Evangelism, or storytelling, is first listening. Then it’s action. Then, it’s talking. But when it comes down to it, how do we talk about what we believe? The Corinthians valued evangelism that involved a big vocabulary and big brains. For them, a credible follower of Jesus and person telling God’s story was someone who could weave fancy […]Read more "The Voice 7: Talking About Belief"
Long before we ever say anything about what we believe, our actions will communicate everything about what we really believe. Message from Sunday, July 20.Read more "Voice 6: Actions Speak"
On Sunday, we talked about how listening is maybe the most important thing we can do in order to share God’s story of redemption. So… 1. “When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a […]Read more "10 Quotes about Listening"
We’ve all gotten the sense before that someone wasn’t listening to us. It’s frustrating. And when it’s something we really need to share, it hurts. Unfortunately, you can be sure we’ve all been bad listeners at one time or another. Bad listening not only hurts and offends others, but it might be that failing to […]Read more "The Voice 5: Listening Is Evangelism"
Evangelism…it’s a bad word these days. Many of us don’t want to talk about it, let alone do it. Yet maybe we’re not afraid of evangelism itself. Maybe we’re afraid of what we think evangelism is. Even when someone says the word evangelism, images and emotions come to mind. Maybe we think about televangelists or street preachers, […]Read more "The Voice 4 (Why Must We Be Storytellers?)"