Evangelism

Disability ministry will become essential to the church’s witness in the 2020s – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This post in the first in a series examining ten disability ministry trends to watch in the coming decade. Today Dr. Grcevich will explore the forces that will propel ministry with the vulnerable – highlighted by ministry with persons with disabilities – to the forefront of the church’s public witness. Compared to a lot of my friends involved with ministry, I get to spend much of my time at work surrounded by colleagues who are either indifferent or openly hostile…

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The Coronavirus, youth ministry and evangelism – Youth Ministry Christian Article

 The Coronavirus is a hot topic among teenagers. Many are afraid. Most have never been exposed to the idea of a virus spreading and killing outside of the world of Zombie apocalypse movies and video games. But the Coronavirus is real…and dangerous. Although it has not killed as nearly as many as the current H1N1 Flu epidemic, many epidemiologists agree that, sooner or later, a sweeping flu virus could kill hundreds of millions of people. In 1918 the Spanish Flu…

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What Would Your Super Bowl Ad Look Like? – Christian Article

Image courtesy of Faithlife Media Earlier this week, Faithlife asked this on our social media channels: “If you had 30 seconds to share something during a Super Bowl commercial slot, what would you share?” Before you read some of the answers, think about it. What would you say? Creating a “Super Bowl ad” could be a fun and enlightening challenge.  10 curated, user-submitted Super Bowl ad ideas 1. “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,…

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Greg Koukl: There would be no harvesting without good gardening – Christian Article

Some Christians are convinced we should try to get to the gospel in every encounter. Go for the gold. Press for the decision. Close the deal. I think the impulse is right-hearted, of course, but it’s wrongheaded for a good reason. Most people we encounter are not ripe for harvest. Don’t get me wrong. Harvesting is critical. There would be no kingdom expansion without it. But there would be no harvesting without good gardening, so without the spadework, there’s no…

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The Deficient Great Commission – Christian Article

As I was reading the book I could tell the author was driven by the prospect of making disciples. Every other word was “mission” “culture” “multiplication” “evangelism” “outreach” and so forth. Governing the author’s intention was his understanding of the great commission which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This is a good start. “We exist to make disciples of Jesus,” a church’s mission statement might say. You’ve probably seen that on a website or a church sign before.…

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Why you should bring all your teens (and their unreached friends) to Winter Jam this year – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Starting this Friday I’m going to be on tour with Winter Jam and I can’t wait! This year’s lineup is shockingly good: Crowder, Hillsong Young & Free, Passion Band, Red, Andy Mineo, Building 429, New Song and so many others. I think this is the strongest top to bottom lineup Winter Jam has had in years!

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Is Jesus really God? (Matt. 16.13-17) by Josh McDowell – Christian Article

Is Jesus really God? (Matt. 16.13-17) by Josh McDowell https://orpc.sg/sites/default/files/sermons_audio/orpc_20190310_m.mp3 As part of his CRU speaking engagements in Singapore, we had the privilege of having Josh McDowell speak at our morning service on the topic “Is Jesus really God?” from Matt. 16.13-17. Years back, I was able to attend an apologetics talk he gave, but did not get to talk to him. Unbeknownst to him, at the age of 15, I had a crisis of faith (mostly having been raised as…

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What Does It Mean to Be a Responsive Christian? (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this blast from the past, J. Warner describes the nature of “Responsive Christianity”. Why do some of us call ourselves “Evangelical Christians”? Is evangelism an important part of what it means to be a Christian? Are all of us called to be evangelists? What if we aren’t gifted in that way? What role should “apologetics” play in the life of the Christian? Must we all be “apologists” if we want to call ourselves “Christians”? Why should we adopt a…

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Quick Shot: “There is no such thing as sin” – Christian Article

Our “Quick Shot” series offers brief answers to common objections to the Christian worldview. Each response is limited to one paragraph. These responses are designed to (1) answer the objection as concisely as possible, (2) challenge the objector to think more deeply about his or her claim, and (3) facilitate a “gospel” conversation. In this article, we’re offering “Quick Shot” responses to the objection, Quick Shot: “I don’t need an imaginary God to forgive me of my ‘sins’. There is…

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The Game Changing App for Teen Evangelism you’ve been waiting for – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Imagine if you could give the teens in your youth group an app that made sharing the Gospel both easy and engaging. Imagine if this app could remind them to pray for, care for and share the good news of Jesus with their unreached friends, classmates, teammates and family members. Imagine your teens using it to form or join faith sharing groups for accountability and encouragement when it comes to reaching their friends for Christ. Imagine this app helping to…

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Feeding the Two Wolves | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

There is a Cherokee story of a grandfather teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” said the grandfather to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The…

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Sharing the Gospel with Students – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The gospel is not merely a formula for salvation. We need to see our mission as more than merely getting students to understand and believe the gospel. Creation → Fall → Redemption →  Restoration. The gospel is not a ticket out of this world but an invitation to start engaging the world in a meaningful and purposeful way. Through the gospel, God invites students to participate in His plan for the world. What is the gospel? Do your students see the…

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Andy Stanley Clearly Articulates the Premise of Irresistible

