All in Evangelism
Our history—our journey—will lead us to one of two places. Either we will be filled with pride over what we’ve accomplished and who we’ve become, or we will be filled with shame over our failure to succeed and what we’ve done. But the gospel destroys both those positions. Both pride and shame are uprooted and burnt in the blazing light of the glory of Jesus.
Using audio from Don Carson, this short video challenges us from the Bible how we must be sharing our lives, opening up the Bible and changing generations as we point them to Jesus.
God's covenant people should be attractive to a world that longs to know what it means to belong. Yet God's covenant people should always be on a gospel mission to impact the communities around them.
Paul is wanting to safeguard you against some type of mutant missional mindset, where the end justifies the means. "Sleeping around for the gospel" might seem like a bad joke to you, but believe me, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 has been used to justify it.
Despite man's dominance over the face of the earth, we know, in the face of an apex predator like one of these, we are little more than a slow-moving meal.
"When it comes to evangelism and the church—there's no plan B!"
Removing the junk aids in rediscovering the treasure. Items that have sat unnoticed and unappreciated suddenly light up the room, elicit smiles on faces, and invite laughter. And from the deep, dark recesses of our minds, ancient wisdom is recalled, “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” (Proverbs 15:16, ESV).
We always work with some hope for experiencing the fruit of our labour. Fruitfulness is a good thing. I think the problem exists when we expect to always see the fruit.