Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 22, 2008
Demonstrate the Gospel
R.W. Shambach told the story of a meeting he was in with T.L. Osborn. A young man who was a boxer and had been blinded by severe blows was also in the meeting. Shambach knew the man personally and knew that he was not a believer. Osborn called the man forward and
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 11, 2008
TUNE INTO THE GOSPEL
Right now, there are thousands of radio stations broadcasting through the air all over the U.S. Some have news shows, others play a variety of musical styles; commercials are blaring while other stations broadcast sporting events. But if you do not tune in, those radio
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 18, 2008
Counterfeit money is lacking in authority—-it does not have the backing of the federal government. A good counterfeiter can dupe some people into accepting his copywork as legitimate currency. But eventually, when the fake money is brought before the authorities, it will be
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Aug 26, 2003
THE GOSPEL OF GRACE?
Put bluntly: the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith.
By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood,
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 10, 2011
THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL
John Wesley: "There is no [conflict] at all between the law and the gospel; that there is no need for the law to pass away, in order to the establishing of the gospel. Indeed neither of them supersedes the other, but they agree perfectly well together. Yea, the very same
THE GOSPEL IS OFFENSIVE
There is something about the gospel that is inherently offensive. I don’t like saying that, and you may not like hearing it. But it is incontestable. The gospel puts some people off.
Take David and Roland, two high school friends of mine. David was what you might call
Contributed by Bret Toman on Mar 14, 2013
"BARBARIANS" AND THE GOSPEL
It is said that one of the greatest disasters in the history of Christianity took place in 1271. Nichelo and and Matteo Polo, the father and the uncle of Marco Polo, were visiting the Kubla Kahn. At that time, Kubla Kahn was a world ruler. He ruled all of China, all
"The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart."
"The Gospel that represents Jesus Christ, not as a system
A great Indian evangelist named Sadhu Sundar Singh observed, "The cross bears
JESUS IS THE GOSPEL.
"Fundamentally, our Lord’s message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light." He did not come merely to
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 22, 2007
Poem: The Gospel According to You
Arthur McPhee said:
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Are read by more than a few,
But the one that is most read and commented on
Is the gospel according to you.
You are writing a gospel, a chapter each day
By the things that you do and the words
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Sep 16, 2008
Topography, Basketball and the Gospel
Jack went to an Ivy League School and was a star on the basketball team and graduated with a degree in topography – that is, the study of mapping. What do basketball and topography have to do with the Gospel? Nothing. Except that years later Jack found
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Feb 26, 2009
“The Same Gospel for the Same Needs”
Some months after our arrival in China, an old experienced missionary came to my husband with the following advice: “Do not attempt to speak of Jesus the first time on preaching to a heathen audience. The Chinese have a prejudice against the name of Jesus.
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 16, 2009
FRESH FAITH, FRESH GOSPEL
The dictionary defines "fresh" as that which is newly made or obtained; that which does retain the original properties without any degradation. Conversely, "staleness" is defined as: having lost the freshness, effervescence, or palatability; lacking originality or
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 21, 2004
“The power that is in the Gospel does not lie in the eloquence of the preacher, otherwise men would be the converters of souls, nor does it lie in the preacher’s learning, otherwise it would consist in the wisdom of men. We might preach until our tongues rotted, till we would exhaust our lungs and
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 24, 2001
The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary
Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 28, 2002
The Gospel Perspective on Thanks
Because of the great sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the cross, Christians should have an additional, very personal perspective on thanks. Max Lucado shares this moving story of sacrifice to remind us what Jesus has done in giving His life for us:
Contributed by Jun Tadena on Aug 25, 2006
How the Gospel Came to Korea
Robert J. Thomas, a Welshman, was a colporteur working in China for the Scottish Bible Society. In the course of his work, he learned that the Korean language is based on Chinese and that, as a result, the Korean intellectuals could read Chinese. His main