There is joy and triumph in the Christian life. The eternal God loves us and calls us to the highest good that we can enjoy. But that goal is achieved only by a fight.
In this classic guide to the Christian life, John White introduces the key areas in which we must wrestle time and again, including prayer and Bible study, faith and temptation, relationships and holiness. He lets us see our enemies: the spirit of the age, our own sinful nature, and the powers of darkness. And he gives us the encouragement to persevere in the battle.
New Christians who read this book will take their first steps in Christian living with confidence. Established disciples will find refreshing insights into the struggles and joys of life in Christ.
Hell’s Best Kept Secret
Using lively anecdotes from his own experiences, evangelist Ray Comfort presents the key that unlocks the door of men's souls. In this book, you will learn how to witness effectively. Discover the key to leading others to genuine repentance, and make each moment of your life count for the kingdom of God!
The God-Centered Preacher
Robert L. Reymond
Walk into most Christian churches in the western world today and the chances of you hearing a biblically relevant message is, to be polite slim. Even churches claiming to be evangelical or reformed to often tend towards market led, comforting talks on the one hand and impenetrable, jargon filled theological lectures on the other. How can preachers maintain a sensible balance? Roberts Reymond has trained hundreds of pastors and has an intimate understanding of the areas where preachers are inclined to fail He often points to 8 qualities that all pastors should aspire to in their ministries, qualities that are all to often lacking.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Where do we go from here? may become more widely used than anything John Blanchard has written since Ultimate Questions, which now has over fifteen million copies in print in fifty languages. The reason is obvious. Where do we go from here? is the final question all humanity faces, and this booklet tackles it head-on. Exactly what does happen to us when we die? The immediate future of the body is fairly obvious, but what about the spirit or soul? Is it annihilated or reincarnated? Is it conscious or unconscious? Do we face endless pain or endless pleasure? Is there a second chance to put things right? Do we have to wait until after we die to find out? This booklet answers these and other questions biblically, clearly and in a user-friendly way. Here is an ideal resource to share with people who have no grasp of the Christian message.
Learning Evangelism From Jesus
Studying Jesus' conversations with diverse people in his day, Jerram Barrs draws lessons and principles for attractively communicating the gospel to unbelievers in our day.Living in a culture that is opposed to Christianity tempts God's people to conform, to retreat, to be silent. But Jesus showed the way to live faithfully before an unbelieving world.
As the greatest evangelist, Jesus exemplified how to attract people to the gospel. He modelled how to initiate spiritual conversations full of grace and truth. Christian evangelism, then, both in theory and practice, must be shaped by his pattern.
This highly practical book will guide Christians in how to live before unbelievers and how to love them into the kingdom, just as Jesus did.
Hanging In There
Hanging in There is a book about God, you, the Bible, prayer, church, relationships, sex, feelings, doubts, love and, above all, 'hanging in there' as a Christian. If you're new to the Christian Faith or a long-serving Christian who could use a bit of encouragement, this book is for you. Hanging in There is a book about God, you, the Bible, prayer, church, relationships, sex, feelings, doubts, love and, above all, 'hanging in there' as a Christian. If you're new to the Christian Faith or a long-serving Christian who could use a bit of encouragement, this book is for you.
Going For It- Amanda Mitchell, Andrew Trimble, Craig McMillan, Kerri Shields and Stuart Elliott
Five young professionals, each from a different background, and as a group they represent a tremendous variety of life experience... Amanda is a wife and mum who works as a manager for a leading high-street fashion retailer. Andrew is best known for his rugby. He is a regular in the Ulster team and one of the youngest members of the current Irish squad. Craig sustained a rugby injury, which left him paralysed, at eighteen. He is a project manager with an international company and plays wheelchair rugby for Ireland. Kerri is an engineer who plays squash at professional level and she also featured as one of the fifteen volunteers in the recent BBC TV series, Mission Africa. Stuart is a husband and dad who plays football for Hull City in the English Championship and has been capped 37 times by Northern Ireland. Yet for all the diversity of talent they possess and their obvious success in business and sport, achieved in some cases against what would appear as impossible odds, these five people have a single shared aim. They want to Go For It for God! That s what makes this anthology of Christian commitment such an inspirational read.
