Friday, July 27, 2007

Evangelism: 7 Possibilities (#6)

The 7 possibilities are built around the story of Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8:36-40.

6. God wants us to speak about Jesus.

In the end, we open the Bible to see Jesus, by whom and for whom the universe was created. We search the Scripture knowing that in them there is eternal life because they testify about Jesus. So the eunuch, already reading the 'gift' text, then asks the 'gift' question: V34

The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"

The answer is 'someone else'. And Philip doesn't drop the ball: V35

Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

We preach Jesus Christ as Lord.

I once heard a Bishop in Sydney say that Christians get ourselves in all sorts of trouble because we primarily preach forgiveness (instead of Jesus); we preach grace (instead of Jesus); we preach life (instead of Jesus). Smart observation.

Thats why you are here in Manhattan this week.


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