Everyday Evangelism

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How do you react when you hear the word, “evangelism”?  Me too.  I want more than anything to see people come to faith in Christ and have their lives turned right side up by him.  I’ve positioned myself to share the gospel many times and yet I often get blank stares.  I’m not good at it.  Sadly, the advice I have received from well-meaning leaders in the church has come out of one of two camps that I find equally inapplicable. First, there’s the relational evangelism camp. They say that any canned presentation of the gospel is inauthentic, manipulative, and demeaning to the lost person. The relational camp counsels believers to form significant relationships with unbelievers in order to “earn the right” to share the gospel.  When the brilliance of my lifestyle overwhelms my unbelieving friend, he or she will fall down and ask, “What must I…

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Message from Steve Timmis on Acts 4-5:16

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Once I sat down to write a book on church. Then I read Total Church by Chester and Timmis and therewith I laid down my pen.  Here is a powerful message on church by Steve Timmis.

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Holistic Holiness

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We can’t manufacture new life. All we can do is plant seeds and nurture them to maturity.

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growthwheelThe living message of the gospel spreads like all other living things on the planet through multiplication.  Plant life reproduces as a seed takes root, the plant that results then must bear fruit of some sort, and finally the fruit must deliver the seeds within it to produce the next generation of growth.  So it is with the seed of the gospel message.  For that seed to take root in a person’s heart, they must hear and accept it.  The new life that springs up must then bear fruit through redeemed relationships as people live out the implications of the gospel in their everyday lives.  A life so radically changed will inspire questions among those still in the world.  These questions open opportunities for the message to grow to other people as the redeemed person proclaims it through his or her answers.  Whether or not the second generation of hearers…

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Fla. mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse shares her story – CBS News

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Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight Islamic State – MSN News

I’m buying the movie rights to this!

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Top Ten Reasons to Switch to Hangouts

10. Can be used with any device…even iOS.
9. Real time and group messaging without Facebook’s invasion of privacy.
8. Make voice calls to any domestic phone.
7. Integrate Google Voice to receive calls, voicemails and texts for free over WiFi.
6. Text anyone in your contacts list from your laptop. That’s right, no more thumb typing.
5. Voicemails appear transcribed in text feed with an attached audio file. No need to call or enter a PIN.
4. Make video calls to anyone in the world without the need for a clunky app. 3. Hold a video conference with up to 10 people.
2. It’s totally free.
1. Did I mention that it’s totally free?
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On the Front Row

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Having kids in the Life Team meeting can be a challenge. They learn on a different level than adults.  Their short attention spans make them antsy.  Even though it can be uncomfortable at times, including them in real church communicates to childHow-to-Teach-a-Child-to-Pray1-400x266ren that they are full fledged Christ followers.  At our most recent meeting in the apartment complex, the nine children ages 8-14 who were present embraced their standing before God.  In fact their actions enriched our time together more than anything else that was done or said by any of the adults.

Song books were in short supply that night.  Several people were sharing.  Jamie and I were singing from memory.  Jimmy, a ten-year-old who surrendered to Christ through baptism earlier this year, was holding one of the coveted books.  After we’d sung a song and picked out a second, Hafid, a PhD student from Libya came into…

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