St. Patrick - patron Saint ng lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

St. Patrick Patrick nanirahan sa isang buhay ng trahedya na naging mga tagumpay. Iyon ay kung bakit parang ipagdiwang namin Marso 17 sa pamamagitan ng pagkain ng mga espesyal na Irish pagkain at pag-inom berdeng beer. Ang mga ito ay dapat na maging pagdiriwang ng isang buhay natubos na.

Ang oras ng taon ay may maraming mga kaguluhan sa paligid ng maraming kalokohan na mayroong maliit na gawin sa mga pinagmulan ng St. Patrick ng Araw. Sa paanuman Hindi sa tingin ko ang tunay St. Patrick ay lahat na ay nasasabik tungkol sa kulay berde. Ako ay medyo positibo siya ay hindi sandampot isang tao na hindi suot berde. Pagdudahan ko siya kailanman kinain atsara karne ng baka at repolyo. Hindi ako sigurado kung saan ang mga nagkakaroon ng lasang nuwes tradisyon Kaka makapagsimula. Ang mga ito ay masaya na gawin isang beses sa isang taon ngunit ang mga ito ay ganap na walang kinalaman sa magandang 'ol Patrick.

Oo siya namatay ang ilang mga ahas bilang marahil mo na basahin, ngunit iyan ay hindi kung ano siya ay tungkol sa. Siya ay isang kampeon ng talunan. Siya ay ang lahat tungkol sa liberating tao ang natigil sa kasalanan, sino ay ilagay down na sa pamamagitan ng isang mapang-api sistema. Umuugnay kong Patrick lalo na dahil siya ay isang tao na naging sa pang-aalipin, siya ay nakuha ng libreng, at ngayon siya ay nakatuon sa liberating iba mula sa kanilang pagkabihag. Ay hindi na kung ano ang ginagawa namin sa magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo? Kung hindi namin up sa anumang bagay ito na makilala namin sa lahat ng pagpapakumbaba na medyo kami ay messed up ang mga tao na nangangailangan ng isang interbensyon. Kailangan namin ang pag-save. Hindi namin kailangan ng kaunting tulong o ilang mga reporma. Tulad ng Patrick, kung Diyos ay hindi i-save sa amin ay namin mananatiling natigil sa pagkabihag. Ang magandang balita ng Diyos ay nagtakda kami ng libreng tulad ng kanyang ginawa para sa Patrick.

Ngayong naka-set namin ang libreng ng gawin gumawa ng ito sa aming pamumuhay na namin pakawalan iba bilang Patrick-ipaalam ipaalam. Para Patrick buhay kinuha sa mas malaking momentum bilang siya lumakad pa sa. Ang mas lumang nakuha niya ang kanyang mas mataas na epekto. Naniniwala ako Wills Diyos na uri ng Umph para sa iyo at sa akin pati na rin. Ng maglakad ang aming pagtawag ng may lubos na kasiyahan Hayaan, may matinding galit at ang sigasig ng Diyos ang kanyang sarili. Ang kanyang tadhana rests sa amin bilang mag-alay namin ang aming sarili upang mawala ang ating buhay. Mayroon kaming wala sa mawala maliban sa ating mga buhay-at siya ay magbibigay sa amin ng mahusay na kagalakan sa pagbibigay ng mga up pati na rin.

Maligayang St. Patrick ng Araw! Snake o walang ahas, kung ikaw ay may suot berde o hindi, ito ay tungkol sa pagtatakda ng mga tao libreng. Gawin natin ito nang magkasama Hayaan! Salamat para sa pagiging isang bahagi ng lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo tribo.

Itigil ang nagsasabing "Unchurched"? ni Stephen Gray

Ako ay isang napaka-kagiliw-giliw na pag-uusap sa isang kasamahan kamakailan (Darrell MacLearn) tungkol sa paggamit ng term na "unchurched" upang ilarawan ang isang tao. Ito ay isang napaboran termino sa karamihan sa atin sa mundo simbahan. Pero, dapat naming gamitin ang termino upang ilarawan ang mga labas ng simbahan?

