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Nicky Gumbel: The ‘Greatest Injustice in the World’ Is Never To Hear About Jesus

“I feel passionately about this because I have a friend who’s not a Christian, very influential man, not a Christian, but he said to me many years ago…‘You Catholics and you Protestants, you look exactly the same to me. You both have these churches. You both say the Lord’s Prayer, you both do something with bread and wine…whatever it is you disagree about…I have no idea what it is. It’s got nothing to do with my life. But while you’re fighting each other, I’m not interested.’”

“It is absolutely key that churches put evangelization front and center. Because if you put anything else front and center—if you put unity front and center, all you’ll do is end up discussing the things that you disagree about and you will end up more disunited. And we’ve seen a lot of examples of that recently.”

“You can’t be a witness to Jesus without the Holy Spirit. People are not going to be interested unless you’re loving, joyful, peaceful, kind, generous, self-controlled.”

“If you put discipleship first, you’ll just get your head full of knowledge. But if you put evangelism front and center, you will have to grow in discipleship.”

“That’s why I’m in a small group on Alpha every time, because the culture today is not the same as the culture six months ago. Certainly not the same as the culture of 300 years ago. And often the packaging comes from 300 years ago or 100 years ago or 50 years ago or 10 years ago. But we need a packaging that is for today…The culture here has changed in the last three months.”

“The most loving thing we can do for anyone is to tell them the good news about Jesus. And the greatest injustice in the world is never to have heard the good news.”

Mentioned in the Show

Acts 10
John 10:10
Romans 1:16
Romans 5:5
Titus 3:13 

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