I’d Like To Believe, But
Michael Green and Nick Spencer
'Religious people are too intolerant.' 'You can't trust what is in the Bible.' 'Science has disproved Christianity.' 'There's too much suffering in the world.' 'Something 2,000 years ago can't be relevant to me today.' Michael Green has responded to each of these statements in a direct and informal way, giving his Christian perspective on the opinions expressed. His easy style engages readers and shows how the Bible and Christian beliefs can provide a real faith for life. This book may even help you believe in spite of your buts...
Authority In Prayer Praying With Power and Purpose
Who Is In Charge? This question is at the heart of all conflict on earth. In this powerful book, bestselling author Dutch Sheets reminds believers that God is in charge and He intends His people to be overcomers. You don't need to allow sin, Satan or the circumstances of life to keep you from God's amazing promises. Authority in Prayer shows you how you can take hold of God's promises and change your world through prayer.
Ten: Laws of Love Set In Stone
Imagine a world where love guides every action. A community where people place others before themselves. A place where God is recognized and respected. Thousands of years ago, God shared the framework for life as it should be. A simple code for daily living that is the foundation of our laws and principles. Yet society is slowly moving from this essential guide, as these absolute truths give way to a subjective culture. How can we reclaim these ancient tenants for living and apply them in a modern world? TEN revisits the Bible's perfect design for our relationship with God and those around us. Inside you'll encounter TEN commandments that are as relevant now as the day they were given. Rediscover the wellspring of your faith. Reconnect with these profound truths. And reclaim God's vision for your life through the power of TEN.
Why Revival Tarries
One of the twentieth century’s greatest authorities on revival, Leonard Ravenhill gives a no- compromise call to the principles of biblical revival. The heart of his message to the church is in this volume. Appalled by the disparity between the New Testament and the church today, his message is drastic, fearless, and often radical. As timely a call to revival as when it was published nearly fifty years ago, more than 350,000 copies are in print worldwide.
Know and Tell The Gospel
'Tell me', said the girl. 'What do I have to do to become a Christian?' I didn't have the faintest idea where to begin. For most Christians, clearly explaining the gospel is more of a dream than a reality. We feel inadequate and reluctant, but at the same time eager to see our friends come to Christ. Know and Tell the Gospel deals with all the questions that so quickly come to mind on this subject. Just what is the gospel anyway? Is it my job to explain it to people? What is God's role and what is mine? Where does church fit in? Why is evangelism so often hard? And how can we train ourselves and others to be involved? In his characteristically friendly and engaging way, John Chapman provides warm encouragement, insightful Biblical teaching, and a wealth of practical information on evangelism for all Christians. This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten, and contains up-to-date and evaluation on current resources for evangelism. A must read for every Christian who is concerned to take the gospel to our lost world.
The God Who Changes Lives- Remarkable stories of God at work today Vol 2
A wide variety of people describe how their lives have been transformed by an encounter with God. Some have been healed, some powerfully changed and others given the strength to face troubled time. This is a book for anyone interested in whether God is there - and what he can do.
The God Who Changes Lives- Remarkable stories of God at work today Vol 3
A wide variety of people describe how their lives have been transformed by an encounter with God. Some have been healed, some powerfully
The God Who Changes Lives- Remarkable stories of God at work today Vol 4
A wide variety of people describe how their lives have been transformed by an encounter with God. Some have been healed, some powerfully changed and others given the strength to face troubled time. This is a book for anyone interested in whether God is there - and what he can do.
