Motivation for the Mission – 3

Christ’s Love for Us. God has given us a mission of showing and telling the good news about Jesus to others, and he has also provided resources to help us do so. One important resource is motivation. It is so much easier to do what we are motivated to do than what we merely thinkContinue reading “Motivation for the Mission – 3”

Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 7

I Don’t Know What to Tell Them. In this series of posts, we’ve been exploring the barriers that hinder us from telling others about Christ (begins here). Last time we talked about how to bring up spiritual matters to begin with, noting that it is helpful to keep in mind what we ultimately want toContinue reading “Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 7”

Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 3

Society’s Rules. We’ve noted that God does want us to speak to people about Christ and that there are many barriers to our doing so. In this series of posts, we are seeking to face these barriers gently but honestly in hopes of reducing them so that we may be ready and willing to speakContinue reading “Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 3”

Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 2

Bad Experiences and Inadequate Models. Last time we heard from Scripture that the Lord wants us all to be ready to speak to others about Christ. Some are specially gifted to do this and so will do it really well and often. Although I haven’t seen this in Scripture, I have observed that some peopleContinue reading “Examining Our Barriers to Speaking about Christ – 2”

Examining our Barriers to Speaking About Christ – 1

We’re Not Convinced We’re Supposed to. This series of posts will examine the various things that hinder us from speaking to others about Christ. I assure you it is not my purpose to shame, condemn or prod people. Those ways of seeking to motivate people are not worthy of the gospel, nor do they leadContinue reading “Examining our Barriers to Speaking About Christ – 1”

The Good News Told In Acts – 9

Summation. We have now explored seven longer summaries of evangelistic messages in Acts plus some seventy, one-line summaries.  All these passages are extremely valuable for training us to share the good news with others. Though the gospel is summarized multiple times to Christians in the letters in the New Testament, these passages in Acts areContinue reading The Good News Told In Acts – 9

The Good News Told in Acts – 8

Short Summaries of the Message. In this series we have explored seven passages in Acts that give us long or medium length summaries of the message the apostles spoke to non-Christians. These Spirit-inspired summaries give us divine guidance about the good news we should speak to non-Christians. Before summarizing these summaries and drawing some conclusions,Continue reading “The Good News Told in Acts – 8”

The Good News Told in Acts – 7

Acts 17:16-33 Speaker:  Paul Audience: A Greek council that included Philosophers (Epicurean and Stoic). The council was called the Areopagus because its original meeting place was on the hill of the Greek god Ares. The council was a prestigious group that had jurisdiction in matters of morals and religion. Occasion: After debating with some philosophersContinue reading “The Good News Told in Acts – 7”