1 Peter 5:8. Peter warns believers to be alert against the temptations of the enemy. We look at three particular temptations believers today may face and three times believers may be especially tempted.
Isaiah 36. Sennacherib’s seige of Jerusalem shows us three ways the enemy attacks God’s people.
Hebrews 7:25 – A done deal. Finished. All wrapped up. That’s every Christian’s salvation. Why? Because Jesus is alive and well today.
Hebrews 10:31 – The first Good Friday was a dreadful day for Jesus, but it was the basis for our acceptance before God. It’s a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, but, thankfully, Jesus went there for us.
Mark 6:30-44. Disciples are to tell people about Jesus, and they are to depend upon Jesus.
The Book of Jonah gives us several lessons on how not to share the Gospel. The Book of Daniel gives us several lessons on how to share the Gospel. Ultimately, for Christians, it comes down to having a Christ-like compassion for those who need to hear the message of reconciliation.
We live in the “modern world” that is skeptical about the place of religion in life, let alone the claims of Christ. Yet in this era the church continues to thrive. Across the globe, churches continue to proclaim the Gospel, and this will continue until Jesus returns. God’s wisdom continues to be on display in […]
Mark 5:21-43 – Jesus is Lord over everything – including life and death. This is great news for His people. We needn’t fear the things of this life or even death itself.
Matthew 28:19-20 & Galatians 3:13-14 – In order for evangelism to become “normal,” we need to have a re-think. We must see evangelism as a command to be obeyed (instead of a suggestion), and a privilege (instead of a chore). Christians will not face the curse of God. This changes everything!
As the authority of Scripture is attacked, and the wider culture increasingly focuses on the self; the church faces a very stiff test. Jesus builds His church despite the winds of change blowing across the western world. In fact, in a time like no other before, the Gospel spreads to the “far corners of the […]
Mark 5:1-20 – 3 responses to witnessing the power of Christ
Deut 4:5-8 & John 4:39-42 – Are we all alone in our efforts to evangelise? Thankfully, no. The church both adorns the gospel we proclaim and supports and helps us in our outreach. What an asset the church is to our evangelism! Let’s make use of it.
The reformation hit the church like an earthquake, and the aftershocks were felt long after Luther and Calvin. Across Europe (but especially in England), believers (called Puritans) long to see all of church life conformed to Scripture. It’s a pressure-filled period of church history, yet through it all, Jesus builds His church. May we continue […]
Mark 3:20-30 – What do Jesus’ enemies say about him? How does Jesus respond? Matt helps us understand how Jesus’ authority over evil helps us deal with evil in our own lives.
2 Corinthians 5:20 – The goal of evangelism is to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ. We are to bear witness to his message: “Be reconciled to God.” Genesis 17:6-7 – We are ambassadors of Jesus Christ as a part of God’s covenant community of believers. We don’t bear this message alone.
2 Timothy 2 – Focus and discipline in the Christian life.
2 Timothy 1 – Start a legacy; build a dynasty.
Rediscovered! For centuries, the church had been distracted and confused. During this remarkable period, the Word of God and the Gospel itself are brought back to the centre. Through Luther, Calvin and many others reformation is in the air. May we learn from this era, that we might continue to reform the church by the […]
Mark 2:1-12 Two reasons why Jesus’ claims to be God are true.
Gen 1:27-28 & Deut 7:7-9 – “Evangelism” is a word that generates anxiety for most Christians. Understanding what evangelism is (and what it isn’t!), is the first step towards faithfulness (no matter how we might feel!).