Workers For The Harvest Field
Vaughan Roberts and Tim Thornborough
The Lord Jesus saw a vast harvest waiting to be gathered in but hardly any workers to do the job. So he issued an instruction to his followers: 'Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field' (Matthew 9:38). That command still applies today. Although 2000 years of Christian witness have past, there are still millions in our world who have never even heard the name of Christ. Even in countries where many profess to be Christians there is great ignorance, and a spiritual great hunger - which only the Gospel of Christ can answer. This book is an attempt to describe the nature of gospel ministry and to answer the questions that those who are considering it may have. The aim is not to persuade everyone that they should give up their present jobs and offer themselves as workers to churches and missionary organisations. We all have different gifts. But we should all be asking ourselves this question: 'What is it that I could do that would most bring glory to God through the spread of the gospel?' For some that will mean staying where they are, for others it will mean a significant change of direction.
God has been refreshing, renewing, healing and equipping his Church through the power of his spirit. How can Christians become more effective in evangelism? What resources are needed for the spirit of God to work in power?
If My People- a journey on the road to spiritual blessing
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 It s God s promise. We all know it, preachers quote it, so why s nothing happening in our nation today? Perhaps it is because we fall at the first hurdle: the need to be humble! Using a simple but hard-hitting approach, If My People... dares to confront the absence of true, Biblical humility in the Church today. The reader is taken on a journey along a forgotten and neglected road to rediscover this wonderful Christ-like virtue. God demands it and if we are willing, it will unlock His promises of untold blessings. Humbling oneself in obedience to God suddenly becomes a dynamic and empowering quality that we all can access. This book throws down the gauntlet to get real by examining every area of the Christian s experience and bring it into line with the hard sayings of God s Word. Those who take up this challenge will not only change themselves they may well change their world!
Out Of The Salt Shaker And Into The World- evangelism is a way of life
Rebecca Manley Pippert
Evangelism isn't something you do, it's a world-changing way of life. Rebecca Manley Pippert shows how we as Christians, who are called to be the salt of the earth, can get out of the saltshaker and into life itself. People crowd the pages of Becky's book, with language and lifestyles to match. She confronts them with a Jesus as contemporary as themselves, a Christ they can see, who cares. Reading her book we laugh at her mistakes, identify with her failures, and find ourselves eager to emulate her spiritual progress.
There are many biblical examples of God's people using prophecy in their witness to unbelievers. Jesus used prophecy in his ministry to seekers. After Pentecost, God gave the gift of prophecy to believers as one resource among many in their witness to the world. Furthermore, Christians today receive prophecies for those who don't know Christ, often with immediate and life-changing effects. This book contains many such testimonies.This is the first book to explore how the gift of prophecy can be used with potent effects in our outreach to non- Christians.
When You Pray- making the Lord’s prayer your own
Philip Graham Ryken
When Jesus’ disciples recognised their need to pray, they asked Jesus Christ to teach them to pray. The answer Jesus gave to their request is found for us in Matthew 6, a prayer commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer.” In When You Pray: Making the Lord’s Prayer Your Own, Dr. Philip Graham Ryken provides a helpful study of that prayer and encourages the reader to view “The Lord’s Prayer” not only as something to be recited but also as something to actually learn from. As Ryken correctly points out early in the book, “Jesus’ teaching about prayer begins with an urgent request: ‘Lord, teach us to pray’ (Luke 11:1). Not ‘teach us how to pray,’ notice, but ‘teach us to pray.’”(p. 13), and it is that desire to teach us to pray that seemed to direct Ryken as he wrote this book.
The Return- Grace and the Prodigal
J. John and Chris Walley
In this fascinating book, skilled communicators J.John and Chris Walley give a new twist to an old story. THE RETURN is a three-part exploration of this most loved parable, combining fiction, Bible study and real-life testimony to open up this timeless story and its themes of grace and reconciliation.
