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Evangelism is like Nike, Just Do It

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Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from a new friend, Steve Swan. Steve is the associate pastor at The King's Fellowship, a church in the heart of Winnipeg, Canada. Steve is married to his best friend, Sarah and they have two daughters, Nora(3) and Lulu(1). You can find his blog at Words of Truth & Reason.In Charles Spurgeon's book The Soul Winner, he writes this about evangelism:“We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task till it becomes eas … [Read more...]

What did Charles Spurgeon think about Lent?

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My post yesterday titled, "A Charles Spurgeon prayer for lent" created some interesting dialog on the Facebook page. The voiced concerns were that Charles Spurgeon wouldn't celebrate the season of Lent, at all. Many said they did some research and dug through his sermons but to no avail. I want to share with you what I found from different Spurgeon sermons.Colossians 2:16. Let no man, therefore, judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the S … [Read more...]

A Charles Spurgeon prayer for lent.

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Lord Jesus, take from us now everything that would hinder the closest communion with God. Any wish or desire that might hamper us in prayer remove, we pray you. Any memory of either sorrow or care that might hinder the fixing of our affection wholly on our God, take it away now. What have we to do with idols anymore? You have seen and observed us. You know where the difficulty lies. Help us against it, and may we now come boldly, not in the holy place alone, but in the holiest of all, where we sh … [Read more...]

How many times do you say ‘just’ when you pray?

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Charles Spurgeon said that, "True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length."This is a great reminder for us. How many would say that we spend great lengths in prayer so we can 'feel' holy? Or maybe so we can accomplish some of our plans for our life, with God as the magic genie that grants us gifts. I don't think we would say that out loud, or even in a small group, but sometimes I think … [Read more...]

Interview With Mark Driscoll

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Mark Driscoll, the preaching and theology pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, was kind enough to answer a few questions from me on his latest book, Who Do You Think You Are?1. You recently released a book titled, "Who Do You Think You Are?" Can you share where the title came from?It's a bit of an aggressive question, intended to elicit consideration from people. I want people to think about that question as it's often one we don't consciously reflect on at a very deep … [Read more...]


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