We have already had a whole segment of this series where Eric Hausler did a conference with the Presbytery of Ohio on evangelism in the every day encounters of life. This week’s post is from a second message in that conference where Eric dealt with some theological questions (in a practical way) coming from a Reformed understanding of salvation.
In this first clip, Eric compares Paul’s approach to ours in terms of concern for the sovereignty of God working behind the scenes while we make an effort to reach the masses:
Next, Eric expounds a bit on how to communicate the cross and God’s love to a dying world…when you don’t know in whom God may be working:
Questions for Thought or Discussion:
1) What do you think of Eric’s comparison of Paul’s evangelistic zeal to ours? to yours? Do we (as a collective tradition and denomination) struggle to practice the evangelistic zeal Eric talks about? If so, is it theological? practical? experiential? all of the above?
2) How can God’s sovereignty and the fact that we don’t know in whom or how God is working become a motivating factor and help in our evangelism rather than a hindrance?