The Foolishness of Preaching

It seems to me that the more educated we get, the farther we find ourselves from God. Think about the men and women who walked with God during the days of the Old Testament. They were not very educated, but they had incredible experiences and relationships with God. Then during Jesus’ day, the more educated […]

God’s Consuming Passion for the Lost

Most of us have something in life we are passionate about. It’s that thing or those things we love doing more than anything else. Examples include gardening, reading, learning, success, physical fitness, serving God, etc. The Scriptures are clear that God’s consuming passion is for the salvation of the lost. God’s consuming passion is reflected […]

Preaching to Reach the Lost

Among Christians, one of the most familiar chapters in the Bible is chapter 10 of Paul’s letter to the Romans. That chapter answers one of the most fundamental and important questions in the entire Bible. That is, how to be saved. Some believers even refer to chapter 10 of Romans as the salvation chapter.   In this post, […]

Our Humanly Impossible Mission—Reaching the Lost

The most vital mission that Jesus has called us to accomplish is a humanly impossible mission. He wants us to proclaim the message about One who lived and died almost 2000 years ago. Really, it is the ultimate objective that makes for a humanly impossible mission. That is, that sinners would positively respond to our […]

Preaching the Gospel to the Poor

One day while Jesus was in the synagogue, the attendant handed Him the book of Isaiah. He read these words concerning Himself: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor….” (Luke 4:18). His ability to reach the poor with the gospel accounted for […]

Study: Most Christians Seldom Share Their Faith

Recently, the results of an extensive discipleship research project aimed at measuring spiritual maturity in churchgoers was released. LifeWay Research identified eight attributes that were consistently evident in the lives of maturing believers. Among these attributes, “Sharing Christ” was found to have the lowest average score among Protestant church attendees. Their poor performance in such an […]

The Southern Baptists’ Plan to Change St. Louis

  To the Southern Baptists, St. Louis is one of North America’s great unreached urban centers. According to the Association of Religion Data Archives, only 14.8 percent of metro St. Louis’ 2.8 million people are affiliated with an evangelical church. Nearly half of the population is not affiliated with any religious group. The local Southern […]

Let’s Not Forget the Great Commission

During the past several weeks at the local church I attend, we have been focusing on the Great Commission. In particular, we have been studying the basic beliefs of many of the non-Christian groups out there. The goal is to reach them with the gospel. The basis of the Great Commission is found in Matthew 28:18-20. “Then […]

Is Evangelical Influence on America Declining?

Evangelical leaders perceive that evangelical influence on America is declining. This is according to a new poll released last Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The poll resulted from researchers having surveyed more than 2000 leaders. They had been invited to attend the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South […]