Insights often come in threes. Everywhere you turn, you hear the similar challenge or reminder. This week it was in counseling a new Christian, a conversation with a son, a column by the President of the Covenant denomination of which we are a part.
Our American brand of Christianity has often made evangelism about method-sharing instead of life-sharing. So here are three anecdotes about evangelism. [Literally the proclamation of the ‘Good News.’]
1. A new Christian wants to tell the whole family about the changes in her life. I share an old definition. “Remember, it’s like one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” Let them realize, “Something’s different; what is it?”
2. My son, Stephen tells of a conversation with a skeptic and the important conclusion that hit him: “I realize that cynicism is usually rooted in a story of brokenness, not in a thought-out argument; our role is to share our stories that are rooted in hope!”
3. Gary Walter , Covenant Church President in his column, Compass Bearings, is reminded of the essence of evangelism: “…help those who are far from God hear from God what he wants to say to everyone… “I know you. I love you. You were meant for this relationship.”
Click Here to read Gary’s excellent article: Joining Jesus in His Mission.
This is not the time to shy away from sharing Good News. It’s also vital to keep learning Jesus’s way of doing it. Stay tuned!