Evangelism Done Correctly

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Evangelism done correctly is an engaging and intense activity. It also helps us to be at the edge of our comfort zones for the gospel. Here are four essential elements of evangelism:

  1. Evangelism is verbal proclamation.

  2. Evangelism will always include the gospel.

  3. Evangelism must include truth about Jesus’ death and resurrection for sin.

  4. Evangelism must include an invitation to repent and believe in Christ.

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The “Yes” Behind Self-Control

Self-control isn’t just saying “no” to evil desires, it’s saying “yes” to God’s transformation and sanctification of our hearts.

…self-control isn’t simply a dam holding back a surge of destructive desires. It’s part of the process of sanctification that ultimately heals our sinful hearts. When it’s not present, the fallout can be swift and severe.

Self-control is crucial for leaders because it guards against moral lapses that threaten to destroy their lives and ministries. But there are other reasons why cultivating self-control is important for leaders.

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The Best Gift For Missions

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A life poured out for others is more valuable than any spiritual gift or service that we can muster. Thomas Schreiner shares what is the best gift that we can give to missions.

But the best gift for any missionary—and for any Christian for that matter—is to be like Jesus, since Jesus is the paradigm of love (John 15:12–13). God is working all things for our good so that we will “be conformed to the image of his Son” (Rom. 8:29). We’re most like Jesus when we live sacrificially as he did and when we pour out our lives for the sake of others.

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Don’t Miss 75% of the Bible

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The apostle Paul encouraged the disciples to read the Old Testament:

For everything that was written in the past written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (Romans 15:4).

Here are ten reasons why the Old Testament is important to Christians:

  1. The OT was Jesus’s only Scripture and makes up three-fourths (75.55 percent) of our Bible.

  2. The OT substantially influences our understanding of key biblical teachings.

  3. We meet the same God in both Testaments.

  4. The OT announces the very ‘good news/gospel’ we enjoy.

  5. Both the old and new covenants call for love, and we can learn much about love from the OT.

  6. Jesus came not to destroy the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill them.

  7. Jesus said that all the OT points to him.

  8. Failing to declare ‘the whole counsel of God’ can put us in danger before the Lord.

  9. The NT authors stressed that God gave the OT for Christians.

  10. Paul commands church leaders to preach the OT.

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