Archive for the 'gospel' Category

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 […]

Never Forget

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

In Luke 13:4-5, Jesus posed a question related to a tower falling with many deaths, “Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Fifteen […]

Pastoring Saved People

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Apostle Paul writes and explains in Romans 6 why sin won’t have dominion over you any longer once you have been declared righteous, justified, by grace through faith. The first fourteen verses say you have a new life, which isn’t the same as the old, a righteous life, not a sinful life. Then verses […]

God Alone Saves

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

God alone saves.  God saves alone.  Not only does God do the saving alone, but He does it His way.  He doesn’t save our way.  He saves in a way that brings Him glory.  God deserves glory.  He above all things deserves the highest value, especially from His creation, and even more so from His […]