It's a God Thing: The Powerful Results of Ministry Evangelism is a book written about pressing to reach the goal God set before us: caring for people's needs, while at the same time, sharing the good news of the gospel with them. There is much here to be savored by every child of God. Indeed, the emphasis in It's a God Thing is following Jesus' example and reaching out to others in His name. Combining evangelism and social action to meet a person's deepest needs ~ both body and soul ~ and churches, no matter how small, can engage in ministry evangelism.
This is an eye-opening and encouraging account written by a wise servant of God, giving insight and direction on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people we encounter. Dr. Roesel also challenges us to fulfill God's mandate to care for people's needs and hurts in order to introduce them to Jesus and bring as many people to Christ as we can.
Dr. Roesel asks us to ponder the question, "What are we doing that will matter a million years from today?" He boldly and enthusiastically explains the process needing to take place in order to put into practice the Great Commission. Clearly written, this book expresses the importance of loving and serving God and loving the people created in His image. As ambassadors of Jesus Christ, God calls us to live out our love for Him by proclaiming the gospel and serving through good deeds.
Living in the West with all its affluence, it is easy to get focused on ourselves and forget about others. One of the best ways to get our minds off ourselves is by praying for and serving those with greater needs. Ministry evangelism is an opportunity the Lord has given us because we get to represent Him by rescuing others as He rescued us. Few blessings compare to the joy we experience when we bless those in need. We are admonished to work hard at seeing the worth in those around us. This book will stir your heart to pray for them and work for them as you would want them to do for you if the tables were turned.
Dr. Roesel is extremely honest about his own leadership and the resistance he encountered in moving a dead, tradition-bound congregation toward ministry evangelism. It is a compelling read, fast paced and yet with enough detail to give churches with the passion for outreach opportunities more than enough clues to get started. Thought provoking, this book lists practical application steps for those ready to jump in and do the work.
Connect with Dr. Roesel at Ministry Evangelism.