Today we continue talking with our friend, Thomas Messick, who works with Crescent Project ministry to Muslims. Crescent Project equips Christians with knowledge and understanding so that they can effectively share the Gospel with their Muslim neighbors.
First, we discuss how we can reach Muslims in our communities. Many Christians have become fearful of Muslims because of the extreme stories we hear about terrorists in the news. Thomas shares a story about a Muslim neighbor he invited to dinner at the pastor’s house, and how God used that event to teach some people not to fear our Muslim neighbors. They need Jesus and we need to be willing to love them and share the Gospel with them, even if that means stepping out of our comfort zone.
Thomas says that most Muslims are very open to religious discussion right away. He shares a couple of stories about how he has approached Muslims in public situations.
Finally, Thomas tells us some of the common objections Muslims have to Christianity and gives us a few basic theological and logical responses we can use to refute them. He recommends Crescent Project’s Bridges class for more in-depth training on how to build relationships with Muslims in your community.
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Links and Recommendations:
Crescent Project – more info about the conference and other training
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