Does the Church Know Her Commission?

from Feb 07, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Have you ever wished you could have a do-over? Have you ever looked back on a situation in which you know that you really botched the job and you just wish you could have another crack at it? That is the way I often feel when I reflect back on some of my less-than-fruitful efforts at evangelism when I was in college. Back then, I was (to say the least) a little wet behind the ears in terms of my theological convictions. I had a basic understanding of Christ’s substitutionary atonement but little appreciation for how His lordship should inform evangelistic appeals. Anyone watching my approach to evangelism would have been well within his rights to label me an antinomian. Unfortunately, I simply did not know any better. So when I had the opportunity to share the gospel with my frat brother Mark, I really botched it.”

In his contribution to February’s issue of Tabletalk, Denny Burk, dean of Boyce College and associate professor of New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, reflects on some of his early attempts at sharing his faith and asks whether the church really understands her commission.

You can learn more by reading “Does the Church Know Her Commission?