Posts Tagged ‘evangelism’

10Mar

do you overcomplicate your faith?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6, NIV


Let’s face it, evangelism, any way you slice it‑is scary. Studies show that 95% of Christians will go home to heaven never leading a single person to Christ. Now that’s really scary. The idea of sharing your faith can be daunting.  The tendency to overcomplicate it is natural.


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9Mar

are you hoarding hope?

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. – Luke 4:18-19, NIV

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1Mar

No. 2 social media secret weapon: face it

social media, coffee, Sticky Jesus, share Jesus online, evangelism, fellowship“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” ~Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV

This week we’re going old school and revealing Five Social Media Secret Weapons (one a day) that will significantly amp your time online as a Christ follower.


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9Feb

so what’s your motive in following Christ?

share jesus online, Sticky Jesus, John the BaptistTurning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” ~ John 1:38-39, NIV

by Toni Birdsong
Can you imagine walking behind Christ and having Him turn around and say “what do you want?”

That’s exactly what happened to Andrew and John when they left the ministry of John the Baptist and started following Jesus as He walked by.

Jesus knew the answer to the question. Still, the verse indicates that perhaps He wanted to see how they would express their heart and their motive.


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8Feb

30 (possible) posts from John the Baptist

share Jesus online, share faith, John the Baptist, online faithby Toni Birdsong
This week we’re living in the Book of John. Just for fun, we thought we’d channel our favorite desert preacher, John the Baptist (different from the author of this gospel), who we meet in John 1:6. He was bold, brash, and brave when it came to speaking Truth. John knew how to #LiveSticky and still inspires us to do the same today. We hope his ministry ignites your thinking and helps you share your faith online with uncompromised conviction. Have fun sharing these posts/tweets with others.

1. The good news of the gospel begins with the bad news of man’s sin. #JohnTheBaptist

2. If I had preached the soft gospel of this generation, I would have kept my head. #JohnTheBaptist

3. Go big with the gospel or go home. #JohnTheBaptist


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7Feb

the secret to sharing Jesus with impossible people

web evangelism, Christianity, faith, Book of JohnJohn 3:16 is as sticky as it gets. This awesome verse is the heart of the gospel and packs the kind of power that interrupts even the most impossible, stubborn, know-it-all heart.

by Toni Birdsong
In this verse Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus, a respected member of the Jewish council. Nicodemus was a scholar who knew the law of the scriptures inside out but—who like the other Pharisees—lived his life clueless about the Love (intent) of the scriptures.


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25Jan

Live Sticky: because your life carries His message

We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7, The Message

It’s a big deal. A really big deal. When you #LiveSticky you resolve as a ransomed, redeemed disciple of Jesus Christ, to carry God’s message of hope to the world. Through your life God’s presence gets up-close-and-personal in the Land of Shiny Things.

So, if you are waiting for someone else (uh . . . like a pastor or a teacher) to show up and tell the people in your life about the hope of Christ—well, you may be sitting there for quite a while. God has tapped you to tell others about every measure of amazing grace He has let loose in your life. And He trusts you to do that even when you don’t trust yourself.


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24Jan

Live Sticky: what it means and why it matters

At least once a week we get a direct message or a comment like this: “Sticky Jesus? I just don’t get it,” or we get the quick but stern “that’s disrespectful.” Thankfully, about 8 times out of 10 we get “brilliant, I love it!”

This week we’re all about how to #LiveSticky online; what it means, why you should care, and how your decision to #LiveSticky can impact the landscape of eternity.

We chose the title of our book, @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online very carefully. No other title would do, because no other mission mattered as much. To Live Sticky (#LiveSticky) is a challenge issued to all Christ followers engaging online that they reflect the heart and character of Christ. It’s the biblical charge that our words, lives, and digital interactions transcend—and transform—the 24/7 chatter and turn people’s hearts to the things of God. It’s a call to stand for Christ in a culture that is falling for everything.


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20Jan

listening to others online: can you hear me now?

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. – Philippians 1:9-10, NKJV


Listening is one of the deepest acts of love you can extend to another person.

Few people really listen anymore. In fact, it’s becoming a lost part of our cultural heritage, like playing board games or writing letters. We talk about this topic quite a bit in @stickyJesus: how to live out your faith online because it’s a critical part of sharing the gospel (online or off).


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19Jan

the fellowship of the unashamed: are you in?


I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.” The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.


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