Summer is a great time simply to stand and talk to others who are outside in their yards, walking their dog, simply going for a walk, skateboarding, rollerblading, sun tanning, swimming… whatever they might be doing – the weather makes it possible to stand and talk with them building relationships, coming to know them and hopefully, over time, sharing your faith with them. Yes, a blog on evangelism and winning the lost. Once again, to remind everyone that disciples of the Lord evangelize. Jesus did say, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”
As you enter or exit a plane almost anywhere in the world you walk a long corridor to reach the plane when getting on and the terminal when exiting the plane. In almost every major airport these long, portable walkways have signs along the walls. These are advertising HSBC – the world’s local bank. We have a branch in the city here.
There is a great book out called “Weird” with the sub-title, “Because Normal Isn’t Working.” This is a great book about the Christian faith and our interfacing with the world in which we live.
Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy sex life. And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives. Simply put, normal isn’t working.
The season we are in has been called the “Arab Spring” as new life springs forth in many Arab nations such as Egypt, Kuwait, Syria and Yemen. The youth of these nations are refusing to remain under the hand of dictators and a way of life that is not letting them enjoy a decent standard of life. They have had enough and are now, in many cases, risking their very lives for what they believe. Read more