People of faith including believers in Jesus can make trying to explain what they believe overly complex.
Before I did ministry work in Israel (2009-2013) I worked for Israel hi-tech company in 2007 as a contractor. One day after work I was reading an article in an IT magazine called “elevator pitch” – what do you do if you get into the lift with the MD of your company and what do you say to him, so I pondered on this. This was a great company to work for with some very smart people producing products for banks and financial institutions around the world, whereas I was just doing simple work of helpdesk and preparing PCs and laptops ready for the engineers.
Well whaddya know – a week after I read this article I got into a lift, with the big boss, I am going to call him G, he is a secular Israeli businessman.
Me: Morning G hows you sir, business going well?
G: Yes our business just produced its best sales figures this year, half a billion dollars.
Me: Erm, ah that’s nice
<door open after approx 15 seconds in lift>
In 2017 I was traveling to different schools to fix their computers. One school which was a really nice place to be but with kids with challenging behaviour, I got quite chatty with one of the teachers I’ll call “A” who was just curious why I go to church, and why I have visited places like Israel and Turkey. I like A. He’s about 40ish like me, has a real passion for young people, fun to be around, yet firm. Him and his wife like to travel during the school summer holidays. When he asked me why I visited those places, I just said I’m curious about the places of the bible and the events that happened there as a Christian.
I only visited this site every two weeks as to be honest, their IT systems were modern and ran like clockwork and issues were minor. Whilst replacing a cracked LCD screen in a laptop which had been dropped,
A month later I saw A again, after just asking how he was over the Easter (2017) holidays, he told me him and his wife were going to a church and an Alpha course, as he felt his life had gone the wrong direction and wanted to get back into a life with Christ, after only going to church a few time when he was very young.
I praise God how in my secular job I get opportunities to see people find the Lord in different unexpected ways.
With the Alpha course they would learn that Jesus would be God, which is not so good, because we should only worship one God Who is One and not three.
I met up with a Messianic Jewish friend this week. who is from Watford UK, came to faith in my home city of Portsmouth and now lived in Northern Israel with her husband and part of a small house group in a small community.
She found Yeshua through an Alpha course, as she was formerly into New Age and the course gave her the answers on the Messiah she was looking for.
The Alpha course and Christianity Explored courses are wonderful and led thousands of people of different types to Christ.