Evangelism

Relational Evangelism: Come and See (John 1:35-46)

Relational Evangelism: Come and See (John 1:35-46)

A powerful theme emerges in the Gospel of John: The Word is becoming flesh over and over in each episode from the ministry of Jesus. So what does this have to do with evangelism? 

Relational Evangelism: Telling Your Story (Acts 22:1-16)

Relational Evangelism: Telling Your Story (Acts 22:1-16)

Paul saw the telling of his own conversion story as one of many effective evangelism techniques he uses on more than one occasion. So what are the elements of proper and persuasive "testimonial evangelism"? We explore.

Relational Evangelism: The Reason for Your Hope (1 Peter 3:13-16)

Relational Evangelism: The Reason for Your Hope (1 Peter 3:13-16)

1 Peter 3 brings the ideas of HOPE and EVANGELISM together. People will take notice if our uniquely Christian Hope is genuine. So do you have the Hope? Is it evident to others? And are you prepared to tell them why it is there?

Those With Impure Motives (Acts 8:9-24)

Those With Impure Motives (Acts 8:9-24)

Seeing to the needs of the body often creates an opportunity for a bridge to the Gospel message addressing the needs of the soul. But what about when some refuse to cross that bridge? What if their involvement with the Christian community and "response" to the Gospel is from impure motives? What if there is selfish agenda at work? We look at a couple of biblical examples as well as some counter-examples to help us see how to respond to those who may be in it for the wrong reasons.

The Well-Being of the City (Jeremiah 29:4-9)

The Well-Being of the City (Jeremiah 29:4-9)

Regardless of sides taken during Election Years, most of us need to admit that we have focused far too much time on changing the world through political influence in relation to the other ways that we are the light of the world and salt of the earth. Today we look at the messages of 3 Bible books - Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther...and see that political influence is only one of 3 main ways to be the world's light.....and in the lives of individuals, it is actually the least impactful of the 3.

Seed Sowing (Matthew 13:1-9)

Seed Sowing (Matthew 13:1-9)

Thinking about the 4 types of soil that we will encounter in others as we evangelize...and that we will encounter in ourselves at different moments in our lives

Missional Magnetism (1 Kings 8:41-43)

Missional Magnetism (1 Kings 8:41-43)

What Solomon's Temple Dedication Prayer teaches us about our mission and the importance of evangelistic prayer

A Success, a Mess, and a Scene of Duress (Acts 16:11-40)

A Success, a Mess, and a Scene of Duress (Acts 16:11-40)

3 stories of evangelism in Philippi...and 3 different effective approaches to reaching people where they are at

Completing What is Lacking (Acts 18:23-19:6)

Completing What is Lacking (Acts 18:23-19:6)

2 subsequent episodes of fine-tuning the Gospel in the minds of those lacking the missing pieces