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The Heart of God is Missions. God was the First Missionary, when He came after Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden after they sinned.
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Evangelism Using Death, Heaven, Hell Talk Don't Work on 'Unchurched' Americans, Survey Finds

Evangelism Using Death, Heaven, Hell Talk Don't Work on 'Unchurched' Americans, Survey Finds | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Non-church-attending Americans are generally open to talking about faith but few wonder about life after death – which is the tactic many Christians are taught to begin conversations, a new LifeWay Research study commissioned by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College finds.
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Young Christian Girl Burned To Death By ISIS... Her Final 2 Words Echo the Death of Jesus - "Forgive Them"

Young Christian Girl Burned To Death By ISIS... Her Final 2 Words Echo the Death of Jesus - "Forgive Them" | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
"... in the midst of darkness, there is light ..."
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Tennessee School Bans Distribution of Bibles

Tennessee School Bans Distribution of Bibles | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
A Tennessee school system has put in place a new ban on the distribution of all religious materials, including the Christian Bible
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2 Timothy 2:9


Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

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Open Air Preaching!

Open Air Preaching! | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
“Is open-air preaching for everyone?”

Yes and no. Yes, if you desperately want to reach the world with the gospel. No, if you are not that desperate....
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Open air evangelism has an honored past. In the present day, much of the open air preaching that I have witnessed has been ineffective and even damaging to the cause of Christ. There are ways to engage in open air preaching today that are effective. We, as God's people would be wise to re-engage this biblical method of outreach!

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Do Churches Contribute to Their Communities? - Barna Group

Do Churches Contribute to Their Communities? - Barna Group | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
The Barna Group provides research and training for churches, non-profits, and businesses.
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The First English-Speaking, Modern, Overseas Baptist Missionary - No, It wasn't William Carey

The First English-Speaking, Modern, Overseas Baptist Missionary - No, It wasn't William Carey | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it

No, it wasn't him (William Carey)

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"Without a doubt, Sharp was a gifted Baptist preacher and church planter who helped birth churches in colonial Georgia and South Carolina.  When he ended up in Kingston through circumstance and choice, he turned his missionary zeal towards the people of Jamaica–a full ten years before Carey arrived in Bengal."

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Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?

Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity? | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Some deny the flight of young people altogether, but the growing statistics should alarm us enough as Church leaders to do something about the dilemma.
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Red Alert! Red Alert!

 

Rise To Challenge Church, To Stem The Tide Concerning This Exodus! It is time to learn the truth and FIGHT BACK all across the country against the secularism and atheism that is engulfing our nation.

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Are the End Times Upon Us? ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible

Are the End Times Upon Us? ‘Unrestrained Immorality’ Mirrors ‘Pandemic Godlessness’ Seen in the Bible | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it

Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people – or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction? Answering that dichotomy depends on one's worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he...

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“We’re not mainstream anymore."

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Blood Moon to arrive Monday night. What is a Blood Moon?

Blood Moon to arrive Monday night. What is a Blood Moon? | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Blood Moon is not a term astronomers use, but the event overnight Monday – a full lunar eclipse – will be pretty cool, and it will be the first of four in a row. So who did invent the term?
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It’s Just a One-Minute Video, but It Wrecked Me with the Power of Something I Totally Take for Granted

It’s Just a One-Minute Video, but It Wrecked Me with the Power of Something I Totally Take for Granted | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
These Christians in China open up their own Bibles for the first time in this inspiring one-minute video. It's a powerful reminder of the precious gift of God's Word. If you have at least one copy--consider yourself blessed.
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Is Evangelism Going Out of Style? - Barna Group

Is Evangelism Going Out of Style? - Barna Group | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
The Barna Group provides research and training for churches, non-profits, and businesses.
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Interesting statistics on Evangelism. Only half (52%) of born again Christians say they actually did share the Gospel at least once this past year to someone with different beliefs, in the hope that they might accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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Christians should learn basic art of conversation

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The skills to be an effective personal witness can be taught and caught. To be an effective personal witness we, as Christians, must follow Christ. One of the great things about Christ was his ability to engage people with the commonplaces of life and then turn the discussion to eternal verities. May God help us to become more like Christ in this regard. 

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Madaris Evangelistic Ministries - Moody Defies and Defeats the Atheists

Madaris Evangelistic Ministries - Moody Defies and Defeats the Atheists | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Matthew 4:23 - And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people
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The problem with the atheists is not in their heads, for answers are readily available for all of their questions. The problem with atheists, and all men and women away from God, is in their hearts. It is their sins which have separated them from God.....But Christ stands ready to receive all who will come to and call upon Him!

