6 min
By: Kaye Olivar

Back to Basics: Preparing, Sharing, and Closing a Conversation about Lordship

There’s always something new to learn, especially if we want to be more effective in sharing the foundations of our faith. To help you prepare for and transition from each topic in the ONE 2 ONE, we’ve come up with basic tips for sharing each chapter. We hope today’s article will help you be more prepared in having a conversation about Lordship.

Before Sharing about Lordship

  1. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you in sharing about what it means to make Jesus our Lord. Allow Him to remind you of His faithfulness in your own journey towards trusting the Lord and submitting to Him your own life.
  2. Study the Lordship material and take time to revisit the Scriptures. Allow God’s word to minister to you as you study. You can also ask your pastor or Victory Group leader questions that might arise as you spend time in the word.
  3. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a listening ear, a compassionate heart, and boldness to speak over whatever God will reveal in the person’s life that needs to be submitted under Christ’s Lordship.

While Sharing about Lordship

  1. Have you noticed that the world’s culture is growing more and more into extreme individualism? “You do you! Follow your heart! You can be whatever you want to be. Do what makes you happy!” However, these worldly philosophies fall short in truly dealing with problems in our society and personal relationships, because they are eventually revealed to be self-serving. These lead to broken relationships, anxiety, and misery for us, for our families, and for our community. It is only with a changed heart—fully trusting and surrendered to God—that we get a shot at reconciliation. Because of this, how important is it for us to help people realign their convictions to God’s commands—all His commands? How important is it for people to know that Jesus makes the final call? Jesus Christ is the only one who knows the way to true peace, and it is only in surrendering to Him and following Him that can we truly love God and obey Him, as well as love others and live a selfless life that would help heal relationships and communities.
  2. It would also help for us to share a testimony about how we realized Jesus’ Lordship could help people know that we’re all in the process of surrendering our whole life to Jesus. We can be witness to the truth that following Jesus will always cost us something, but as we do, God’s grace is there to help us through. We can also share the breakthrough we experienced in our relationship with God and with others because of a life submitted to Him. Before you share, ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom to highlight Jesus’ work in your life more than your past or your struggles.
  3. Go through the Personal Application with the person carefully and use that time to minister to them. Give them enough space to open up and if they choose not to, that’s okay. We don’t force people. Remember, we disciple the heart, we diligently plant and water with God’s word, we pray for them, and we build a relationship with them. And our faith is that one day, we will see them grow to be the people God called them to be.

After Sharing about Lordship

  1. Before praying for them, ask them if there’s anything that the Lord revealed to them at that moment that needs to be submitted under His Lordship. Ask them to pray and seek God for help as they surrender their lives, and agree with them in prayer.
  2. Remember, embracing Jesus’ Lordship is a lifetime process. Be patient, don’t give up, choose to have compassion, and honor people as God sees them—loved and sought after. And because it’s a journey, you may also find opportunities to revisit what you two have discussed and see how they’re currently responding to God about it.
  3. Set a date for your next meeting with them.
  4. Pray and check in on them throughout the week. If they’re not yet connected to a church community, you can also invite them to join a Victory Group or attend a youth service and weekend worship service.
  5. In between your meetups, you may also ask God to give you a Scripture that will help them as they start walking a life of faith.
About the author
Kaye Olivar

Kaye is an incoming Campus Missionary from Every Nation Campus Bataan. She’s an ENFP who loves to do random things, write, call her dog just to tease him, or read a good book. When she’s not serving the students in the campus, she’s by her window, painting book covers, just for fun.

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