This week we will discuss a barrier, that unlike the rest mentioned in these Tips, should be seen as natural, even necessary: sin. The unbeliever who attends our Sunday school and church services is someone by definition who is "dead in trespasses and sins." If we are truly speaking and acting like Christ, and teaching holiness, it will be only a matter of time before the unbeliever experiences conviction of sin. This conviction then presents a choice to the unbeliever: will they confess and repent, or turn away from God?
This barrier of sin is natural, but some churches have created unnecessary barriers around it: such as preaching rules that are not biblical or by attempting to create conviction, condemning various behaviors and attitudes.
When the unbeliever attends your class are they presented with the grace of God that can remove their guilt of sin and forever change their lives for good, or are they given a list of rules they are expected to abide by through their own power?