Cru Weekly Ministry Tip #10, Fall 2012
We Have Redemption Through the Blood of Christ, Hebrews 9:11-14
11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
In the OT, the tent was where the Jewish priests sacrificed bulls and goats for the sins of the people. The sacrifices were regular because the people continued to sin and the sacrifices were not perfect. Jesus is our high priest and His own blood secured eternal redemption (the price to set us free from the penalty of sin). Jesus blood was the perfect and permanent price for our salvation.
When you consider what will truly change lives, it is the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection. When people believe in Him, they will be saved (Romans 10:9-10). We all carry this message in our hearts and minds. And we can also carry this message in a very simple tool called, “Knowing God Personally” or affectionately known in Cru as the “KGP”.
Have you taken all the new students who have joined your ministry since the beginning of the fall term through the KGP? The KGP is not the perfect all around tool for all places, but the gospel outline contained within is simple and easy to share in many situations. The KGP is also a good leaving piece as a story of God’s love and forgiveness and people can read it at a later date.
In the last two weeks I took a trip to Michigan and Atlanta. In both the Detroit and Atlanta airports I was able to talk to people about Jesus using the KGP. In Detroit, I met a gentleman from the Netherlands and in Atlanta I spoke with a mom with her family from Manchester, England. I was able to briefly talk about the gospel message and give them several copies of the KGP. I planted the seed, but it is up to the Holy Spirit to use the conversation and booklet to help lead someone into a relationship with Christ. They have the Gospel message in a simple little booklet.
How Can You Train People to Use the KGP?
First, you can train people to use the KGP by presenting it in your weekly meeting and going through it with everyone, point by point. You can train people also in your individual Bible studies by using the booklet as the topic of your Bible study that week. Third, you can train your disciples one-on-one as you meet with them throughout the week.
There are three great outcomes by training people to use the KGP. First, you will help anyone who is unsure of their relationship with God to have confidence in the message and become certain of their salvation. At the same time, you are helping them to understand how to share the booklet with others. In a sense, you’re doing two things at once. But also, you’re helping people to understand the simple message of the gospel that they can share from memory in a casual conversation.
There is now a video clip to show you how to share the KGP as well as documentation. Here’s the video clip: http://crupressgreen.com/videos/crupress-presents-the-big-six/
Here’s the document to help train people: http://crupressgreen.com/the-big-six-questions-clarifying-the-kgp/
Think about how you can train those who have not yet had a chance on your campus in using the KGP. Who can you train this week?
Talk to you next week,
Cru Ministry, Orlando