God so that he won't hear 

our prayers. Such thoughts are offensive to a godless world, but they are the truth. One way to explain 

our relationship to God is to consider civil law. 

 

Imagine a man standing in a court who has been charged with raping and murdering a young woman.  

He says to himself, "She was just a prostitute. I'm basically a good person, so the judge will no doubt 

be friendly towards me. I should be out of here by lunch time. " If he thinks like that, he's deluding 

himself, because he doesn't see the serious nature of his crime. When he hears the law's judgment for 

what he did, that should show him the seriousness of his offense. 

 

Listen to sinners demean the serious nature of sin. Bearing false witness is simply telling fibs and 

"white lies." Theft is trivialized. Lust is "natural." Adultery is merely an "affair." They need to be made to 

tremble before God's Law, or they will never appreciate the beauty of the gospel. They need to hear 

the Law's judgment for their offenses --death and damnation --or they will not turn from their sin and trust 

the Savior.

 

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Apply the Principles

Have someone read the following article out loud and then break into small groups to 

discuss the article. The article was written by journalist Matthew Parris, who by his own 

confession is not a Christian.

 

"The New Testament offers a picture of God, who does not sound at all vague. He has 

sent His Son to earth. He has distant plans for each of us personally and can 

communicate directly with us. We are capable of forming a direct relationship, individually 

with Him, and are commanded to try. We are told that this can be done only through His 

Son. And we are offered the prospect of eternal life -- an afterlife in happy, blissful or 

glorious circumstances if we life this life in a certain manner.

 

Friends, if I believed that, or even a tenth of that, how could I care which version of the 

prayer book is used? I would drop my job, sell my house, throw away all my possession, 

leave my acquaintances and set out into the world burning with desire to know more and, 

when I had found more, to act upon it and tell others.

 

Far from being puzzled that the Mormons and Adventists should knock on the door, I am 

unable to understand how anyone who believes that which is written in the Bible could 

choose to spend their waking hours in any other endeavor."

 

1. Do you think that this man has a valid point? Why or why not?

 

2. In light of this claim --"I would drop my job, sell my house, throw away all my 

possession, leave my acquaintances and set out into the world burning with desire to know 

more and, when I had found more, to act upon it and tell others." --do you think that you 

are doing all  you can to reach this world with the gospel? If not, what changes would you 

like to make?

 

3. Do you know anyone who shares your concern for the lost, with whom you could go out 

as a witnessing partner? If so, why not set a date now and make it a regular part of your 

life? Just as Jesus sent people out two by two, making plans to go with a partner will 

provide encouragement and accountability, and will help you follow through when you 

might feel like backing out. 

 

Course Closing

Leader should hand out the "Letters to God" that participants wrote in Lesson #1. Its time 

to read the letter that you wrote to God at the beginning of this course. Take a minute to 

read it privately, and then feel free to share with the group your thoughts about what God 

has done in your life through this course.

 

 

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Remember, you have enlisted as a faithful firefighter, and you have been studying how to 

rescue those who are about to die. Your life will never be the same. you are going to live 

for Christ. Work toward that goal with even more determination than you would put into 

making a marriage work. You don't want to lose your first love, and if you don't continually 

stoke the fire, it will go out. It's just a matter of time. Here is some fuel to keep the flames 

burning for the lost....

 

1. Read the Bible daily, without fail. Make it more important than you food.

2. Maintain a regular daily prayer life.

3. Keep your life free from all sin.

4. Keep your eyes on the cross.

5. Meditate on the fate of the lost as a regular part of your prayer time.

6. Always be ready to witness. Carry Ice Breakers (gospel tracts) and the Quick Reference 

Card with you at all times. Keep them in your wallet or purse.

7. Find a local fishing hole and go there regularly with a buddy to fish for men or women.

8. Spend more time with like-minded Christians who share your passion to reach the lost.

9. Turn up the heat in your daily devotions -- start reading Morning and Evening by Charles 

Spurgeon.

10. Let Living Waters be a continual source of encouragement to you through their free 

monthly newsletter. Go to www.wayofthemaster.com to sign up.

 

 

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Memory Verse

" Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 

because he has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom 

He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." -- Acts 17:30,31

 

Close in Prayer

 

 

[ Teachers Notes Lesson #8 ]

 


 

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