Talk about an icebreaker for evangelism to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, check out this clip involving persons from Indiana Wesleyan University who were stalled waiting for a flight. I would imagine there are not many people who have done this one before. Imagine sharing the Gospel with the person next to you after they heard this... Enjoy!
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead..."
Reflection: Thinking of how mightily God used the Apostle Paul, even he was keenly aware of the spiritual battle. The antidote Paul used here is not one of thinking deeply on his past and mulling it over and over again. No, Paul said to "forget" the events and not just to "forget" them, but to replace them with this one goal... "reaching forward to those things that are ahead."
Application: Are you surrounded by memories of the past? Ask God to cause your mind to meditate on the future. Begin reading Scripture and bathing your mind in the Word and fix your thoughts on the promises of Scripture. Let the concept of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 become your own personal mission statement and share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ with others.
The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Php 3:13.
With the breakdown of homes and families in society, there is a growing need for direction and guidance regarding manhood. Even if you have already seen the movie Courageous, watch this behind the scenes look with interviews and be encouraged. The following video helps to put together the aspects of what is at the heart of the movie Courageous. It has now been released on DVD. If you didn't get a chance to see it at the theaters, you will definitely want to see it on DVD.
Scripture: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
Reflection: When we encounter difficult people in our lives, there can be the tendency to want to retaliate and bring about our own justice. In the Romans chapter 12, the Apostle Paul speaks about the matter of Christian behavior. In it, he explains a key factor in dealing with difficult people. He explains how there needs to be room for God's "wrath." God will ultimately take care of matters. Here Paul gives us some instruction to "overcome" the evils that are encountered with doing "good." This runs counter to natural behavior and is opposite to the way the world operates, but it becomes the best way to handle a situation. God will ultimately take care of the rest.
Application: Look for ways to do good in an effort to combat the "evil" that may come your way. For Christians, the one way to be proactive is to be serving in a ministry. Seeking and saving the lost is the great commission and a way to share the Gospel truth about Jesus Christ in love with others.
The New King James Version. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Ro 12:21.
Considering the opposition one may experience when sharing the Gospel during evangelism outreaches, it is refreshing to hear the story of an atheist coming to Christ. You'll want to listen to this testimony as it reveals some very helpful insights as to how those who spoke to him during an outreach were able to keep the focus on the Gospel. Listen to what happened as he journeyed and searched for truth and came to find the answer through Jesus Christ by the reading of the Scriptures which testify of God's salvation. Be inspired and encouraged to continue sharing the Good News.
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