This is an address I gave at the Men Meeting the Challenge conference, 2018.
Increasingly, people in our world have little idea of what the Bible says, let alone any thought they should listen to its authority. How can we commend and proclaim biblical truth to our friends, family, and colleagues in these circumstances? This address is about how the Bible still speaks powerfully today, and how we can share its truth with those around us.
The truth about reality: Sharing gospel truth in a biblically illiterate world
The challenge of biblical illiteracy
The lobster in the nativity play
Noise versus news: How social media magnifies the challenge
The same old challenge
Acts 14:8–18; 17:16–21, 29–34
The same old answer: The story of Jesus Christ
The true story of Jesus Christ
Speaking the truth in love
What to do with the true story about Jesus
Know the true story
Live the true story
Tell the true story
Some ideas to follow up
For more on sharing the gospel online, see my book Gospel Speech Online: Speaking the Truth in Love in a Digital World (Matthias Media: 2017).
A great way to grasp the Bible’s overall story is to enrol in the Moore College Preliminary Theology Certificate and do the subject ‘Introduction to the Bible’.
If you are thinking you might like to do the Mark Drama at your church, check out the Mark Drama Australia site.