Ironically, a lot of unbelievers come to the Lord if they get into a 3/3 group. With a group of unbelievers you only have to make very small adjustments to the format. They discover that the Bible is relevant and begin to learn about the character and nature of God, etc. Of course, the accountability time looks a little bit different than with believers, but it is still similar. In some ways it functions the way the Law does in relation to the Gospel. The Law shows people their need for grace. If people are unable to follow through on their commitments, it can function in the same way at times. Even if that doesn’t happen, people are often drawn to the Bible and to the Lord through the process. It provides a good opportunity to discover spiritual truth in community with others whom they know. They also begin to learn about multiplication, hermeneutics, community, etc.
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