A few years ago I came across a Bible proverb that grabbed my attention as it seemed so absurd: “Whoever who hates correction is stupid.” Let’s be honest, none of us like being corrected. We all know that we’re not perfect; but who likes our faults pointed out? Especially when we think we’ve done quite […]
Ok, so were back with another in the ultimate top ten ever made, and this time I am playing it safe with one of the most well known bible verses ever. Or am I? 08. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall […]
Welcome back fellas, let’s do another in our top ten list of my favourite bible verses. Don’t forget, we would love to hear from you and know what you think. 09. Blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a […]
If you have been in connection with CVM for a while or been to any of our events you will know that the top 10 isn’t just something we do, we own it. I’m not sure where or how this started but we love a good top ten at CVM, and when it comes to […]
Evangelism is a spiritual struggle. It’s a bloody, vicious war. There is no Geneva Convention or International Court of Justice imposing civility. Our enemy is not a gentlemen and he is out to totally, utterly ruin all that you love, cherish and seek to protect.
In this war we have been given tools, and I believe the role of persuasion – arguing, illustrating, and questioning – is a weapon that we are to deploy in this war.
Timothy was told by the Apostle Paul to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5). We’re shown that evangelism is both a task, as well as an office or role (Ephesians 4), and a task that in the Great Commission (Matthew 28) all Christians are called to.
As we think through how to use persuasion in evangelism here are 8 points to remember.
Life is busy and increasingly full of digital distractions. We must take stock of our time if we are to faithfully follower Peter’s command to ‘always be prepared to give a defence’.
Sometimes you read a verse or two from the Bible and it gets you, as if God was saying it for the very first time and that it was meant specifically for you. This happened to me recently when I read the following words from 2 Corinthians: “We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and […]
Big questions require big answers, but sometimes to get going we all need a pointer in the right direction. Andy Bannister and Nathan Betts, who work for RZIM Canada, have created a series of videos answering dozens of the hard questions that Christians are asked about their faith. They have already produced 30 answers and the […]
A few weeks ago I spent the afternoon with my two sons watching Maidstone Utd play Billericay Town. The game was one of those ‘must win’ matches after a run of indifferent results had seen the Stones lose their commanding lead at the top of the Ryman Premier League. Furthermore it was against a team […]
Prat Read Luke Ch 15, v 11-23 (Recite this, out loud, walking along, to the rhythm of your footsteps. Best by far in a Ray Winstone / Bob Hoskins accent. If you are reading this on your phone, turn it on its side). My mate Josh down the pub, Got a story about this bloke; He’s minted. […]