Articles Tagged 'Evangelism'

We've Got to Listen Before We Speak

We've Got to Listen Before We Speak

Don't focus on what you're going to say!

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

Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

There's nothing more natural than sharing good news

We forget that the story of Jesus is good news, something that should be naturally shared with people we know.

Sharing Jesus Is not Like Selling Ads, but Still...

Sharing Jesus Is not Like Selling Ads, but Still...

What I learned about sharing Jesus from selling ads.

A parable is a story that illustrates a spiritual point -- like selling phone book ads and making disciples.

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor?

Your church needs to know who lives next door

Our churches can't afford to sit and wait for our neighbors to come to us. We must take the first step in connecting with those around us.

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Connecting People of Other Cultures with Jesus

Are we willing to take the risk and reach outside our comfort zones to connect people with Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on "The Andrew Effect" and connecting people with Jesus.

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

Connecting Those We Know with Jesus

O God, make our hearts ache for them to know Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on "The Andrew Effect" by focusing on connecting those we know with Jesus.

They Ran!

They Ran!

He is risent! What do we do with that news?

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

A Lot of Telling to Do

A Lot of Telling to Do

Are you ready to tell someone?

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.

Love Will Travel

Love Will Travel

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.

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

A Gift Worth Re-gifting?

Is there really a Christmas gift worth regifting?

Tom Norvell reminds us that this is really a gift worth regifting -- Jesus -- because he is our hope, joy, love, and peace and others need to hear us speak of him when they need him most.

Prayer and Mission

Prayer and Mission

So if they didn't and couldn't, how dare we?

Mark Frost continues the series on discovering your mission before finding your minister with the Interim Ministry Partners team and he focuses on prayer.

With You Always

With You Always

Can I really know and experience Jesus in my daily life?

Phil Ware does part 4 of a 5 part series on experiencing Jesus' presence from the gospel of Matthew, focusing on the Great Commission and Jesus' promise to be present.

Practice the Wine of Kindness

Practice the Wine of Kindness

What would you have done with the jugs of water?

Rick Brown reminds us to be focused on meeting the felt needs of people and use that to invite them to Jesus.

Greater Things: Boldness

Greater Things: Boldness

Where can I get a good dose of boldness and power?

Phil Ware continues his series on Greater Things from Acts 3-4 and this one focuses on The Boldness Prayer of Acts 4:23-31.

Observations after a Trip to Africa

Observations after a Trip to Africa

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

Beautiful Feet: Go!

Beautiful Feet: Go!

So how beautiful are your feet?

Phil Ware continues his four message series on Jesus' last words which must be our first priority.

Last Words: First Priority

Last Words: First Priority

Are we listening to what Jesus said?

Phil Ware begins a series of messages on the Great Commission and Jesus' last words which must be our first priority.

It’s ALL About Heaven!

It’s ALL About Heaven!

Why tell people about Jesus?

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.

Do We Believe It?

Do We Believe It?

Our actions reveal our beliefs

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.

Old Spice Evangelism

Old Spice Evangelism

How do you reach everyone with so many different tastes?

Patrick Odum uses the popularity and methods of the Old Spice Guy to reach out and touch us with the aroma of Christ and the smell of evangelism.

C2K - DNA Testing

C2K - DNA Testing

Does the connection show up in our ministry?

All too frequently people claiming to follow Jesus separate proclamation from compassion, evangelism from service, but if we have a DNA connection with Jesus, both must be present.

Witness

Witness

We are witnesses…

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.

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Catch and Release: THE First Thing

Caught to be released into life, community, and purpose by the grace of God!

Phil Ware begins a series of articles on sharing Jesus in word and deed with others called Catch and Release and focusing on following Jesus.

Drop the Rope!

Drop the Rope!

Why are we so prone to a tug-of-war on important issues?

Phil Ware talks about tug-of-war and how we so often get into them in the Christian community and whether or not it is more important to do service trips or mission evangelism trips.

Strange Neighbors

Strange Neighbors

Why would God place us in close proximity to these people?

Phil Ware talks about weird neighbors and who God has sent us to hear so we can lead them to Christ.