Category Archives: Evangelism

VERY Helpful Articles on Evangelism from 9 Marks #tc

EVANGELISM CASE STUDIES

Evangelism in the Workplace

Counsel on workplace evangelism from someone whose faith is the fruit of workplace evangelism.

By Ashok Nachnani

Reaching the “Converted”

Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?

By Bob Johnson

Evangelism across Economic Boundaries

The first lesson in evangelizing across economic boundaries? We’re not all that different.

By Mike McKinley

How can Churches Evangelize their Neighborhoods?

How can you reach those near your church, especially when most members don’t live there?

By Jeff Cavanaugh

Three Lessons for Cross-Cultural Evangelism

How can you evangelize across cultures? Communicate clearly, proclaim the Word, use the church.

By John Folmar

Evangelizing the Nations at Home

Four lessons from one church’s efforts to reach internationals in its own metro area.

By Andy Johnson

The Gospel for a Gay Friend

The beauty of the gospel is that it addresses every area of their life, not just one expression of the fall.

By Garrett Kell

Evangelism without an Altar Call

Wait, you can do evangelism without an altar call? Read on.

By Aaron Menikoff
QUICK ANSWERS ON EVANGELISM

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Join us for VBS @bcredeemer June 30th–July 3rd

OVERVIEW

Do you know the Story of Paul and Barnabas? Think you Know the Power of Forgiveness?

Baptist Church of the Redeemer invites you to a FAMILY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Beginning June 30 at 5:30 pm

  • Bible Songs in English and in Spanish!
  • Snacks and Memory Verses!
  • Games for kids and Parents OF ALL AGES!
  • Listen to Stories about Paul & Barnabas, the original Missionaries, as they travel the Mediterranean!

SCHEDULE

  • Night 1 “Is He For Real?” Barnabas accepts the newlyconverted Saul
  • Night 2 “Off We Go!” The Duo set out for Asia Minor
  • Night 3 “They Think We’re Gods!?” a startling tale in Lystra
  • Night 4 “When Good Men Disagree.” even the best of us fight sometimes, see how this one turned out

But most of all, learn what all this has to do with Jesus Christ.
Interested? Come Join us, Sunday June 30!

LOCATION

2106 Fifth Street, Missouri City, TX 77489

Got Plans This Weekend? Join me at at Fresh Spring Baptist Church in Angleton, TX

I am honored to get to preach at FSBC’s Anniversary Revival is this weekend, June 24-26th.

Here are the details/schedule if you’d like to come out sometime this weekend:

SCHEDULE
Friday, 7pm
Pastor Travis Cardwell
Fellowship to follow: ice cold watermelon

Saturday, 7pm
Pastor Bill Streger
Fellowship to follow: Homemade Ice Cream

Sunday, 11am
Pastor David Catoe

Sunday, 6pm
Bro Cody Trevino
BBQ and water slide (slide will be up early at 5pm)

SPECIAL OFFERING: Peasant Saints
FSBC will be presenting the Peasant Saints w/ a love offering to purchase a video camera and to purchase Bibles and tracts.

Please join us in praying for this weekend’s services and outreaches.

CONTACT
David Catoe
Pastor
Fresh Spring Baptist Church
Angleton, TX
http://www.thecyberspring.com

Don’t Judge Yourself by the News

This past Sunday, I had the joy and honor to preach on Hosea 4 to the dear saints at Baptist Church of the Redeemer. You can listen to Sunday’s sermon here.

Chapter 4 marks off a new section in the book as God presents his case against his people:

Hear the word of the LORD, O children of Israel, for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.

Here’s how I sought to apply this beginning section to someone who might be inclined to excuse themselves from this list that characterized the Northern Kingdom:

Do you watch the news? Often I hear believers talk about the discouragement that they feel when they see the reports of murder, adultery, deception, etc that characterize our country…very much like this list. If you are hear this morning and you are not a Christian, I want to make something very clear this morning…that sort of thing is not really what you should compare yourself to. We tend to, although it’s discouraging, subtly pack ourselves on the back after the news is over because, after all we’re not that bad.

