Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Evangelism: 7 Lies (#7)

This is the FINAL post of the 7 lies. The 7 possibilities are coming. Read Acts 8:26-40 to prepare for them.

7. You’ll never be any good.

It is true that there is giftedness. And you can think of the people in this room who seem gifted at it, right? And you wonder what it would be like to be like them. But the lie is that that giftedness is the end of the discussion. 'I’m not gifted, so I won’t do it.'

But in 2 Timothy 4:5, Paul reminds (an un-gifted?) Timothy to do the work of an evangelist, maybe because he didn't see himself as one:
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry...
So giftedness, then, is only a part of the discussion.

Pic by CMc$


jodi said...

You know Justin, I think that this is the biggest lie of them all - it ties pretty well into the lie of timidity too. After all, it is always Satan's greatest weapon - you'll never be good enough in your understanding, ministry, relationships - you'll never be good enough for God's grace. The worst of lies...
Thanks for these posts - good thoughts (wish I was there to hear all of them though!). Mind if I rip off the concept sometime?

Justin said...

Anytime, JMcL!