In our defense of the doctrine of depravity, which is right and necessary, we must not forget the transformative grace of the gospel.
If the gospel is truly of “first importance” (1 Cor 15:3), then what are some ways the church can continue to move the gospel to its proper place of preeminence? Certainly there are more ways than one, but according to the Spirit’s words in 1 Corinthians 11, a great way to reclaim the gospel as the focal point of the church is to recover a regular observance of the Supper.…
If it were true that direct gospel ministry and Bible reading are all that matter, that would mean that we waste most of our lives in the meaningless daily stuff of ordinary living.
Whatever you face today, be it a hard conversation or the good report and everything in between, take your trust in the Lord along.
Evangelism is not only winning someone to Jesus by the grace of God in the preaching of the gospel. It is also winning them to the church by that same grace and gospel.
Our churches will experience a super-nova of the Spirit when we stop trading personal and meaningful holiness for what is safe in the world’s eyes.
"The new life in Christ, just like all natural life, must be nourished and strengthened."
Hannah was able to look in the face of her precious boy as she walked away from him for the last time and know that God would win in the end and her loss was not in vain.
According to the Mission Society, approximately 75% of internationals are never invited into an American home. Most internationals come from cultures that put great emphasis on hospitality and yet they find that in America there is little hospitality offered to them.
Let them come with their words, then. Let the devil come with his barrage of lies, even his truths-turned-lies.