Muna, itakda natin ang hanay ng mga terminolohiya. When most of us refer to the church, in theory we mean “the people of God,” however in our practice we often refer to the “Unchurched” to refer to those who have not entered into the doors of our location, place of meeting or at least someone’s place of meeting. Usually the term “unchurched” focuses in on conventional models of “church” and builds a case for doing it another way. In doing so, even those who look to another mode of “church” have reduced the use of the term unchurched to a program or method of operations. Does that make sense?

If that is the case, then we are saying, “If you fall into my node, method and style of “church” then you are good.” Pa, we all know that there are many in today’s church (conventional way of speaking) who are not Christians. By using the term, are we inferring that if someone is no longer “unchurched” then they are ok? Could someone who attends our church become churched and yet unchristian? The quick answer is “Of course!" (if you are using the term church incorrectly). Darrell was right!

Secondly, as my colleague shared, speaking to someone about being unchurched is like saying they are “un-bingoed,” and our goal is to make them Bingo players and therefore bingoed. The goal has little to do with their soul. As long as they are bingoed, they are ok. So the goal becomes to get people “churched” and less focus is placed on life-transformation.

Ben Sigman, pastor of Timberlake Church and a good friend of mine said, “We should stop using unbiblical terms to define the church, like attractional and missional, which you fidn no where in scripture, and instead talk about transformational churches.” It was a good point and one we should all pay attention too.

Maybe we should be careful as well using terms like “unchurched” and find a way to talk in terms of those not yet transformed by Jesus. That levels the playing field doesn’t it? What do you think?

Magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo Key: Simulan ang pag-uusap! sa pamamagitan ng Rice Broocks

Sa aking nakaraang artikulo “Magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ay hindi lamang relasyon” Isinumite ko na hindi kami dapat mag-atubiling upang ibahagi ang Ebanghelyo kahit na hindi kami magkaroon ng isang relasyon sa mga tao. Aking pag-asa ay upang makapag-tao ng pakikipag-usap tungkol sa Ebanghelyo. Oo, preaching the Gospel to those we come in contact with.

If we try to build a genuine relationship with someone and fail to mention our faith either one of two things is true. Either that relationship is not very deep or our faith isn’t .

Pa, great soul-winners are also relationally intelligent. They are good at starting conversations that eventually lead to God and the Gospel. It is also critical to remember that evangelism involves listening, not just talking.

The principle I would like to introduce is called S.A.L.T.: Start a conversation, Ask questions, Listen, and then Tell the story.

In many cases, when looking for ways to engage unbelievers, it is critical to ask them questions and then genuinely listen before presenting the Gospel. The more you listen to others’ beliefs or lack thereof, the more they will listen when you tell the story of the Gospel and how it has impacted you.

As far as starting a conversation goes – I have never seen people more open to discussing God and spiritual things as they are now. Just remember to respect the person you are talking to by listening carefully to what they say. You’ll be amazed at how they return the favor.

We’ve developed a tool to help you engage those around you in this way. It’s called The God Test. For more information go to GodTest.Org o RiceBroocks.Com

5 Obstacles sa magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ni Doug Murren

Lahat ng bagay na may sa gawin sa mga komunikasyon ay tumatakbo sa ilang mga hadlang. Ang pagdadala ng isang mensahe ng pag-asa ay maaaring kahit na magkaroon ng mga hadlang dapat itong harapin. Kapag sinusubukang i-siko isang tao sa Jesus 'arm mayroong limang obstacles upang magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo dapat mong magkaroon ng kamalayan ng.

Isa: Ano ang mga pagpipilian ko ay sumuko?

People are smart they know in reality nothing is free. And following Christ does have some requisites and we all know it. The gift of faith via prevenient grace is one. The willingness to repent is another. And the beginning of the experience of total surrender is another. Turning salvation into a quick prayer just isn’t honest.

