Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meekness and Majesty

Meekness and majesty manhood and deity
In perfect harmony the Man who is God
Lord of eternity dwells in humanity
Kneels in humility and washes our feet

Father's pure radiance perfect in innocence
Yet learns obedience to death on a cross
Suffering to give us life
Conquering through sacrifice
And as they crucify prays Father forgive

Wisdom unsearchable God the invisible
Love indestructible in frailty appears
Lord of infinity stooping so tenderly
Lifts our humanity to the heights of His throne

O what a mystery meekness and majesty

Bow down and worship for this is your God
This is your God (Graham Kendrick)

Grace upon grace,
JRL


Monday, July 30, 2012

Tim Keller's top 10 evangelism tips

I find these tips very helpful:

1. Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way)
2. Ask friends about their faith - and just listen!
3. Listen to your friends problems - maybe offer to pray for them
4. Share your problems with others - testify to how your faith helps you
5. Give them a book to read
6. Share your story
7. Answer objections and questions
8. Invite them to a church event
9. Offer to read the Bible with them
10. Take them to an explore course

Hope these are helpful.  Keller advises to start with 1-4 and see if people are interested and want to talk more.  Then move to stages 5-7.  If they continue to show interest move to the last 3 stages. 

Grace upon grace,
JRL