What helps people find Christ 4

2014-43.4 Luke 19:2 Thursday, October 23, 2014 Turned around life Imagine Zacchaeus telling his story. The elements of his story are a good model for us. YESTERDAY we considered two people that encountered Jesus and had their lives turned around — and had a pretty definite story to tell as a result. If you have…

What helps people find Christ 1

2014-43.1 Romans 10:17 Monday, October 20, 2014 How others get us hearing God and responding to Him The prayer and encouragement of friends, who informally proclaim truth to us, play a big part in the process of us hearing “the word of Christ” and seeing and responding to this picture for ourselves. Formal preaching is…

Witnessing the Lordship of Jesus 5

2014-41.5 2 Timothy 4:5 Friday, October 10, 2014 Let God use you as the person you are We have the capacity to “do the work of an evangelist” as we move between these four contexts, being ourselves with a heart to share Jesus, and letting God direct us to the people we can best connect…

Witnessing the Lordship of Jesus 4

2014-41.4 2 Timothy 4:5 Thursday, October 9, 2014 The power of right connections   There are various depictions of the ‘upward, inward, outward’ directions, or relational connections,  which are much discussed by those who study mission and evangelism. In this diagram Randall Neighbour, an expert on missional small groups or cells, includes the ‘forward’ direction…

The Gospel for All 5

2014-40.5 John 3:8 Friday, October 3, 2014 The ‘sound’ of people in harmony with God Cathedrals are ‘edifices of metaphor’ with their soaring architecture, echoing acoustic, light and darkness, rhythm of services and prayer and style of worship – a picture of heaven on earth. The harmony and togetherness of Winchester Cathedral Choir is a…

The Gospel for All 4

2014-40.4 Luke 15:20 Thursday, October 2, 2014 How far off, how near? Laurence Singlehurst’s simplication of the  Engel Scale, which in its original, more detailed form detailed the steps a person must take from almost no knowledge of God (here represented as 1) to receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord (10). Luke 15:20But while he…

The Gospel for All 3

2014-40.3 1 Corinthians 3:6 Wednesday, October 1, 2014 The Swiss train story The Bernina express in Switzerland LAURENCE Singlehurst tells this story of how for many people ‘less is more’ when we seek to share the Gospel. “I was travelling on a Swiss train and had bought a piece of chocolate cake and a cup…