You need to be honest and make part of your message a clear indicator of what options you give up when you receive Christ. And what new options you gain.

Kung maaari mong makuha ang iyong mga kaibigan lampas ito sa pagsasaalang-alang mo nawala kasama ang paraan patungo sa paggawa ng ilang tunay nudging.

Dalawa: Am I making a mistake?

Believe it or not one of the chief fears of people is that they may be making a mistake. People have an aversion to being wrong. People have to be convinced that they are making a credible step or they will resist your message.

Alam mo sapat na upang hadlangan ang malaking takot kaaway ay gumagamit ng? Let’s face it a personal experience of your own can be very authoritative and genuine. Be ready to help a friend know that they are not making a mistake. Show that the greater mistake is to not receive the message.

Tatlo: Peer Pressure

Ang susunod na tanong na kailangan mo upang gumana sa pamamagitan ng ay, kung ano ang na ito gastos ako relationally?

This is a big one. In our community we have a strong Mormon presence. And we have many converts from Mormonism in our church. Their step toward the Gospel was a costly one for most.

People do decide to change or not change partly based on how will their friends think about there choice. It helps to address this hurdle when nudging. How you go about that will depend upon the person and their circumstances. I like to reference this issue when I am speaking publicly about the need for Christ in my friend’s lives.

Apat: Am I going to look foolish?

I think this fear is a predominate one in people’s lives. No one wants to look like a nut case. It is essential that we uphold the wisdom of a decision for Christ. I like to recount great leaders who have been Christians when I present the Gospel to a friend.

I like supporting deal with the foolishness of not deciding for Christ when I have someone’s ear. Churches should have an environment that makes sense for this reason. People are already afraid of looking foolish and if we confirm it to them we lose.

Lima: Is it going to cost me too much?

Everyone has a threshold as to what life currency he or she is willing to spend. I like to make people aware of that fact that God was not cost adverse when He gave His only Son for us.

We shouldn’t try and make it too easy for people or we will have faulty conversions. A quick easy careful prayer just isn’t receiving Christ. I must pause and surrender fully to Him and His vision for me not my own. It cost everything to be a true follower of Christ and we should address this.

Kapag ang lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ay magiging regular na sa pamamagitan ng Marty Boller

outreachHindi ako sigurado kapag ang 'lingkod ng magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo' ang termino unang dumating sa-play. Sa unang araw ng Vineyard kilusan, Steve Sjogren ang unang boses Narinig ko pakikipag-usap tungkol sa tumutuon isang buong komunidad ng simbahan sa buong ideya ng pagpapalabas ng mga tagalabas sa pamamagitan ng praktikal na, naaangkop na kilos ng kabaitan. Aking Vineyard simbahan sa Cedar Rapids, Iowa ay aktibong kasangkot sa lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo para sa magkano ng aming labintatlo taon ng aming pagkakaroon. Sa 1998, kapag nagsimula kaming ang aming simbahan, ito ay karaniwan para sa aming maliit na koponan ng simbahan planting na kasangkot sa TS mga kaganapan halos weekend bawat.

Ginawa namin ang libreng washes kotse, libreng bote ng tubig pamudmod, libreng kapitbahayan dahon-raking, libreng carnation sa moms sa Ina Day, libreng snow shoveling, atbp. atbp. Ito ay karaniwang bumalik pagkatapos na kapag ang isang bagong tao ay nagsimula paparating sa aming simbahan, namin alam na sila ay naglalagi kapag nakita namin ito sa aming susunod na giveaway! At habang hindi ko maaaring tanggihan na ginawa namin ang mga kaganapan sa mga lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo sa aming mga pinakamaagang araw dahil tayo ay sinusubukan planta ng bagong simbahan, sa paglipas ng panahon tingin ko ang ilan sa atin ay aktwal na nahuli ang TS bug at nagpasya ito ay isang mahusay na bagay na gawin kahit na ito ay hindi lahat ng tungkol sa pagbuo ng isang bagong simbahan. Sa katunayan, bilang makita ko ito, lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ay hindi kailanman dapat na tungkol sa planting o pagbuo ng isang simbahan, ngunit tungkol sa mga simpleng mapagmahal tao hindi namin alam. At bilang Steve Sjogren madalas itinuro sa amin sa mga nakaraang taon, salita lamang ay hindi maaaring ipahayag kung paano kapanapanabik na ito ay upang bigyan ng isang bagay na ang layo walang string naka-attach.

