Activated Disciple Series Part 6: Cup of Kerygma

How do we proclaim the Gospel to others? Jeff shares the seven points of the Gospel that every evangelist should know, common excuses we make up for not sharing the Gospel, and the simple way we can double our parish size in just five years. 

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“Connection is more important than perfection.”


Evangelization always begins with proclaiming how the Lord changed your own life.



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The Activated Disciple 40-Day Challenge

Are you looking for real change this Lent? Are you looking for a structured program to guide you through Lent? Jeff Cavins invites you on a powerful journey to become an activated disciple this Lent. Starting February 25th, Jeff will be guiding you in The Activated Disciple 40-day Challenge through weekly podcast episodes throughout Lent.

As Catholics, we often find ourselves going through the motions. We believe our faith but struggle to put it into practice; we are not the activated disciples we are called to be. An activated disciple is someone who strives every moment of every day to imitate Jesus, someone who desires such a close relationship with God that every area of his or her life is transformed. The Activated Disciple 40-Day Challenge will help you become more like Christ as you cultivate the eight characteristics that are the most important in the life of a disciple:

  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Humility
  • Patience
  • Selflessness
  • Kindness
  • Attentiveness
  • Contrition

As you reorient your life toward Jesus, you will notice the profound transformation a close relationship with him brings. The Activated Disciple 40-Day Challenge will help you take your faith to the next level. In addition to the study, Jeff will guide listeners through The Activated Disciple journey in a series of podcast episodes from February 25th to April 29th. In these episodes Jeff will teach you:

  • Biblical foundations of Discipleship
  • Daily Disciplines of a Disciple
  • How to Developing your Saint Possy
  • How to Win Souls 

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Seven Points of the Classic Kerygma  

 1. God loves you and has a plan for your life.

2. Sin will destroy you and ruin God’s plan for your life.

3. Christ Jesus died to save you.

4. Repent and believe the Gospel.

5. Be Baptized and receive the Holy Spirit.

6. Abide in Christ and his body the Church.

7. Go make disciples.

 “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you yet do it with gentleness and reverence.”(1 Peter 3:15).

Excuses for not sharing the Gospel:

  1. It’s not my gift
  2. I don’t know enough 

Doubling Your Parish in Five Years 

If every person in your parish over the next 5 years brings one person to Christ through RCIA, your parish will double in size. 

Meditation Questions

  1. Take some time this week to meditate on the seven points of the Kerygma. Practice putting them together in sentences so that you will be better prepared when the opportunity arises to share.
  2. Spend some time in prayer and compare your own life with the Kerygma as a preparation for confession. In other words, make the Kerygma personal.
  3. We all have people in our lives who need the Lord. Who are a couple of people that you have met that need your prayers for conversion? Include them in your daily prayers


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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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