Tag: evangelism

  • Re-Thinking ‘the Harvest’ (One of the Bible’s Most Misunderstood Metaphors)

    Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother,In the morning bright and fair?Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother,In the heat of the noon-day’s glare? For the harvest time is coming on (coming on),And the reapers’ work will soon be done (soon be done);Will your sheaves be many? Will you garner anyFor…

  • 3 Psalms That Will Encourage You During Evil Times

    Do you find yourself feeling depressed over the increase of evil around you? I do. Here are 3 psalms that will lift your spirits and help you express your emotions to GOD. Read this ⬇️ and you’ll feel encouraged.

  • A Letter to Jesus (Asking Questions About Things I Don’t Understand)

    One day my heart was heavy, so I wrote the following thoughts as though I were writing to Jesus. I feel that, in time, GOD helped me better understand the answers to my concerns. If you’d like to understand the increased clarity I received, I explain in this series of posts. … Jesus, Where do…

  • The Role of Evangelists in the Church (And Why It’s Different Than Modern Pulpit Preachers)

    Everybody knows what an evangelist is, right? Right?!? What would you say if I told you that today’s preacher role is quite different than that of a first-century Christian evangelist? Let me show you why this is the case and why it matters. Check it out ⬇️… (If you’ve missed past posts in this series,…

  • The Role of Apostles in the Church

    Whenever we study the roles in the church, it makes sense to begin with the apostles, because that’s where Jesus began. Paul wrote the following to the Corinthian Christians: 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second…

  • The GOD of Tragedy (How GOD Works Good out of Bad)

    Perhaps it’s just my perception, but the world seems to be filled with more tragedy recently. National headlines included numerous shootings, including the terrible Newtown school shootings, a shooting at a Portland, Ore. shopping mall, and what seems like countless suicides. Closer to home, people we know have been affected by various tragedies and deaths.…

  • The Popularity Paradox (Effectively Reaching Lost People without Compromising Truth)

    Today I read a newspaper article discussing how a particular denomination is wrestling with certain decisions pertaining to their heritage—things like whether they should change their name or drop their denomination’s name from their title entirely, past strong political ties and turmoil over race-related issues. The article I’m referring to was written by a pastor…

  • November 23 – Jesus Calls Saul of Tarsus

    Reading Acts 8:1b-9:31 Devotional On the day that Stephen was killed there arose a great persecution against the Christians in Jerusalem. Everyone except the apostles fled Jerusalem to the surrounding regions of Judea and Samaria. Saul of Tarsus was a key part of those persecuting the Christians. He went into Christians’ homes and dragged off…

  • November 19 – Jesus is Raised from the Dead

    Reading Matt. 28:2-4 Mark 16:1-7 Luke 24:4-8 Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 Mark 16:9; John 20:11-17 Matt. 28:8-15 Luke 24:9-11, 13-35; John 20:19 Luke 24:36-44 John 20:21-29; 21:1-24 Matt. 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18 Luke 24:45-51; Acts 1:6-11 Luke 24:52-53; Acts 1:12-26 Mark 16:20 John 20:30-31; 21:25 Devotional Early on Sunday morning there was a violent earthquake and…

  • Top 10: Benefits of a House Church

    Here are the top ten reasons why I love our house church arrangement. 1. It Follows What the First Christians Did In the New Testament (NT), we read of Christians meeting in homes and hosting churches in their home. By contrast, there are no examples of churches owning buildings or property in the NT. If…