Ngunit hindi ito kawili-wiling na sa paglipas ng panahon, namin ang mga Kristiyano ay maaaring tumagal ng isang bagay na ay sa nito 'core ng isang bagay na bago at sariwang at gumawa ang mga ito sa isang routine, o mas malala pa, simbahan proyekto? At kaya ito ay magiging may maraming simbahan namin lumalaki at makakuha ng sa mga facility ng ating sariling. Bilang Inaasahan ko pabalik, Ko bang makita kung paano gumaganap ang aking iglesya nagpunta mula sa pagkakaroon ng isang 'malayang-natanggap-malayang-ibinigay na' saloobin tungkol sa lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo sa isang programming mode na maaaring gumawa ng TS lahat tungkol sa lumalaking ng aming simbahan at pagsukat para sa mga resulta. Sadly, tulad ng paglago namin mas malaki, ang konsepto ng random na gawain ng kabutihan ay malamang na nagbabago sa highly-binuo, well-planned-out na programa ng lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo. At sa paanuman, gayunman, halos nawala ang tunay na kagalakan ng paggawa ng TS para sa mga karapatan na dahilan.

Ngayon, bilang isulat ko ang mga salitang ito, Nagdarasal ako tungkol sa kung ano ang maaaring tumagal sa aming mahusay na naitaguyod simbahan muli bumalik sa maligaya, masayahin kusang TS pamudmod tangkilikin ang sabay-sabay namin kapag kami ay mas maliit. Ako paghula maaaring may iba pang pastors out doon na ibahagi ang parehong panaginip. Sa kamakailang mga linggo, Ko ang blogging tungkol sa kung anong uri ng mga pagbabago ay maaaring kailangang mangyari sa aking labintatlo-taon gulang na simbahan upang makabalik sa joys ng paggawa ng simpleng Kingdom outreach ministeryo dahil lang sa si Jesus ay nagmamahal sa ito na paraan. Samahan ako sa aking blog at tugtog ng relos sa sa ilan sa iyong mga ideya pati na rin. Kasama ng tulong ng Diyos, Naniniwala ako maaari naming makita ang isang sariwang alon ng TS, para sa kapakanan ng Kanyang Pangalan!

Makinig sa Diyos ... Talagang? ni Jason Taylor

Ito ay tila ako ay sinubukan lahat ng ito! Mula sa drop sa mga libo-libong mga itlog mula sa isang helicopter sa pagpapadala sa kung ano tila tulad ng milyon-milyong mga postkard, ngunit ang aming simbahan ay hindi pagkuha ng "mga resulta" na ang iba ay nakuha. Ako bisikleta coach at tagapayo na sinabi sa akin "paano" upang planta ng simbahan. I did everything by the book, but the results were minimal in comparison to what everyone else was “getting”. Was there something wrong with me? Was I really called? Is this really what God wanted me to do, start a church from scratch?

I still remember the day that I just came to a realization that I needed to stop listening to coaches, books, and blogs first and start listening to what God was saying through the Holy Spirit for our church in our town. That’s when everything changed! I remember praying and asking God, “What’s next?” As I stopped and listened, He spoke and we started becoming who God wanted us to be as a church in our town.

Halimbawa, God said…

  • Move your location 9 miles across town to another school, when you do not have the money to do so- we did, and we started growing and God provided!
  • Set a goal to touch 5,000 people with random acts of Kindness in six months, when we had no dollars for this outreach- we did, and people’s lives were changed forever and God provided!
  • Move again to another location that you cannot afford- we did, and God provided and since that time over 260 people have given their lives to Jesus in our services!