I Believe God- Saint Paul looks back on his life
Beaten by the Jews five times. Flogged by the Romans three times. Shipwrecked three times. Stoned once and left for dead. And in prison more times than I can even recall. I have also spent a night and day adrift on the open sea. During my frequent travels I have been in constant danger from rivers, floods, robbers, my own countrymen and foreigners. I have been in danger in the town, in the country, at sea, and from false Christians. I have known exhaustion and exposure, physical pain and personal hurt, hunger and thirst. And in addition to that I feel the burden of all the churches. Nevertheless, I believe God, and I have learnt to be content, both in His work and His will. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. And I have kept the faith for which I am about to be put to death. This is my story. Paul, Apostle and servant of Jesus Christ.
In The Beginning- Short Conversations in Genesis
This book gives concise answers to a number of these issues, using the Bibles Book of Beginnings Genesis. Previously published in Life Times, this new collection features articles written by Paul Taylor of Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe). Paul, who is in demand as a speaker and writer, maintains that Genesis is foundational to all Christian doctrines and beliefs. This little volume will convince you of the importance of the Book of Beginnings to issues of life, death and salvation.
The Soul Winner
C. H. Spurgeon
When Jesus returned to heaven, He left us with a mission- continue His work of bringing lost souls home to the Father. Charles Spurgeon accepted this mission and personally escorted thousands of people into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
How is your prayer Life? Or is that a touchy question?
If we are honest with ourselves we feel more than a bit awkward when questioned about our conversation times with God.The best starting point is to be honest with God rather than shying away from the topic or putting on a show for our Christian friends. Derek Prime gives us a heartfelt and practical approach to prayer. Here are fresh, vibrant ideas to strengthen and enliven what can so often be a disappointing part of our spiritual life. Derek uses his writing skills to simply explain the many aspects of prayer to deepen your prayer life with The Lord.
2 Pork Chops
Ever needed a miracle? I've seen a few in my time! There's one just waiting to happen for you...if you can believe.
This book by John Masters has been read by more than one million people in the UK. It is John's autobiography - a candid, simply written account of how God moves in everyday situations and in our everyday lives. It is all completely true and John gives all the glory to God for what has happened in his life.
Promoting The Gospel- the Whole of Life for the Cost of Christ
New theories come and go about methods of evangelism involving psychological concepts, social theory, marketing models, church growth strategy and obscure texts applied more widely than intended. The irony is that we have a model for evangelism staring us in the face in the story of the early church told by Luke through the book of Acts. So, it's time to realign your thoughts on evangelism in tune to what God has to say. It's time for ACTive Evangelism. Derek Prime guides us through the book of Acts giving very practical examples of how to do evangelism in the workplace, with our neighbours, to our families, as a church and individually. In each chapter Prime looks at the context the disciples were ministering in, the challenges they would have faced, the methods they used, and then applies it to our situation today.
A work which covers the whole spectrum of themes on evangelism, from its origin in God himself, to the assurance of its ultimate triumph. Here we have the theology of evangelism, and evangelism without scriptural theology has lost its moorings. R.B. Kuiper's writing, as his preaching and lecturing, was always characterized by clarity and simplicity.
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas à Kempis
Let it be our chief occupation to think upon the life of Jesus Christ.
THE IMITATION OF CHRIST is one of the great classics on spiritual devotion. It has been influential since it was first written over five centuries ago, with people such as John Wesley and John Newton profoundly touched by it at their conversions. Written by a German monk, it is essentially a manual on the pursuit of holiness and deep communion with God, with its key theme that the study of Jesus is the Christian’s highest ideal.
This new edition includes an introduction by the translator and a new foreword by J. John.
Evangelism & The Sovereignty Of God
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all.
JI Packer shows in this classic study how false both these attitudes are. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God’s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as a incentive and powerful support for it.
Snatched From The Fire
Real gospel meets real life. As a firefighter, Keith Mitchell is trained to snatch people from flames. As a Christian, he sees sin as a fire to be fought in our lives. This results in real living, life with freedom and a purpose, with a happy eternity thrown in.
