Where Does Evangelism Fit on Sunday Morning?

Where Does Evangelism Fit on Sunday Morning? by Michael Keller for The Gospel Coalition There is an active debate about the role evangelism should play in Sunday worship services. On any given Sunday should we assume our audience are believers or nonbelievers? First Corinthians 14:23–25 indicates that both groups were present in early church services. Most in the congregation were believers gathered for worship. Nevertheless, Paul proposes that the Christians conduct themselves such that nonbelievers aren’t unnecessarily put off (concluding Christians are “out of their minds,” v. 23) and can hear the good news and be…

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Ravi Zacharias at Yale University (Podcasts)

Ravi Zacharias at Yale University (Podcasts) for RZIM What sets Christianity apart from other religions? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias is at Yale University to answer this tough question among others. We hope you’ll join us. Podcast HERE / Part 1 >>>   How can you share the Gospel with someone who doesn’t believe in God at all? Listen in to Just Thinking with Ravi Zacharias today to hear how he would answer this tough question. Podcast HERE / Part 2 >>>   Think More! With Ravi Zacharias >>>

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The Crucial Differences Between Secular and Kingdom Churches

The Crucial Differences Between Secular and Kingdom Churches by JOSEPH MATTERA for Charisma News The objective I have in this article is to illustrate the role and function of the two ekklessias mentioned in Scripture as highlighted in the narrative of the church of Ephesus in Acts 19. The True Ekklesia As many of you already know and understand, the word ekklesia is used by Jesus, as seen in Matthew 16:16, to describe His followers when He launched the kingdom of God. The biblical meaning of ekklesia has to do with the community of Jesus’s disciples…

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There’s More to Missions Than Unreached People Groups

There’s More to Missions Than Unreached People Groups by Paul Akin for The Gospel Coalition In the mid-20th century, some evangelical Christians believed we were on the cusp of fulfilling the Great Commission because there were Christians located in almost every geographical country in the world. But at the First International Congress on World Evangelization in July 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Ralph Winters warned triumphant Christians about “people-blindness” and “hidden peoples.” He recognized that some geographic countries simultaneously contain both very evangelized and completely unevangelized groups of people (e.g., China). Winters’s…

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Unclean, Unwanted and Segregated

Unclean, Unwanted and Segregated One of the few times in history has there been people with leprosy. An awful disease that is described in the Bible and, more importantly, how people not afflicted with this disease respond to those with the disease. People are seen as unclean and no longer welcome in the community. Others are told not to touch them as the disease will spread to them and infect their bodies. These are extremely powerful words that paint an unloving and unwelcoming, standoffish picture of loneliness, separation and fear.…

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Witness

Witness If you have ever been a witness to someone you already know and understand the power it carries. When we open our hearts and allow the Holy Spirit to fill us, speak through us and deliver the message of Jesus Christ, well, lives change. We should tell our story as often as possible, especially, if there is an group of 1 or 2 people to grasp what is being said. Our love for Jesus Christ should be shared, not only through our lives but through our words. People need…

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The Power of the Gospel (Podcast)

The Power of the Gospel Podcast by Janet Parshall for In the Market Today our guest will share his testimony as someone who was transformed by the power of the gospel. His dramatic conversion to Christianity and subsequent seminary training informs his views on homosexuality–personally, biblically, theologically, and culturally–and his compelling story will guide us through this complex and controversial issue while revealing how to lovingly engage with those who disagree. Podcast HERE >>> Hour Two HERE >>>

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Church Offerings – Essence of Collapse

Church Offerings – Essence of Collapse by Randolph Jason for Gospel News Network This entire year, literally, beginning on January 3, 2019, I have focused primarily on the Essence of Collapse. Our society is collapsing around us and for those with eyes to see and ears to hear it is terrifying. Seeing our neighborhoods, communities, family, friends and colleagues, literally, die in the streets should be a wake up call for believers, but sadly, this is not the case. The reason I say this with such conviction is simple. Look…

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Christians must speak truth to power – whatever the consequences

Christians must speak truth to power – whatever the consequences by Ben Kwashi  for Christian Today There are times when the people of God must speak truth to power. Whatever the consequences. Someone must call for change. If not us, who? I had an early baptism of fire in 1985 when the Commission for Education decided to build a mosque right next to an Anglican church – St Michael’s in Zaria. They had already begun to bring tipper trucks to the site. I wrote to the Minister to say that…

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