My point is this: There is nothing wrong with coaching, mentors, and blogs, but please LISTEN TO GOD FIRST, and God will use the other voices to implement the vision that He gives you.

5 Paglulunsad Aralin Mula sa Johnny Appleseed sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

John Chapman, aka ang maalamat na "Johnny Appleseed" ay isang misyonero na naabot sa katutubong Amerikano sa Ohio Valley sa maagang 1800s.

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His primary planting tool was a stick! Mayroon ba kayong isang stick? Kapag ang kanyang kasalukuyang stick wore out siya natagpuan ng isang bagong stick. I heard recently through the grapevine that sticks are still easy to find!

The more elaborate we make our plans the more likely it is that we will fail.

He Heard the Invitation

He picked up on the invitation of the Father to accomplish his lifelong mission, therefore when the going got tough he was able to return to the beginning of it all to when God unmistakably spoke to him to go out in the first place.

He Didn’t Talk About Outreach, He Did Outreach

Johnny understood it’s about activism, not mere talk, nor continual preparation study, nor the accruing of more cool conference notebooks. He was all about taking risks and getting out there. If he were alive in 2012 his motto would be, “Missional schmissional! Stop the incessant talk, stop being a chicken and just do it for Pete’s sake!"

He Did Small Things

It doesn’t take much to change the world. A tiny apple seed grows into the largest fruit bearing tree in the plant world that will bear thousands of apples.

He Was Faithful

He was all in! He burned his bridges. There was no return.

He Saw Potential in the Faith Realm

Some would find it difficult, if not impossible, to do the ministry of Johnny because it was long-term and not immediately fulfilling. He was called by God to do something great but something that not would fully bear fruit in his lifetime.

Each seed was destined to produce an amazing tree that would produce thousands of apples to the glory of God. It takes the kind of faith only God can provide to live from that perspective. We can’t work that up. “God empower us the ability to hear your calling, regardless of the timing.”

With servant evangelism ministry the fruit takes a while to come about, but guaranteed, but when a church plant remains faithful to strongly serve and show generosity to their surrounding community, astounding results will come about.

Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple,
But only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

Mga aralin mula sa pudpod Ang Cat…nudging ng mga iba sa Kristo sa pamamagitan ng Austin Cooper

Kailangan ko bang aminin na ginamit ko upang mapoot cats. Hindi ko kailanman maintindihan kung bakit isang tao ay nais ng isang hayop na Itinatago 20 oras ng araw at hisses sa iyo ang iba pang mga 4 oras kapag ito nagpasya ang biyaya mo sa kanyang presensya. I see all the “cute” kitten pictures girls post on Facebook and all I can think is “You need a dog in your life.” Strangely enough though, my perceptions of cats have taken a complete 180 turn in the past several months due to a stray cat named Stubby that visits our house from time to time. Stubby has not only done well for his entire species, but he has highlighted a great truth that too many of us as Christians forget: Genuine small acts of love push people toward Christ no matter how far away they are from His Grace.

Stubby started coming to our doorstep early this winter and I wanted nothing to do with him. My wife and I would sometimes put out some scrap food for Stubby. He would eat it and then go his way. I liked his lack of neediness but one night it got down to 20 degrees outside so I agreed to let him in for about an hour, but no longer. While he was in our house he was playful, well behaved, clean, and actually showed his love toward us with many small gestures. After his hour was up I kicked him outside with some warm towels that he could shelter under. A week later cold weather returned and Stubby was at our door waiting for us when we got home. This time I agreed to let Stubby stay the entire night. At about 3 am I woke up to a shifting of weight at the foot of our bed. Stubby had cuddled up and was purring more than any cat I ever heard before. All of my instincts told me “KICK HIM OFF”, but I decided to let him stay. Time and time again this has happened and now when we come home Stubby is usually waiting for us doing backflips for us to come in. I have bought him play toys, I let him stay whenever he wants, he has met all of my friends, I have bought him Meow Mix, and yes I let him sleep in our bed whenever he wants. I am officially still a dog man, but little experiences over time with Stubby has me rethinking how I view cats because now I can truly say I love Stubby and look forward to seeing him every day. At first I didn’t understand what was happening, but now I see it clearly. Stubby was working a plan. Bit by bit, Stubby was nudging me toward a relationship with him.

