Here are five ways mercy ministry serves and supports a church’s gospel proclamation.
Don’t preach moralism. Ever. Preach the gospel every week. And then, with the indicatives of the gospel firmly in place, preach the imperatives that necessarily follow.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
How God Uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things Church Planting Is for Wimps tells the story of the revitalization of Guilford Baptist Church in northern Virginia. … keep reading…
You may think you are, but you may not be. After all, Jesus himself said that some people will do seemingly “Christian” things in his name but will not truly … keep reading…
How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown … keep reading…
What to do—and what not to do—in the midst of church reform.
Church planting and church revitalizing share the same goal: to see a God-glorifying church established where it does not currently exist.
In order to have a church, you need Christians. So a planter . . . will need to be able to discern that there are people in his meeting who are genuinely converted.
We need more than a call to just go back to church; we need to give ourselves to understanding what the church is, and then commit to building such a body.
We should make an effort to make our worship clear and accessible, even to non-believers. But we have a primary responsibility to worship God according to his Word.
Taken together, the two books constitute a clarion call to the evangelical church in America, as it adapts to its marginalized status in post-modern culture.
Skip it and go read something by David Wells.
Which brings me to my question: why would the church scramble to take advice from someone who does not share its faith?