April 19, 2014 by Thomas MacMillan
I had just sat down with Sinembasa at NMMU’s 2nd Avenue campus to go through a follow-up lesson on assurance of salvation. Now he was gesturing for two of his friends to come sit with us, saying “Thom, tell them about Campus Crusade!”
“Well, have you heard of the Four Spiritual Laws?” I replied to the two girls sitting at the table with us. I handed out three Four Spiritual Laws booklets, which contain a clear and compelling presentation of the Gospel, and asked if I could explain them. The week before, Sinembasa (whose name means “trophy-holder”) had told me he wanted badly to walk with God after neglecting church for years.
I shared the Four Spiritual Laws with him, and after clearly understanding how Christ would forgive him and make him the person He wanted him to be, Sinembasa received Christ into his life.
Sinembasa’s friends, who happened to be strong Christians, were also encouraged by the booklet. Just as we finished going through it together, their friend Phiwo walked up to the table and asked what we were up to. “We were just sharing the Four Spiritual Laws,” I said. “Could we share them with you?”
I turned to Sinembasa and asked if he would be willing to lead Phiwo through the Gospel presentation. He decided to share the first law and then have each of us share one of the other laws. As Sinembasa and then the two girls shared, I was surprised to hear many of the clarifying questions I had asked beforehand (which are not written in the booklet) show up in their conversation. Hearing one or two good explanations of the Four Spiritual Laws was enough training for Sinembasa and his friends to share them with another person.
Because God used the Four Spiritual Laws to lead him to Christ, Sinembasa is naturally using them to share with others in his relational network about Christ. Thousands of miles from your home, you are equipping believing students like him to share their faith with friends and family!