As we fulfill the one another’s of the New Testament, the corporate life of the church is a witness that true meaning is found not in expressing yourself, but in losing your life for Christ’s sake and the gospel (Mark 8:35).
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sat down with Greg Gilbert—author of our book What Is the Gospel?—to chat about what is and isn’t the gospel.
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.
As Christians, we know we should share the gospel, but many of us feel discouraged—either about our lack of evangelism, or the lack of fruit from our evangelism. What can we do about this? Where can we lousy evangelists find hope?
Does expositional preaching work in a non-literate culture? It not only works, says Mack Stiles, it’s critical in such a culture.
We share the gospel because we’re told to and because that’s how God works. He delights to use means—people like you and me.
Would the Apostle Paul join your short-term missions trip?
Fundamentally, biblical Christianity is not cross-cultural, but supra-cultural. It’s not about “my culture” vs. “your culture,” but the culture of the kingdom of God.
What’s the difference between a church plant and a church? Is it best to start a church with a team of pastors rather than a solo pastor?
The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.