I've come to believe that's the wrong focus. Instead of thinking of what we're going to say, we need to focus on listening. What will we hear? How will we get the other person to open up? Can we learn enough about them to help them draw closer to God
In "church" there is talk about "sharing the Gospel", almost as an academic exercise. Yet, it wasn't an analytical exercise for those who first faced a risen Jesus, and maybe it shouldn't be for us.
The example is very clear. He is Risen! and we need
Throughout the book of Acts, there are examples of regular people telling their friends about how God sent His Son so that the world might be saved. With 4.6 billion souls still needing to hear that story, we have a lot telling to do.
Why is the Great Commission so important for us as well as the rest of the world?
Phil Ware does part 4 in a 5 part series on the Immanuel passages in Matthew, this week is the Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20, focusing on cross cultural outreach and disciple-making, something much more involved than just evangelism.
What are your observations from traveling outside our country?
During my nine day visit to Africa, I experienced a number of things: policemen in Malawi toting weapons asking for a ride to their headquarters about five miles away, bicycles as transports for almost everything, friendliness of the people, security for
It's All about Heaven!! Our mission, obligation and responsibility is to tell the remaining 2/3 of the world's population (4.4 Billion) about Jesus, so that those who do what God commands will go to Heaven.
If we don’t tell others about Jesus, if our actions contradict our professed ideals, if we claim concern about people’s souls for eternity, but make no significant effort to share with them our Savior -- then we must not believe God or we don’t care.
We, the present day followers of Jesus, are the progeny of those men and women of the first century. The mission is now ours! With 2/3 of the 6.7 billion of the world's population who don't know Jesus, we have much to do.