This experience teaches a great lesson about how we as Christians need to reach out to the Lost.

There are many people in this world who are not yet ready to accept Christ. They are “Not-Yet Believers.” They are open to a gesture of kindness and love that can nudge them closer to being ready to accept Christ. Recently, I’ve heard pastors use the analogy of golfers on a golf course to represent those who are on a journey toward coming to Christ at various points of readiness to accept Christ. Some golfers are right on the green and ready to putt their ball into the hole (accept Christ), while others are so far away from the hole it wouldn’t work all that well for a putter to move them. For the person that is far away from the hole, a simple act of love can be used to get them closer to the hole where the golfer can use a putter to nudge them into the hole (to accept Christ) so that progress will take place. Progress takes place all along the golf match no matter which club is used. The lesson learned is this – use the appropriate club depending on where the ball lies, not on your affinity for a particular club. Learn to use a number of clubs!

Too many times in evangelism we focus on the end result and we want to rush people there without taking the time to show them who God is through small acts of genuine love. There are many people who are so distant from accepting Christ, that a push in His direction with a practical service may be all that God asks at that moment. I like to think that our small obedient acts of love give the lost a first impression of who God really is, and how much He loves them. If I think about my relationship with Stubby, he did not come in and demand that he sleep on my bed and eat my food right away. I would have promptly kicked him off my property. Gayunman, little genuine acts of love over time gave me a first impression of cats and brought me to the point where I was ready to dive in to whatever Stubby wanted. When we grasp the truth that God uses even our small acts of love to draw the Lost to Himself, it inspires us to live a life that is bursting out with the love and kindness God has shown us. Every small act of our life becomes meaningful simply because a small act of love shown to an Unbeliever could be all God needs to draw them to a better understanding of who He is, which in effect draws them closer to accepting Jesus’ love.

Our church has recently caught fire on giving people within our community a first impression of who God is. As we focus on giving the Lost a little nudge closer to Jesus we like to perform small acts of kindness such as passing out free water on a hot day, passing out free candy, doing free car washes, raking leafs for free, or any free service that aims just to show people that God loves them in a practical way with no strings attached. The people we are serving often say, “I have never felt so loved by a Christian” or “I have never heard of a church doing something like this just to tell me God loves me”. Over time we have seen the fruit of nudging people towards Christ through small acts of love.

If Stubby can use small genuine acts of love to bring me to a place where I admit that I love cats, how much more can God use our small, genuine acts of love overtime to bring an Unbeliever to a place where they accept Him.

Hang in there as the ball moves closer to the hole. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will inspire you to have patience.

 

Mga Evangelists ng paniniwala sa pamamagitan ng Rice Broocks

Ako ng malalim hinamon sa pamamagitan ng ang hindi napapagod pagsisikap ng kalalakihan at kababaihan na isulong ang dahilan ng “bagong ateismo” sa mga walang laman na puso ng postmodern westerners.

Kalikasan abhors isang vacuum kaya sa kawalan ng pananampalataya, paniniwala o hindi paniniwala sa diyos ay nagiging ang anti-dahilan. Ang misyon ng mga ateista crusaders ay mapupuksa sa mundo (lalo na ang kabataan) ng relihiyon pananampalataya at “pamahiin.” Dalhin nila ang kanilang mga mensahe sa kasigasigan at sa confrontational estilo na rivals anumang pundamentalista pastor. Sa maikling salita, humingi sila-convert - mga tao na ay “magsisi” ng relihiyon at sundin ang mga ng seglar landas sa kalayaan.

