Last night I had a most unexpected Bible study with Adil*.
It was unexpected because I was stopping by Reyansh's apartment to invite him to my birthday party and I expected him to be alone. I knew his wife and children were in India visiting relatives. I didn’t know that Reyansh* had taken in a temporary boarder.
Adil was cooking dinner and asked if I’d like a parantha. I love Indian food so I gladly accepted.
My wife and I have become friends with some people in the Indian community. We've celebrated birthdays together, gone on a trip to the beach and even held a pool party at a neighbours home.
For me, the jump from social friendship to a Discovery Bible Study seemed too big. Yes, some of us have moved from Casual Conversation to Meaningful Conversation and even to Spiritual Conversation. But I don't think the group is ready to move to regular Jesus Conversations.
My friends think I am an APE (Apostolic Prophet Evangelist).
I gladly accept the first two letters. As an Apostle I identify with the slogan from StarTrek: 'to boldly go where noone has gone before' (my paraphrase). As a Prophet I am quite willing to put forth unpopular views when I am convinced they are right.
I'm not so sure about Evangelist. I am often with non-Christians talking about Jesus, but I think my gift of teaching is stronger. That would make me an APT.