Category Archives: evangelism

God Convicted Me and Pushed Me to Expectation and Action

Studying to preach on Mark 7.24-37 yesterday, I was convicted about my lack of faith. The Syrophonecian woman had faith Jesus was willing and able to cast the demon out of her daughter. She was so convinced that she did … Continue reading

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David Platt Interviews Mark Dever on Disciple-making (8 part video)

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Making Disciples, Multiplying Churches: 11 Exhortations to Pastors and Church Leaders

Let’s call people to total abandonment for the glory of Christ – Followers of Jesus don’t always know where they are going. They know who they are with. Let’s call people to humble dependence on the grace of Christ. Let’s call … Continue reading

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Two blog posts on missional living and lifestyle evangelism

8 Ways to Easily be Missional Everyday Evangelism

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How to think about decisions for Christ and what really matters in true, biblical conversion

David Wells, (Turning to God, 89-90): A decision for Christ is not the real measure of a conversion, although a conversion may occur in and through a decision. Decisions undertaken with insufficient self-awareness, awareness of ourselves as sinners before God … Continue reading

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How Should We Measure a Church’s Success? Jeff Vanderstelt chimes in

Jeff Vanderstelt has a helpful word here: Thoughts: (1) Video 1 summary – Biblical measurements to know if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing: (a) conversions through the gospels, (b) growing to make disciples who can make disciples, … Continue reading

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How not engaging non-Christians with gospel intentionality regularly stifles Christian growth

A helpful video then some thoughts: Thoughts: (1) I grew up in that kind of culture where engaging non-Christians intentionally was rare. I would purposefully speak to them about 10 times a year. It was a big deal (in the … Continue reading

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Things that have helped me grow in living with gospel-intentional mission

(1) this video by Jeff Vanderstelt (2) Three-strand evangelism by Tim Chester (3) Rhythms of the missional church by Tim Chester (4) 8 easy ways to be missional by Jonathan Dodson (5) Soma School (2008 audio and notes) (6) What … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge, but Through Judging Show Mercy

James rebukes Christians for becoming “judges with evil thoughts” (James 2:4). He tells them in the end, “Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom. For judgment is without mercy to the one who … Continue reading

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Motivation to Ministry: Fear (A Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5)

9 Therefore, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has … Continue reading

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