Here are some thoughts from the “Introduction” to Local Church Evangelism, edited by David Wright and Alastair Gray. A Definition “Evangelism may be defined briefly as the God-given task of presenting the good news of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit in order that men and women and children may come to […]Read More Local Church Evangelism
In John 1:40-42, we see Andrew bringing his brother, Peter, to Jesus. In Acts 2:37-42, we see Peter bringing three thousand people to Jesus. When we lead someone to Jesus, we have no idea of what a remarkable future may lie ahead of that person. Note the immediacy of Andrew’s response. He was a man who had […]Read More Be An “Andrew”. You May Win A “Peter” For Jesus.
Philemon, verse 6 – “that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus”. These words bring to mind several other verses of Scripture. * “acknowledging every good thing … ” indicates that we are to share our faith in the spirit […]Read More Sharing our Faith Effectively
In the preface to his book, The Evangelism of the Early Church, Michael Green states a personal reason for writing the book: “Most evangelists are not very interested in theology: most theologians are not very interested in evangelism. I am deeply committed to both. So the study of this subject was particularly congenial to me” […]Read More Teaching Evangelism
Here are a few thoughts on leading people from where they are (much concern about social issues, many questions about life’s meaning, purpose and direction) to the place to which the Lord is leading them (faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour). It’s often said that people no longer understand Biblical and theological language. What […]Read More Many Questions, One Answer
Jesus is tired. He rests at the well. A woman comes along … Out of this very ordinary situation comes a great opportunity to speak of spiritual truth. Jesus doesn’t barge in like a bull in a china shop. He makes an intriguing comment about “living water” (John 4:10), and, then, He waits for the […]Read More Jesus And The Woman At The Well – Learning From Jesus
Isaiah 11:1-12:6 The family tree of ‘Jesse, the father of King David’ has a very special ‘Branch’ – Jesus Christ (Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 1:1,6,16). Jesus Christ has raised ‘a banner for the nations’. He is ‘the Saviour of the world’. He has died ‘for the sins of the whole world’. The ‘Good News’ is to […]Read More Let us tell “all the world” what the Lord has done for us.