The Power of the Gospel: Engaging the Head and Heart for Effective Gospel Conversations
In this episode of the Sermon Notes podcast, Jay Strother is joined by special guest Paul Wilkinson, resident theologian at Brentwood Baptist Church. Together, they dive into the topic of effective gospel conversations, drawing inspiration from Paul’s encounters in Mars Hill in Acts Chapter 17. They address objections to the gospel, such as the resurrection, and explore how the Holy Spirit’s guidance and the gospel’s impact on the head and heart can lead to conviction in individuals. They delve into the problem of evil, the reliability of the Bible, and the question of what happens to those who haven’t heard the gospel. They also discuss the importance of engaging in open-minded conversations, understanding different worldviews, and the power of prayer and reliance on the Holy Spirit. Finally, they touch on the concept of hell and the need to reframe its imagery. This thought-provoking and insightful episode encourages listeners to approach conversations about faith with sensitivity, reason, and a heart for genuine connection.