Here are the links for the audio downloads of our last Forum on sharing the gospel with our Muslim neighbors.
On April 29th we’ll have our next installment of the Young Adults Forum. Last January we held a similar night to speak about Islam and the Gospel, and this time around we’ll focus especially on practical wisdom for presenting Christ to our Muslim neighbors. The night starts at 7:30. Q&A will follow. See you there!
Click the title below to download the audio of the Forum on the formation of the New Testament.
This is the whole night, in one file. Sorry for the delay.
I know it’s already a few days in the past, but I hope you all enjoyed our evening with Chuck and Janice Walton on Monday. I’ve only heard great feedback. Earlier this week they both emailed with some additional thoughts, and agreed to let me share them here. First, here’s Chuck:
Thanks for inviting Janice and me to your group on Monday. The experience exceeded all of our expectations. We pray that it will have results in lives for all eternity. If folks have any follow-up questions we’d be glad to answer them. Several folks signed up to keep in touch so we expect to see some of them at our future supper nights.
There was one thing I had planned to mention on Monday. That is a new program Wycliffe has started called The RACE to 2025. It is an extreme sports weekend with several purposes, such as, competition between teams, raising funds for a missions project, developing interest and commitment to missions, and providing an event that men (as well as women) would be interested in participating in. Here are some links to more information, http://www.wycliffe.org/Events.aspx?eid=31&iomr=T&ModuleId=34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm_hujIQ_0g This one is from Canada and one in the US would not likely be as extreme, especially the ice climbing.
It would be great if some teams from this area could compete in an event like this.
Next, I got this from Janice:
Thank you again for inviting us to the college/career group at Calvary Chapel. Praise GOD for every one of you, both staff and group members. Being there on Monday night encourages us oldies big time.
If you ever have opportunity to challenge the group concerning God’s call, there are three reflection points that I draw from Chuck’s experience and from mine:
On Monday night, June 18th, we’ll have the next Young Adults Forum. For this night we’ve invited Chuck Walton, who spent more than 30 years among the Sama people in the Philippines as a Bible translator with Wycliffe, to share with us.
Over a lunch he bought me a few months ago, I asked Chuck if he’d be willing to come speak to our group about being a young person trying to discern God’s will and direction. He said he’d love to. I know he’ll bring his unique perspective, as well as his reflections on what it has meant for him and his wife Janice to walk with God through their lives. I find Chuck’s perspective on serving God wherever you are however he leads to be helpful in these discussions. (I also find the way the Lord led him to be a very viable option for anyone in our group! But that’s another story…)
For the night, we have our usual Forum format, and you’ll be able to text in questions for a Q&A with Chuck after he speaks. Come meet him and Janice, hear his story, and think about what it’s going to mean for you to hear, follow, and serve Christ with your whole life.
Here are the materials from Monday night’s Forum: Homosexuality and the Gospel. They will be available permanently over at the Resources page.
Update: with the first posting the links were broken. The issues have been fixed and you should be able to click on the title and download the mp3.
Here’s the audio from the night:
And here’s the PowerPoint from the night.
During part 1, I reference a Piers Morgan interview of Kirk Cameron. If you want to see the interview, it’s included in the post below, or here’s a link it: Piers Morgan interviews Kirk Cameron.
Just a reminder: Tonight we’re holding our next Forum, Homosexuality and the Gospel. Please try to be on time so we can get started right away. There will be a couple short breaks during the evening, including one around the time we usually stop, in case you need to get home. Otherwise, be ready to stay a little late for the Q&A time. If you want more info on the night, you can read the original announcement. And, I would appreciate the prayers of all of you as we go through the day leading up to our gathering. We all want to see the Lord work in this most sensitive of areas. See you tonight…
We will have our next Young Adults Forum on Monday night, April 9. Last time we spent the evening discussing Islam and how to minister to Muslims in our community. This time we’ll take the evening to discuss Homosexuality.
The focus of the night will be on equipping ourselves as Christians to reach out to those around us who have an inclination or an orientation towards the same sex, whether they are actively involved in a homosexual lifestyle or not. Of course, we know that some of us who regularly gather on Monday nights face a very personal struggle with these things, and we also assume we will have with us people who self-identify as gay or lesbian–so the evening will be consciously sensitive to the different kinds of people who are attending. This is a night to see clearly what scripture says about this topic, to think hard about its implications for our world, and to move towards an ability to articulate these things to our friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors.
It is also a night to recognize the fallen nature we all have, and our common need, as humans, for the life-changing, identity-altering, joy-bringing salvation Christ offers.
Here’s a basic breakdown of the topics we’ll cover:
The night will go longer than usual, and to cover everything, I plan on having the first five topics go from 7:30 to 9:40 or so, when we’ll break for 5 minutes or so and come back for open Q&A. Also, don’t be late, I plan on being on target with the start time. There will be a number for you to text in questions during the speaking, and, like we did last time, we’ll go through the quesitons during the Q&A
I’ve been working on this for a couple months–reading, praying, thinking, and talking with people. I have some friends reading over my notes to help see anything I’ve missed. I think we all want to do this right. We know we need to be able to clearly speak the good news into our time and our culture. And we also know we want anyone present to feel loved and welcomed. And we all want to do this in light of God’s bright light of truth. So please be praying for this night, and please pray about bringing someone who might be interested in hearing a sustained presentation of the Gospel’s relation to Homosexuality.