When you invite a person to believe in Jesus for eternal life, it is unlikely they will do so unless they know some other gospel truths as well. Here are 7 gospel preparation truths I have found helpful to share with others.
In some previous posts, I have written that while the gospel is huge and complex, the gospel invitation is clear and simple. I have received many comments, Tweets, and Facebook messages about this, so let me try to clarify even further.
If Tim Tebow wants to play in the NFL as a quarterback, here is my recommendation to him: Tim, stop praying after you score a touchdown. Stop putting John 3:16 in your eye black. Stop giving thanks to Jesus whenever you win a game.
Not everybody who calls themselves a Christian acts like one. The defining characteristic of Jesus was love, and so those who follow Jesus must also be defined by love. So we should stop calling ourselves Christians, and let others label us as one, but only if they see our love.
My wife, Wendy, recently pointed out that the two things which seem to guide and control Christians are actually fear and guilt.
Do you struggle with fear and guilt? Do you even know that you struggle with it? Do you use it to control others? What sort of strategies have you found helpful in seeking to liberate yourself and others from fear and guilt?