Category Archives: Evangelism

“The Survey Shows”

There is (or was, at least) a game show in which the game host would give the answer to questions by, “The Survey Shows . . .” A survey is one of the most used devices in sales, research and in just about every area of our lives. Continue reading


A young salesman was disappointed about losing a big sale. He lamented with his sales manager: “I guess it just proves you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” The manager replied, “Son, take my advice; your job is not to make him drink. Your job is to make him thirsty.” So it is with evangelism (cf. Mt. 5:13). Let’s so fill our lives with Christ that they create a thirst for the Gospel!

What is Evagelism?

What, exactly, is “evangelism?” As good a definition as we might hope to find comes from Reader’s Digest (of all places!). While exploring the back roads of County Leitrim, in Ireland, a couple lost their way. They spotted a farmer leading his cow to pasture and stopped him. The wife said, “Excuse me, could you direct us to Mohill? We’re lost.” A lovely smile creased the man’s leathery face. “You’re not lost at all, do y’see, for you’ve found me,” he answered, “and I know the way.” Evangelism is helping others find the way to heaven. It is not “taking the world for Christ,” but taking Christ to the world (Mk. 16:15).

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