Sharing the Gospel with Students – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The gospel is not merely a formula for salvation. We need to see our mission as more than merely getting students to understand and believe the gospel. Creation → Fall → Redemption →  Restoration. The gospel is not a ticket out of this world but an invitation to start engaging the world in a meaningful and purposeful way. Through the gospel, God invites students to participate in His plan for the world. What is the gospel? Do your students see the…

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Andy Stanley Clearly Articulates the Premise of Irresistible

Andy Stanley Clearly Articulates the Premise of Irresistible Maggie John of the daily Christian television show 100 Huntley Street has posted a full, 49-minute interview she did with Andy Stanley, talking first about his famous father and his call to ministry, and then focusing in more directly on his book Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleased to the World. (Thomas Nelson, 2018) Some people have their minds made up about what Andy did say or did not say and that’s…

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Paul vs the Communists – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Do you remember what you were doing in 1989? Not to brag or anything, but I was smuggling Bibles into Communist China. I don’t know if anyone still smuggles Bibles, but 30 years ago it was just about the most exciting thing a young Christian could do. I smuggled hundreds of Bibles and Christian books across the border, and when I tell people this, I am invariably asked one question: What happened when you got caught? Short answer: not much.…

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4 Things Christians Must Reclaim – Christian Article

Rebecca McLaughlin: In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J. K. Rowling sticks a knife into her readers’ hearts. Professor Dumbledore is the Gandalf of the series. He’s the only person who’s power for good can match Lord Voldemort’s evil. But in the sixth book a weakened Dumbledore stands at the top of the Astronomy Tower surrounded by his enemies and he appeals to Harry’s teacher nemesis Severus Snape for help. “Severus, please.” And Snape kills him. The scene is…

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How Do I Share What I Believe? The Relationship Between Low Expectations and Lackluster Evangelism – Christian Article

I have a good friend (I’ll call him Bob) who I’ve known for over fifteen years. We’ve worked with one another, we’ve eaten many meals together, and our families are friendly. I’ve shared my faith with Bob and he’s fully aware of what I believe about God and about Jesus. He’s an uninterested atheist, however, and as I’ve watched our relationship develop, I’ve come to realize Bob’s disinterest is having an impact on the way I behave as a Christian.…

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How Can You Revive Evangelism In Your Church? – Christian Article

Tweet If your church is apathetic toward evangelism, how can you ignite a fire under them so that they’ll have more passion and purpose for rescuing the perishing? Half a Gospel General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was about the most fervent and passionate man I have ever read about in witnessing to the lost. Perhaps D.L. Moody was close, but General Booth said, “Most Christian organizations would like to send…

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How Billy Graham Overcame His Doubts about the Bible – Christian Article

By Matt Brown Billy Graham passed away in early 2018. nearly 100 years after he was born. That day, America—and the world, really—lost one of the greatest evangelists of all time. He undoubtedly communicated the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in human history. Three hundred million people heard him share the simple gospel message live, and countless millions more watched and listened through television, radio broadcasts, and online videos. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Billy Graham:…

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What is the Meaning of the Cross? – Christian Article

When I first became interested in examining the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, I really had no interest in Jesus as God. I was willing to survey and consider the wisdom of Jesus as an ancient sage, but nothing more. Once I was convinced these Gospel accounts were reliable, however, I knew I had to reconsider my naturalistic presuppositions. If Jesus truly rose from the grave, He was more than a wise sage. In those early months of my investigation, I…

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How to Communicate the Evidence for Christianity (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this Incarnate Investigation Podcast, FTO Jimmy Wallace (J. Warner’s son) taps into his experience as a police officer to discuss strategies to help you describe and discuss the evidence for Christianity to your non-believing friends and family members. Incarnate Investigation podcasts will be featured occasionally as part of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast collection. You can subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast (which includes the Incarnate Investigation episodes) on iTunes, or add the podcasts from our RSS Feed. For…

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God’s mouthpiece | Skillful Shepherds – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); In Exodus 4, Moses is seen to question or doubt God for choosing him to lead His people out of Egypt. Even after his encounter with God through the burning bush, God’s revelation of His name “I AM,” the provision of the staff, the miracle of the leprous hand as well as the promised miracle of water from the Nile turning to blood, it seemed to be still not enough for Moses to be…

