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Telling the Good News differently

Ian Greig
Ian Greig
Jun 29, 2018 · 3 min read

The Day of Pentecost is an example of three particular things working together in telling the story of faith.

These are:

  • Community
  • Experiencing God
  • Words

Attractive community

Experience of God

Words of explanation

Disciples making disciples

The principles of attractive community, experience of God and words that explain, which over the next 300 hundred years saw an estimated half of the population of Roman Empire come to a knowledge of Jesus. This was without ordained leaders or buildings to meet in or any means of mass communication and despite cruel persecution from various emperors and others.

These principles, if carefully separated out from the assumptions and expectations and conditioning that most ‘churchified’ Christians carry around with them, will be the way an army of ordinary people show Jesus to a our world today which despite its apparent cynicism, is looking for the real thing and a clear, not mixed, message.