Understanding the Nature of the Gospel, the Fickle Nature of People, and the Nature of True Ministry will help keep you walking with and talking about Jesus!
Serving Jesus is Not for Wimps! It Takes Courage in Your Gut, the Gospel on Your Lips, and the Holy Spirit Filling Your Heart!
The Church in Antioch Models for Us That We Are to be Serious about Both Following Jesus and Sharing him.
Even in Times of Silence, Desperation, and Yes, Even Doubt, God is Sovereign and Can be Trusted.
Through God’s Sovereignty and God’s People, the Gospel Keeps Bursting through Geographical and Racial Boundaries, Resulting In New Churches and New Opportunities!
Our Hearts Must Be in Tune With God’s Heart Toward the Unclean
God Chooses and Uses His Instruments – Sometimes in Ways We Enjoy, and Sometimes in Ways We Endure.
Saul’s Conversion is an Illustration of God’s Choosing the Elect to Salvation and then Using the Elect as His Instruments to Reach Others.
The Conversion of Saul, the Terrorist, Teaches Us That When it Comes to the Power of the Gospel, the Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall!
When Persecution Seems to Have ‘Knocked Out’ the Ministry of the Gospel, the Best Strategy is to Get up off the Mat and Preach the Gospel Some More!
Acts 6:8-15; 7:1-60
Sometimes when you speak up for Jesus, like Peter, you get 3000 souls. Other times, like Stephen, you get 3000 stones. Either way, God gets the glory and will eventually get the victory.
Passage: Acts 6
Navigating the Stormy Seas of Church Life with Biblical Priorities and Principles can make Problems Become Stepping-Stones Rather than Stumbling Blocks.
Nothing Can Stop God’s Power to Get His Word Out.
Luke 19:28-40; 23:13-25
It is shocking to feel the contrast between those words of blessing, “Hosanna, Hosanna“ and the words of cursing, “Crucify, Crucify!“ It is even more shocking to realize they are shouted at the same person, Jesus of Nazareth. And, it is incredibly shocking that these words were likely spoken by some of the same people in both crowds. And perhaps, most shocking of all, is the fact that these two scenes happened just five days apart!” How in the world did this happen, and Who is Responsible?!
Churches and Individuals Have Highs and Lows—Times of Joy and Judgment. God Can Use Both for Our Good and His Glory!
Persecution comes with the territory of speaking up for Jesus, but it can never win in the end!
The Name of Jesus Has the Power to Do Amazing Miracles of Physical Healing, Which Point Ahead to the Miracle of Spiritual Saving.
God’s crazy plan to change the world is to convert a bunch of ‘messiah-murderers’ into a group of people who love God and others in such a way that they become magnets of God‘s mercy to the world.