The Gospel is a Proclamation, Not a Sales Pitch.

A Monday Musings The gospel is a proclamation, not a sales pitch.  Jesus called people to repent and believe. And he commissioned us to do the same. Some will, and sadly, some will not.  I have been reflecting on this for a couple of days (honestly, for years) but recently two different authors have fueled my … More The Gospel is a Proclamation, Not a Sales Pitch.

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Mature Discipleship Always Yields a Gospel-Telling Man or Woman

Wednesday Discipleship “Follow me and I will make you to be fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17; cf Matt. 4:19) Real discipleship, discipleship that is measured against the process and results of Jesus and Paul, always yields a gospel-telling man or woman. How should it happen? Point 1: Maybe not instantly, but maybe  … A close reading … More Mature Discipleship Always Yields a Gospel-Telling Man or Woman

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A Night Owl’s Yearning to Be a Morning Person

Wednesday Discussion “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” (Mark 1:35) “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” (Luke 5:16 ESV) Rising early in the morning to pray seems to have been a habit with … More A Night Owl’s Yearning to Be a Morning Person

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Too Often, We Confuse Means, Ends and Results

Tuesday’s Continuing Discussion  (This continues a discussion that started in yesterday’s post. “Yesterday” being 10/30/2011.) I think there are two other problems associated with the good works that Christians are called to do in the world. On the one hand some see the good that we do, the injustices that we seek to address, the … More Too Often, We Confuse Means, Ends and Results

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The Tidal Wave Coming to the American Church

Monday Discussion I am becoming more and more convinced that there is a tidal wave coming to the American Church. It is doctrinal in nature and unless pastors and church leaders are released from their bondage to the therapeutic concerns of people in their pulpits and teaching, the American Church is going to see tidal-wave-like … More The Tidal Wave Coming to the American Church

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