Jesus the Great Evangelist: a sermon on John 4

Jesus is the model evangelist and we can learn from his example how to get caught up on his mission to seek and save the lost. This is a sermon about the Woman of Samaria in John 4. Brief sermon notes follow the audio.John 4:1-42We tend to think of Jesus as the Great Shepherd or Pastor, or as the Great Priest, as the Great Apostle of our faith, as the Great Teacher, as the Greatest Prophet of them all. But he was also the greatest evangelist.1. What do you live for?Jesus … [Read more...]

Henry Tyler: Getting your marching orders. Missional preaching from the 1980s

This is the real cream of the crop of this discipleship series. No one is a disciple until they are also engaged in the mission of making disciples. Missional is a buzz word today, but here is an example from the 1980s of a talk designed to help us get caught up with God's purposes. Brilliantly pastoral, Henry explores the reasons why so many Christians struggle with evangelism. You won't feel condemned listening to this talk, but you will be inspired to a life of reaching out and showing love … [Read more...]

WATCH Billy Graham’s Final Sermon

There is a man who, for decades longer than most readers of this blog have been alive, has defined evangelicalism, inspired multitudes, preached the true gospel to millions, met with every president of the USA since the end of World War Two, and is in short without doubt the most respected evangelist the English-speaking world has ever known.I am of course talking about Billy Graham who has just turned 95. If you can watch this video without being profoundly moved, you have no heart!Find a … [Read more...]

Unbelievable? The Conference 2013

I recommend those of you who live over here in the UK to consider attending Unbelievable? The Conference 2013. It looks like being a really good event, there is a trailer you can watch here: … [Read more...]

The reality of Hell – a sermon by Tope Koleoso

The above sermon will shake you to the core. Tope didn't mention those who have recently been denying hell by name, but his disagreement with them could not have been clearer. This is a compassionate yet very direct sermon on a painful but important subject. It was my delight to pray with someone at the end who wanted to become a Christian, and I know there were others. But perhaps the real targets were people like me. People who theologically believe this teaching but don't live as though it … [Read more...]

Tope Koleoso on Evangelism. Prepare to be challenged.

The above sermon was one of Tope's finest. It had me squirming in my seat from the first sentence. You will do well to listen. You will do well to pray as I have today, "God give me opportunities to put this into practice." May God use this sermon to wake many of us up to evangelism. Downloads and more sermons available on the Jubilee site. … [Read more...]

Why your church doesn’t feel like family

Mark Driscoll is at his very best in the following clip. Ever wondered how family and mission entwine, especially in a growing church where you don't know anyone? Ever wished for more intimacy and a greater relational feel in your church? Ever felt neglected and rejected in your church? Ever felt like your church was not your home? Watch this clip and be prepared to be blown away. I love the way he begins: Family is a category of relationship that the world knows nothing about. What's better … [Read more...]

NWA10 – Rebecca Manley Pippert, author of “Out of the Saltshaker”

Richard Cunningham interviewed Rebecca Manley Pippet from Salt Shaker Ministries one evening at New Word Alive about evangelism in place of a sermon.She spoke about how “torpedo evangelism” was not helpful. She gave the example of a woman who quite literally threw a gospel tract at her once.People are afraid of evangelism.We are afraid of offending. Becky’s recommendation is to try beginning the conversation by telling the person, “Look, I want to tell you about Jesus, but I am afraid I wi … [Read more...]

When it is Great to be Wrong!

I received another email (see the first), which I have permission to share anonymously. It shows that I was not entirely right. I still believe, however, that for most people leading our evangelism with creationism is not the best way. I think that stories like this tell us that we must treat every inquirer as an individual, and what might be helpful for one person might not be for another: My email may be one of so few that your point (I am convinced that very few unsaved people will be … [Read more...]

Darwin and the Christian – A Tour by Christian Evolutionists

UPDATE - To avoid confusion, please note that this post should not be interpreted as as reflecting my personal views on the subject of creation and evolution. I was simply noting that people who believe in God have different opinions on this matter, and that in a number of cases, to focus on this issue in our initial evangelism is not wise.Many Christians will not agree with the perspective on evolution expressed by the scientists featured in the Test of FAITH project. But if the DVD I … [Read more...]