Question: if you were asked to share the gospel in 60 seconds, do you think you could do it? Do you think you would be able to clearly articulate the key aspects of the good news of Jesus Christ? I am not looking for the standard, “God has a wonderful plan for your life, so […]Read More How to Share the Gospel
Have the attitude, “I’ll let someone else go.” Stop believing that the task of missions is urgent. Conclude that the suffering involved in missions is not worth it. Tell yourself, “I’m inadequate to serve the Lord in this way.” Believe the lie that all those who perish apart from believing in the gospel, will be […]Read More How “Not” To Think Like A Missionary
The Missionary’s Calling: Go and Make Disciples – Matthew 28:19 The Missionary’s Primary Question: Where is the Gospel Not Known? – Romans 15:20-21 The Missionary’s Mandate: That the Nations Might Declare the Praises of God – Psalm 96 The Missionary’s Message: Christ Crucified – 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 The Missionary’s Power Source: The Holy Spirit – […]Read More How to Think Like a Missionary
I don’t often write on the theme of this blog, standing for the truth, even though it is often implied. My main goal in writing is to lift up the name of Jesus and point readers to His saving power. It is my conviction that the more compelled and astonished we are by the beauty, […]Read More Be Strong in the Lord
This past Friday night, my father-in-law and I went to the Bratwurst festival in Bucyrus, Ohio. This festival is a big deal in our area and people come from all over the place to feast on bratwurst and other summer treats. Our strategy was simple – talk with as many people as possible, pass out […]Read More Is street evangelism a thing of the past?
J. Mack Stiles has just written a helpful little book called “Marks of the Messenger.” In contrast to most books on evangelism that are generally technique oriented, Stiles focusses more on the “messenger” than the “message.” Towards the end of the book, he gives “A Manifesto for Healthy Evangelism” which offers a good summary of […]Read More A Manifesto For Healthy Evangelism
Over the past couple weeks, I have been slowly reading Leonard Ravenhill’s book, Why Revival Tarries. Here is a particularly challenging quote: “Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give […]Read More DO WE CARE THAT PEOPLE ARE DYING?