Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love…And [Christ] is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence (Colossians 1:12-13, 18).
The Kingdom and the church are related concepts, but they are not the same in every respect. How we view our responsibility in the Kingdom may well influence if or how we evangelize. Join Ethan as he discusses the nature of the Kingdom, its relationship to the church, and how evangelism is Kingdom work!
Raja recently enjoyed the privilege of sitting down to discuss evangelism with Darryl Smelser, presently one of the evangelists for the Park Road church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio. We hope you are encouraged by what you hear!
The imperative to promote the Gospel and lead people to the Lord Jesus is established in Scripture and sufficient warrant for the endeavor (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 1:16). Nevertheless there are some indirect benefits of evangelism which can be quite encouraging for believers. Join Ethan as he explores some of these additional benefits which come from efforts to promote the Gospel!
There are a variety of ways to approach evangelism; one question involves whether we should narrowly target our approach (as with a rifle) or to maintain a wide array of approaches (as with a shotgun). Join Ethan as he discusses the two approaches!
To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. And I do all things for the gospel’s sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).
God is One in relational unity and has made us in His image (Genesis 1:26-27, John 17:20-23, Romans 1:19-20); thus we seek relationship with God and with one another, and by necessity evangelism will demand the development of relationship. Join us as we discuss the relational aspects of evangelism!