A person must first be in the light before he/she can spread the Gospel to a lost world.
Be ready at any time
(b)The Possessor,s Lamp
After one of our members came down with the flu, was in intensive care for 10 days, we became very aware of how easily it is passed, especially to our elderly members. Which brought about these thoughts.
1) You are 70% Less likely to get the flu (or pass it) if you wash your hands properly.
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 26, 2008
The early Church of God reformers called themselves The Gospel Trumpet family. As many as three hundred people lived, worked, played, worshipped and ate together. They came together to publish materials that would be used to spread the gospel and teach others what the Church of God believed. They
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 11, 2007
"In the epistles, prayer requests are most often linked to the rapid spread of the gospel and the advance of Christ’s Kingdom. Christians are encouraged to seek God’s wisdom and revelation, perseverance, and power…petition comes across as a dynamic agent of change, something that seizes the
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 20, 2004
"One of the first verses of Scripture that Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, encouraged me to memorize was 2 Timothy 2:2. This is like a mathematical formula for spreading the gospel and enlarging the church. Paul taught Timothy; Timothy shared what he knew with faithful men; these
Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jul 15, 2017
In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13) Jesus spoke of the kingdom of heaven being like an indiscriminate sower. This contradicts theories surrounding church growth of targeting certain statistically measurable demographics. There is no such target audience in this parable. The seed of the kingdom
Have you ever heard of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics? It’s a basic Scientific Law – right up there with the Law of Gravity. One definition of it says: The entropy (disorder) of a closed system will not decrease for any sustained period of time. (That was the shortest one I found.) To put it
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 27, 2018
Next to Billy Graham, Rick Warren and Joel Osteen are probably to most recognizable ministers in America. Warren is the author of the top selling hardcover book of all time, The Purpose Driven Life. It sold 30 million copies.
Speaking about his "purpose driven" success, in 2005 Warren told
PLAYING AT RELIGION
An elderly man visited a church during a business meeting. After a number of reports were presented, the chairman of the evangelism committee stood and solemnly stated that there were 200 homes in their county without a Bible.
There was a moment of silence, and then the
Catching The Flu is definitely dangerous! Perhaps you have read about the flu epidemic that swept the world in 1918? It killed 50 million people. One fifth of the world’s population. It spread rapidly because it was so contagious and people didn’t know what it was or how to prevent it.
Robert E. Coleman wrote the book, The Master's Plan of Evangelism, and gave us the principles that Jesus used to spread the Gospel around the world until He returns. Here is the list:
1. SELECTION: “He chose from the twelve.” (Luke 6:13)
2. ASSOCIATION: The principle of
In May of 1846 an evangelist, now mostly forgotten, named “James Caughey” (pronounced “coffee”) visited a chapel in Nottingham England and preached a sermon on the words recorded in St. Mark, “Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 8, 2007
[The Point: Living for God is more than a one-time, verbal declaration, it is an on-going, intentional lifestyle.]
Once upon a time, in a country far, far away where Christianity was not allowed, there lived a very wise old man.
One day, a woman in terrible distress came to him to
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 11, 2006
David Livingstone (1813-1873) was a Scottish missionary; doctor and explorer who helped open the heart of Africa to missions. His travels covered one-third of the continent, from Cape Town to near the Equator, and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Here is what he had to say about his 33 years
Contributed by Tommy Hames on Oct 18, 2000
PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES
When I was a senior in high school I owned a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. I loved that car. It was metallic gray with red, orange and yellow pin stripes down the side. I went everywhere in that car. I even used it to carry a carload of kids to school every day, despite its size.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 1, 2010
FRANCIS CHAN: RADICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING
Pastor Francis Chan, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California wrote in his latest book entitled, "Crazy Love". He has already sold one million copies worldwide; a figure he says demonstrates the extent to which he is not alone in
Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 17, 2010
Christina recently gave birth to our first daughter. After three sons I am very pleased to have a little girl. Recently I was speaking to the academic dean of the seminary where I am pursuing doctoral studies. The school had asked for individual and family photos of students like me who are