1. “Is your concept of God affecting your evangelism?”
I follow the blog of a cross cultural missionary who works in Mexico. He writes:
It’s taken time for me to shake that image, to understand that the same God who caused Isaiah to cry out, “Woe to me, I am ruined!,” is the same Heavenly Father who loved the world so much that sent His one and only Son, that we might have eternal life.
It took several years of experiencing His divine grace, of reflecting on the perfect peace that He grants before I was able to stop looking over my shoulder for the blow of heavenly punishment. . . . .
It’s a tricky thing to tease our traditions and upbringing from the biblical view of God, but as ambassadors of the King can we afford to allow our erroneous ideas to misrepresent Him?
Read more from missionary David Godzwa (@mrthndave) here.
2. How Excuses Are Holding Back Your Evangelism: 7 Tips to Help You Overcome
This one comes from One of my favorite blogs on Evangelism, Not Ashamed of the Gospel. He and I share a similar passion for personal evangelism.
So if you’re anything like me, you haven’t always obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with someone and you probably gave yourself some excuse.
These excuses will hold you back from achieving your true potential.
That’s why I’ve come up with seven pieces of advice to help you overcome all your excuses to evangelism.
I would agree with every single one.
Read more from @petenaotg here.
3. Six Times to Talk to Your Guests
My regular readers know that I write on church hospitality issues. Danny Franks frequently writes from his real life experiences about similar issues. Check out his list of when to talk with your guests.
But there are strategic times during the worship service when we should especially address our guests.
When we do so, we serve not only our guests, but our members and regular attendees as well.
Addressing guests reminds a growing church that there are newcomers in the midst, and encourages a plateaued or declining church of our evangelistic responsibility.
Read more from @LetMeBeFranks here.
Thanks so much, Chris!