Topical, oh yes.
Nevermind about that one.
Now, given the concessions that I made in my previous post...
Do you disagree with the individual principles
in the 5-step list? Do you not believe that they are a part of the equation?
I ask this, in part, because I recently attended a recruiting meeting for the Gideons. (They scouted dozens of churches in our area, and our elders decided to send me, of all people
) Their approach for evangelism is to stand on a street corner, hand out New Testaments to anyone and everyone without a word of discussion. Then, the person is expected to read the NT, go through the Sinner's Prayer in the back, and find a good church.
But I don't believe in the Sinner's Prayer.
I don't believe in just giving someone a book and walking away. They need to be taught.
And I have a perfectly good church. Why should I tell them, "Go find one?"
OK, sermon over. Thoughts?