In the craziness of schedules, and the distractions of a culture overly satiated with information, many people are too busy or disinterested to attend church regularly. And if they do, what will they find?-If a total unbeliever walked in, would he come back? Would she get in her car and say to herself, ‘There was something those people had, that I want. There was a sense of the transcendent that shook me, a force, a power that I cannot explain…”?
The reformer Martin Luther – a preacher of the gospel and no stranger to a fight – once said that knowing the gospel and teaching the gospel is so necessary for discipleship that we must beat it continually into our heads (he had a fierce way with his metaphors). Luther knew this gospel-beating was needed…Continue reading 4 Reasons to Speak the Gospel to One Another
We often ask people, “Do you want the good news or the bad news?” But sometimes we have to face the bad news before we can really understand why the good news is so good. According to Daniel Strange, Lecturer in Culture, Religion, and Public Theology at Oak Hill College, that’s precisely what Paul did in his…Continue reading A Good Day to Proclaim Bad News
Here’s an excellent little video for sharing and explaining key aspects of the gospel. The video breaks the story down into three main pieces: 3 persons: the Trinity 2 humans: Adam and Christ 1 life: unity with either Adam or Christ You don’t often see gospel presentations that emphasize either the Trinity, especially the idea of becoming a…Continue reading The 3-2-1 Gospel
I love it when people share the gospel story. Especially when they do a good job. Hearing them trace the grand narrative from creation, through the fall, into God’s faithful presence with his people Israel, all the way to the coming of Messiah and his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. And I get particularly excited…Continue reading Without an Invitation, It’s Just a Story