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
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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How many unique events or stories are there in the Bible? That's really impossible to answer for sure, since it's often difficult to determine where one event or story begins and another one ends. But any way you look at it, there are hundreds of events (true stories) in the Bible, probably...

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The flexibility and creativity to use Good Soil materials are boundless. One missionary shares some of his stories: Extraordinary Entry. Travelling to a country currently closed to missionary visas, I was bearing gifts for a group of national missionaries who were coming from various countries...

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In previous articles in this series, we have learned that Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seeks to train and resource believers in Jesus Christ to present the gospel in a way that people clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and firmly hold on to it. We saw these emphases in...

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The Roots of Faith Old Testament and New Testament courses – will they work in a local church? The response has been tremendous, as many people who had been Christians and regular church attenders for many years eagerly joined in along with folks who had had little Bible teaching. During the...

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With evangelism—“one size” does NOT fit all! “One size fits all,” in many industries, is an audacious claim that may not deliver what it promises. Often, people on both ends of the large-small spectrum end up being frustrated. “One size fits all”...

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The Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Dallas, PA (SCI Dallas) is a medium-security prison for adult male felons. SCI Dallas houses more than 2,100 inmates, some 400 of whom are serving life without any possibility of parole. Ricardo Jackson, a chaplain at SCI Dallas, attended The...

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Ralf and Lena Schaechinger have served in their native land of Germany for many years. But they struggled with how they might be more effective in evangelism and discipleship. Then, they heard about a Good Soil seminar being taught in Madrid. Ralf made the necessary arrangements and went to the...

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Eighty-two percent of Americans surveyed believe the statement “God helps those who help themselves” is a Bible verse. Sixty percent cannot name five of the Ten Commandments. And 12% believe that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife. Over half of the graduating high school seniors...

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Pastor Isagani (a deaf pastor in the Philippines) participated in a Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar at the Redemption Ranch in the Philippines. Every Sunday, he and his wife travel by plane from their island of Palawan to Manila to teach The Story of Hope to a group of 59-70 deaf...

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Pastor Isagani (a deaf pastor in the Philippines) participated in a Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar at the Redemption Ranch in the Philippines. Every Sunday, he and his wife travel by plane from their island of Palawan to Manila to teach The Story of Hope to a group of 59-70 deaf...

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WWJD – What would Jesus do? Generally, we hear this question in relationship to some moral choice or other life-directing decision we face in life. But, “What would Jesus do?” in explaining the good news of His life, death, burial, and resurrection?

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism...

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WWJD – What would Jesus do? Generally, we hear this question in relationship to some moral choice or other life-directing decision we face in life. But, “What would Jesus do?” in explaining the good news of His life, death, burial, and resurrection?

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism...

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Beginning a gospel presentation by telling the unbeliever about Jesus—that’s a good thing. Right? Wrong? Or, it all depends?

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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Beginning a gospel presentation by telling the unbeliever about Jesus—that’s a good thing. Right? Wrong? Or, it all depends?

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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A Marine’s mom recounts the story of her son’s traumatic (almost deadly) accident and how God restored him to the point that he led other young injured service men in a study through The Story of Hope.

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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A Marine’s mom recounts the story of her son’s traumatic (almost deadly) accident and how God restored him to the point that he led other young injured service men in a study through The Story of Hope.

Authors: Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship...

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The Good Soil Basic Seminar equips you to share God’s story of redemption chronologically, so that people will clearly understand, sincerely embrace, and firmly hold on to the gospel. The seminar extends over two days and is generally followed by an optional one-day Good Soil Trainer...

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The Good Soil Basic Seminar equips you to share God’s story of redemption chronologically, so that people will clearly understand, sincerely embrace, and firmly hold on to the gospel. The seminar extends over two days and is generally followed by an optional one-day Good Soil Trainer...

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“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” Who is this god and why would he (or she) care about me? “Sin separates man from God.” What is sin? Who is God? Why should I care? “If you died right now, how certain are you that you would go to...

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“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” Who is this god and why would he (or she) care about me? “Sin separates man from God.” What is sin? Who is God? Why should I care? “If you died right now, how certain are you that you would go to...

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I wanted to tell you of the good things the Lord is doing in the lives of my children and their friends. I was blessed in my studying, prepping, and teaching The Story of Hope - Kids this summer to 20 kids on the back porch of my house. I taught the kids (ages 5-12) for about an hour and fifteen...

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I wanted to tell you of the good things the Lord is doing in the lives of my children and their friends. I was blessed in my studying, prepping, and teaching The Story of Hope - Kids this summer to 20 kids on the back porch of my house. I taught the kids (ages 5-12) for about an hour and fifteen...

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