Tag Archives: Evangelism

The Gospel: God, love, fellowship, and joy!

The Gospel is not ultimately about forgiveness of sin. While important, that’s only a means to a much greater end. The Gospel is, first and foremost, the good news about God. For we see Him in the life of His … Continue reading

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God’s renovation project

I believe we’re living in a time when God is stripping off the layers of centuries of religion in order to reveal the stunning beauty of Christ and the good news of the gospel that brings great joy. It’s like … Continue reading

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For The Sake Of The World

Since we’ve been talking about Jesus Christ, Savior of the World, I thought it would be appropriate to post this classic song from Bethel Music from their album by the same title released in 2012. As we have seen in the … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know in ten minutes

What if you only had ten minutes to show a group of people on a remote island everything they needed to know in order to grow into a vibrant Christian community, and you could only give them four Bible verses (they have no Bibles)? What would … Continue reading

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What IS so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?

We’re most certainly living in troubled times…with terrorist threats, violent civil unrest, and deeply divided polarization on issues. But this is exactly when Jesus’s Church should shine the brightest, rather than being part of the problem. But the only way we’re going to … Continue reading

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Abandoning our addiction to certainty

What if we abandoned our addiction to certainty for surrender and trust? For if we’re ever going to walk off our maps, we must let go of our need to have everything figured out. We’ll never go beyond what we … Continue reading

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Incarnation is about restoration

If we were to properly celebrate Christ’s saving work, we would start on Christmas day and end on Easter! For our salvation is not confined to Calvary, but begins with a birth in Bethlehem.

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The Law of Christ: other-centered love

When we take a deeper look at the Law, as Christ interpreted it, we find that it doesn’t lead us to works-righteousness; it inevitably leads us to other-centered love. This is a continuation of my thoughts in my previous post, and a post … Continue reading

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The Jesus Hermeneutic – Part Two

What is God really like? Do we just add everything together that we read that mentions God, from Genesis to Revelation, in order to create our theology? In part one, we saw the problem with this method because of apparent disparity between the God … Continue reading

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Why our truncated view of salvation leads to poor evangelism

Salvation is both a destination and a journey. It is both instantaneous and ongoing. Yet, many Christians only see it as the former. To be clear, we’re saved by grace through faith. You are saved the moment you believe. 

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