One doctor said to him, "How do you think I feel in longing to lead people to Christ, knowing that the moment my patients receive Christ they face a life-and-death contempt in this culture?"
"It must seem pointless," Miller replied.
"Pointless?" the doctor said. "This is the point of the gospel—the cost and consequence of receiving Christ is the entire point of ’Take up your cross and follow me.’"
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Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 30, 2002
Two very different churches, aren’t they? Both are very busy in what they are trying to do. But one is dying. Why? What is the church supposed to be? And what is the church supposed to do? (*Powerpoint available - #238)
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 2, 2002
Our Lord said, “Go into all the world & preach the good news to every creature.” What is that good news? I think it consists of two things that need to be proclaimed - that would really be “good news” to the world today. (PowerPoint Available - #288)