The Apostle Paul’s Journey to Faith in Christ

The Spiritual Journey to the Christian Faith

Jesus also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like.A man scatters seed on the ground.Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts … [Read more...]

How to kill spiritual thirst

How to crush spiritual thirst

You've probably seen it:An opening in a conversation when a non Christian expresses their spiritual insight, or opens up about some restlessness in their heart.Then well-meaning Christians become a one-way torrent of gospel information about what a person needs to believe and why other religions are wrong.Or maybe you've seen … [Read more...]

30 Days of Prayer Day 8: Spiritual Blindness

Praying for spiritual Blindness

Before we came to know Christ, we were sinners.Before we started following Jesus, we were spiritually dead, and spiritually blind.If we have been a Christian for a long time, perhaps we have forgotten how our spiritual eyes couldn't see in the dark, how impossible it was to seethe value of God's truth, the preciousness of … [Read more...]

Every life has a story

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Watch this video and comment below.Every life has a story.One listening evangelism exercise we do is to spend time praying for the strangers we might meet.As we go out into the streets, strangers will occasionally start talking with us about their stories.  If we slow down long enough to listen, we might hear their spiritual thirst … [Read more...]

Spiritual Thirst Opens the Conversational Door

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A young man came to me one evening during the camp meal and he asks, "Do the non-elect go to hell?" I was startled.  This question was out of context, out of the blue, seeming to come from left field. I was in this guy's life for just a couple of days while we were on a work team together at a service camp hours away from our homes.  We were … [Read more...]

What does spiritual thirst look like in the Gospels?

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I've started compiling a list of encounters with Jesus, wondering -What is the starting point of that person's seeking? What was their spiritual thirst that propelled them to seek Jesus? What might spiritual thirst look like in the gospels? I've even wondered if people can follow Jesus without fully understanding their personal … [Read more...]

What does Spiritual Thirst Look Like?

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"I guess I'm not good at seeing spiritual thirst," shared a pastor in my coaching group for 30 days for more spiritual conversations.He had completed an assignment I had given him, found himself surrounded by nonbelievers in his social networks.However, his image of personal evangelism was all about making a monologue presentation, rather … [Read more...]

The Person of Peace

Spiritual Conversations without being a Jerk

I've started meeting regularly with one of the men who comes to our core group.He and his family are recent immigrants, fleeing the political unrest from his home country.  Truly, they are starting over.He is a follower of Christ, and we've started meeting recently to discuss topics likeHow to study the Bible. How to prepare a … [Read more...]

10 Questions to Debrief an Evangelism Conversation

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Do you want to grow in your skill in talking about your faith?One discipline that I use that helps me grow comfortable in talking about my faith is through writing about that conversation in a journal.I have done a mental review of nearly every evangelistic conversation that I have.  I write about it in my journal and reflect upon what I … [Read more...]

Experiencing a Christian Conversion

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Last night, I watched a deeply powerful film.Faith Like PotatoesThe story is based on the book of the same name about a real-life South African farmer named Angus Buchan.  Buchan accepted Jesus at a moment of crisis and began experiencing miracles, ranging from sudden rain putting out a wildfire to reviving a woman struck by … [Read more...]