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Don’t Quit Sharing Your Faith When You Make This Mistake When Evangelizing

Don’t Quit Sharing Your Faith When You Make This Mistake When Evangelizing

Sometimes when you’re sharing your faith with others, you’ll find yourself sometimes getting discouraged.

That’s because your expectations have probably not been set correctly by some of the evangelism teachings of today, or because very few people are talking about this subject that you’re going to read about.

Having the right expectations and seeing the big picture is one of the most important things that will help you share your faith for the rest of your life.

You can read any of the social media and evangelism tips on this blog, share your faith a couple of times, and then feel like you have fulfilled your quota for witnessing to people.

But that is far from where God wants you to be.

The enemy is constantly trying to get you to shut up about your faith but you have to speak out to as many people as possible.

So how do you overcome this problem when it comes to making sure your expectations are set straight?  Here’s the solution.Continue Reading

How a Night of Clubbing in LA Became the Stepping Stone to Saving My Soul

How a Night of Clubbing in LA Became the Stepping Stone to Saving My Soul

“Hey what’s up Big Joe, it’s good to see you again man!”

I was shaking hands and man-hugging the bouncer to one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Los Angeles.

“Come on in,” Big Joe said.  ”Have a great night and don’t get into too much trouble.”

I smirked at Big Joe’s comment and walked into the nightclub.

The nightclubs of LA  could sometimes be a dangerous place.  Just looking at the wrong girl could cause her alcohol-intoxicated muscle-ripped boyfriend to get in your face at a fraction of a second.

It happened to my friends a few times but thank goodness I never made that mistake.  You never knew who was going to pull a gun or a knife on you.

As I walked into the dark nightclub, the music was glaring.  Hip hop music was coming out of every speaker.Continue Reading

How to Preach the Gospel in Any Room Without Opening Your Mouth

How to Preach the Gospel in Any Room Without Opening Your Mouth

(Please note that there is a giveaway at the end of this post that you can enter for free)

If you read the title of this blog post, then you’re probably wondering how can anyone preach the gospel to someone without speaking words?

Well there is a way and I have to admit, this is the first time that I’ve tried it and I’m quite pleased with the results.

Let me ask you a question: which room do you spend most of your time in?  Is it your office?  Your living room?  Or maybe it’s your kitchen?

While you’re thinking of that room, what is on it’s walls?  Are the walls bare or are there some kind of pictures or wall decor?

For me, the room that I spend most of my time in is my office at the church where I work.

I spend a little over 50 hours a week between these four walls and unfortunately, my office is a sight for sore eyes.

Here, check it out yourself:Continue Reading

Who is Jesus According to Bono of U2? Watch This Video

Who is Jesus According to Bono of U2? Watch This Video

(**After I published this post, a couple of members from the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community brought forth some articles in which Bono’s authenticity as a Christian is questioned.  Therefore, please pray and do your own research about Bono.)

You may have heard Bono of the band U2 speaking about his Christian faith before.

When I’ve watched interviews of Bono in the past, I thought he spoke kind of in general terms about his Christianity without getting really into the nitty-gritty details.

If you’re anything like me, you may have been left wondering if Bono’s faith was authentic.

You know how it is, there are so many celebrities who call themselves Christians but their fruit indicates otherwise.

So when I came across this one blog post from the wonderful folks over at the Yes He Is blog, I was surprised.Continue Reading

What Do Humans of New York Have to do With Jesus Christ? Watch This Video

What Do Humans of New York Have to do With Jesus Christ? Watch This Video

First of all, I want to thank you ALL for your outpouring of love last week when I announced the birth of my son, Andrew.

So many of your wrote me emails to congratulate me, sent me tweets, and Facebook messages.  And to ALL of you, I am eternally grateful and I’m overwhelmed by Christ’s love through you!

May God bless you in ALL that you do for Him.

A Pleasant Surprise That Leads You to a Powerful Reminder

So this week, I have a video for you that I recorded before my wife had our baby.

Let me ask you this: have you ever been on a secular website only to find something that reminded you of a spiritual lesson?Continue Reading

Sorry No Blog Post This Week I Had a Baby Instead

Sorry No Blog Post This Week I Had a Baby Instead

Well, technically I didn’t have a baby but my amazing wife sure did.

This week, I’ve been in the hospital as my wife was scheduled for a c-section delivery on Monday, March 17.

So to you, my Not Ashamed of the Gospel family, I’d like to introduce you to my new son.Continue Reading

Don’t Pick on Devout Christians Says Gene Simmons of KISS [video]

Don’t Pick on Devout Christians Says Gene Simmons of KISS [video]

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Christian tolerance in the United States has been on the decline.

Oh sure, people can be tolerant of ALL sorts of religions but when it comes to Christianity, there is a lot more bashing going on these days, especially on TV and on social media.

So when I came across this video interview of Gene Simmons from heavy metal band KISS, I knew I had to share it.  I don’t think that Gene is even a Christian but he sure does stand up for them in this video interview.

In the video, Gene defends Tim Tebow for standing up for his faith and he has some harsh words for people who criticize devout Christians.Continue Reading

iDisciple App Review and Giveaway [video]

iDisciple App Review and Giveaway [video]

Family Christian released their iDisciple app late last year to bring you the best Christian articles, videos, and audio messages in a single app on your iPhone, iPad, and Android.

When you think about it, the idea of going to just one place to be able to read, watch, and listen to Christian media is a huge undertaking.

There have been ministries that have done this online through websites, like OnePlace.com, but this is the first time (at least to my knowledge) that anyone has attempted to do this in an app for your phone or tablet.

It can get particularly tricky because you have to consider that Christians have different maturity levels, they like to watch different speakers, and they have different views on various Christian topics.

So is the iDisciple app able to pull off its mission of being your one-stop place for Christian media on your mobile device?

Watch my review of the app and then enter below to win a lifetime premium subscription to iDisciple.Continue Reading

Do You Face Discouragement When Sharing the Gospel? Then Watch This Video

Do You Face Discouragement When Sharing the Gospel?  Then Watch This Video

Last week I shared with you how to overcome excuses that prevent you from sharing the gospel.

This week, I’m sharing with you a video that helps you fight discouragement when you are actually sharing the gospel.

If you’ve ever shared your faith with someone and it didn’t go as planned, then you probably felt like a failure or you felt discouraged.

Just the other day I was passing a gospel tract at a McDonald’s drive thru to the cashier and the cashier said that she didn’t want one.Continue Reading

How Excuses Are Holding Back Your Evangelism: 7 Tips to Help You Overcome

How Excuses Are Holding Back Your Evangelism: 7 Tips to Help You Overcome

If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to share the gospel with someone but didn’t, I probably would have $5,643.

Seriously though, I’ve shared with you before what a chicken I am when it comes to sharing my faith with both strangers and family members.

But nevertheless, I’m committed to becoming a better evangelist every day.

So if you’re anything like me, you haven’t always obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share Christ with someone and you probably gave yourself some excuse.

These excuses will hold you back from achieving your true potential.

That’s why I’ve come up with seven pieces of advice to help you overcome all your excuses to evangelism.Continue Reading

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