Don't read this book if you want religion, answers to life's great mysteries or the secret of winning the lottery.
Do read it if you are willing to put your prejudices behind you and be open-minded and willing to change as a result of meeting someone far more important than all of the above - Jesus.
Changing Of The Guard The Rising of Generation Xtreme
A call to Xtreme action
God is desiring to pour His glory upon a rising generation. Changing of the guard informs us about the factors that have shaped you and i to be perfectly positioned as part of an end- time army poised to turn the world upside down for the gospel. This book will inspire you into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God and instruct you in practical ways to be trained and released as part of a bold new guard of disciplined and passionate soldiers.
Becoming a Contagious Christian
Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg
Evangelism doesn’t have to be intimidating. Hybels believes that communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need direction.
You will discover your own natural evangelism style, how to develop a contagious Christian character, to build spiritually strategic relationships, to direct conversations toward matters of faith and to share biblical truths in everyday language.
Going for Growth- Learning From Peter
Volatile. Cowardly. Slow on the uptake. As a follower of Jesus, Peter didn't have a lot going for him. Yet he became a passionate preacher and an extraordinary leader, and the rock on which Christ built his church.
Bishop Ken Clarke believes that Jesus works the same kind of transformation in his followers today.
In this warm-hearted and deeply encouraging book, he draws out lessons from Peter's life for us today. He equips enthusiastic disciples and growing leaders to keep their focus, handle failure and fulfil their potential in God s service.
When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer
When disaster strikes, when grief shatters us---what are we to make of prayer? Many of us have experienced some amazing answers, but what about when God seems to turn a deaf ear? Drawing from his own crushing experience, Jerry Sittser affirms the greatness of God’s love in the face of unanswered prayer.
“...if my people...” Demonstration the Spirit’s Power in Revival
Dr. William Fleming
The 1958 revival centred in the mid- antrim village of Ahoghill, Northern Ireland in some ways echoed the 1859 Ulster revival but it was a specific instance where God demonstrated the power if the Holy Spirit in a special localised way. The full story of this revival has never before been fully reported but here it is told by the minister whose church experienced the revival, and who was personally involved in it. William Fleming also recounts how these marvellous events led to the formation of the Irish Revival Fellowship, the legacy it has left to the church, and the biblical precedents for what happened.
Don't just stand there.... Pray something!
Discover the incredible power of intercessory prayer. Ronald Dunn demonstrates how anyone can pray with more purpose and power. Ronald Dunn is a gifted teacher who specialises in helping believers pray more effectively.
Don't Just Stand There, Pray Something is an inspiring look at how you can pray with greater purpose and power–for your own needs as well as the needs of others.
Here is an eye-opening book that dispels the myth that only "super saints" can pray successfully, lends a fresh perspective on how God answers prayer, demonstrates why our "position" is more important than our "petition", and reveals the "secret weapon" God has provided for praying believers. Prayer changes things–and us! As you delve into this exciting book, be prepared for a radical difference in your prayer life.
With fascinating insights into prayer and spirituality and a fresh perspective on how God answers prayer, this guide presents practical Christianity at its best.
The Power of a Praying Church
Believers are promised God's powerful presence when they gather with others in prayer. Now bestselling authors Stormie Omartian (more than 10 million books sold) and her longtime pastor, Jack Hayford, look at the life-changing benefits and world-changing effects that result from praying with others. Readers will see how they can: strengthen their personal prayer times with God; experience the joy of finding a prayer partner; change their lives by becoming part of a dynamic prayer group; uncover the far-reaching power of a praying church; and, discover how in the world they can make a difference. As they boldly enter into close fellowship with other believers to effect change in the world, they will touch lives and needs with the power of the Father in heaven.