Andy Stanley Clearly Articulates the Premise of Irresistible Maggie John of the daily Christian television show 100 Huntley Street has posted a full, 49-minute interview she did with Andy Stanley, talking first about his famous father and his call to ministry, and then focusing in more directly on his book Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleased to the World. (Thomas Nelson, 2018) Some people have their minds made up about what Andy did say or did not say and that’s…

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Paul vs the Communists – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Do you remember what you were doing in 1989? Not to brag or anything, but I was smuggling Bibles into Communist China. I don’t know if anyone still smuggles Bibles, but 30 years ago it was just about the most exciting thing a young Christian could do. I smuggled hundreds of Bibles and Christian books across the border, and when I tell people this, I am invariably asked one question: What happened when you got caught? Short answer: not much.…

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4 Things Christians Must Reclaim – Christian Article

Rebecca McLaughlin: In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling sticks a knife into her readers’ hearts. Professor Dumbledore is the Gandalf of the series. He’s the only person who’s power for good can match Lord Voldemort’s evil. But in the sixth book a weakened Dumbledore stands at the top of the Astronomy Tower surrounded by his enemies and he appeals to Harry’s teacher nemesis Severus Snape for help. “Severus, please.” And Snape kills him. The scene is…

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How Do I Share What I Believe? The Relationship Between Low Expectations and Lackluster Evangelism – Christian Article

I have a good friend (I’ll call him Bob) who I’ve known for over fifteen years. We’ve worked with one another, we’ve eaten many meals together, and our families are friendly. I’ve shared my faith with Bob and he’s fully aware of what I believe about God and about Jesus. He’s an uninterested atheist, however, and as I’ve watched our relationship develop, I’ve come to realize Bob’s disinterest is having an impact on the way I behave as a Christian.…

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How Can You Revive Evangelism In Your Church? – Christian Article

Tweet If your church is apathetic toward evangelism, how can you ignite a fire under them so that they’ll have more passion and purpose for rescuing the perishing? Half a Gospel General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was about the most fervent and passionate man I have ever read about in witnessing to the lost. Perhaps D.L. Moody was close, but General Booth said, “Most Christian organizations would like to send…

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How Billy Graham Overcame His Doubts about the Bible – Christian Article

By Matt Brown Billy Graham passed away in early 2018. nearly 100 years after he was born. That day, America—and the world, really—lost one of the greatest evangelists of all time. He undoubtedly communicated the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in human history. Three hundred million people heard him share the simple gospel message live, and countless millions more watched and listened through television, radio broadcasts, and online videos. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Billy Graham:…

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What is the Meaning of the Cross? – Christian Article

When I first became interested in examining the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, I really had no interest in Jesus as God. I was willing to survey and consider the wisdom of Jesus as an ancient sage, but nothing more. Once I was convinced these Gospel accounts were reliable, however, I knew I had to reconsider my naturalistic presuppositions. If Jesus truly rose from the grave, He was more than a wise sage. In those early months of my investigation, I…

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How to Communicate the Evidence for Christianity (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this Incarnate Investigation Podcast, FTO Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss strategies to help you describe and discuss the evidence for Christianity to your non-believing friends and family members. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection. You can subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast (which includes the Incarnate Investigation episodes) on iTunes, or add the podcasts from our RSS Feed. For…

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God’s mouthpiece | Skillful Shepherds – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); In Exodus 4, Moses is seen to question or doubt God for choosing him to lead His people out of Egypt. Even after his encounter with God through the burning bush, God’s revelation of His name “I AM,” the provision of the staff, the miracle of the leprous hand as well as the promised miracle of water from the Nile turning to blood, it seemed to be still not enough for Moses to be…

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What about Apatheism? – Christian Research Institute – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professorof apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. Before he became a popular apologist, Jim would listen to the Bible Answer Man broadcast in the car while working stakeouts as an undercover investigator. He has since…

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How to Communicate the Evidence for Christianity – Christian Article

Have you ever had a discussion with someone you passionately disagreed with? Have they ever told you, “If you show me the evidence, then maybe I’ll agree with you”? I’ve had conversations where, even after giving more than enough evidence to support my point, the person with whom I was talking still disagreed with me. It’s easy in those moments to feel like they’re just being stubborn, simply refusing to see the truth, or not being intellectually honest. Now, there…

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Credit Where Credit is Due This dog also led Kevin to Jesus. Source Café Press. It’s always interesting when people you know from a fairly fixed context show up at a funeral for someone you knew from a fairly different fixed context. “How did you know Kevin;” I asked. “Actually, I led him to the Lord.” It happened in the town park, apparently. Later in the funeral service itself, a speaker who had been previously scheduled got up to pay tribute…

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5 Ways Athletes Have a Unique Gospel Platform – Christian Article

Do you know how the late R. C. Sproul came to faith in Christ? Through a football player. In his obituary on Sproul, Justin Taylor recaps the story: R. C. was reborn in September of 1957 during the first weekend of his first semester at Westminster College, a progressive Presbyterian school an hour north of Pittsburgh. Following freshman orientation, R. C. and his roommate (whom he had played baseball with in school) wanted to leave their dry campus to go…

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