Archive for the ‘Evangelism’ Category
The first church that Fred Craddock served as pastor was a tiny, rural one near Oak Ridge, TN. During his tenure, the community exploded with laborers brought in to work at the newly developed nuclear plants. The young pastor wanted to attract the workers to his church; there was just one problem.
The church didn’t want them. At all. Continue reading
Believer or not, just about everyone is familiar with the account of Daniel’s night spent with the lions. In the well-known story, a pagan king threw one of God’s prophets into a den filled with the terrifying animals. Of course, Daniel walked out the next morning completely unscathed.
The same cannot be said about a man in Taipei who willing confronted a group of lions. Continue reading
No two Christians share their faith the same way; some quote Scripture while others pass out tracts. Some use methods like “The 4 Spiritual Laws” or “The Roman Road.” But Eugene Peterson’s evangelistic strategy was much simpler.
He just used his fists. Continue reading
Missionary’s kids are a special breed. They’ve traipsed around the globe with their parents sharing the Gospel as a family. But sometimes, they stand out just as much when they get back home as they did when they were on the mission field.
Here are a few ways you can pick them out in a crowd. Continue reading
Charles H. Spurgeon pastored thousands but impacted the lives of millions. The Church is indebted to the Prince of Preachers for his teaching, scholarship, and example. But those who were lost in their sin owed him much more.
That’s because he never gave up on them. Continue reading
When Moung Nau died in Burma in the 19th Century, he did so as a Christian. The Buddhist had been reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in his native land by the efforts of an American missionary who labored and suffered like no other.
But would that missionary’s success be worth the horrible anguish he faced? Continue reading
History has shown time and again that advancing a kingdom isn’t an easy task. The endeavor demands many resources: soldiers, money, supplies, and time. But the greatest commodity of all is commitment.
Hernando Cortez, the famous Spanish Conquistador, knew that better than anyone else. Continue reading
At a pastor’s conference in Scotland in 1865, Hudson Taylor, the mighty missionary to China, was given the opportunity to address 2,000 pastors about his work. Sadly, many churches in Europe couldn’t have been less concerned about the millions of Chinese people dying apart from Christ on a monthly basis.
But then, Hudson Taylor opened his sermon with this story…. Continue reading
Tensions were high on June 5, 1944. In a matter of hours, Allied forces would storm the beaches of Normandy and attempt to liberate Europe from the deadly Nazi grip. Knowing the importance of victory, General George S. Patton addressed his military leaders on the eve of battle.
Though the outcome of the invasion was far from clear, Patton’s expectations were crystal clear. Continue reading
On May 26, 2002, a towboat was pushing a barge through the swelling waters of the Arkansas River when it accidentally rammed into a concrete pillar supporting I-40’s bridge, 62 feet above. Within moments, cars, trucks, and eighteen-wheelers began plunging into the river, claiming the lives of their passengers.
Fortunately, Alton Wilhoit knew exactly what to do. Continue reading