How to Talk about Jesus Without Being That Guy

In How to Talk About Jesus (Without Being That Guy), author Sam Chan equips everyday Christians who are reluctant and nervous to tell their friends about Jesus with practical, tested ways of sharing their faith in the least awkward ways ...

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Author: Sam Chan

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310112716

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Most Christians know they should be trying to tell their friends and family about Jesus. But in a post-Christendom world, personal evangelism is viewed negatively--it's offensive, inappropriate, and insensitive. Recent studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. In How to Talk About Jesus (Without Being That Guy), author Sam Chan equips everyday Christians who are reluctant and nervous to tell their friends about Jesus with practical, tested ways of sharing their faith in the least awkward ways possible. Drawing from over two decades of experience as an evangelist, teacher, and pastor, Chan explains why personal evangelism feels so awkward today. And utilizing recent insights from communication theory, cross-cultural ministry, and apologetics, he helps you build confidence in sharing your faith, and teaches you how to evangelize your friends and family in socially appropriate ways.

Sharing Jesus without Freaking Out

Sharing Jesus should not look like this: Say you are a guy who's been timid when it comes to witnessing. You've decided you are going to share Jesus with your neighbor. You know, that neighbor. His name is Bart.

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Author: Alvin Reid

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433643910

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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You were born for this. God hardwired you—yes, you—for this. I'm talking about sharing Jesus with others. What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has created you to bring glory to himself by sharing Jesus with others, and that you don’t need years of training to obey what he already made you to do? God created you for his glory to advance his gospel with the gifts, talents, and opportunities he gave you. You live at this time in history for a purpose bigger than yourself. In these pages you will read how to connect the gospel story with your story, and how to talk about that story in normal conversations with people you know. No gimmicks. Nothing clever. No need to freak out. Just you, Jesus, and others—in conversations that matter.

Muslims Christians and Jesus

“I've tried being sneaky and it just didn't work for me. ... At first, he had gone in with guns blazing, so to speak. ... he was so busy and partly because he didn't know how to talk about Jesus without being in a religious role.

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Author: Carl Medearis

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781493412075

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An Acclaimed Guide to Understanding Today's Muslim, Completely Updated Carl Medearis provides new insights into the top questions people have about Muslims and Islam. With practical information and fascinating stories, he shares culturally sensitive ways for Christians to get to know Muslims on a personal level. In this updated and expanded edition, Medearis shares · How more and more Muslims live "right next door," and how we can overcome the growing level of misinformation and fear · The roots of modern-day jihad and how recent developments in the Middle East affect the West · A new chapter answering tough questions about terrorism, Christian converts, and other key topics Medearis shows how common ground is the best foundation for hearts turning to Jesus rather than focusing initially on the differences between Islam and Christianity.

Jesus without Borders

What Planes, Trains, and Rickshaws Taught Me about Jesus Chad Gibbs ... We didn't know what to do or who to talk to, but then a woman near the front of the room shouted our names and said, “Welcome! You guys come and get your name tags.

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Author: Chad Gibbs

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310342182

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Chad Gibbs has lived his entire life in Alabama, the buckle of America’s Bible Belt, where Christianity is a person’s default setting. In Jesus Without Borders, Gibbs steps outside of his very comfortable existence, to learn what it’s like to be a Christian anywhere else in the world. Over the course of many months, Chad and his Alabama worldview spent time with believers from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro, worshiping with them and observing not only how their faith influences their daily lives but also how their daily lives influence their faith, in hopes of learning which parts of his faith have been compromised by the American Dream. Reflecting on conversations and experiences, Gibbs wrestles with a wide range of questions from his conservative Christian background, including politics and patriotism in the church and how living in Alabama has shaped his views on pacifism, alcohol, and Christ himself. An attempt to extract and examine the biases in the author’s own faith, Jesus Without Borders will have readers questioning if they believe certain things because they are a Christian, or because they are an American, as they meet believers from around the world with differing views on a variety of subjects. Told with Gibbs’ trademark humor, Jesus Without Borders enlightens and entertains, introducing readers to believers around the world in hopes of eliminating prejudices and misconceptions, clearing away the parts of our culture that keep us from seeing a clearer picture of Christ, and living connected to the family of faith around the globe.

