Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
A 4-year study funded by the Lily Endowment designed to identify and analyze highly effective examples of evangelism by congregations in 7 mainline denominations reached two primary findings: (1) Of the 30,000 churches that qualified for the Mainline Evangelism Project, only 1/2 of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2008
I heard a story about a guy who applied for a job as an usher at a theater in the mall. As a part of the interview process, the manager asked him, "What would you do in case a fire breaks out?"
The young guy answered, "Don’t worry about me. I can get out fine."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2011
THE LACK OF EVANGELISM
(Evangelism Statistics from Michael Parrot, Acts Evangelism, Spokane, WA, 1993, pp. 9-11.)
• Ninety-five percent of all Christians have never won a soul to Christ.
• Eighty percent of all Christians do not consistently witness for Christ.
• Less than two percent
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 29, 2013
THE NEED FOR EVANGELISM
A few years ago George Barna reported some amazing facts. Most Americans, including profession Christians, believe that people are inherently good and that there primary purpose is to enjoy life as much as possible.
a). 38% believe that it doesn’t matter what
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 15, 2002
When the pioneers of radio evangelism started using the airways to proclaim the Gospel, they labored against a loud, persistent chorus of criticism.
Clarence Jones, co-founder of missionary station HCJB in Equador, faced these questions: Will God prosper this new-fangled fad
Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 3, 2004
THE POWER TO EVANGELIZE
"I’m not a preacher, and I’m not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this," Mel Gibson has said in reference to The Passion of the Christ. "The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 28, 2008
Evangelism and Football
We are now in the midst of one the hottest seasons of the year. No, I'm not talking about the weather and its accompanying temperatures. After all we have just finished having summer this past week and autumn is upon us. And also some trees up on the mountains in Grant
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
Love as Evangelism
When Henry Stanley went out in 1871 and found Dr. Livingstone, (remember: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?") he spent some months in his company, but Livingstone never spoke to Stanley about spiritual things. Throughout those months Stanley just watched the old
AN ATHEIST DEFENDS EVANGELISM IN AFRICA
I would like to conclude by reading you an article – that Andrew sent to me - from the Sunday Times dated 27th December 2008 written by Matthew Parris:
December 27, 2008
As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
EVANGELISM: AQUARIUMS AND FIRES
The late Sam Shoemaker, an Episcopalian bishop, summed up the situation this way: "In the Great Commission, the Lord has called us to be--like Peter--fishers of men. We’ve turned the commission around so that we have become merely keepers of the aquarium.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
32% of evangelical Protestant churches are in a strong financial position vs. 13% weak.
Contributed by Tony Abram on May 7, 2009
1. Worship is the lost chord of evangelicalism. Howard Hendricks
2. When men stop worshipping God, they promptly start
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 14, 2009
EVANGELISM IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Many feel that the mission of the church is to merely be witnesses to a lost world. It is true that we are to bear witness of the risen Christ and His transforming power. We are told in Acts 1:8 that we are to be His witnesses to the ends of the world. Again we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2010
How to Evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses
David Reed has much experience to draw from when teaching Christians to evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was a preacher and elder there for many years. Now his book, Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse is in its 32nd printing and has sold more than
Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2011
EVANGELISM: MAKING DISCIPLES
If you walk out into the parking lot this evening and someone says to you, "How do I get to Atlanta?"
You say, "Well, get in your car." Well, that’s good advice. That’s the start of it. But you also need to say, "Start your car and head south and a little bit
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2014
Perhaps you've heard of Penn and Teller the comedy team who has worked Las Vegas for years. Penn Jillette is an atheist, but he recorded a video journal a few years ago telling the story about a man who waited to speak to him after one of their shows. Penn said the man was a successful businessman
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
Jenn Hopkins writes of attending a funeral several years ago. "There he lay, dead. He was gone and unsaved. Lived a life and then, in the flash of an eye, he was in Hell. Someone I loved and respected was gone and so was my opportunity to share the Gospel with him. His funeral was in a church, one
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Charles Moore writes, “Alan and I met 20 years ago. We were both students at Cal Poly. I was a freshman and he was a junior. As a physics major, Alan was both intelligent and articulate. How Alan got on with his studies, however, is still a mystery to me. Alan was vritually blind. He could not see