evangelism

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

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.

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

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.

God's Faithfulness Applied: 5 Contexts (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

God's Faithfulness Applied: 5 Contexts (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

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.

Relational Evangelism: Urgency and Patience (Acts 26:19-29)

Relational Evangelism: Urgency and Patience (Acts 26:19-29)

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.

Relational Evangelism: Covenant Workers (1 Corinthians 3:6-16)

Relational Evangelism: Covenant Workers (1 Corinthians 3:6-16)

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?

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: Culture and Empathy (1 Corinthians 9:16-23)

Relational Evangelism: Culture and Empathy (1 Corinthians 9:16-23)

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?

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

Dreaming Big, Starting Small (Acts 1:1-8)

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.

Impact Through Submission (Titus 2:1-10)

Impact Through Submission (Titus 2:1-10)

An unlikely but powerful connection between understanding submission and reaching the world with the Gospel

Offensive Words of Evangelism (Acts 24:24-25)

Offensive Words of Evangelism (Acts 24:24-25)

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.