We recently shared feedback with you that has greatly encouraged us in ministry. This week we're going to share part of a conversation that started recently with a young lady that has some serious questions. We feel very blessed that so many in the younger generation feel safe to start these dialogues with us. We are so honored to have these opportunities.
The title for this has a double meaning. First, as Christians our heart's desire should be that we can get into serious discussions with the world so that we can share the gospel of Christ. So, "Can we talk?" means that we should put ourselves into a position where we are in creative ways asking that question to the lost world to engage them in meaningful conversations. Secondly, I ask "Can we talk?" as a question directed at us personally. Can we talk about why we believe what we say we believe? Because if not, we'll never reach out to the lost.
I share this conversation with you in fear and trepidation! I will admit right from the very start that it needs more depth. As a matter of fact, since I'm still in the conversation with this young lady I'm doing more research and following up on answers that needed more "meat." I offer this to you as a building block for you to learn from. Good and bad! I don't profess to be the best, only a sinner saved by grace through faith in Christ who is humbly seeking to serve the Master. Let's grow together so that we can talk with those who don't know Christ. You'll never regret reaching out!
Over the last two months things have exploded. In over 20 years of ministry I've never had so many students reach out with so many questions. As I mentioned last week, I’d like to share with you a dialogue I had by text as a result of a young lady contacting me via Facebook. I’m not using her name and I have corrected some of the texting for your reading (you know how many mistakes we all make when texting).
[Read the rest of the article at Reasons for Hope.]