Why Christians Can’t Be Silent About The Gospel

Since Christians have received eternal life, should they feel compelled to share that good news with others?Words are Necessary Does it seem to you that churches are not as evangelistic as they were just a few years ago? Some believe it is not necessary to use words but just be an example and draw them to Christ by the way you live. Of course, it’s great to be salt and light, but salt needs to get of the shaker and the light out into the world, however, aren’t words necessary? The Apostle Pa … [Read more...]

What Does Paul Mean By Writing He Is Not Ashamed Of The Gospel?

Why does Paul say that he was not ashamed of the gospel? Does that mean some are and will be?Ashamed of the Gospel? There are sins of commission but there are also sins of omission, like if we see a brother or sister in need and do nothing, for us, that is sin (James 2:16). For example, “if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him” (1st John 3:17)? Good question, isn’t it? Of course, all sin is forgivable fo … [Read more...]

How Did The Existence Of The Roman Empire Help The Spread Of Christianity

Did the Roman Empire help to spread Christianity, and if so, in what ways?Pax Romana During the times of Christ and the Apostles, the Roman Empire was the dominant world power and they subjugated all nations which they conquered, but they also allowed them certain freedoms, like the freedom to worship in their own way. The mighty empire brought a domineering power to the world, but it also brought a peace that the world had not known for some time. It was called “Pax Romana,” which is Latin … [Read more...]

What Does A Sermon Outline Look Like?

What does a sermon outline look like? How do you make one from scratch?The Greatest Sermon Ever If we look in the Bible and really, throughout church history, the greatest sermon ever preached wasn’t the one by the Apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) or the Apostle Paul’s message to King Agrippa (Acts 26) but the Sermon on the Mount, given by Jesus in Matthew chapter 5. Jesus was making one overall point; that those who be like the salt of the earth or a light to the world (Matt 5 … [Read more...]

Why Are The Gospels The Heart Of The Bible?

Here are why there are four different gospels and why they’re the heart of the Bible.Four Witnesses Most of the authors of the four gospels say nearly the same thing in one place in their books but each one are unique but one thing that they all have in them is the reason that these gospels were written; “so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:4) through the gospels. Luke wrote, “In my former book (Luke), Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began … [Read more...]

7 Bible Verses To Encourage Missionaries

Here are seven Bible verses that should encourage any missionary.Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” When missionaries or when any of us share the gospel, we have the same promise that Jesus gave His disciples and that was the Holy Spirit would be with us and that we would be His witnesses throughout all the world. This power doesn’t come from within … [Read more...]