Tag Archives: evangelism

When Conversion is Worthless

Often, in Christian testimonies, one’s conversion experience takes center stage. Usually, with cool lights, soft music, and a little fog, the circumstance, emotions, and sensations of the event are described in great, gut-wrenching detail. Whenever testimonies are called for, more … Continue reading

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A Vision of the Lost

If this doesn’t fire you up, your wood is wet. William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, once shared this vision: I saw a dark and stormy ocean. Over it the black clouds hung heavily; through them every now … Continue reading

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Why Do Christians Evangelize?

Why do Christians want people to know about good news of Jesus? Many non-believers sometimes wonder, “Why do Christians want to tell people about Jesus so badly? Why don’t they just keep Jesus to themselves and leave the rest of … Continue reading

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Should I Make My Faith Public or Private? (Or, Is Jesus Contradicting Himself?)

Once, Jesus said this: Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 In the same sermon, Jesus then said this: Beware of … Continue reading

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Good Advice for Your Nextdoor Neighbors

Scott Slayton shares some great advice on how Christians should go about their neighboring: Be a good neighbor to the people who physically live around you. Know their names, talk to them when you see them, and help out any … Continue reading

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Your Sermon

Vance Havner: My father, a faithful layman who loved preaching and preachers, used to tell us once in a while, with a smile: “Some day I am going to prepare a big sermon and preach it.” I think he really … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

This week will be a bit light since I was preaching all week at a middle school camp. Hope you enjoy! 12 Truths for Parents of Special Needs Children. “As a father who lives in the world of special needs, … Continue reading

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When It’s Good to Be Booed (Or Bad to Be Applauded)

Once, Jesus preached this: Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. Luke 6:26 Matthew Henry helps apply. It is a sign that you were not faithful to your … Continue reading

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What Following Jesus Means

The other day I was sitting with one of the sophomore guys in our church’s youth ministry enjoying a cup of coffee. Our conversation changed from topic to topic, but it soon took on a laser focus when he asked, … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

The Myth of Hate. “I’m told writing this post won’t matter. I can clarify until I’m blue in the face and nothing will change. It doesn’t matter what Christians actually think or believe about homosexuality. It seems the world will … Continue reading

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