Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Third Edition)

Chapter 10: Jesus is calling YOU to evangelize!


Film Focus: In this episode of Breaking in the Habit, Fr. Casey proposes that the rapid spread of Christianity in the early Church was not simply because of its leadership but rather because of the zeal of everyday Christians. He then extends the challenge that for the Church to continue in a vibrant way we too must share the Gospel with our world today.


Text Focus: Pages 476-479


Discussion Questions:


Answer question 1 before watching the video.


1.   To what to you attribute the rapid growth in the early Church?

2.   Has your view changed after watching this video? Why or why not?

3.   What are two to three concrete ways you can help to spread the Gospel in your school and home today?

4.   Brainstorm a list of names of actual people who you might be able to reach with the message of the Gospel that may not hear the message otherwise. What are strategies for reaching out to them in order to share the Good News?

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