April 19, 2013
My Wednesday post on how the glory of God is the only fire that can sustain evangelistic zeal in local church ministry, may seem a very indirect evangelistic approach to you. If you believe intentional evangelism is what reaches people, you may find it hard to accept what I am writing.
September 20, 2012
My mom, who went to heaven in July 2010, was the most effective personal evangelist I have ever known. It was extremely common during my childhood to see my mother sitting at the kitchen table with her Bible open in earnest conversation with another mom who lived on our street. Some of these were friends, [...]
August 21, 2012
Contrary to popular opinion, God has done more than give us good news He wants to get out. He has given us a manner that must accompany every method and a rationale for that manner.
The single term that best describes the way God wants his gospel given is boldness. And because it’s translated various ways, even faithful students of Scripture might overlook its frequency.
August 03, 2012
God commands boldness because it’s the only manner of speaking about Jesus that comes from the overflow of our love for Him. “Now when [the rulers and elders] saw the boldness of Peter and John, … they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been
October 13, 2011
A few weeks ago, we rushed out of church on a Saturday night and headed to downtown Chicago for an important youth event at our Harvest Cathedral in the heart of the city. What a joy to proclaim the incredible truth of Psalm 27:4
April 19, 2011
God, in His mercy, sent His Son to die for your sin so that you could be saved. Are you saved? How do you know? Watch this message and get this issue settled today.
February 24, 2011
Peter and John were imprisoned, Paul and Steven were stoned, and Christ himself was crucified for the offense created in their speaking the truth. And if you start talking freely and openly and authentically about Jesus Christ you must anticipate some of the same — count on it. Regardless of what the strategists say, negative [...]
February 21, 2011
In most of what God commands He gives His children freedom in the mechanics of obedience. A man and woman are to commit for a lifetime, but we are not told how that marriage is to be established. Pastors are to preach the Word, but many methods are biblical and the preacher himself is given [...]
March 01, 2010
There is a deafening, non-stop discussion in evangelicalism about what the church needs to be (many of the most vocal are those who pastor no one and win very few to our Lord). On and on they pontificate about how church needs to be personally relevant and interesting and meet felt needs. About how it [...]