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Category: Salvation

Watch Out for These!

November 14, 2013

Keep your heart alert to the powerful stories of God at work in your church. As the Spirit moves and changes lives you will serve your church well by building a team of people, volunteers at first, who can grow their ability to tell those stories well.


Vertical Purpose Leads to Horizontal Effectiveness

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.


God at Work through the Gospel

January 08, 2013

Nothing stirs my heart about faithful service to Christ and His church more than a fresh account of God at work through the power of the Gospel. Watch the story below, shared in our services last weekend, and be encouraged.


Evangelism Breakthrough Starts Here

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, …


I Want the Whole Gospel

September 07, 2012

I want the whole gospel: Every single ounce of truth; give it to me straight just like it is in the Bible.   I want the whole gospel: Don’t dilute the living water—it might not quench my thirsty soul.


Christmas Eve in the Word

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve to you and your family! If you’re like most believers, you want to connect with your family and have fun, play games, share a meal together…


Preaching the Gospel to Harvest Students – September 2011

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


Are You Saved?

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.


The Word of God Obliterates Unbelief – Check it out!

March 29, 2011

So much emphasis today is on the power of personal persuasion in sharing the gospel. What to say, how to say it. Reasons to believe, proofs for the authority of scripture -methods for gaining credibility blah blah blah. It’s always helpful to hear an actual testimony of how someone got saved.


February 15, 2011

The family of God is truly vast and sometimes on the blogosphere I encounter one of our ‘weird’ cousins saying some outrageous things.  Recently I linked to a link from a link from a  . . . I wandered off and found someone writing about what they called, “the evangelical myth of transformation.” He went …


Five Distortions of the Gospel in our Day

March 08, 2010

My oldest son, Luke, sent me a link the other day that quoted A.W. Tozer and James Kennedy (both wonderful Christian leaders in their day). Both men believed that many, if not most, professing believers they encountered around the country were not actually saved. They were deeply troubled by the distortions of the gospel that …


God Makes It Happen

February 18, 2010

Salvation, biblically speaking, is four things. Take a look at this clip from a recent message to see what they are. It is God Who makes it happen.