The Hidden Life of Prayer- The Life-blood of the Christian
Private or secret prayer is the life-blood of the Christian. The great men and women of God down through the ages have testified to the effectiveness of this in their lives. Some like Martin Luther, have said that they could not survive a busy day without spending 2-3 hours alone with God. Drawing on the experiences of people like Luther, Spurgeon, Muller, Whitefield and Wesley, the author presses the case for a greater commitment to prayer. His advice may not only transform your life, it could be a catalyst towards a change in the world around you.
Breaking News- A Practical Course Designed To Help You Share God’s Good News Today
Only 1 per cent of churches offer any evangelism training for their members. This 6 week course attempts to provide a simple, but insightful training program for all churches wishing to encourage their members toward more effective evangelism. Written by one of the UK's leading evangelists, it has been tried and tested through J.John's own experiences of preparing hundreds of church members as they prepared for the authors ever popular 'Ten' outreach events. This book includes subjects such as: The Why of Evangelism; What is the Good News of Christianity?; and, What is Friendship Evangelism?
The Jesus Gospel- Recovering The Lost Message
What is the gospel? What did the cross accomplish? Why did Jesus go through its agony and alienation? What is our standing before God as a result of Jesus' death? In this masterly and authoritative book, Liam Goligher goes right through the Scriptures, restating the timeless truths and core values of historic evangelicalism. He shows how penal substitution is woven so intricately and inescapably into the Bible story that its removal is impossible without huge damage to the Bible's integrity.
How To Give Away Your Faith
Paul E Little
"So you want to witness! I did too, but I didn't have a clue about how to do it without stubbing my toe in the process." So begins the book that has helped a million people give their faith to others. Paul Little's humor and down-to-earth approach help show how friendly and natural evangelism can really be."Impossible!" you say? "I just don't know what I'd tell people. What if I can't answer their questions? And what if they think I'm just strange?" Paul Little has faced these same fears himself and has found effective and biblical ways to overcome them.This edition, thoroughly revised by Marie Little, brings all these issues up to date and adds practical suggestions from several of Paul Little's lectures. It also includes a study guide for individuals or groups.Now, more than ever, here is the book to excite you and equip you to give away your faith.
The Master Plan Of Evangelism
Dr Robert E. Coleman
For more than forty years this classic study has challenged and instructed more than 1.5 million readers in reaching the world for Christ. With a foreword by Billy Graham and now repackaged for a new generation of readers, The Master Plan of Evangelism will show every Christian how to minister to the people God brings into their lives. Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question, What was Christ's strategy for evangelism? Through a thorough examination of the gospel accounts, Coleman points out unchanging, simple, yet profound biblical principles of how to emulate Christ to others.
Evangelism- A Biblical Response To Today’s Questions
How can a loving God send people to hell? In his new book, Evangelism: A Biblical Response to Today?'s Questions, J. D. Payne responds to today?'s most commonly asked questions. Written in an engaging style with concise chapters, this book establishes a biblical, theological, and practical foundation for missional living.Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, this book provides the reader with healthy and clear parameters for sharing faith that can be applied to differing cultural contexts in today?'s globalized world.Some of the questions addressed include: What is evangelism anyway? What is the gospel? What is repentance? If God is in control, then why do we need to share the gospel? What is election? Does a loving God send people to hell? What is the role of free will in salvation? What happens to the "man on the remote island" who never hears the gospel? What happens to children and the mentally disabled that die, never having a chance to respond to the gospel? What if I do not feel like sharing the gospel? Do I have to offend people whenever I share the gospel? What if I make a mistake when sharing the gospel? What if someone asks me a question about God that I cannot answer? How do I transition a conversation from ordinary things to spiritual matters? My family member is not a believer; what is the best way to witness to him/her?