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What about Apatheism? – Christian Research Institute – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline-featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professorof apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. Before he became a popular apologist, Jim would listen to the Bible Answer Man broadcast in the car while working stakeouts as an undercover investigator. He has since…

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How to Communicate the Evidence for Christianity – Christian Article

Have you ever had a discussion with someone you passionately disagreed with? Have they ever told you, “If you show me the evidence, then maybe I’ll agree with you”? I’ve had conversations where, even after giving more than enough evidence to support my point, the person with whom I was talking still disagreed with me. It’s easy in those moments to feel like they’re just being stubborn, simply refusing to see the truth, or not being intellectually honest. Now, there…

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Credit Where Credit is Due This dog also led Kevin to Jesus. Source Café Press. It’s always interesting when people you know from a fairly fixed context show up at a funeral for someone you knew from a fairly different fixed context. “How did you know Kevin;” I asked. “Actually, I led him to the Lord.” It happened in the town park, apparently. Later in the funeral service itself, a speaker who had been previously scheduled got up to pay tribute…

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5 Ways Athletes Have a Unique Gospel Platform – Christian Article

Do you know how the late R. C. Sproul came to faith in Christ? Through a football player. In his obituary on Sproul, Justin Taylor recaps the story: R. C. was reborn in September of 1957 during the first weekend of his first semester at Westminster College, a progressive Presbyterian school an hour north of Pittsburgh. Following freshman orientation, R. C. and his roommate (whom he had played baseball with in school) wanted to leave their dry campus to go…

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Cylons with Soul | c y b e r f i z h – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); In the wake of the success of ‘Star Wars’ in the late 1970’s another science fiction franchise that made an impression on me as a young boy was ‘Battlestar Galactica’. Drawing upon theories of lost civilisations and humans on Earth being descendants of space travellers, the original story of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ was essentially a reinterpretation of ‘Frankenstein’. The mechanised creations of humanity known as Cylons, turn upon their makers whose surviving remnants then seek…

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Evangelism Must Explain What’s Wrong with the World – Christian Article

People around us today often scoff at the notion of sin. Our world has new names for what ails us: poor self-esteem, neurosis, addiction, anxiety, psychological wounding, and so forth. It isn’t that these issues aren’t a reality; it’s that such analysis doesn’t go deep enough to reveal the root cause. Yet for all the protest that sin is an old-fashioned, outdated concept, nearly everyone agrees that something has gone terribly wrong and must be made right. We see the…

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You Are Blessed to be a Blessing – Christian Article

Probably because of the individualistic culture that we live in, but it is not infrequent that I meet a Christian who thinks about his or her Christian life in individualistic terms. Yes, your forgiveness of sins and receiving Christ are important. But there’s more to your Christian life than this. In other words, the act of God saving you is not solely for your benefit. Your salvation is not just for you. You are blessed to be a blessing. Blessed…

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The Most Compelling Call to Mission Sermon I’ve Heard – Christian Article

The Most Compelling Call to Mission Sermon I’ve Heard Published on June 30, 2018 Yesterday at the Oxygen conference in Sydney, Michael Ramsden from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries preached a sermon that brilliantly deconstructed our culture and then called us to mission. It’s the most compelling sermon I have ever heard on this topic, and I commend it to you. Here are some of the comments on Facebook post-sermon: “It was one of those moments where everyone was encouraged, compelled…

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The Importance of Theological Accuracy (Podcast) – Christian Article

In this podcast, recorded during a church presentation, J. Warner Wallace offers examples from his career in law enforcement to illustrate the importance of defending the truth. How does our ability to defend truth help us to withstand trials and tribulations? What is the difference between belief THAT and belief IN? You can also subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the podcast from our RSS… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written…

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Evangelism – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Furman: There are a lot of ideas out there about evangelism, some helpful and true, some not so helpful and untrue. What are some misconceptions that you’ve heard about evangelism, maybe some that you might have even believed at one point? Pippert: Well, I’ve done evangelism training globally, and I think the thing… And the last seven years we were…

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