The Most Important Question You Can Ask Someone

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At the end of the day, there is one question that matters most: Have you been born again? This week, Times Square Church Pastor Tim Dilena joins Gary Wilkerson to look at the way we discuss salvation in church and how Christians can be well-equipped to share their faith.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Tim Dilena shares a story from his early days of ministry when Gary Wilkerson inspired him to share the gospel even with those we may want to naturally avoid.

  • Jacob Aranza, D.L. Moody, and Charles Spurgeon inspired Tim Dilena to conclude every church service sharing the gospel and inviting people to be born-again.

  • Not every church attender or person who says they’re a Christian has been born-again.

  • Intentionality and consistency are key to creating a culture of sharing the gospel and inviting people to be born-again.

  • Being born-again is as simple as ABC—admit you’re a sinner, believe that God sent Jesus to take away your sins, and confess Jesus as Lord.

  • It is not a failure if you share the gospel with someone, but they don’t repent. You’re planting seeds and helping move them one step closer to salvation.

  • Sharing stories and testimonies of people being born-again can encourage Christians to share the gospel with others.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Romans 8:11; Mark 10:23–27; John 3:16

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

Episodes featuring Tim Dilena

About Tim Dilena

Tim Dilena is senior pastor of Times Square Church. He is the third senior pastor since the founding of the church by David Wilkerson in 1987.

Pastor Tim attended Baylor University, Wayne State University and Moody Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Finance and has taken extended studies in apologetics at Oxford University in England.

He travels extensively with Gary Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz speaking at pastor conferences globally for World Challenge, the ministry founded by David Wilkerson, and sits on its board of directors.

Tim and his wife, Cindy, have four children, Christian, Anna, Grace and Lauryn.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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