Archive for the 'gospel' Category

Continuing

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

John 8:31 says, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.” Believers will continue. However, believers must continue. You know you’ll continue, but you also must continue, so let’s continue. Let’s do what it takes to continue. 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, […]

Salvation Is Of the Lord

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Jonah 2:9 says that salvation is of the Lord. God is the start, middle, and end of salvation. How is He the start? All of the following will be gleaned directly from scripture. First, God ordained salvation before the foundation of the world. He planned it, predetermined it, through the Second Person of the Trinity, […]

The Cross

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

People wear crosses. They are a piece of decoration in the way of earrings and necklaces and pins. Sometimes they are featured on letterhead and logos. A cross was a mode of execution, an extreme, painful invention of the Romans. They meant both to torture and kill someone using this means. Why would anyone want […]

Churches Reproducing

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

In the last few weeks, I’ve read a few articles and then discussions about the absence of young men becoming pastors. The idea was that it just isn’t happening that boys are growing up and surrendering to pastor a church or plant a church and pastor it. The detriment of this is that churches in […]

Winning Them and Keeping Them

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

I didn’t coin the phrase, something I’ve heard like, “you keep them the same way you get them,” speaking of church growth methods or how a person comes into a church. The thought is to motivate a church and its members not to “get” people into the church in ways that one would not be […]

Counting the Cost

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

If salvation doesn’t cost anything, then where did the idea of “counting the cost” come from? They seem like a contradiction, or do they? The concept actually comes from Jesus in Luke 14:28, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to […]

What to Give Up

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Very often in describing salvation, I explain that you don’t have to give up anything to be saved, except for everything. Someone might ask if you have to give up smoking to be saved. Someone doesn’t get saved by giving up smoking. However, smoking might be the reason why someone doesn’t receive Jesus Christ, believe […]

Fellowship With God

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

God created man to fellowship with Him. God had already fellowshipped within the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—but it was His will for more. Sin separates man from God. For fellowship, the sin must be eliminated. God provided for that through His Son. He made the condition faith. We must believe His Word, the Gospel, […]

Evangelism in the Plan of God

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Whatever goal we might see for the earth, it will be limited by certain realities. In the beginning, God said to subdue His creation and have dominion over it, expanded upon by his instruction to Adam, to dress it and keep it. We’re still doing those things, but with the new reality of sin, that […]

The Calendar and Evangelism

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

When you look at the calendar for the year, you can see some strategy as it relates to the will of God for a church and for you in the church. During certain times of the year, our church and you are better off with ministry that is more family and personal, those right around […]