Preaching


29
Jun 2018
Unbelief and Evangelism

I’ve been reflecting on a conversation that Sara had with her teacher. After studying the Bible together for a few weeks she had a few questions about Christ and the resurrection. The conversation concluded with, “This all sounds like a fairy tale.” Her point was that the resurrection is simply unbelievable.  Cross-cultural evangelists encounter numerous obstacles in our effort to make Christ known. Foremost is the never-ending challenge of learning the......

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23
Jan 2017
Consistent Passion

Last week our journeys took us to a vibrant outpost of God’s kingdom in Piqua, Ohio. Since it was sanctity of life Sunday, the pastor focused his teaching on that topic. A few minutes into the sermon he stated: “The passion for the unborn, the unwanted, and the unreached doesn’t begin with a love of the unborn or unwanted or unreached. It begins with a passion for the preciousness of the......

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22
Apr 2016
Gospel Centeredness

As I’ve been traveling in churches I’ve noticed a rift that separates churches. It is not that churches disagree on whether or not they need to change to continue being gospel outposts in a changing culture. It is the solution that is prescribed. Category A churches assume that we have gotten the bible, theology, and gospel teaching correct, but we’ve applied it incorrectly as we’ve misunderstood our culture. The solution is......

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30
Dec 2015
The Joy of Preaching

This past Sunday, I preached a full sermon at my home church for the second time. It was such an amazing experience to share the truth in God’s word to a group of Christians that I know well and care about deeply. But the full benefit of preaching isn’t in the speaking and sharing, it is in the preparation. I wish more people could experience the joy of preparing a message for a......

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