Throughout October 2014
Jesus had an extraordinary public ministry. Consider His address to many in the Sermon on the Mount, his feeding of the 5,000, and more.
But what about Jesus' ministry to the individual? Consider Jesus' one-on-one interactions with each of His disciples, with Nicodemus, with the woman at the well, and others. In each of these interactions, we uncover life-changing insight into the heart of God, and into His love for us. In particular, when Jesus spoke to the woman at the well in John 4, we find God Himself, in Christ, stooping to reach out to a sinful, societal outcast. Jesus elevated her, related to her, loved her, and as a result, changed the course of her life and the lives of those in her entire community.
In his book, Everyday Conversations, Eternal Impact, Pastor Lloyd closely looks at Jesus' interaction with the woman at the well, and how we can model ourselves after Jesus when we speak with people. Rather than attempting a cookie-cutter approach to outreach or evangelism, Christians should build a bridge to the individual, as Jesus did, and develop relationships with patient evangelism.
Throughout October 2014, we are making Pastor Lloyd's book, Everyday Conversations, Eternal Impact, our gift to you, along with a 2-message series on this important subject, when you support Bridging the Gap with a gift of any amount. This book, along with the two audio messages, will surely encourage you in how best to reach out to those around you. And as always, your gifts to Bridging the Gap make it possible for us to continue and further this radio outreach throughout the nation.