Part 1 of the "Are you ready?" series looks at the need for preparation, establishing the groundwork for what it means to "be ready".
Do not let your life go wasted in pursuing things that Christ already won for us.
Justin and I prayed and soon we came to the same answer...
While today seems busy when reading in black and white, it was slower than we'd have liked. But we know God is in control.
So, as I sit in a darkened living room, with my laptop where it should be (on my lap), just under two weeks from departure, I feel compelled to capture some thoughts.
I’ve been a Christian for some 15 years now, and have had the privilege of working with all different kinds of faith communities. I’ve witnessed a lot of differing approaches to ministry some of which are wildly successful and others that are wholly underwhelming. What is interesting is that in all of these relationships I have witnessed a very consistent undercurrent within the universal body in America.
Well I asked and you guys delivered, so here we go. This week I am writing on the topic of how we speak to one another, not only as brothers and sisters in the faith but also in how we dialogue with other people in general. Now I had always known that scripture had quite a bit to say on this topic, but I had underestimated how much it had to say. So without writing a book…I am going to focus on one or two texts in particular and go from there.
So after last week’s reflective post its right back down to business. Today I am writing on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. Evangelism is one of the few topics in today’s church that is given a decent amount of sermon time.