The Adventure Begins Here
Theme of the Week: Adventures in Witnessing
Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Who Said It … Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel is a New York Times best-selling author of more than two dozen books and has been interviewed on numerous television networks. The former atheist-turned-Christian is described by the Washington Post as "one of the evangelical community's most popular apologists." Lee's award-winning titles include The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith. He and his friend Mark Mittelberg co-authored The Unexpected Adventure—the book from which this week's devotions are adapted.
What he Said … The Adventure Begins Here
As you can imagine, [Mark Mittelberg and I have] learned a lot of lessons along the way, and we'll be passing some of them along in the following [devotionals] as we tell stories from our own adventures. Our unabashed goal is to paint a real-life picture of personal evangelism that's so compelling that you will be anxious to take the next step yourself—whatever that is—in engaging in your own adventures.
You don't need to have all the answers to every theological question. You don't have to master a polished gospel presentation that you mechanically recite whether people want to hear it or not. All you have to do is authentically follow Christ in your own life and ask him to ambush you with opportunities. Simply put, our role is this: to be ready and willing—because God is always able. After all, he is the great evangelist; we're merely the tools that he uses to fulfill his mission of redeeming the world, one individual at a time.
Key Study Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Taken from The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. Copyright © 2009 by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg. Used by permission of Zondervan. zondervan.com.
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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, give me a greater heart for lost people, especially those in my own neighborhood and at work; show me how to share your love through both my words and my actions.
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