Psalm 16:2 - I use this scripture often, the two Lord’s are 2 different names for God, Yahweh God and Adonai. The Psalmist is acknowledging that God is God (Yahweh). But then he says, You are my Lord (Adonai, meaning ruler, authority). Many guys are willing to acknowledge that God is God, but haven’t allowed him/made him their ruler. Then we talk through the diff.
Lastly, Identifying people’s barriers to belief will also dictate what I use to talk through the gospel.
Jeremiah 2:13 (The Well)
Romans 6:23 (Bridge)
Matthew 19:16-22 (The Rich Young Ruler)
31 day challenge is my go to early on (I rewrote it years ago so that it hits the scriptures that I want my guys going through)
Hebrews 12:1-3 - Explain each key part of the text. Talk through the diff between things that hinder vs sin that entangles (have them identify a few of each), then we apply scripture to those areas.
The Establishers (I handpick the ones I like)
Fact, Faith, Feeling train (I go back to this consistently with my guys through all stages).
Orangebook (similar to establishers, little different topics)
Depending on guys baggage and hurdles in growth, we will go through a book together in a small group with similar guys.
Matthew 28:18-20 (The Vision)
2 Timothy 2:2