Have you ever noticed how often eating together shows up in the gospels? It could be argued that the Way of Jesus has grown across the planet because people ate together. “While they were eating … Jesus said, ‘Do this to remember Me.’” (Luke 22) “All the believers devoted themselves … to sharing in meals…” […]
So this happened last night in England. I was eating a burger in a restaurant in Birmingham, UK with a friend from Budapest. I was just relaxing. Ready to head back to the States after speaking for three days at a NewForms Gathering for leaders around Europe. The restaurant was pretty full. We were packed into a […]
Some of us know a lot about Jesus. But we have been “cursed” with an inability to talk about him with others in meaningful ways. Here’s a simple way to get back to effectiveness in evangelism.
85% of people I encounter (even strangers) are willing to listen to a short teaching about Jesus. Most people are spiritually hungry — even if they’re averse to religion. Jesus came to show us an entirely new way of doing life – for our days on earth and for eternity. His way is good news for everybody! This week, I […]
Years ago, I learned a phrase that helped me become more effective at introducing others to Jesus: “Measure conversations, not conversions.” I soon realized that conversations lead to conversions (other people beginning to follow Jesus). Have you ever noticed how many times God asks questions of people in the scriptures? Jesus is such a great conversation starter. Conversations were […]
Throughout my travels, I encounter thousands of people who want to share Jesus with their friends, but simply don’t know a way to start. We love Jesus, but let’s face it. A lot of us have forgotten how to simply share about Jesus while being relatable to people. A lot of our “evangelistic” methods are […]
Josiah lived in 27 houses before 9th grade. He was looking for Love. Watch him tell his powerful story.
Injuries and broken hearts healed. Relationships with God restored. Churches starting in hookah bars…. Jesus loves to go with us to bring his love in odd places. The gospel spreads most powerfully through uneloquent speech and authentic, ordinary people bringing the gospel to the places people do life – the marketplace, the classroom, homes, and […]
“Silly Christians,” Joe says with a smirk… An hour later, we see Joe again on campus. I’m filled with faith for this guy. “Hey, man,” I say as I point my finger at him. “God’s got a great destiny for your life if you’ll stop running from him.” He smirks at me and walks away. […]
Since the beginning of history, God’s purposes for the earth have been spread through traveling teams. Today, Jesus is sending teams to travel the campuses of America!