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Showing posts from September 28, 2008

Preaching and Sin

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” (Proverbs 27:6) There is a common belief today that preaching on sin is no longer necessary. The thought is that sinners come to church loaded with guilt, and we need to help them realize God’s love rather than point out their wickedness. I was once told by a church leader that, if I walked into the house of a Christian and found a pornographic magazine on his coffee table, I shouldn’t say anything. After all, it isn’t my place to “judge”. I should just let the Holy Spirit convict him. But how does the Holy Spirit convict? He does so by the preached Word (Romans 10:14). Nowhere in Scripture do we find the man of God sitting silently waiting for the Holy Spirit to convict a sinner through some mystical experience. Instead, we have time and again sinners being convicted by the preached Word, either in a corporate setting, or even in person. We have Samuel rebuking Saul, Nathan rebuking David, John the Baptist rebu

Modern day advantages Gospel-Wise that Sodom never had.

Sodom had no churches:- WE HAVE THOUSANDS. Sodom had no Bible:- WE HAVE MILLIONS. Sodom had no preachers:- WE HAVE THOUSAND PLUS THOUSANDS. Sodom had no Bible Schools:- WE HAVE MANY. Sodom had no prayer meetings:- WE HAVE THOUSANDS. Sodom had no Gospel broadcasts:- WE HAVE MANY GOSPEL CHANNELS Sodom had no histories of God's judgement to warn of the danger:- WE HAVE VOLUMES OF THEM. As a nation we are richly blessed, with the freedom of expression:- YET WE DO NOT EXCERCISE OUR RIGHT TO SHARE OUR FAITH. Sodom perished in spite of all these disadvantages! Ulster today is living by the MERCY of GOD. Ulster already has had posted all warning signs, signs that Sodom lacked. The dice is loaded against us!

10 Reminders for Faithful Evangelism

As glorious as the message of the gospel is many of us still have trouble with faithful and fervent proclamation of it. There are many explanations as to why each of us may struggle with being as faithful as we ought in this discipline; however, the scope of these posts is simply to offer ways in which to encourage more faithfulness in the area of personal evangelism. What follows are biblical helps that aim to stimulate further evangelistic faithfulness in your life. I will cover a total of 10 over the next several days. There are a total of ten here but honestly we could look at fifty or sixty. Some are longer than others so we'll break them up as needed. So, here we go, 10 Reminders to help you become more faithful in personal evangelism… 1. Don't forget the mandate matt 28.18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and