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The biblical model for preaching the Gospel has two branches, both important and necessary for the spread of the Good News. While clearly a supporter of harvesting, Downs believes that this can only be accomplished fully after the seed of truth has been sown in the good soil. Downs marks out cultural indicators that should inform the individual Christian to whether harvesting or sowing, and, since the cultural indicators point towards a less receptive populace at this time, he advocates and illustrates the sowing perspective at this time in America's history.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of JohnRichard D. PhillipsReformation Trust Publishing / 2007 / Hardcover$17.10 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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"In more than twenty-five years of ministry and communicating, I have never heard a more concise, graphic, and articulate communicator. Tim is a man of integrity and a man committed to making an impact for Christ in his world." Stu Weber, pastor and author
In a world that's growing more hostile to the gospel, what can Christians do? How can we communicate with our unbelieving friends and coworkers in a way that won't seem pushy, intolerant, or judgmental? In a world that's heard it all before and no longer seems to care, where do we begin?
In Finding Common Ground, Tim Downs reminds us of the forgotten biblical art of sowing and shows us practical and effective ways to:
- Bring up spiritual subjects with busy and distracted people
- Use secular movies and books to talk about biblical ideas
- Overcome prejudice and stereotypes in our listeners
- Keep open doors of communication with even hostile opponents
- Move everyone we meet a step closer to the gospel
Eli Ortiz5 Stars Out Of 5February 14, 2008Eli OrtizGreat book! an untraditional way of approaching those who don't know about what the gospel is really about. thanks Mr. Downs for bringing truth to my traditional ways, now I can sow and reap wisely
Steve Barke5 Stars Out Of 5April 17, 2002Steve BarkePowerful challenge to the church to be in the world but not of it; To live in light of eternity and still think in terms of the here and now. Loving your neighbor means to engage them in real life thoughtfully, respectfully and purposefully. What a refreshing book!
Michael Lagoski5 Stars Out Of 5October 4, 2000Michael LagoskiTim Downs has clearly shown the church what needs to happen if she wants to reach the "unchurched". Evangelism isn't for the professional staff, it's for everyone. Tim has sounded a wake up call to all of us!!
B. McComas5 Stars Out Of 5June 19, 2000B. McComasTim Downs does a great job in communicating what it will take to Artfully sow the Gospel to this generation. It's a must read for everyone interested in reaching those outside the 'church' culture.
R Mills5 Stars Out Of 5April 18, 2000R MillsIncredible insight into what it takes to reach people for Christ today. A wake up call for the church. Read this book!