Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?
I found Dickerson’s information convincing overall: evangelical ministries are losing money, people, and the favor of the American public.
In this book, David Wells skillfully delineates the Bible’s teaching on conversion and teaches us how to connect the gospel to the basic mindsets of our day
Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.
What does it mean to be born again? What difference does it make for an individual Christian? For a church?
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?
What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.
Despite our building woes, the Holy Spirit had been at work converting people through that gospel ministry. We hadn’t built it, yet they had come.
I commend it to all present and aspiring church leaders, and to any Christian who likes to ask, “How did we get here?”
The corporate element of conversion must not come first, lest we lose the whole thing. But it must come.
It is not enough to tip our hat to Jesus; we must experience God’s sovereign and gracious work in our lives . . . to repent and believe the gospel.
Conversion is foundational and fundamental to the story, since only those who are converted will enjoy the new creation.
The history of Israel reveals that the new creation and the new exodus would not be enjoyed apart from the forgiveness of sins and a circumcised heart.
How have Christians in different periods understood conversion and, more specifically, the means of conversion?