posted by Dennis on April 28, 2011 18:24 as General
I was witnessing at a rock concert recently with a friend of mine. We were handing out Gospel tracts in a thunderstorm (which was quite an experience in itself).
Toward the end a guy came up and started talking to us and told us we were going about witnessing all wrong. He said we should be inviting instead of preaching. So here and now, I want to apologize to any and everyone that I've ever offended by open air preaching, handing out tracts, witnessing one on one and blogging. If I have offended you, I am truly sorry. But please don't accuse me of not loving you.
I try desperately to reach the lost through a variety of means because I love people. I do evangelism out of love. So please understand that I don't enjoy making people feel uncomfortable, but I am just the messenger. If a bridge was out ...>> full
posted by Dennis on April 21, 2011 18:00 as General
I go out witnessing in Springfield, MO with Greg Marlin and his group Born of Him Ministries
. Most of us have been trained by the Way of the Master
training of Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. Usually, when we are out witnessing we get around to some form of the question, "Are you good enough to go to heaven?"
The other day I heard an audio recording of evangelism training by Mark Spence (he's associated with Ray Comfort's Living Waters Ministry). He changed the question a little bit by asking, "What do you think it takes for you to get into Hell?" I love this question! Most people think they are good by man's standards (and by man's standards they are right).
But what does it take for you to go to Hell? How bad do you think you have to be? Do you have to murder someone? Steal something really ...>> full
posted by Dennis on April 14, 2011 20:52 as General
Eleven men from Schweitzer UMC
recently went to a men's retreat at Little Portion Retreat and Training Center
in Eureka Springs, AR. I was riding in the front seat of a car and we were following someone else who had been to the retreat center before. It was very hard to keep track of where we were and where we were going. I told the driver of our car that I hoped he wasn't counting on me to get us out of there the next day. I was turned around and lost as I could be.
The driver told me, "No problem. I'll just punch in home on the navigation system and we'll be fine." He then turned it on to show me how it works. The screen was white. Now, I don't have a vehicle with a navigation system in it, but I've seen how they work and I know that ...>> full
posted by Dennis on April 10, 2011 15:00 as General
How many times have you heard someone say, "money is the root of all evil?" Is this really true? Is money really the root of all evil?
"For the love of money is the root of all evil" (I Timothy 6:10a). Money in and of itself is not evil. Money is used to exchange goods or services. It is a way to value goods and services. So money is not evil.
But look at I Timothy 6:10b, "which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." So money is not bad; it is not evil. But the love of money is bad. The love of money is the root of all evil. The love of money is the essential part of evil. The love of money causes people to be covetousness, greedy and selfish. It's also interesting that Paul says that the love ...>> full
posted by Dennis on April 04, 2011 17:53 as General
, author of Parenting Moment by Moment
recently posted the following question on facebook
: True or False: If you are following Jesus and your child is watching you all day then he is learning what it looks like to follow Jesus.
My response to that statement was "ouch." Throughout each day there are moments when that statement is true, but there are too many moments throughout the day where the statement is false. I am not always kind, gentle and loving to my family, friends and strangers. My children do not always see Jesus in me (because I am not always abiding in Jesus).
Again, this true or false question really made me take a hard look at myself and I didn't really like the answer I came up with. How about you? Do your children, friends, family and even strangers see Jesus in you? Can they tell that you are ...>> full