Shine as Lights in the World | Philippians 2:14-18

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud …

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Teaching (Making Disciples: part six)

Too often, we think of discipleship and evangelism as two entirely distinct enterprises, but they are, in reality, two sides of the same coin.  Both are sharing, proclaiming, and teaching the gospel.  They only differ in their audience.  During evangelism, we share the gospel with non-Christians, and during discipleship, we share the gospel with Christians.  …

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Evangelism (Making Disciples: part five)

To be honest, I never thought of evangelism and witnessing as two separate actions until recently. In his short (and free!) ebook, What Is the Great Commission?, R. C. Sproul writes: Evangelism, on the other hand, is the actual proclamation—either oral or written, but certainly verbal—of the gospel. It is declaring the message of the …

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Sept. 30, 2016

Below are a few articles that I found beneficial this past week. 5 Ways To Not Suck at Sharing About Jesus We mean well and want to share about Jesus with our friends, but an invitation without relational investment is a sales pitch. 7 Reasons Why Faithful Church Attendance Matters “I love Jesus but not …

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Trained, Redeemed, Purified, & Zealous | Titus 2:11-15

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age. (Titus 2:11-12) Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and …

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Living Evangelism | Titus 2:6-10

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. (Titus 2:7-8) Bondservants are to be submissive …

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As we steadily approach the finish line of our present sermon series through the seven letters of Revelation, the third to the last message has hit me full force. Jesus gives to the Apostle John a letter for the church of Sardis, and His words for it are terrifying. We’ve already heard Jesus rebuke the …

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