One of the best arguments for evangelism as the task of every Christian comes from the image of the Christian’s armor in Ephesians 6. The NRSV states it very nicely: “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace,” v. 15.
He questioned whether Peter preached the sacrifice and commitment of discipleship to the Jews in Acts 2. He also wondered if all this is not more of a gradual aspect of Christian growth. At least, that’s what I understood him to say.
Listen to the edited sermon I preached at Somer’s Avenue congregation in N. Little Rock March 10, “God Through All,” based upon the text of Eph. 4.6. Edited time is 24 min. The theme of the day was “Evangelism for the Rest of Us.” Continue reading “Audio sermon: God through all”
Saul didn’t wait for years after his conversion before he started teaching others about Christ. Converted in Damascus through a word from Ananias, he went straight to the synagogues there and did what every Christian ought to do.
The student who set up with me to study last night at the office didn’t show. So that was a dry run. I’ve had a hard time getting things going with this fellow. Seems to be a nice kid, early 20s, from another state, fianceé is a Christian. Somehow we’re just not getting it into gear.
Monday night, Francinete and Gustavo requested baptism. We set it for Saturday. We’ll have another study Friday night to help them to consider the cost. Pray they remain firm in their determination. Continue reading “Baptisms to happen this week”