Archives For Evangelism

Recent Posts

Acts 16 contains the stories of three people who were unlikely candidates for the growing Christian movement. There must have been dozens more people there who came to faith, but Luke (the author of Acts) chose to write about just three—a rich religious woman, a slave girl, and a jailor. Why these three?

That’s a question we should always ask when reading the Bible: Why did the author include this? In this case, Luke records these stories to drive home that the gospel really is for everybody. The three people in Philippi represent the three types of people we find all around us—and show us how can we engage them with the gospel.

Continue Reading…

The great rain was given in answer to Elijah’s prayers; but not even then the first time he prayed, and we must pray again, and again, and again, and at last the cloud will appear, and the showers out of the cloud. Wait a while, work on, plod on, plead on, and in due time the blessing will be given, and you shall find that you have the church after your own ideal, but it will not come to you all at once.

God may lead you to begin with one or two. Continue Reading…

There are many non-believing people in our community who think of themselves as religious and are open to having spiritual conversations. The best way to reach them is to simply expose them to the Bible and let the power of God’s Word work in their hearts. You may be surprised how effective it is to read through Scripture with your non-believing friend, asking certain questions along the way.

Here are a couple of resources to help you as you begin to read the Bible with your non-Christian friends:

Taste and See - This is 30-day challenge geared specifically toward non-Christians, and is a non-threatening place to start. The questions applied to each passage are as simple as you can imagine: What is the point of this passage? Does it change how I view God? Or, to put it differently: What does this mean? And what does it mean for you?

Thirty Days: Kick-start Your Daily Time With God – Pastor Chris Gaynor developed this guide to help believers get started on a regular time of prayer and Bible reading. (It pairs well with the Summit’s daily Bible Reading Plan.) The questions he uses for each passage can help you dig deeper with your spiritually curious friend, coworker, or neighbor:

  • What did you learn about God from this passage?
  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • Is there a command for you to obey?
  • What does an exercise of faith look like in this passage?
  • Is there a sin I need to confess?
  • How does this passage help you understand the gospel better?