But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship - Apologetic Report
Relational Evangelism is an evangelism methodology that emphasizes the advantages of building friendship relationships with unbelievers as a basis for sharing the gospel with them. Initial Contact Evangelism moves immediately into a gospel presentation, even with people we have met for the first...

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At a yearly meeting of Rom Fellowship of Baptist Church workers at a retreat sight outside of Bangkok, Thailand, a Good Soil seminar was taught last week. Christian workers from five countries (Philippines, Canada, USA, Myanmar, Thailand) and three Thai tribal groups (Hanong, Akha, Karen)...

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Tracy Joy, is 5 year old, a kindergarten student who's always excited for Sunday to come

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Very few Christians would claim to be good at evangelism. And probably none of them would say they always do evangelism well. Yes, some Christ-followers are more effective than others. And some are more at ease in sharing the gospel than the rest of us. But “bad” and...

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Over 800 Venezuelans arrive in Brazil each day, fleeing the economic upheaval in their country that threatens them with poverty, violence, and even starvation. One of the cities most impacted is Boa Vista, the first, major, Brazilian city south of Venezuela where over 40,000 migrants have settled,...

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Are you like many or most of us Christ-followers—know you need to tell your friends and relatives about Jesus, but hesitate to initiate the witness? Maybe some New Year’s resolutions would help. So what if only about 46 per cent of resolution makers stick to their resolutions six...

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The Christmas season should be the easiest time of the year for us to share the good news of Jesus Christ with our friends, family, and neighbors. But, all too often, the busyness of the season suppresses our passion for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with people who need to know it and...

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Kudos to you for asking this question, for two reasons: First, as a committed follower of Jesus Christ, sharing your faith is an obligation inherent in becoming His disciple. Second, the very fact that you are asking the question is an indication that you want to share your faith in an honorable...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 23:12

Sharing Hope with Dad

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My husband, Phil, and I serve as missionaries with ABWE in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Our original plans were to return to the U.S. this November for furlough, but due to possible unrest in the country we had moved up our departure date to September. Another major factor in our decision was the...

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Local church pastor, Ron Berrus, who helped to develop The Story of Hope writes about some neat experiences he has had recently in using the Good Soil resources...

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Ken Cole, an ABWE Global Access Partners missionary, partners with Satish and Helen Divakar who run Beacon Baptist Theological University and Seminary in Hosur, Tamilnadu, India (until 2013 located in Bangalore). Having been exposed to some elements of Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship...

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Many of us make lists of to-be-done tasks that are important to us, so that we will not forget to do them. No tasks are eternally more important than sharing the gospel with our unsaved friends, family members, and other acquaintances or assisting Christian friends who need to be encouraged and...

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I once had lunch with a highly educated young man who told me, “I’m an atheist and you are a Christian. The difference between you and me is that your life is based on faith and mine is based on facts.” My response: “No, you have as much or more faith as I do, but my faith...

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What is sometimes called “evangelism” or “witnessing” can be as easy and simple as telling your story—the story of what Jesus Christ has done in your life. Some people refer to this as an "evangelistic testimony," but we call it your personal “faith...

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ABWE missionaries Traci Warner and Carmen Heffner began a Bible study with about 18 women from a local Nicaraguan church, walking them through The Story of Hope.

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But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. (Luke 8:15 – NIV) If the ultimate “soil test” is whether or not a professing believer retains (“holds fast to”) the word he or she...

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"In my 40 years of ministry, I can honestly say that I have had more success than ever before in seeing fruit that remains – and also, fruit that is bearing more fruit – through using Good Soil training and resources.” -Steve Deal

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Is repentance a separate step to salvation that precedes genuine belief in Christ? Or, are repentance and faith simultaneous responses to God—flip sides of the same heart-action?

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The Lycée Scientifique, a special government school in Togo, is home to the top 120 high school students in science and math. These students represent different tribal groups and religions from all over the country. Togo missionary Jane Schmitz had a yearning to reach them with the gospel....

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I once ministered in a town where it seems that almost everyone, at some time or another, had “prayed the prayer”—the so-called “sinner’s prayer.” Yet, very few of these people demonstrated any evidence of a genuine Christian life. Often when I shared the...

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Steve and Melanie Hammond run C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Caring Hearts Offering Compassion Information Encouragement & Support) in Yorkshire, NY, that encompasses a pregnancy resource center, biblical counseling ministry, and after school program. Another part of their ministry is a weekly chapel time...

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Pastor Ron Berrus was mowing his lawn—a “mindless task,” he called it—when his mind began to focus on a sermon series he wanted to preach. “How few words could be used to summarize the overall redemptive story of the Bible?” That was the question that occupied...

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Dear Friends at Good Soil, My husband and I took your basic Good Soil and the Storytelling training courses in 2015 while we were preparing for our assignment here in the remote “bush” of South Sudan among an illiterate, unreached people group. Thank you for the excellent training....

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One of our Good Soil Seminar graduates is now (2012) a chaplain with the U.S. Army deployed to Afghanistan. A few months ago he asked us to send him 50 copies of The Story of Hope, saying “I’m excited about the prospect of using The Story of Hope because many of my soldiers are...

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