From time to time we hear wonderful compliments ascribed to the people around us. Sometimes the compliment is about the person’s appearance. Sometimes about his generosity or her gentle spirit. Perhaps above them all, my attention is captured when I hear a person described as a true shepherd. … Continue ReadingCARING FOR CHRISTIANS
Promoting helpful Christian reading is important part of the Church’s responsibility to promote the announcement of good news. This post aims to promote a well-written resource for those seeking to better understand the differences between Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs. … Continue ReadingBOOK REVIEW: NOTHING IN MY HAND I BRING
In timely fashion, the audio recordings from the 2019 CCEF National Conference are available at this link. The conference topic covered all facets of anxiety, and how God brings peace through an intentional walk with Jesus. These sessions are highly valuable to all of us, … Continue ReadingCCEF CONFERENCE AUDIO SET
We tore open presents from under the tree. Christmas dinner topped off our snack-filled bellies, and then a new year rang. We threw confetti and slept in the next morning. Our kids made snowmen and snow angels, while the dads shoveled and the moms sipped … Continue ReadingMEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD…
You love to be angry, don’t you? Come on – admit it! Even if every once in a while, given particular conditions, you enjoy anger. Strangely, there is something pleasant about it. … Continue ReadingDO YOU LOVE TO BE ANGRY?
On this happy 185th birthday of the incomparable Charles Spurgeon, I believe he was a happy christian despite the dark clouds of depression which often darkened his skies. Happiness in Jesus is a fight, and Spurgeon was an admirable fighter. … Continue ReadingA HAPPY CHRISTIAN
For many people, the most difficult part of sharing the gospel with someone is starting a conversation. If you are a Christian, you probably know enough about the gospel to lead someone to Christ. Therefore, the problem is not that the gospel is hard to explain, but the problem of starting a conversation that gives most Christians trouble.
Let’s go back to the basics and make evangelism easy. Basically, an evangelistic conversation is made up of 5 stages.
1. Warm Connection
2. Mutual Interest
3. The Shift
4. Gospel Presentation
5. Questions and Answers.
In this post, we will direct our attention to these stages and explore how they work together.
… Continue ReadingFIVE STAGES OF AN EVANGELISTIC CONVERSATION
In my sermon yesterday, I provided “10 Ways to Hear God More Clearly,” summarized from Thomas Watson’s book Heaven Taken By Storm. And I promised my church that these principles would be posted online, in case they were not able to write them down in the course of my preaching about them. … Continue Reading10 WAYS TO HEAR GOD MORE CLEARLY
Just when the NBA Finals threaten to pull the dark, oppressive, basketball-less cloud over the summer months, a bright spot. Not just a bright spot; a brilliantly, burning sun of hope and happiness! Malcolm Gladwell is back with his captivating and enlightening podcast, “Revisionist History!” … Continue ReadingHE’S BACK, BABY!