Category Archives: evangelism

Thoughts from the Bible & the General . . .

I read some statements that General André Cox made at The Salvation Army National Advisory Organizations Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 21-24, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Expect Change.” The General’s comments reminded me of these biblical concepts: Christ-followers … Continue reading

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How many sermons does it take to make a person pure?

Christ-followers are called to be pure and holy! That’s not easy to do when seductive media is so readily accessible and overflowing with negativity, disrespect, vulgarity, adultery, nudity, profanity, and worse. Have all the sermons that we have heard (and … Continue reading

Posted in church, church fathers, church government, city council meeting, early church, ekklesia, evangelism, God's government, government, on earth as it is in heaven, Origen, religion, spiritual formation, spiritual transformation, testimonies, Thom Schultz, transformation, Uncategorized, Walk by the Spirit | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does church have a gag rule on God?

God has no gag rule on Christ-followers! “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” Religion “commanded” the early Christ-followers “not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.” They replied: “We cannot help speaking about what … Continue reading

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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead? Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So … Continue reading

Posted in acts of kindness, by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony, casting out demons, confession, Doing the most good, evangelism, faith, fasting, forgiveness, gifts of the Spirit, love your enemies, prayer, repentance, signs and wonders, speaking in tongues, spiritual weapons, Uncategorized, wisdom, worship | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

25 words or less — My favorite thing about Jesus is . . .

25 words or less to win money and prizes? How about 25 words or less to express and release the glory of God? There is power in creatively writing from the heart! In the 1950s and 60s many companies conducted … Continue reading

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What Does Church Train People To Be?

Two ways a church service can train people: 1) Church could train people to be passionate, prophetic, Spirit-prompted participators. 2) Instead church tends to train people to be silent, sedentary, subservient spectators. What is the church you attend training you to … Continue reading

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Tattoos, Texting, Talk Radio, Polls, Piercings, Social Media, Reality TV & Other Self-Expression

In our contemporary culture of constant, clamoring self-expression (tattoos, texting, talk radio, opinion polls, piercings, social media, reality TV, etc.), there’s no reason Christ-followers shouldn’t courageously and continually express their faith in Christ! I LOVE JESUS! HE’S AWESOME! I WANT TO … Continue reading

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