Tuesday, August 28, 2012

10 Ways to Take a Risk

We've been talking in our church about the risk of sharing our faith. In a culture where more than ever, reality is up to the individual, espousing one way to heaven sounds like craziness. So there's a risk of being taken for a fool. There's also the risk of one way to heaven being true and the repercussions of that playing out. Regardless of what one believes, 100% of people will spend eternity somewhere.

With that in mind, here are 10 ways to take a risk as taught by Mark Malin via Tim Keller:

  1. Let people around you know you are a Christ follower.
  2. Ask friends about their faith, and just listen.
  3. Listen to your friends' problems and maybe offer to pray for them.
  4. Share your problems with others and how your faith helps.
  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. Invite them to your small group.
Start with 1-4. If interested moved to 5-7. Still interested move to 8-10.

Oakbrook Church gets together Sunday mornings at 9 & 11am. We love Jesus and all kinds of people.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

If You Dig It--Help Share It?


It's been a great week! Finally--after hearing my wife Sandra, and so many others for years say, "You know, you should write a book." I did! 

And here's the crazy thing: after pouring over this text since June--ready? I still like it. I'm not sick of it. I think (dare I say) God is in it. And I'm excited about how this little book might actually affect some degree of change in this world.

So to the fantastic love of my life, Sandra and all my friends: thank you for all the encouragement. I heard every word and appreciated each encouragement to write. Life is a collective and you are part of it. Thank you.

Little Help?

IF you liked it, and only if---I would love help sharing this. Could you email a few people that you think could benefit from reading it? Might you Facebook or Tweet it to your friends?

I made it free for just this reason--to easily share like crazy. If you like it, I'd love your help sharing it.

As always, peace..