Thursday, June 30, 2011

Answering the Call of Evangelism

Tuesday evening at our home is what we call "Discipleship Class." It's our practice to
work at discipleship as a way of life but we also realize the need for more formal study
as well. Tues. evenings offers us an opportunity to address or study a truth or principle
from the Bible. This week the focus is evangelism.

Have you ever heard of Ray Comfort.  He is one of the most passionate evangelists
on the streets today. Kirk Cameron and he have introduced an informative, assertive,
effective type of evangelism to Christians through their course "The Way of the Master."

Have you ever wondered why there are so many false conversions? Listen to the theory
of these men as they share information that parallels that of Charles Spurgeon and John

Jeff, I and our seven youngest children have attended the basic training course. It is a
six to eight session course that is well worth the commitment. Some features of the
course are as follows:

*role playing
*effective use of tracts
*scripture memorization

There is MUCH more to the course. After we attended, our compassion for the lost
was rekindled and we felt more equipped and confident to approach people to
share the gospel with them. 

Last evening we watched a video called "We Cannot but Speak..How to Gain a
Passion for Evangelism" featuring Ray Comfort. It was s good follow-up refresher
to the course.

Our family has always had a desire to minister to the lost and hurting that are around
us. To offer them a hope here on earth as well as for eternity. We believe we are to
be active in fulfilling the call of the Great Commission as the scripture commands
in Matthew 28:19, 20.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I
have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Being the beautiful feet that spreads the good news of the Gospel is part of the
foundation of the heritage of truth that we desire to pass on to our children and
share with others.

If you would like more information about the study and access to some wonderful
resources for evangelism Click Here

The Living Waters website offers a wealth of information about evangelism as well
resource links about what I will call for myself "Responsible Christianity" as well as
"Responsible Citizenship." What I mean by this is the challenge to be informed and
get involved. I am shocked and ashamed at how uninformed, naive and ineffective
that I am. God has commanded me, as a Christian, to occupy.

The Ray Comfort video is available through Vision Forum and you may order
it Here

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