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How to Hold a Free Yard Sale

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How can we practice servant evangelism and engage people in talking about the gospel? How about a free yard sale? What is a Free Yard Sale? A free yard sale is an easy, high grace event designed to highlight the gospel of Jesus Christ and his grace to us. Specifically, a group sets up typical yard sale items (toys, books, clothes, wall hangings, etc.) in a high traffic area and offers them for free to the public. In addition, soft drinks, music, animal balloons and other fun items can be given away. How many people does it take? It actually…

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The Columbo Tactic by Greg Koukle

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At STR Using simple, leading questions is an almost effortless way to introduce spiritual topics to a conversation without seeming abrupt.  At STR we call this the “Columbo” tactic, named after the bumbling and seemingly inept TV detective whose remarkable success was based on an innocent query: “Do you mind if I ask you a question?” “Columbo” is most powerful if you have a game plan for the conversation.  Generally when I ask a question I have a goal in mind.  I’m alerted to some weakness, flaw, or contradiction in another’s view that I want to expose in a disarming…

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That’s My King – Do You Know Him?

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This video and preaching moves me to tears. HT BTW. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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How Much Do You Have to Hate Someone Not To Proselytize

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HT: BTW Penn Jillette of the magician duo Penn and Teller. And not a Christian. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and a hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward—and atheists who think people…

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Welcoming Visitors

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One summer, I was at wits end. My elders graciously granted me a sabbatical of several months. During the Sundays of those two months, my family continued to attend our church while I took Sunday morning road trips to different churches. Several impressions remain from those visits. First, I remember how intimidating it was to go to a church where I did not know anyone. Second, I clearly remember how few people greeted me or took an interest in me. Of the eight churches I visited, exactly one person held a conversation with me. At church after church, I walked in…

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Handcuffed for Jesus

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Now I want you to know brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Philippians 1:12-13 As an imperial prisoner, Paul was bound to a member of the emperor’s official bodyguard 24 hours a day. But rather than viewing this chain as a hindrance to the gospel, Paul saw it as an opportunity! Even as he  received visitors, taught or dictated letters (Acts 28:16ff), Paul had a captive companion – his guard. Being bound to…

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Twelve Questions to Deepen Your Evangelistic Conversations

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The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. (Proverbs 20:5) In Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied, I have suggested that in order to share our faith, we should start by praying for open doors and being genuine as we go about our day. The third key is to transition to spiritual things using questions. The question that works best is, “What are your spiritual beliefs?” After asking that question, you will immediately be involved in a conversation at a deeper level. After the unbeliever answers that question, we may like to move on to…

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Thirty-One Evangelistic Verses to Meditate On

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The purpose of The Apollos Project is to help parents pass on their faith. A number of factors contribute to whether our kids see a vibrant faith in us. One habit we need to have as parents is regularly sharing our faith with others. To help with that, occasional posts will be to help in sharing our faith – out of obedience to Christ, out of love for those not connected with God and out of a desire that our children see zealous parents. Christians often complain of having difficulty calling to mind the right Scriptures at the right time….

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Are We Raising Good Kids or Great Kids?

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We and our children are assaulted by the self-absorption of American culture. We are insulated and isolated from the needs of this world and the kingdom. This message will challenge you and your children to think about the needs of the world. I believe one of the ways to fight the worldliness of our kids is to “ruin” them by thinking about the needs of the world. David Platt: SBC Pastors Conference 2009 from Todd Thomas on Vimeo.

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