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The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached

The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
By Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL “The Bible Belt is the most difficult place in America to pastor a local church.” These words, spoken to me by a pastor friend in northern California, seemed comical at the time. I felt like I was taking the easy way out by going to…
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BiblicalStudies.org.uk: What If There Had Never Been a Bible! by W. Graham Scroggie

BiblicalStudies.org.uk: What If There Had Never Been a Bible! by W. Graham Scroggie | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Argues that the Bible is the most creating, regenerating, civilizing, humanizing, educating, reforming, and inspiring power in all the world, and that the most lurid imagination cannot conceive what would be the state of the world to-day if there had never been a Bible.
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A profound treatise on the value of the Book we call the Bible.
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Rick Warren, Francis Chan on Mission to Share Gospel With World's Last 'Unreached' People

Rick Warren, Francis Chan on Mission to Share Gospel With World's Last 'Unreached' People | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Evangelical leaders are joining forces to reach out to the last remaining 3,000 groups of people who have never heard the Gospel.
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Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Things I Learned - ThomRainer.com

Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 11 Things I Learned - ThomRainer.com | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Listen to the podcast episode about this post. Pre-Order the Book I was their church consultant in 2003. The church’s peak attendance was...
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Muslims Just Made History In Mosul, Killing And Exiling Every Last Christian

Muslims Just Made History In Mosul, Killing And Exiling Every Last Christian | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Muslims are making history, but not in a way of which the world can be proud. Christians have lived in…
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AMERICA! WAKE UP!!

 

Once the Islamists conquer the Middle East and Europe - establishing a regional caliphate, they will come for YOU and ME!

 

If he above link doesn't work try this one:

 

http://www.aina.org/news/20140721084100.htm

 

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How To Be Saved.

How To Be Saved. | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
New Friendship Baptist Church - Ringgold, GA 3833 Salem Valley Rd, 30736
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No Greater Subject For Mortal Mind To Consider....

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Missiological Data - For the Missions Minded Among Us - Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

Missiological Data - For the Missions Minded Among Us - Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
New York and L.A. are losing more Americans than they're gaining, but the flood of immigrants more than makes up for it.
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Although the majority of immigrants to our country are of a Christian background (Presumed Catholic because most - 6 in 10 - come from Latin America and the Caribbean) - Since 1992, an estimated 1.7 million Muslims, approximately 1 million Hindus, and approximately 1 million Buddhists have immigrated legally to the United States.

 

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/05/17/the-religious-affiliation-of-us-immigrants/

 

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Noah | And the Last Days

Noah | And the Last Days | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
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Watch the NOAH Movie by Living Waters for Free by clicking on the link

 

 

You may know that Paramount Pictures produced the movie Noah starring Russell Crowe. Here are two things they wouldn’t want you to know:

1. While we don’t agree with his theology, Glenn Beck recently saw the completed version of Noah and said the following:

“I always thought of Noah as more of a nice, gentle guy, prophet of God…and less of the homicidal maniac that Paramount found in the Bible somehow or another…That is more of the Noah in the Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre–running around, not kidding, trying to kill his whole family… Really quite amazing. It’s not just a biblically bad movie because it treats a prophet of God like a lunatic. There’s no redeeming value in Noah, none. He hates people. I’m sorry, no prophet of God hates people. I never see him try to preach and say turn from your evil ways. Instead, he hides from people because he hates them so much. He tries to kill his own family. To me, a prophet receives direct communication from God, and Noah is wrong about everything… It’s crazy. Crazy… It’s a $100 million disaster. That’s what it is.”


2. Paramount Pictures is also responsible for distributing the award-winning The Wolf of Wall Street, which broke a Guinness World Record by using a certain curse word more than 500 times. The movie also used the name of Jesus Christ in blasphemy 15 times, as well as blaspheming God's name an additional 45 times.

What has happened to us as a nation? As God’s people, shouldn’t we be grieved beyond words about this?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for our nation. “Noah—And the Last Days” contains a clear gospel presentation. Please share it by passing this link on to others: www.NoahTheMovie.com

 

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The World If There Were Only 100 People

The World If There Were Only 100 People | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Religions, ages, cultures and more scaled down to just 100 people.
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The Wheel of Opportunity....Here is an interesting graphic representing emphasis and potential.

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LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work

LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
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With so much of the average person's time spent at work...it is critical that we teach Christians how to effectively share and live their faith at work....This website is one that I came across recently that has some good information to stimulate your thinking along these lines. We must let our lights shine at work and everywhere else.....

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Why Telling Your Story MAY NOT BE the Best Way to Share the Gospel.

Why Telling Your Story MAY NOT BE the Best Way to Share the Gospel. | Newsworthy Notes - Evangelism | Scoop.it
Anyone who’s ever taken a class on how to share their faith has heard some well-intentioned teacher say, “You don’t need to learn a lot of big words. Just tell
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The problem with this method is that it doesn’t really work as well anymore. It might have worked 20 or 30 years ago,  but in 2013 any post-modern worth his salt will respond “that may be true for you, but it’s not true for me.” Then what do you do? 

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