The Resurrection is Central (1 Corinthians 15:1-2)

I love doing puzzles. Nothing is worse than realizing you're missing a piece! The American church is missing the most important piece of all. We must center our lives and ministries on Jesus' resurrection.

“The Plan of Salvation”: Divine Birthday Party (Part 1)

One of the best things about being a kid is having birthday parties. And the best thing about a birthday party is opening presents! Our conversion is like a spiritual birthday. God gives us a new birth into His family.

How to Equip Your People for Evangelism

Evangelism is central to the Christian life and the life of the church. "Evangelism" means to preach the gospel, which is the good news that sinners are reconciled to God through Jesus His Son. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus tells His apostles to testify about Him in the power of the Holy Spirit and bring … Continue reading How to Equip Your People for Evangelism

“Beyond Conversion”: How to Preach the Gospel to Saved People

It seems all preachers know how to do is convert people. Their sermons usually end with an invitation. They invite any unsaved person at church that day to come forward and receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Or they inspire the congregation to go out and invite unsaved people to church next week. … Continue reading “Beyond Conversion”: How to Preach the Gospel to Saved People