Uinjilisti muhimu: Kuanza mazungumzo! kwa Rice Broocks

Katika makala yangu ya awali “Uinjilisti sio tu uhusiano” Mimi in kwamba ni lazima usisite kushirikisha injili hata kama hatuna uhusiano na mtu. Matumaini yangu ni kupata watu kuzungumza kuhusu Injili. Ndiyo, 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 .

Yet, 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 au RiceBroocks.Com

Wainjilisti ya Kutokuamini na Broocks Rice

Nimekuwa undani changamoto kwa juhudi bila kuchoka ya wanaume na wanawake kwamba mapema sababu ya “mpya kufuru” katika nyoyo tupu ya kisasa westerners.

Hali abhors utupu hivyo kutokana na kukosekana kwa imani, kutoamini au kufuru inakuwa kupambana na kusababisha. Ujumbe wa hivi Crusaders Mungu yupo ni kuondoa dunia (especially the young) of religious faith and “superstition.” They carry their message with zeal and with the confrontational style that rivals any fundamentalist preacher. Kwa kifupi, they seek converts – people who will “repent” of religion and follow the secular path to freedom.

Caricatures of the worst aspects of religion make it easy to gain people’s attention. Lumping all religions together, it becomes one monstrous “straw man” that can easily scare the average listener more than hell itself. Tragically, they are gaining momentum, especially in the arena of the university campus and the media.

If this were a boxing match, the Church would be sitting on a stool in the corner of the ring, dazed and confused and doubting whether we were really “called” to this fight. What can we learn from their efforts?

Talking to Ourselves

First and foremost: 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 Church” is a term we debate vs a real mission we do. We have deceived ourselves by not obeying the Word ( James1:22).

Most of the people in our churches have heard enough to be teachers themselves, but are defenseless against the basic arguments and accusations of the opposition.

The Gospel is the answer to the cries of the human heart, but the lack of zeal to proclaim it demonstrates our lack of faith in its power.

We can also see that if we don’t step up and speak a clear message, the enemies of the Gospel will gladly take our place.

History has shown that God will allow a Goliath to taunt His people, knowing that someone like David will be provoked into action.

May we be shaken out of our stupor, get off the stool and get back into the fight for this generation.

Picha na lewishamdreamer.

Uinjilisti Si Tu Uhusiano na Broocks Rice

Au "Huna kujua mtu drowning kuokoa maisha yao."

Kumekuwa mkubwa mkazo kuwekwa juu ya haja ya uhusiano na watu kama sharti kwa ajili ya uinjilisti. Hivyo hivyo kiasi kwamba baadhi ya kwenda mbali kama kusema kwamba uhusiano na wengine wanapaswa kuwa na nia tu na si ajenda ya siri ya uinjilisti.

Uhusiano-Uhusiano-Uhusiano ... Hii inaonekana kuwa ni neno la saa. Nalisema na wapanda kanisa ambao walikuwa wamefanikiwa katika juhudi zao za kuzindua huduma. Kama mimi kuchimbwa zaidi ikawa dhahiri kwamba alifanya mengi ya marafiki na wafuasi wachache sana. Kwa hakika wao alikiri, mara chache got Injili. "Sisi ililenga katika kujenga mahusiano ya kwanza."

Hivyo hapa ni swali: jinsi ya hivi karibuni lazima Injili kuletwa katika uhusiano na mtu?

Kuangalia huduma ya Yesu, mara nyingi aliongea moja kwa moja na watu katika kukutana yao ya kwanza.

  • mwanamke kisimani
  • Nikodemo
  • Jeshi - Yeye kutupwa nje ya shetani naye wakati wa mkutano wao wa kwanza. Yesu aliwaita watu kumfuata na hakuna uhusiano wakati wote. (Haionekani kwamba hata yeye mwenyewe alikuwa ilianzisha kikamilifu bado.)

Paulo alikuwa na muundo sawa katika ushahidi wake.

Alihubiri mara baada ya wokovu wake.

Alipigwa na mateso kama matokeo.

Yeye wanakabiliwa wageni katika Athens, katika Makedonia, katika mengi ya nini ilikuwa kumbukumbu katika Matendo.

Naamini kwamba Injili huja mapema katika mifano ya kibiblia ya shahidi si baadaye. Kwa ajili yangu, Injili ina kweli zinazozalishwa halisi, kudumu uhusiano na wengine.

Vitu vya kukumbuka:

Kuhubiri Injili inachukua ujasiri.

Roho lazima kujaza sisi na shauku na nguvu zake. Kama sisi ni waaminifu, kusita zetu kuhubiri Injili inaweza tu kuwa kesi ya kuwa pleaser mtu au kuwa aibu Injili.

Mahubiri inazalisha mateso.

Ni rahisi kusema chochote. Kama Mitume ingekuwa tu kufanyika huduma katika jamii au walisubiri juu ya meza hawakutaka wamekuwa wakiteswa kama ukali. Kama walimchukia wao wanaotuchukia. Sisi ni harufu ya maisha ya kuokolewa na harufu ya kifo kwa wale wanaoangamia.

Kuhubiri Injili inazalisha imani.

Imani huja kwa kusikia neno la Mungu. Mahubiri hakuna ina maana hakuna imani. Ili kwa wao wanaamini kuwa wao ni kwenda na kusikia injili.

Mimi hakika wanaamini jengo mahusiano ni muhimu.

Mara nyingi inachukua idadi ya mikutano ya Injili ya kuokolewa. Mimi pia kuamini kuna hekima katika kujua wakati sisi wanapaswa kuzungumza na watu kuhusu Kristo na jinsi gani tunaweza kuongeza athari za ushuhuda wetu.

Mtu hivi karibuni aliniambia "Sisi lazima kupata haki ya kusikilizwa." Kama mimi kuyatafakari kauli hii, kitu hawakuwa kukaa haki na mimi. Kama vile mimi alijaribu kuelewa nini yeye kweli maana sikuweza kusaidia lakini kufikiri kuwa kwa mujibu wa maandiko, Yesu chuma kwamba haki kwa ajili yangu pamoja na. Sisi kuhubiri katika mamlaka na haki Alipata kwa njia ya maisha yake na kifo.

Kwa kweli kama mtu nafsi ya milele ni hatarini basi tunapaswa kuwa na baadhi ya hisia ya uharaka katika juhudi zetu. Kumbuka, huna kujua mtu drowning kuokoa maisha yao.