The best defense is a good offense, and
we need Christian boots on the ground.
Just as every soldier in the army needs basic training that includes more than how to shoot a gun, Christian Soldiers need basic training that includes how to witness for Jesus Christ, how to share compelling Christian evidences, and how to answer the questions posted by skeptics (or at least know there ARE good answers). Please consider four audio mp3 albums as supplements to the basic training at your church. The set (about five hours of training) is titled, “How To Share Your Faith -- If You Don't Have the Gift of Evangelism.”
Every believer should be be trained.. BUT it is an imperative that you train your young people.. They have personal contact with many doubters and skeptics.. With proper training, your young people can reach many of them with the Gospel and compelling Christian evidences.
A strength of this training is that believers can listen to these Mp3 albums over and over again on their iPod, Smart Phone, Tablet, or PC, during exercise time, drive time, or whenever.. The set of four albums has five hours of training.
CLICK HERE to listen to the opening ten minute message, and you will want every member in your church to listen to it.
As an early staff member of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), Bob personally witnessed to hundreds of college students in coffee shops on campuses in eight states. And when He left CRU's staff, Bob continued to witness to students as the pastor of Grace Bible Church, a few blocks from Texas A&M University.
So Bob has presented the Gospel and Christian evidences to many student groups. And he has met personally with many skeptics when they could cross-examine him after he shared the Gospel and Christian evidences. That includes students at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. So the content in Bob's albums has been tested and refined. Much of what he has learned is in this set of four audio mp3 albums. They are titled:
How To Share Your Faith
Understanding Bible Prophecy
The Resurrection – His and Yours
Yes but FAQ's – answers for skeptics
The priority is to teach believers how to share the Gospel and present compelling Christian evidences. But it is also important that your young people know that there are good answers to the questions skeptics will use to challenge their faith if they attend a secular college, or have a discussion with an advocate for atheism.
One of the hard FAQ's to answer is often expressed, “You say God loves us, and is all powerful.. How could an all-powerful, loving God allow evil and suffering?” CLICK HERE to download Bob's eight minute answer in Yes but FAQ's.
Another question (responsible for many students dropping out of church) is expressed, ”Why do you believe in God? After all, science has proven that evolution is true, and the Christian theory of an Intelligent Designer is unscientific.” The answer in Yes but FAQ's exposes the atheistic philosophy and censorship that promote and defend evolution. Since it is longer, it is divided into three parts. CLICK HERE for part #1, CLICK HERE for part #2, CLICK HERE for part #3. In part #2 Bob's “oyster theory” uses a little humor to explain why many scientists are atheists.
To encourage participation, the How To Share Your Faith album can be purchased for only $2.97. After listening to that album, the other three albums can be purchased as a set for $7.97. Or a believer can start out by purchasing the complete set of four albums for only $8.97. While the last three albums are good training tools for believers, they assume a listener may be an unbeliever. So each of those albums can also be given as a gift, at a cost of only $3.97. Click the link below a title to purchase:
A set of all four albums for only $8.97
How To Share Your Faith – $2.97
A set of the next three albums – $7.97
Understanding Bible Prophecy – $3.97
The Resurrection – His and Yours - $3.97
Yes but FAQ's – answers for skeptics - $3.97
Digitally these albums are small, so they can be kept in an iPhone, Tablet, iPod, or PC for future review again and again. Each album has from 75 to 80 minutes of training, and they are all divided into tracks for easy review. Every believer who wants to help fulfill the Great Commission can be effective when sharing the Gospel and Christian evidences. It just takes time and commitment.
Please listen to another message Bob developed many years ago as an audio CD. It's titled, “There are No Vestigial Christians in the Body of Christ.” If your pastor listens to this message, he will probably want every member in his church to listen to it. So please listen to the mp3 version and encourage him to listen to it. This vital message has a short seminar on “How to discover your Spiritual Gifts.” Track #1 has two stories about great Americans that introduce the subject.. CLICK HERE to listen to it. The meat of the message begins in Track #2.. CLICK HERE and you can listen to it and sit in on Bob's seminar on Spiritual gifts.. CLICK HERE for track #3 -- It compares a church to a football team and includes a true story every coach will want to share with his or her team. And pastors will want the application shared with everyone in his church.
