Gospel Outreach to Muslims and Others Who Don’t Look Like You {TGCW12}

“Abayas & Burqas: Gospel Outreach to Muslims (and others who don’t look like you)”
The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference 2012
Workshop #2 | Keri Folmar & Leeann Stiles

link to official website

Keri Folmar
Our purpose in life is to proclaim the excellencies of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
1) Know the Gospel -That’s the most important thing (God, Man, Christ, Response). Know the Gospel personally. Stoke your love for Christ. The more you know the Gospel, the more natural it will be for you to share it. 

2) Share the Gospel – Having beautiful feet right where you are (Romans 10). The Gospel is not just your testimony or talking generally about God. It’s not talking about how much you like Jesus. The key is His exclusivity (John 14:6).

3) The Gospel is not “how to live the good life.” (The prosperity gospel)

4) The Gospel is not signs and wonders. You must HEAR the Gospel to be saved.

*How can we share the Gospel with those who don’t look like us?
1) Get them to the Scriptures. That’s what has power. (2 Timothy 3:15)
2) Trust in God’s sovereignty. (Mark 9:35)
3) Live the Gospel. We must verbalize the Gospel, but our lives will give it confirmation. Community is important. Live it out in the context of your local church.

Leeann Stiles
There is no stronghold that can’t be overcome by the power of the Gospel. No heart can resist His grace when it is revealed to them. 
{1 Thessalonians 1:4-2:8}

1) Paul spoke and God empowered. (vs. 4)
-Told the Gospel (words are essential)
-Came in power, Holy Spirit, and with full conviction (1 Corinthians 1:18; John 16)
-Do you have confidence in the Gospel?

2) Paul shared the Gospel clearly and persistently. (vs. 9-10)
-Is the Gospel on your mind? Are your ready with  it?

3) Paul loved the Thessalonians well. (vs. 7-8)
-He had deep affection for them and opened his life up to them.

Recommended Books
*The Gospel for Muslims by Thabiti Anyabwile
*Marks of the Messenger by Mack Stiles
*Mack & Leeann’s Guide to Short-Term Missions
*Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper

{Be sure to read the introductory post to my TGCW12 reviews.}
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