Saturday, October 27, 2007

Why Preach?

There are 2.5 billion people on this planet who have never heard the Gospel. You can play a part in getting the message to them.

This video goes for 10 minutes and is well worth seeing.

2 comments:

Cliff said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for posting that video clip... it is very graphic, and shows how little we really do in evangalising.

Our meeting is going to experiment shortly with having a "Family and Friends" meal on Sunday instead of the traditional Breaking of Bread.

Already we have received a VERY encouraging response from those we have invited to join us on that occasion. Whilst evangalising in other parts of the world has a "romantic" pull to it, we have just as much "evangalising" to do right here in our own home towns, and among our own family and friends, many of whom have had bad church experiences and need to be reassured that Jesus died for such as them.

What better way to reach these folk, than to do what Jesus Himself so often did...? that is, to have Table Fellowship with them and to "model" Jesus compassion in a non threatening, non coersive way.

Thanks a million for your blogs. Your input is changing the way many, many people see things. Keep up the great work.

Steve said...

Cliff,

I think it's great that you're going to experiment with a meal on Sunday. In my opinion this is truly "restorationist" in the sense of restoring the practices of the first century believers. I hope to join you on the day. You'll see from my latest post on this subject that I believe this has to be practiced regularly and frequently for it to be an effective way of stimulating real fellowship.

I know that you've made enormous progress in modelling real Christian fellowship to other ecclesias in your area, and others are looking to your meeting as a source of strength and encouragement. I pray for God's richest blessings to you.