How Not To Present The Gospel

What are some of the worst ways to present the gospel? What is the biblical method?Let Jesus Come into Your Heart Imagine a young mother hearing her young son rummaging through the kitchen drawer and when she comes in, she screams because the young boy is standing there with a long knife pointed at his chest ready to plunge the knife into his heart. She grabs the knife and cries out, “What are you doing?” The young boy said, “I wanted to let Jesus into my heart.” The young boy had gone into … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Ashamed Of The Gospel?

The Apostle Paul wrote he was not ashamed of the gospel, but what did he mean?Denying Christ Jesus once said something that must have made everyone in the audience shudder. He said, “I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household” (Matt 10:35-36), so “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more … [Read more...]

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...]