Offended (Part 2)

Here’s the biggest difference between offense and provocation: Offense shuts out, isolates, and flees from, while provocation runs toward, invites in, and opens up.   An... Read More »

Offended

Last time, I ended with a couple of questions to ponder relating to offense and provocation and then presented a passage of Scripture for our mutual consideration. The second question... Read More »

Bridge Builders

Brief Outline: I. A First-Century Model (Acts 16:11-34) A. Lydia’s conversion B. The slave girl’s deliverance C. The jail warden’s salvation II. A 21st-Century Example A.... Read More »
Vision Set in Motion

Vision Set in Motion

The following are some of the visions I’ve seen in my years as a pastor and consultant. To grow a church that majors on reaching unbelievers and lapsed churchgoers, with special... Read More »
“Reaching Outsiders” (Part Three)

“Reaching Outsiders” (Part Three)

Paul’s Appeal We have observed Paul with outsiders on the streets of Athens and found his attitude and approach worthy of our emulation. In our final consideration of the... Read More »

The Place of Going Forward

A lot of attention was suddenly focused on the small town of Bethlehem. Jews from many parts of the world came to be counted in a census. Mary and Joseph traveled there from Nazareth.... Read More »
More Thoughts on “Crafty Means”

More Thoughts on “Crafty Means”

“The best thing you can do for your fellow is not to tell him, but to wake things up that are already in him.” ~George MacDonald There are numerous examples of Jesus’... Read More »
Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant

Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant— Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightening to the Children eased With... Read More »
“The Missing Ingredient” (Part Three)

“The Missing Ingredient” (Part Three)

This week we are considering the desperate need for hope among the people of God. Monday we tried to clarify what hope is and what it is not. Yesterday, we look at where hope is found.... Read More »

The Changing Face of Evangelism (Part 1)

Text: Acts 11:19-30 Introduction: There is a new vocabulary in vogue for the 21st-century church, and we need to be familiar with it. There are new words expressing— How we... Read More »
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