We had our first confidence in the gospel consultation at St Paul’s Onslow Square on November 20th. It was an excellent day with a broad range of speakers and participants coming together to talk about the gospel. Some of my friends think getting together to talk about the gospel is a waste of time – we should just be out there doing the gospel in words and actions rather than sitting in a room talking about it. I share some of their activist spirit, but sometimes it is important to reflect on what we are doing – so that we don’t accidentally deform the gospel in our rush to spread it.
When I ask atheists to describe the God that they don’t believe in they describe Satan rather than the Trinity @mike_reeves
When our gospel is not robustly Trinitarian we are not specifically and robustly Christian #confidence
In a bid to provoke and challenge each other to be faithful to the gospel we have produced a series of short videos from the day. If you have 9 minutes – why not watch the following video – and then either click through to the EA website where there are some questions for groups or church leaders to help you process what you have just seen- or join in the comment stream below…
So here is Mike Reeves – who is a friend from my time at UCCF. He has written a new book on the Trinity – so I asked him to provoke us to examine how Trinitarian our gospel is. Strangely I have found even my charismatic friends particularly shy of speaking about the Holy Spirit when they do evangelism. I have to admit I am often so concerned to talk about Jesus I often neglect to talk about the transforming presence of God. How about you… How does this short talk provoke you ?