Whenever I speak to people who left the church and renounced God, they speak of the problem of Christian obedience as a massive factor.
Soon, after some lively discussions on Eshu’s blog, I hope to answer those who say that the church’s records of evil is a reason to deny God . However, before I do so I want to talk to the Christians. I want us to realise that living for Christ can be an essential part in the way God saves people.
But before I do that I better get a big misconception out of the way.
Have you ever wondered how you as a lay person can preach the Gospel to your friends? Or maybe you doubt that evangelism is for you? Perhaps you’re unsure as to what evangelism really involves.
If so, this book is for you. In “The Gospel & Personal Evangelism”, Mark Dever teaches what the Bible says the Gospel is and the methods of evangelism it sets forth. This isn’t a book for pastors, it is a book that all Christians can read. So short you can read it in no time, this book is a great start if you want to see what evangelism is and how you should do it..
Long lie-ins, watching entire seasons of 24 in a matter, sunbathing in the garden. It is often the case that Christian students spend their holidays just as unwisely as their non-Christian friends. But should that be the case?
Not all. Paul tells us “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph 5:15-16, ESV). Watching your entire DVD collection through twice is not Godly.
So over the coming days I will tell you 9 ways you can redeem your holiday. We start today by considering evangelistic ministry:
At New Word Alive I had the pleasure of sharing a room with Ed Yates. After asking the typical “If you had ten books to take to a desert island” I came up with this corker:
If you were stranded on a desert island and you could take only ten books of the Bible to use to evangelise the savage tribes on that island what would be your ten?
Here is my ten:
- Chronicles (we allowed ourselves the Hebrew two books count as one)
I’m unsure about my denial of Acts, I may have swapped it for Chronicles/Revelation in retrospect, but overall I’m pretty happy with my choice. Over the coming days I’ll try and post my reasons.