In an unusual way, this message will introduce believers to the audio Albums described above (but called CD's when this message was recorded), and encourage them to be loyal members of their church as they work together to help fulfill the Great Commission. But Bob's message, No Vestigial Christians, is free on this web page.
An antidote for the Church Drop-Out Syndrome
It's Bob's observation, after meeting personally with many college students who grew up attending church and have departed, that there are three primary reasons many drop-out:
1. Many do not really understand the Gospel. Some had faith in faith, instead of faith in Jesus Christ and what He did for them on the cross.
2. Most have never seriously considered the evidence that Jesus was and is the Messiah promised hundreds of years before He was born, and that the evidence for His bodily resurrection is rock solid.
3. Many depart when their weak faith is shattered by questions that are posed by skeptics, and since they do not have good answers they assume there are no good answers.
Witnessing is teaching. Many students will have a better comprehension of the Gospel and Christian evidences after they teach it to some skeptics.. And when they share Christian evidences with agnostics and atheists, and at least know there are good answers for their questions, students will find out how strong the evidence is that verifies the historic Christian faith.
The mp3 files Understanding Bible Prophecy (see the note below), and The Resurrection – His and Yours (irrefutable evidence that Jesus Christ is our risen Savior) focus on Christian evidences that verify the Gospel. Yes But FAQ's answers some of their most effective questions skeptics use when they challenge a believers faith.
NOTE: The Understanding Bible Prophecy mp3 album does not emphasize eschatology. Rather, it focuses on the historical context, and presents prophetical evidence from the Old Testament that clearly verifies that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, the eternal Son of God -- our Savior. After presenting the Messianic evidences, it does explains that Israel (having been scattered all over the world in fulfillment of prophecies), and will have been regathered back to their promised land when Jesus returns. In light of current events, that gets the attention of many skeptic's. But this album leaves teaching the details of eschatology up to pastors. A longer version is Bob's eBook, The Master Plot of the Bible. $3.77 from Amazom. More info at www.easterpresents.info.
The Understanding Bible Prophecy album can be also an antidote for the “B.A.D. Syndrome – Baptized And Departed.” It will lay a foundation for new believers that will help them catch-up with the believers in your church who have long-time Bible knowledge. For some, understanding the Old Testament context for the New Testament will help them know the Gospel is true -- instead of just hoping it is true. It's a good baptism gift for new believers. Better yet, give them the complete set of four audio albums. More info at www.easterpresents/info.
If you have doubts about the value of these albums please read the testimony from an article in Moody Magazine about Bob's ministry in the life of a Duke University student. It is at:
Additional personal background information is at:
At 80 years old, Bob does not have an organization anyone can join, and he does not compete with other ministries for donated dollars. His ministry is funded by eBook and mp3 album royalties. Bob's calling, for the rest of his life and thereafter (the eBooks and albums will remain on the market after he departs), is to pass on what he has learned in ministries that God has blessed.
Bob's eBooks are titled: The Master Plot of the Bible, As You Are Going.. Make Disciples, Word Dynamics, and You Can Have a Great Date with God...He Has Spoken...His Tomb Is Empty.
The last title is for a three chapter $3 eBook, and includes some of the information that is in the set of audio Mp3 albums. The first chapter is in Amazon's free trial, and includes a printed version of the presentation I include in the How To Share Your Faith audio album. So it will help reinforce the training at no additional cost. It's also a good evangelistic gift (more information below).
The eBook version of As You Are Going.. Make Disciples ($3.77 from Amazon) includes extra chapters that work like flash cards to help a Christian Soldier memorize 130 Bible verses that focus on the person and work of Jesus Christ. So these Bible verses can also be memorized using a smart phone. It also includes some of the same information that is in the set of audio Mp3 files, but teaches from the context of real life stories.
Information about Bob's eBooks and other evangelism tools is at:
Bob Prall M.Div., is an Author, and Evangelism Encourager