Prayer 101- Experiencing the Heart Of God
Warren W. Wiersbe
It's easy to fall into a bit of a rut during times of prayer, but you don't have to stay there. With pastoral wisdom and the humor and kindness of a good friend, one of the world's beloved Bible commentators, Dr. Warren Wiersbe will open your eyes to the possibilities of your prayer life and recharge your prayer power. Chapter titles such as "Bless My Enemies" and "Famous Unanswered Prayers" show you how to be authentic with God as you pray.
Praying- Finding our Way From Duty To Delight
J.I Packer and Carolyn Nystrom
Merit Award, 2007 World Guild Christian Living Book Praying is an action. Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. . . . Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. In Praying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don't just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.
Irresistible Evangelism- Natural Ways To Open Others To Jesus
Steve Sjogren, Dave Ping and Doug Pollock
Release your fears about reaching out to others and try the easy ideas proposed by three authors who know what works. Each holds different views on effective evangelism, but the result is a synthesis that wins hearts. You'll learn how to genuinely love your friends and family members into an intimate and life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ without being pushy or obnoxious. Great primer for those who've tried servant evangelism and don't know what to do next!
The Cross- The Pulpit of God’s Love
Iain H Murray
The atonement is the centre of the Christian faith and of the work of the gospel ministry. The purpose of gospel preaching is to make known what God has done in the cross of Jesus Christ. The evangel is 'the preaching of the cross' (1 Cor. 1:18). If this was apostolic Christianity then we must examine ourselves as to whether our emphasis corresponds with it. Is the cross central to the message we preach in our evangelism? But how are we to preach the cross? Does our preaching resemble that of the NT apostles? Does it match the passionate freeness with which the church's greatest evangelists preached the cross to needy sinners? In this booklet, Iain Murray helps us to think through the message of the cross, to appreciate God's love and justice in the death of Christ, and to grasp the truth afresh that 'by Christ crucified the love of God and his willingness to save is to be made known to all people.'
The Secret Key To Heaven- the Vital Importance of Private Prayer
The power of religion and godliness lives, thrives, or dies, as closet prayer lives, thrives, or dies.' This was the deeply held conviction of Thomas Brooks, the author of this book. As a pastor who knew his people well, he feared that many Christians do not understand the necessity, excellency, and usefulness of private prayer, and that many live 'too great a neglect of this indispensable duty.' Focusing on our Lord's words about 'closet-prayer' in Matthew 6:6, Brooks gives us a masterful treatment of a vitally important aspect of Christian's living. His aim is intensely practical, 'to preserve and keep up the power of religion and godliness both in men's houses, hearts, and lives.'
Questioning Evangelism- Engaging People’s Hearts The Way Jesus Did
There's no question about it—evangelism is essential to following Jesus. Unfortunately, sharing the Good News is often seen as a matter of using the right method. But methods don't go very far when a conversation about faith runs squarely up against a brick wall of defensiveness or veers off into an unfamiliar landscape of arguments and objections. What's a disciple of Christ to do then? “Ask a question,” says Randy Newman. It is, after all, what Jesus did. This questioning style of evangelism is without formulas, without answers to memorize, and you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in theology to use it. If it sounds too simple, don’t worry. It worked for Jesus; it will work for you. “Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day. [It] is a must read for all!”
Revival- a People saturated with God
Brian H. Edwards
It was a week-night prayer meeting. There had been bitter opposition to the gospel in the village, and although many attended the meetings from other areas, very few locals attended. A church leader suggested they should go to prayer, and thirty or so moved into the home of a friendly farmer. Prayer was so hard, and about midnight Duncan Campbell turned to the local blacksmith, who had been silent so far, and said, "I feel the time has come when you ought to pray." The man prayed for about half an hour, because in revival time doesn't matter, and then drew his prayer to a close with a bold challenge: "God, your honour is at stake, and I challenge you to keep your covenant engagements." At that moment, Duncan Campbell recalls, "After they prayed, the whole granite house shook like a leaf," and while one elder thought of an earth tremor, Duncan was reminded of Acts 4:31.