If you treat personal evangelism like an optional add-on to the Christian life, then don’t be surprised when your church’s zeal for missions suffers.
In both Old and New Testaments, we read the story of how Christ is rescuing a people from their sins for His everlasting glory.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.
Mark Dever answers the question, “Is evangelism only the responsibility of pastors?”
We don’t fail in our evangelism when we faithfully tell the gospel and yet the person is not converted. We fail in our evangelism when we don’t faithfully tell the gospel at all.
Mark Dever reflects on the uniquely biblical doctrine of conversion.
What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance?
A day is coming when faith will give way to sight, and sermons will be no more. But now, we’re in a different time. Now, we still need to hear God’s Word spoken to us.
In this episode, Mark chats with Jonathan about his new book How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.
Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as African Christianity or Asian Christianity or Western Christianity. The Christian faith is one, and it’s portrayed for us as such in the Scriptures.
We should tell the stories of successful Christian social advocates. But we should also tell the “unsuccessful” stories too, and explain how so many “unsuccessful” heroes pleased God through their faithfulness.
Civil religion, when it remains unevaluated and unchecked by the Word of God, can easily run amok. It can present the nation as God, as the savior of the world, as the last best hope on earth.
Our gospel, the gospel of justification by faith alone, is profoundly political. It creates a new body politic, one where there’s no boasting. And it sends us as ambassadors with a message of peace for all who would look to King Jesus and live.
Don’t put too much hope in government. But don’t give up on it either. Churches need good governments.