Archives for category: Evangelism

Recommended Resource: The Story ESV Bible

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Over the past several years, many evangelicals have found The Story gospel tract and its companion website to be an effective tool in sharing the gospel with unbelievers. At Southeastern, nearly all of our students in personal evangelism and global missions courses are trained using The Story. When I have … Read More »

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5 Lessons from the Life of Stephen

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One of the outworkings of the gospel is that it will inevitably reorder your value system. This is exactly what we find in the book of Acts, in the life of an ordinary man name Stephen – he realized the value of the gospel and was willing to risk everything … Read More »

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Book Notice: “Nobodies for Jesus: 14 Days Toward a Great Commission Lifestyle”

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Nobodies for Jesus is an act of tomb-raiding into the necropolis that is the human heart. In the book—whose full title is Nobodies for Jesus: 14 Days Toward a Great Commission Lifestyle—author Chuck Lawless writes to awake Christians from a lukewarm Christianity that ignores the Great Commission. Lawless, who is … Read More »

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Three Tips As You Share Christ With Your Muslim Friend

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When engaging Muslims with the gospel, your message cannot be simply a defense of Christianity and an attack on Islamic beliefs. You have to get beyond Muslims’ minds into their souls. You not only have to understand what they believe but why they believe it. You have to understand what is important … Read More »

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St. Patrick and the Great Commission

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When most Americans think of St. Patrick’s Day, they probably either think of the legend of Patrick driving out all the snakes from Ireland or they think about all the drinking and partying that takes place on this day. This is likely just as true for Christians as for non-Christians. … Read More »

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Windows on the World: Praying the Great Commission

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I was a college student when I first became burdened for global missions. I certainly would have said I cared about missions before then. After all, who doesn’t want to see lost people come to faith in Christ, especially in nations with minimal Christian witness? But as a Southern Baptist … Read More »

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Calling All SBC Students: Join Us for Crossover Baltimore 2014

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In May of 1991 I graduated with my PhD. At the time I served the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as the head of evangelism. The next month the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting came to Indianapolis, and with it a great opportunity for our city called Crossover. For … Read More »

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Equipping Pastors Part 11: The Pastor and the Southern Baptist Convention–Why Get Involved?

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[Note: this article by SEBTS President Danny Akin is the 11th in a semester-long series on Mondays focusing on the equipping of pastors at Southeastern. President Akin has been a leader in the SBC in calling for a Great Commission Resurgence and in challenging younger leaders to be engaged in ... Read More »

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Tell Me Your Story of Jesus: Testimonies and Church Membership

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Southern Baptists have always treasured the doctrine of regenerate church membership. Insofar as it is humanly possible, a church’s membership should be comprised of authentic believers. Of course, there are a million different ways to undermine regenerate church membership, even in a congregation that affirms the doctrine in principle. It’s … Read More »

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5 Secrets to a Bolder Life

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Most of us would probably like to be bolder. We read the biblical stories of David and Goliath, or of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, or of the apostles in Acts, and we think, “It’s great that they had such boldness, but how can I get that kind of fearless heart?” One of the common strategies … Read More »

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