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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Why Did Jesus Disciple the Way He Did?

Please read the whole post slowly. Withness in the ministry of proclamation: Jesus and Paul invited those they wanted to be with them in evangelistic ministry. Purposeful for the ministry of proclamation: “Time with” was going somewhere. Jesus was going to send the twelve and the seventy-two. Paul was going to send Timothy, and Titus, … More Why Did Jesus Disciple the Way He Did?

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You Don’t Need to be Funny. You Need to be Passionate and Dependent.

Monday Preaching Reflections I have noticed a tendency in many young preachers, church planters, youth pastors, new communicators to embrace an  “I need to be funny” mentality. Listening to them, one get’s the impression that they agonize over how they need to “connect” with people at some “funny-bone” level in order to prove themselves or … More You Don’t Need to be Funny. You Need to be Passionate and Dependent.

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The Best Evangelists are the Best Worshipers

A. W. Tozer’s Corner Tozer contends for the priority of spending time with God, knowing God, passionately pursuing God, resting in God–is the best preparation for powerful preaching of the God of the gospel. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” –Mark 16:15 Recall what … More The Best Evangelists are the Best Worshipers

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A Truly Converted Life

Friday Musings A truly converted life is a life that is infused with the missio Dei. Being on mission for God is always word and works, proclamation and compassionate action, herald and healer. If we care only for social justice and never give voice to the Jesus Story—the gospel narrative of redemption and the call … More A Truly Converted Life

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