U Can t Make This Stuff Up

(Maybe not the writer's intention but it makes this character in song with Jesus name appear mentally challenged). Jesus sits on the porch and watches ... If it is a religion without being Christcentered ..it is a man made religion.

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Author: Larry Malcolm

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514488096

Category: Humor

Page: 622

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U Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Extreme Encore! opens and closes chapter 1 with Larry's Radio Talk Show. There are plenty of funny elevator stories, observations, and a super sexy marathon that will make you blush. My babies, JYD and Prissy, are scattered throughout chapter 1. Stand-Up Comedy While Sitting can be found mid-way though chapter 1. Pictured is a younger virgin* of myself. Do things ever make U say Huh? We have a few in the first three hundred pages. The Supreme Court has made three controversial decisions. 1962-1973 and 2015. A lot has been written about these three decisions. What is next for America?

How to be a Christian Without Being Perfect

One way to look at 1 John 1 : 5–2 : 2 is to say that John is simply describing how to tell the good guys ( light ) from the bad guys ( darkness ) . ... By a " bath " Jesus meant the once - 60 Christian Without Being Perfect John 2:1,2.

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Author: Fritz Ridenour

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 0830711066

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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Straight Talk for Guys

During the last two hours of the movie Jesus of Nazareth , Jesus foretold his fate , and the disciples didn't catch the message . Still , it didn't seem to bother him . As he was being mocked and insulted , he merely looked beyond anger ...

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Author: Bill Sanders

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 0800755782

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 250

This book explains and helps you stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances, stress, and fears.

Tell Me Lies

Em craned her neck to see down the hall without being seen. “They're just sitting on ... He said, “Jesus fucking Christ' when he saw my mom's face.” “He's going to hell,” ... “Hey, maybe this guy is why your mom and dad are fighting.

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Author: Jennifer Crusie

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429986050

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect--if it weren't for her cheating husband her suspicious daughter her gossipy mother her secretive best friend her nosy neighbors, and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago... In Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Cruise dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.

How Not to Save the World Study Guide plus Streaming Video

This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including: The study guide itself - video teaching notes, group discussion questions, and in-between gatherings personal Bible study sections.

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Author: Hosanna Wong

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310151234

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Do you want to fight for the people you love and show others how valuable they are to God? There is a way, and you are more equipped than you know. Ten years ago, Hosanna Wong packed her life into suitcases and started traveling the country to talk to people about Jesus. Along the way she discovered lies she had believed that held her back from actually sharing God's love. Lies such as: your story is not that important you're not qualified it would be best if you waited until everything is perfect That's how not to save the world. The truth is better. Through faithfully studying God's Word and fumbling through her own flawed progress, Hosanna uncovered what the Bible actually says about revealing God's love in our everyday lives. With honesty and humor, Hosanna will help you: embrace your unique story to naturally talk about Jesus without being weird or pushy discover the three most effective steps to take when fighting for a loved one who is in a tough place overcome the lies that hold you back so you can empower people to encounter a God they've never known It turns out, you can naturally share God's love in your everyday life. You can fight for those you love and a world Jesus loves. There is a way for every person you know to realize how valuable they are to God. You've been created for it, equipped for it, and you're ready for it. Let's go! Designed for use with How (Not) to Save the World Video Study, sold separately.

The Violated

But I hurt her, just being rough. ... “This pleases and excites you both, there is nothing wrong,” Guy said. ... “Jesus, if you can give me any help with this Guy—I meant to tell her, when she came, just to, well, have coffee with me, ...

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Author: Vance Bourjaily

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504009737

Category: Fiction

Page: 537

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“One of the very few good, ambitious and important novels to have been done by the writers of my generation.” —Norman Mailer The lives of four Americans born between the world wars are intertwined to devastating effect in this gripping novel from one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed authors. Beautiful, sad Ellen Beniger; her younger brother, Tom, a scholar unhappily moonlighting as a TV writer; the athletic amorist Guy Cinturon; and tough little Eddie Bissle, ex-infantryman and Ellen’s secret lover, struggle to come to grips with the limits of their futures and the scars of their pasts as they enter middle age. Will the physical, emotional, and spiritual violations they have endured remain with them forever, or can they be healed? As The Violated builds to its stunning climax, the story of four lost souls reveals heartbreaking truths about the dark side of post–World War II America.