God has not given us a formula for when to share the gospel quickly and when to share over time in the context of a relationship. Both are needed.
There are multiple ways to share the good news of Jesus Christ. You can open-air preach. Or you can just walk up to a stranger on the street with a tract and hope for a brief conversation. Or you can invest into someone’s life as a friend first, eventually leading them to the gospel. One approach does not preclude the others. So what do different forms of evangelism look like in Pastor John’s life? At the recent CROSS conference, Pastor John fielded audience questions. I wanted to share two of them with you today.
Episode 1310: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/is-street-evangelism-better-than-building-relationships
“Is the Great Commission for Every Individual Christian?” https://youtu.be/3Cy_c1qN99o
“Should Hell Motivate Our Missionaries?” https://youtu.be/cE92NxDJ2A0
“Why Global Missions Requires Healthy Churches” https://youtu.be/cUQY7OXF8BM
“Did Paul and Moses Prioritize Mission over Joy in God?” https://youtu.be/c_CWO_0aMEA
Ask Pastor John Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvMOJ1T8T4&list=PLFF7F6AE365DA3564
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