Tagged with Evangelism

The Ultimate Goal of the Church

I just started reading John Piper’s book entitled, “Let the Nations be Glad!”. I knew from the first paragraph that I would like this read: Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age … Continue reading

Jesus said, Have Faith in God

Just four words. They jumped off the page and careened off the corners of my mind. Jesus said this in response to the disciples’ amazement of the cursed fig tree’s appearance. Yesterday it was healthy and luscious, today it was dead “from the roots up”. While Christ was using it as a teaching tool to … Continue reading

How Does the Community View Our Church?

I grew up in a “separatist” Church. Secondary separation was normal, as was protesting, if not boycotting, various stores, restaurants or manufacturers of toothpaste. We tapered our hair, forced girls to wear culottes, and demanded only one version of the bible was good enough to use. This English bible was so good that if you … Continue reading

What a glimpse of God can do…

The world was rocked on August 16, 1977. The King of Rock ‘n Roll had died. Millions of people mourned their loss and thousands gathered around Graceland. Elvis Presley was perhaps the first true American rock legend. Even kids today, who most likely have never even heard one of his songs, still know him as…”the … Continue reading