July 12, 2009
Ever read Spurgeon’s Soul Winner?
Extract from chapter: How to win souls for Christ:
We win some souls to Christ by acting as witnesses. We stand up and testify for the Lord Jesus Christ concerning certain truths. Now, I have never had the great privilege of being bamboozled by a barrister. I have sometimes wondered what I should do if I were put into the witness-box to be examined and cross-examined. I think I should simply stand up, and tell the truth as far as I knew it, and should not make an attempt to display my wit, or my language, or my judgment. If I simply gave straightforward answers to his questions, I should beat any lawyer under heaven. But the difficulty is, that so often when a witness is put into the box, he is more conscious of himself than of what he has to say; therefore, he is soon worried, teased, and bored, and, by losing his temper, he fails to be a good witness for the cause. Now, you men in the open-air are often bamboozled; the devil’s barristers are sure to come to you, he has a great number of them constantly retained in his service. The one thing you have to do is to bear witness to the truth. If you enquire in your own mind, “How shall I answer this man cleverly, so as to get a victory over him?” you will not be wise. A witty answer is often a very proper thing; at the same time, a gracious answer is better. Try to say to yourself: “It does not, after all, matter whether that man proves me to be a fool or not, for I know that already I am content to be thought a fool for Christ’s sake, and not to care about my reputation. I have to bear witness to what I know, and by the help of God I will do so right boldly. If the interrupter questions me about other things, I shall tell him that I do not come to bear witness about other matters, but this one thing I do. To one point I will speak, and to no other.”
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June 25, 2009
Zechariah 13:2 “And on that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. “
How easily good things can become idols. We may find ourselves loving our idols for years. They may become so precious to us that we find it hard to live without them. They are our saviors from whatever our hell is. Perhaps they save us from such hells as boredom, anxiety, isolation, poverty, loneliness, etc.
On that day our idols will not only be destroyed, but actually removed from the memory of all people. “On that day” is not a certain time; perhaps it was soon after it was prophesied, perhaps it is at the return of the Lord, perhaps is is now or perhaps it is all three.
I have experienced a removing of idols in my life. The Lord has removed desire and love for idols that I have once cherished and he has granted repentance to me, in his mercy. Do you have good things that you love. Are they saving you from a pseudo hell? Call out to the Lord for his grace to you today. See the vanity in idolatry: how meaningless to invest your treasure in that which will be forever forgotten.
October 19, 2008
Josh, Angela, Georgie and myself have all been greatly encouraged by a visit from a great group of guys from South Australia, the Timothy Fellowship. Thanks Daniel, Nathaniel, Nathin and Chris for your encouragement and passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ. You have refreshed us in every way, welcome any time!
If you want to catch up with the guys from Timothy, check out their blog.
Oops, would have been great to have gotten a photo to share in this post, but we were too busy talking about the things of God, our concern for His Church and the proclamation of the gospel. I personally feel reignited to engage in street evangelism and blogging, but to always keep my steady preoccupation upon Jesus Christ.
January 14, 2008
I am still a big time sookielala (wimp) when it comes to the one on one, street evangelicalism so I am sticking with the tract depositing by stealth.
However even depositing tracts by stealth still comes with its pit falls, challenges, fears, worries and problems!!!
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December 1, 2007
Christmas is a great time to catch up with family members and old friends you have not spoken to for a long time. You might be the only Christian in that group or you might be a Christian family with a sibling/child who is now a committed atheist.
6 tips to get you going
- Do your homework on the last key objection your family member had. Did they get stuck on “All religions are the same” or “Its arrogant to say that Christianity is the only way to God?” Well do some research now. Get ready to help them through it. If you raise the gospel in a conversation with them chances are they will resort to the comfort zone of the same objections.
- Pray – lift up the people you are likely to meet. Don’t forget that Salvation is only possible through the work of the Holy Spirit.
- Send a gospel tract in your Christmas cards.
- Commit to turning around in every shopping queue and give out a gospel tract to the person behind you.
- Invite family and friends to your Christmas services.
- Watch your life witness – are you going to sin through debauchery or loose talk?
Well there are 6 good suggestions; do you have any more? Please leave a comment