As you bring this session to a close, remind the men that finding Jesus in their lives brings about the responsibility of sharing Him with others. Plan a night during the coming week when your men can gather together and go on a treasure hunt in your community. On this treasure hunt they will simply be looking for people to pray with, share with, and let people know that Jesus saves. On the night of the actual hunt, spend 15-20 minutes praying for those that you will come across during the hunt. Pray for God’s guidance on where to lead you. Don’t be surprised if He leads you to a grocery store, coffee shop, or the streets of your city. When approaching people, simply tell people you are on a treasure hunt and that they are the treasure.
Invite your men to watch the following video “Jesus Saves” and to be thinking of people they know that need to hear about Jesus. If you do not see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube
Following the video, distribute a sheet of paper to each man and encourage them to write down the names that came to their mind as they were watching the video. Encourage them to commit to praying for each of these names and to look for opportunities to share with them about the hope they have found in Christ.
Substitute the following question for Question 3 in the Personal Study Guide: What have you personally done in the last week to serve people and to share with them the hope of Christ? How were you received? Why serve to begin with?
Substitute the following question for Question 5 in the Personal Study Guide: Who told you about the hope of Christ? Who told them? Who will you tell?
Share your thoughts with us! We want to know how you are helping your men to live out their hope in Christ? How are you helping them to share that hope with others?
The options for men for the Let Hope In unit were written by Randy Fields. Randy is the lead pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church in Grass Valley, CA. He has served in full time ministry for the past 27 years, written for Lifeway for the past two decades, and enjoys spending time with his wife Robin and two sons.