We often keep to the aerial blimp view of the world and of the church, which certainly has value but can keep us from seeing each person. We explore Jesus’ use of the expression “little one” and His parable about a shepherd’s concern for one sheep in need.
Jesus tells 7 parables about the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew 7. They are analogies using scenarios which take place in the here and now. We examine 3 in the middle of this chapter to see what they teach the followers of Jesus about our engagement with the world.
Why is God’s faithfulness a central concept to the message of the Bible? We look at 5 New Testament contexts where God’s faithfulness is applied.
In the last lesson of our 2017 series on Relational Evangelism, we tackle 2 terms which rarely function together but must for the purposes of evangelism: Urgency and Patience. We need to stress the urgency of a decision for Christ, but we cannot make the mistake of forcing or pressuring someone into "conversion" if their heart is not yet in it.
As part of our Relational Evangelism series, we explore the wonder of being fellow workers with God in His mission project. What does this mean for my evangelistic responsibility? And why does a covenant-based working relationship both motivate me to work hard and also relieve me of work-based pressure?
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.
We continue our series on Relational Evangelism by exploring what Paul meant by becoming all things to all men in the context of sharing the Gospel. What can I do to bridge the culture gap with someone I'm trying to teach the Gospel to? And how can I avoid unnecessary offense, getting in the way of the message?
Being the salt and light of the world...bringing godly influence into the world...requires big thinking...and small thinking. We explore this theme biblically.
An unlikely but powerful connection between understanding submission and reaching the world with the Gospel
The Gospel has an offensive core because it confronts strongly held views and demands a response. We certainly need to be sensitive to the listeners and not make the Gospel more offensive than it needs to be. But there are certain "trigger words" that will challenge the listeners. We look at a few of these "trigger words" in the Book of Acts - these being often offensive but still necessary.