The Possibilities

If the place you live is resistant to the gospel, or has no written language, or has few if any believers, how are you going to begin connecting people to God?

If you’re going to go to a part of the world –

  • where there is resistance to the gospel;
  • where there is no written language, no alphabet, no Bible, no Jesus film;
  • where there is no church, few if any believers –
  • how are you going to begin connecting people to God?

Every person should have the opportunity to hear about Jesus sometime in their life.  The problem is that the majority of people in the world haven’t had the chance to hear about Jesus in a way they can understand.

Many of the traditional ministry methods we use simply aren’t easy or natural ways that many people in hard to reach places learn.  And if they if they have difficulty internalizing what we’re saying, how can they pass it on to others?

These methods aren’t wrong, but if they don’t connect or aren’t easily reproduced, then maybe there are more effective ways to reach communities in difficult places that we can. use from within their culture.

Jesus told stories.

Mark 4:33-34 sums up what Jesus was doing. “With many stories like these, [Jesus] presented his message to them, fitting the stories to their experiences and maturity. He was never without a story when he spoke.”

What would happen if we told stories today?