There’s no question the Lord has used altar calls and the sinner’s prayer to bring people to himself. But in general, they’re not a good idea. They inoculate people to the gospel, convincing them they no longer need it when in fact they don’t have it at all.
I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.
Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.
The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.
What do we do when someone takes exception to our church’s statement of faith?
Young people need to be given a worldview that answers the hard questions, not one that masks over questions with moralism and fun.
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
Pastor Michael Lawrence explains why this ministry philosophy, though well-intentioned, is not a good idea.
Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.
Explaining the text is not applying the text, and if you haven’t applied the text, you haven’t preached.
Here’s what happens when Scripture’s story of sonship tells us who we are.
How should Christians relate to family members who have been excommunicated from a church?