Category Archives: Encouragement Efforts

Do You Know Where They Live

“It may seem obvious, but even a great messenger can deliver mail only if he or she as an address that clearly identifies where the intended recipient lives.  So the challenge that precedes all effective evangelism is identifying the ‘spiritual … Continue reading

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Share Some, Learn Lots

With the title, “How to Talk about Jesus without Freaking Out”, you’d expect a book to be about evangelism, and you’d be right.  Jim & Karen Covell and Victorya Michaels Rogers wrote this encouraging book and many of the things … Continue reading

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The Core of Evangelism

It helps to be reminded that evangelism is not so much about us, but about God working in and through us to reach those he wants to rescue.  As John Bowen so succinctly say in Evangelism for “Normal” People, “Evangelism … Continue reading

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A Love Beyond Belief

Have you ever thought about the love of God we try to share through evangelism? It’s a “love so large that it could look beyond sins and treasure the wayward people behind them. A love so powerful that it could … Continue reading

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Can We Afford to be Real?

We can think we need to be all shiny paper and fancy bows on the outside to have a chance to affect friends for Christ. In reality, our friends usually know when the outside wrapping is just for show. What … Continue reading

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Real Love – Real Power

Real love by real people is a source of power for sharing the gospel.  It’s not easy to be real.  We’re afraid to let people see the crumpled brown paper we sometimes are.  Remember, our friends know what fake looks … Continue reading

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Where There’s Supposed to be Power

Trying to evangelize without God’s power unleashed through prayer, is like an expensive, nice looking electrical outlet with no current running to it.  I know it’s worthless to plug my cell phone charger into that outlet, and therefore won’t do … Continue reading

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It’s All Becoming Clear

I think I’m beginning to get it.  I’m not supposed to make friends so that I can witness to them.  I’m not even charged with making friends.  God wants me to love people! Sometimes, they will become friends.  Other times, … Continue reading

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You Share, I Share, We all Share

I’m so often reminded of how little my effort to write a word of encouragement, has meant on its own.  Since it’s impossible for me to determine what you need to move toward greater evangelistic effectiveness, let alone get you … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

When the last present has been opened, the Christmas meal completed, and friends and family have gone home, we’ll still have Jesus.  Wouldn’t it be great if someone you love, who needs Him, could receive the best Christmas Presence ever? … Continue reading

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