Caricatures ng ang pinakamasama aspeto ng relihiyon ay madaling makakuha ng mga tao ng pansin. Ng pagbukol lahat ng mga relihiyon sa sama-sama, ito ay nagiging isang napakapangit “mahinhing tao” na madaling matakot ang average na tagapakinig higit pa kaysa sa impyerno mismo. Tragically, ang mga ito ay pagkakaroon ng momentum, lalo na sa arena ng campus unibersidad at ang media.

Kung ito ay isang boksing tugma, the Church would be sitting on a stool in the corner of the ring, dazed and confused and doubting whether we were really “tinatawag na” sa ito paglaban. Ano ang maaari naming matuto mula sa kanilang mga pagsisikap?

Pakikipag-usap sa ating sarili

Una at nangunguna sa lahat: We must start engaging our culture with the Gospel beyond the church walls and stop just talking to ourselves. The majority of the effort we exert as Believers is talking to fellow Christians about being better Christians.

"Missional Iglesia" ay isang term namin debate vs isang tunay na misyon namin. We have deceived ourselves by not obeying the Word ( James1:22).

Karamihan ng mga tao sa aming mga simbahan ay narinig sapat na upang maging ang mga guro ng kanilang sarili, ngunit walang pagtatanggol laban sa mga pangunahing argumento at accusations ng ang pagsalungat.

Ang Ebanghelyo ay ang kasagutan sa cries ng puso ang tao, but the lack of zeal to proclaim it demonstrates our lack of faith in its power.

Maaari din namin makita na kung hindi namin hakbang up at magsalita ng isang malinaw na mensahe, the enemies of the Gospel will gladly take our place.

Kasaysayan ay ipinapakita na ang Diyos ay magpapahintulot sa isang Golayat sa pag-uyam Kanyang mga tao, knowing that someone like David will be provoked into action.

Maaari naming inalog sa aming kawalang-malay, get off the stool and get back into the fight for this generation.

Larawan ni lewishamdreamer.

Sino ba ang paggawa Ang Evangelizing? sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

Hindi ko nais na tunog erehe ngunit mayroon akong isang observation upang gawing. Aking mga kaibigan Fred noon ay masagana ang ani sa mga tao na humahantong sa Kristo sa ilang unang mga taon ng kanyang buhay Kristiyano bilang siya ay dumating sa labas ng musika tagpo sa Los Angeles at tulis ng isang bagay out sa akin naisip ko na noon ay kawili-wiling. He noticed that the vast majority of people who come to Jesus weren’t so much led to the Lord by someone or by a church that was doing a bang up job of evangelism. He said his role was mostly to befriend folks, to share what God had done in his life then to invite them to church where they could sense the presence of God, pray a simple salvation prayer and the “Deal would be sealed” as he put it. You might call it Presence evangelism more than Informational based evangelism.

Hundreds of books have been written from the perspective that it’s the church’s responsibility to do the working of evangelism – and to a degree that’s right. It’s of course clear from Scripture that Believers play an important part in leading people to the Lord. Let’s not entirely change that equation. At the same time we need to recognize what God is doing as well – that a big percentage of people worldwide are being directly engaged by the Holy Spirit directly by various means other than linear means of evangelism.

If this is true what does it imply regarding our evangelism approaches? We need to be doing a lot of seed planting. We need to find some measure of satisfaction in the ministry of nudging many toward Christ whether they actually come to know Christ through us or not. As Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 3:6, it’s about planting, watering as well as harvesting. Before there is a harvest it’s necessary to diligently plant and water. Sometimes there is a lot of repeated planting and watering before a harvest comes about. My professor friend George Hunter agrees with me – on average in our day it takes a person about 12-20 revelatory connections for a person to be converted. In his words, “Steve, that’s a lot of toilets that need to be cleaned.”

I’m going to continue to proclaim the Gospel as clearly as possible to as many as possible. At the same time I recognize God is quietly, persistently up to something dynamic in the hearts of many we will perhaps never engage in conversation.