30 Days of Prayer: Day 22 – Tell of His Love

Jesus died for me.

My faith has found a resting place, Not in device nor creed; I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead.I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me. -- Hymn, My Faith has found a resting place My hope is in the Lord Who gave Himself for me, And paid … [Read more...]

Video: A different way of talking about the gospel

One way of thinking about personal evangelism is learning the "story-formed way."For download resources, go here and here.Below is a video interview with Scott Thomas of Acts 29 and Jeff Vanderstelt, who shares on the many ways of sharing the gospel.It beginning with gospel fluency and confidence in the gospel’s work in your own … [Read more...]

Book Review: Done – What most religions don’t tell you about the Bible

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Cary Schmidt has written a useful introduction to the gospel:Done.: What most religions don't tell you about the Bible.Its chapters cover the basic gospel script of Do Vs. Done as the framework for a simple explanation of the gospel that allows someone who is considering Christianity to examine the biblical evidence and reasoning of a … [Read more...]

Do you make these 3 personal evangelism mistakes?

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Evangelism is a spiritual work.When we make it a human work, wefeel pressure to get a decision. feel unprepared to handle every possible objection. feel insecure in presenting what we personally know about Jesus.Rather, Evangelism is the work of the Holy Spirit.  But even with that in mind, we are prone to errors. Top 3 mistakes … [Read more...]

You want me to explain the gospel?

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Imagine the scenario:You and a non-Christian friend are sitting in a Starbucks, talking about life, drinking a cup of coffee.In a relaxed and safe manner, the talk naturally turns to your faith in Christ.She looks at you and asks with complete sincerity: “What is the gospel?” How would you answer?How would you explain the … [Read more...]

Review of Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy

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Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy is subtitled Live a Consistent, Spiritually Powerful life.From the back cover: “a book about breaking free from a spiritually weak life to achieve the consistently powerful one that is available to every believer.It’s a Bible Study 101 that guides reader to a greater revelation of God.” Summary of Beyond … [Read more...]

6 Week Evangelism Small Group Guide

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Small groups are a great place to find help and encouragement in sharing Christ with nonbelievers.I propose one accountability group as an Evangelism Training Small Group.Here is a sample 6 week group. Week OneRead together Mt. 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8. Use a flip chart or poster paper to list as many observations as you can from … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part III

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.See Part I of Evangelism Where You Live - A Review Part ISee Part II of Evangelism Where You Live - A Review Part IIThis final section of Chapters 5 - 8 gets into the nuts and … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part 1

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I’ll be pulling out a few themes. A philosophy of Ministry The foundational drive of this book is … [Read more...]

Church Based Relational Evangelism

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I'll be pulling out a few themes. What's not working? The authors ask: Why Aren't Our Efforts … [Read more...]