Ed Stetzer wrote a post comparing old and new ways of reaching people for Jesus Christ. Link below and summary after that.
“Simplifying it, the process shift looks like this…
- Old Process = Believe, Become, Belong
- New Process = Belong, Believe, Become
Be ready at all times to share the gospel truth, because it is the gospel that changes lives. Let us begin the process by simply showing gospel warmth until that door of conversation opens. In other words, love people until they ask, “Why?””
Interesting! I am praying for 3 million people to be saved and discipled this year and for the Jesus to give me the opportunity to go make one disciple for Him this year. I am reminded of this verse 1 Peter 3:15 sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts a, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; a–set apart Jesus Christ as Lord and Master in my life!
I am also reminded of my daily morning prayer “O God, may Your glory be revealed in me today, at my expense [His way, not my way; His kingdom, not mine; His will, not mine].”
Henry Luke 2/16/2017