Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more.

Talk to your friends about the message of Jesus, not the details of church.

Key Points:

  • Don’t make someone feel like a lesser person just because they don’t have the same religion as you.
  • Don’t be too quick to push your beliefs; hear the other person out.
  • Don’t make it a lesson, make it a conversation.
  • Focus on the love of Jesus instead of the technicalities of religion.

Quote This:

2 Timothy 2:16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.

See Also: Evangelism, CommunicationJesus

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Have you ever been part of a conversation that turned into a debate over religious beliefs? If so, what were your feelings during and after the conversation?
  3. Read 2 Timothy 2:16. How can this kind of foolish talk lead to other negative behaviors?
  4. How can you steer the conversation back to Jesus when the other person tries to bring up religious technicalities?
  5. What are some ways you can respectfully leave a conversation that is going in the wrong direction?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Students 101 series.