• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Lessons Learned❶

I have to be honest and say that I was totally exhausted when I returned home after the Lausanne congress (Oct 16-25).  It will probably take me a number of days to process all that I heard, felt, experienced and took in during the 10 days that I was there.  But let me start to share some of my “take-aways”.

Number❶ take-away: Preach, proclaim, and share the Gospel fearlessly.  This seems so obvious.  Yet in a global context where pluralism (as well as other ‘isms’) contends that there cannot be any ultimate transcendent truth, we can find ourselves being lulled into a more apprehensive and hesitant approach to evangelism.

During my week in Cape Town, I heard from brothers and sisters from around the world whose methodology of church planting was characterized by the simple yet fearless and abundant sharing of the Gospel with others; sometimes at the cost of suffering to themselves and their families. 

A beginning response to this take-away would not be found in feeling “burdened” to share with others, so that our witness flowed out of obligation.  It would be found by sending our roots deeper into the One who is truth, Jesus Christ.  The joy that flows from knowing His great love for us (Ephesians 1) would then become our chief motivation.

Now here’s the hard question: How will you respond to preach, proclaim and share the Gospel fearlessly?

One Response

  1. Use any occasion we can find- or to make- to share Christ with the people on the street. Example, when the receptionest at the bank asked us what we had planned for the weekend, we told her we would be going to church and asked her what church she attended. We proceeded to invite her to our church.
    Yesterday a neighbor shared with us a serious situation in her home; we prayed with her there on the street and offered any way we might help her.
    We usually try to engage any salesperson in a conversation concerning faith in Christ.
    Annie took a bag of home-grown lettuce to the Greek lady generating a relationship to open the door to evangelism.
    It all makes for an exciting life.

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