Evangelism: How to Pull the Trigger

As Christians, we all have the desire to see people come to Jesus.  It’s our nature.  We want to experience the joy of the Lord when we celebrate another soul entering the Kingdom of Heaven.  However, sometimes we get “gun-shy.”  How do we pull the trigger on the Gospel?  What do we say?  How doContinue reading “Evangelism: How to Pull the Trigger”

The Canned Gospel

If you were to present the gospel in two or three minutes, what would you say?  In many Reformed circles today, I believe our mental Bible dictionaries probably have this entry: gos·pel   [gos-puhl]  noun.  Definition — justification by faith alone. Certainly this is a part of the good news, but is that the whole of it?Continue reading “The Canned Gospel”

Jesus Doesn’t Want Your Heart…and Neither Should You

“If you are tired of the load of your sin, let Jesus come into your heart; if you desire a new life to begin, let Jesus come into your heart.”  As well meaning as Christians today are about spreading the gospel, I wonder why we insist on continuing to confuse people about the state ofContinue reading “Jesus Doesn’t Want Your Heart…and Neither Should You”

Alcohol: The Forbidden Fruit (of the Vine)

Thousands of years have passed since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, and as Bono puts it, “We still haven’t found what we’re looking for.”  We are still struggling with the same temptation to eat (or drink) of the forbidden fruit.  When both of my little boys grew close to a year old,Continue reading “Alcohol: The Forbidden Fruit (of the Vine)”