Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009
Illus.: A bank president came to his pastor concerned about one of his teller’s soul. He asked his pastor to talk to him, but the pastor said, “It would be better if you would do that. He would look upon my visit as a professional task.” “All right,” said the banker, “but, will you go with me?”
Contributed by Scott Epperson on Jul 1, 2007
"The work of evangelism is never complete until the one evangelized becomes an
Contributed by Scott Jensen on May 15, 2008
Through my travels, I have encountered numerous Christian people from various cultures and various languages. Many of them have spoken about having a feeling that they should do something. About 10 years ago, I had such an experience. My wife, Lina, and I had been trying to have a child for over
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
In the Christian reader, Ramon Williams writes that on April 28, 1996,
a gunman walked into a crowded cafe in Port Arthur, Australia, and started
shooting. Tony Kistan, a Salvation Army soldier from Sydney, and his wife
Sarah were in the restaurant when the bullets began to fly.
AN EASTER PARABLE: EDITH EASTER
Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patient was Edith Burns. One morning he went to his
BRINGING MY FRIENDS TO JESUS
Albert McMakin was a 24-year-old farmer who came to faith in Christ in 1934.
He was so full of enthusiasm that he filled a truck with people and took them to a meeting to hear about Jesus.
There was a good-looking farmer’s son whom he was especially keen to
Contributed by Mark Connelly on Jul 31, 2003
I’ll tell you what I’ve seen some pretty lousy gospel presentations that people respond to. I’ve done it myself. There have been times when I’ve presented the gospel so poorly that I was boring myself, but the person responded in faith. There have been other times when I’ve answered every
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Aug 5, 2003
Hudson Taylor, the famous missionary to China, was successful because he dressed in Chinese clothing and even wore a fake pony-tail so he could more easily interact with the Chinese. The respect he
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Aug 12, 2003
Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman gives an example of how we let religious talk get in the way of communicating to people.
He says we generally go up to a guy and say, “Hey, have you been saved?”
“Have you been born again?”
“You know, washed in the blood?”
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Aug 16, 2003
Not everyone can teach a one-on-one Bible study. And door knocking, although it has some merit, is not the most effective way to set Bible studies or tell someone about Jesus.
The Mormon church discovered this. At one you could see young Mormon elders going door-to-door to set Bible studies.
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2003
Howard Hendricks once said, “In the midst of a generation screaming for answers,
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 15, 2003
At a recent wedding I was at a table with many unchurched people, the man beside me was coming back from the open bar with beer two at a time and sitting one of them in front of me so he would not appear to the hosts as being "greedy"
I later found out that a family, one of whom had witnessed this
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 24, 2003
WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE
Christ met unbelievers where they were. He realized what many Christians today still don’t seem to understand. Cultivators have to get out in the field.
According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus had with people. Six were in the Temple; four in
Contributed by Troy Borst on Oct 31, 2003
Salt is one of those common everyday items we use without thought. We grab the shaker and shake. According to the Salt Institute (www.saltinstitute.org), over a billion dollars were spent on salt in the United States
During the preparations for an evangelistic crusade in Latin America, a very poor, unshaven man came to one of the week-long biblical counseling courses. It was unusual to see a man of this condition attending an in-depth training session. Most often, those with a better education and social
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 22, 2003
“He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be almost saved is to be entirely lost,” were the words with which the Rev. Mr. Brundage ended one of his sermons. P. P. Bliss, who was in the audience, was much impressed with the thought, and immediately set about the
Contributed by Tim Gresham on Jan 19, 2004
“It is distinctly stated that the Son of Man is come to seek…Seeking the lost is more than a mere attempt to locate unsaved men, for they are present on every hand. The term ‘seeking the lost,’ therefore, suggests a divine preparation of the unsaved that will bring them into adjustment with the
Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 9, 2004
I love the entry in his diary where he says, "And today I submitted to be even more vile: I descended to the level of field preaching."
In essence, what Wesley did was take the church beyond the walls. To do that he preach out in the open—something was seen as heresy by the church leaders of his
Contributed by Jim Mazzulla on Apr 6, 2004
I am personally big on friendship evangelism - loving those who do not know Jesus without snubbing my nose at them. If you want to see hearts open to the gospel, treat them with Christ’s love. Oh, some will not respond, but what a
Contributed by Vicki Edwards on Apr 13, 2004
My name is Vicki, and I am addicted. I am not attempting at this time to recover, though I am growing more aware of my neediness daily. I’ll tell you of this obsession, which began in my childhood. My mother knew the same dependence, though I feel she is not as addicted as I am today. I wish she