It’s Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Those without Christ can have so many questions and how we answer won’t always sound the same from person to person, even when the information we give is identical.  Postmodern Spirituality takes a look at these three challenging questions…

  1. Why should I trust you?
  2. Isn’t that just your reality?
  3. What good is Christianity?

Read the article, think and pray about how you’ve answered difficult questions before, and consider sharing something with us.  What God puts on your heart to share may be exactly what a fellow Christian needs to hear.

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Why Can’t They Rejoice?

Happy Easter!  Our hearts are over flowing with joy because we’re convinced our Savior has indeed risen from the dead and our faith in this gives us life eternal with our Father.

In the midst of this rejoicing, while desperately wanting our family and friends to believe, we all too often find fault with them for their failure to embrace the God we love.  You’ve heard this before directed toward a non-believer;  “The truth about Christ is so obvious, why can’t you just accept it?”

How easy it is for us to forget that our faith in Christ’s death and resurrection did not come only through a careful and thoughtful study of the biblical text but rather via the gift of faith.  We too were full of doubt, and yet when God enabled us to believe the uncertainty suddenly gave way to a sureness beyond comprehension.

Have patience with your friend or loved one who still seems far from the Father.  They may be closer than you think to receiving God’s wonderful gift of faith.

Study the Bible’s definition of faith

Read again how faith becomes ours

Explore The Easter Puzzle (what Easter might look like to someone without faith)

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Books on Relational Evangelism

I’ve read number 1, 2, 6 & 10 on this list.  Which one(s) have you read?  What was helpful about it?  Would you recommend a different book on evangelism?

If you haven’t read any of them, here’s another list…maybe you’ve read one of these and can answer any of the questions above about it.

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Presents or Presence – The Choice is Ours

Getting a present you’ve always dreamed of is wonderful and many Christmas memories are filled with great gifts of the past.  Giving to others can be a wonderful tradition too.  It’s not always easy to know exactly what to give though.

This year, as you survey your Christmas gift list, consider if someone you know might be ready to receive a Christmas Presence instead of or in addition to the presents you were thinking of giving.  What is a Christmas Presence?

It’s someone you have near you throughout the the holiday season and beyond.  You and I call him Christ, but to many of our friends, he is just a myth or worse.  He certainly isn’t on the list of what many people want.  But if you know him, maybe telling someone about the Presence you have could be the best gift they’ll ever receive.

To help, I’ve written a special seasonal story, The Best Christmas Presence Ever.  I encourage you to read it for yourself and then ask God who you could share it with.  Maybe everyone on your gift list needs to hear this story or maybe just one or two close friends.  That’s what makes it exciting.

God is at work in the lives of men and women, drawing them toward faith in Christ.  Perhaps one of them is a family member or friend of yours.  If you’ve already received the best Christmas Presence ever, maybe it’s time to share the story with someone else.

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Support Shorts: Look Who’s on Facebook

That’s right…Share the Savior is on Facebook, but not just once.  We have two pages with more in the works.  Here’s the rundown…

  1. Share the Savior – Our ministry’s primary page on Facebook is designed to be an encouraging and equipping tool for Christians.
  2. Your Free Book and More – This page exists to provide free resources explaining the gospel to people who don’t consider themselves Christians, and to engage in dialogue with anyone investigating the Christian faith.

Each of these three pages has one thing in common when it comes to supporting us…they  don’t necessarily cost any money.  ‘Liking’ these pages on Facebook, sharing them with friends, and leaving comments on the posts that interest you are all wonderful ways of supporting us because they tell other people about our ministry.

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Simpson-ology: It’s Party Time

Almost everyone loves a party and the Bible is pretty clear what happens when someone far from God turns to him in faith and puts trust in Christ’s death for the forgiveness of their sins.  It’s party time for sure.

Just like a shepherd in the days of Christ would search for one lost sheep and rejoice when it was found, Jesus said that “…there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:1-7

I think Michael Simpson in Permission Evangelism sums it up very nicely when he says,  “If all of heaven rejoices at the salvation of one soul, shouldn’t we want to join the party?”

Read a summary of Permission Evangelism

Check out the book’s standing on our Suggested Reading List

Read more of our Comments on Quotes

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Spiritual Gravity of Sin

Power of Man

Power of Man

“With his vast scientific and technological know-how, man can break out of earth’s gravity and reach the moon, yet he cannot in his own strength break out of the spiritual gravity of his sinful nature, and get in touch and tune with God.” John Blanchard, “Right with God”.

The wisest, richest, kindest man or woman in world can no more break free of sin than a rocket can lift off without huge powerful engines.  How exciting it is to realize that God has chosen us to proclaim the only message with the power to release mankind from the pull of sin; the Gospel.

Find ways to share the gospel

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Join the Discussion: How have you seen God’s power at work drawing someone toward faith in Christ?

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Message for the Ages

Cross on a HillJesus Saves!  Has any other message in recorded history been more important to deliver?  Certainly not the word’s called out on Paul Revere’s ride or the eloquent speech by President Lincoln in his emancipation proclamation.

The profound truth that in the person and work of Jesus, God has met man’s greatest need; the one way to be justified, redeemed, reconciled to God, forgiven, and accepted eternally by the Father; stands above all other messages throughout time.  And you and I have the privilege of communicating it to a dying world.

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On Target Evangelism Conference – Feb. 17-18, 2014

OnTarget ConferenceIt’s not too early to plan for the 2014 On Target Evangelism Conference: Seek & Save.  This February, from the 17th to 18th, believers will be gathering at the Torrance South Bay Marriot to hear featured speakers Miles McPherson and David Nasser, and be led in worship by the Travis Ryan band.

Have you ever attended an evangelism conference?

Visit On Target for more information

Watch a video of the 2013 Conference

 

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I’ve Got the Keys

Car KeysWe know that the car keys are a young person’s ticket to freedom and all kids know how to ask for them.  But how do we get the keys to reaching a city for Christ?  Interestingly, Chris Walker, a friend and co-laborer in the ministry of evangelism, has given us his 2 Keys to Reaching a City for Christ, which seeks to answer that question.

You’ll find that it’s focus is on our personal sharing as much as it is about church-wide efforts.  So what are you waiting for?  Get on over and read the article I just recommended or visit his website to see what else he has available to help you share your faith more effectively.

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Live dangerously and let me send you someplace else.

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