The Bible really doesn’t have a category for the “really bad” sins and the other, more normal ones…In fact it often doesn’t even distinguish between actions and attitudes. For example, we read in Proverbs 27:14 that an inconsiderate word is basically like blasphemy [Proverbs 27:14 Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.] Jesus tells us that claiming to know God and yet living contrary to his word make us liars [John 8:55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word.] When was the last time you saw the headlining story of a newscast be something like, Mr. Smith declared that he hated his boss this week—he has been sentenced to death by lethal injection.” [1 John 3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.] Did you see the news last week that talked about a man who was not giving to his local church? He was arrested on charges of theft [Malachi 3:8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.] Thinking about committing adultery; cyber adultery; taking a second look…is ADULTERY [Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.]

Don’t judge yourself by the news, judge yourself by God’s word. You are in great need of a savior. There is no faithfulness or kindness or knowledge of God…but those are the very things that God has provided for you…Jesus perfectly, faithfully obeyed God’s law…he had compassion on his people in dying in their place…and through his life, death, burial and resurrection we have the perfect knowledge of God—he succeeding where we all have failed. Repent of your sins and trust in him today!

Listen to the whole thing here.

How Do I Know God Exists?

A very thoughtful and provoking response below by Dr. D.A. Carson:

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Location Change for Ross King Show Tonight!

After talking with Ross this morning, and some of you, we’ve decided to move the Ross King Show indoors for tonight. So, we will NOT be meeting at 7:00pm at Oyster Creek Park. The temperature will be in the mid to low 40’s and Ross said his fingers might freeze…and you might freeze too!

So, our new location is the Meadows Place Community Center, located near hwy 59 and the Beltway:

New Location Information:
Meadows Place Community Center
11924 Amblewood
Stafford, TX 77477
Map

Also, we will move the start time back 30 minutes to 7:30pm to give people who don’t get the message early time to make it.

Please forward this message along to anyone that you invited to join us tonight! And, there’s still time to invite someone to attend tonight…

We apologize for the last minute notice. We are so thankful that the Lord has opened the door for this event to take place! Please let me know if you have any questions.

See you tonight!

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“I Send You…”

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” — John 20:21

Last week, we were reminded of these words coming from the lips of a resurrected Savior. We are commissioned to go and share the good news of the resurrection with the nations. This week at Redeemer we will be reflecting on Justification by Faith: The Proclamation and Preservation of a Central Missiological Doctrine, as our guest speaker addresses us from Romans, chapters 3 and 10.

Are you sharing the gospel with those around you? Has God opened doors recently for you to build relationships with unbelievers? Are you praying for the lost in your community, your state, the world? Have you considered missions? Are you sacrificially giving to the cause of Christ? Join us this week as we examine God’s appointed means for the spread of the “good news!”

But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? — Romans 10:14

Yaheweh, King of the Nations

How can we posses a knowledge of the Gospel and not rejoice? The essence of the good news is that we are sinners, by nature children of wrath. God justly punishes sin because of His holiness. Instead of the wrath of God being poured out on deserving sinners, like you and me, it was exhausted on Jesus the Messiah, God’s Son. Now, not only do we have reconciliation to God, but Paul writes in Romans 5:11 that we are not only reconciled to God, but “we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Psalmist exhorts us to praise God, in the sermon text this week at Redeemer, in the following way:

Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah. (Psalm 47:1-4)

Are you responding to God’s mercy in your life, or has it become common place? What does this passage have to say to us about the inclusiveness of the Gospel (to all nations, tribes, races, peoples)? What implications can we draw about evangelism from the exclusivity of this one king over the nations? Are you longing for others to worship and exult in God so much that you are willing to go or give to foreign missions? What about your neighbor next door who is from India or who looks different than you do?

May the Nations Rejoice and God’s people live in such a way that screams joy and satisfaction in the all powerful God!

A “Good” Offense

At my church we have recently been discussing our evangelistic methods and patterns. I want to recommend this blog by Mark Dever concerning the ways that we should contextualize the Gospel. We should speak in words that people understand and realize that the Gospel is not a shower curtain to be sold…

Enjoy!

(HT: Mark Dever, T4G Blog)