Rebecca (Becky) joins me to discuss sharing the faith you live in a post-Christian world, celebrating God's power in our weakness, and asking good questions like Jesus.
Questions Becky and I Discuss:
(9:23) When did you begin walking with Jesus? Briefly share a bit of your faith journey with us.
(16:20) Let's go back to when you first released your best-selling book Out of the Saltshaker, what did you hope a book on evangelism would accomplish 40 years ago?
(22:39) Forty years later you decided to write a new book on evangelism: Stay Salt: The World Has Changed your Message Must Not. Why?
(26:21 and 37:25) What I found helpful in Stay Salt is that you write not only about how the world has changed, but you address how to deal with our feelings of inadequacy, lack of confidence, and knowledge. What are some ways you encourage Christians to overcome those feelings when sharing about Jesus in our post-Christian world?
(37:25) Can you share with us how to bring up in the subject of faith in our conversations without sounding pushy or intrusive?
(41:36) How do we move from a natural conversation, a normal conversation to a spiritual one? (continuation of #5)
Quotes to Remember:
"The way He [Jesus] communicated the gospel was tied to the person, tied to their longings. He never treated anyone like an evangelistic project."
"Biblical evangelism is threefold.....
"So what's changed? We have been living in a world and particularly in the West, that is dominated by what I call the lethal distortions of post modernity. And that wasn't true when I wrote Out of the Salt Shaker. What do I mean by the lethal distortions, [of post modernity]? The collapse of absolute truth."
"We're not the Creator, we are God dependent. We are not self sufficient. God doesn't send us out empty handed. He's provided everything we need for witness through the power of the Holy Spirit, the power of the truth of the gospel, the power of Jesus love. But not only that, He is delighted to reveal His glory, through human weakness."
"One of the underlying themes of all of Scripture: God reveals His glory through human weakness."
"Where we need to begin in evangelism is, celebrate our smallness, and then lean on the power of the Holy Spirit."
"When we're talking to somebody, how often we think, what if I don't have the right answer? What if I'm not clever enough? What if I can't do that? That's not the point. It is that we have another who dwells within us. We've got to start learning how to lean on the Spirit. We may very well not be great evangelists. But you see, it isn't self confidence that we need. It's God confidence."
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