Talking With Catholics About Jesus
Talking With Catholics About Jesus
A group-setting course that explores Catholic thought and provides practical evangelism advice
This video and workbook course is an opportunity for small groups and individuals to understand their Catholic relatives, friends and neighbours and have great conversations with them about Jesus.
To run this digital-only course, you will need this PDF workbook and the videos purchased on Vimeo.
This course exists because we believe that Roman Catholics—one of the largest ‘people groups’ on earth—need to hear the good news of Jesus just as much as anybody else. They need to know that they can be made right with God simply by trusting in what Jesus has already done for us in his life, death and resurrection. They need to know that God’s grace cannot be earned—or forfeited—through our own actions. That’s how we can ultimately have ‘Certainty4Eternity’ about our right relationship with God through Jesus alone. We hope that this course will give you the confidence and motivation to understand your Roman Catholic relatives, friends and neighbours and talk with them about Jesus.
The course is in two parts. If you don’t know much about Roman Catholicism, we recommend starting with Part I. You will learn about the foundational beliefs that underpin Catholicism’s whole system of thought. This will help you to understand the more obvious differences between Catholics and Protestants. However, if you would rather begin by learning some practical ways that you can help the Catholics in your life to hear the gospel clearly and become mature followers of Jesus, you can start with Part II.
Talking With Catholics About Jesus is produced by Certainty4Eternity and distributed by Matthias Media.
About the authors
Mark Gilbert works for Certainty4Eternity, an organization established to help churches share the gospel with people from a Roman Catholic background. Mark grew up as a committed Roman Catholic, but despite this did not hear the gospel until he started university. He trained as a doctor before retraining as a minister and has served in Anglican churches in Sydney since 2000. He currently works as an Evangelist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and partners with churches to help them to reach more Roman Catholics with the gospel. Mark has published a number of books and articles to help including: The God Who Saves, The Road Once Travelled and Stepping Out in Faith. He has also spoken at conferences in Australia, the United States and Europe.
Simon Cowell is originally from Australia but now lives with his family in Italy, the heartland of Roman Catholicism. Simon serves as a university staff worker with the Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU)— an evangelical students’ fellowship—and is responsible for the groups in the Puglia region. He trains, mentors and disciples students to share Jesus with their peers. Simon is also involved in the leadership of his local Protestant church.
Chris Overhall is a former primary school teacher who now lives with his family in Santiago, Chile, where most people are Roman Catholics. Chris seeks to train and encourage the next generation of Christian leaders through the Grupo Bíblico Universitario (GBU), a fellowship of evangelical university students. He also teaches Moore Theological College correspondence courses to university students, the GBU Chile leadership team and students in various churches. He serves on the leadership team of his local Anglican church and is involved in one-to-one ministry, Bible study leadership and other general ministry.
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