Saturday, September 8, 2007
Relationships the core of the gospel
It was great to have Rev Michael Bennett, author of "Christianity Explained" share at our Newlife Mens Breakfast today.
Bennett says, "We need today to move away from confrontational evangelism to didactic evangelism. That is, (away) from the 'quick one-off' approach culminating in a prayer of commitment, which often does not last, to a more teaching (didactic) approach where we seek to teach the saving Gospel to enquirers over a period of time."
Even more simply, stop trying to share Jesus like you would deliver a grenade. Instead, empowered with the love of God for you, invest in the lives of others, loving them, and in this environment share your story, share the gospel.