Evangelism (Part 2 of 2): The Good News

Evangelism's Good News God Sent Jesus to Save Sinful Humans Substitutionary Atonement Jesus' Resurrection Salvation Comes is only by God’s Grace That is Freely Given Salvation Comes Through Faith in Jesus Christ

Evangelism is sharing the gospel or good news of Jesus Christ. But not everything is good news. There is some bad news mixed in. For example, the bad news includes sin, death, and our heading to hell. And we cannot do anything to save ourselves from this hopeless situation. In fact, unless God chose to […]

Evangelism (Part 1 of 2): The Bad News

Evangelisms Bad News with EvangelismAdam and Eve's Fall into sin affects all of us Sin leads to death We are helpless to save ourselves

Evangelism is sharing the gospel. The “gospel” means “good news.” So how can there be any “bad news” when sharing it?     This blog is the first of a two-part series on evangelism. It walks us through ten points of God’s salvation plan that we can share in evangelism. Unfortunately, our gospel starts with […]

Habitual Sins: Lead Me Not into Temptation, I Can Find It Myself (Part 2 of 2)

9 steps for overcoming habitual sins Am I Truly a Christian? Confronting Yourself Lifestyle Change The Bible is an Important Resource Memorize Verses About Your Habitual Sins Pray About Your Habitual Sins Put-on New Habits by Putting-off Old Sins Involve Others to Help in Your Struggle Persevere...Even if You Fail with Your Habitual Sins

In the previous article, I promised you victory over your habitual sins. I overviewed our series and explained the three sources of habitual sins.   I.   Three Sources of Habitual Sins       II.   Resources for Overcoming Habitual Sins You learned why your sins still have power over you even after becoming […]

Habitual Sins: Lead Me Not into Temptation, I Can Find It Myself (Part 1 of 2)

Resources for Overcoming Habitual Sins 1. Indwelling Holy Spirit 2. The Bible 3. Prayer 4. Fellow Christians

Habitual sins are problems for almost everyone. Perhaps even you! Maybe you are struggling with habitual sin and feel helpless and hopeless. Don’t despair! In this and the next blog, you will understand and discover how you can defeat any habitual sin in your life! Does that sound too good to be true? It would […]

Studying the Bible: 3 Methods that Work

3 Forms of Bible Study v2 Inductive or Focused (Exegesis) The Bible’s Big Story (Biblical Theology) Topical (Systematic Theology)

Studying the Bible is critical for an intimate relationship with God. And that is something you want more than anything. However, you may have already found out that studying the Bible takes effort. It also requires reliance on the Holy Spirit.     Have you tried studying the Bible but found it unrewarding? You are in […]

7 Spiritual Disciplines That Will Change You

7 Spiritual Disciplines that Will change you

A “spiritual discipline” is a devotional and physical activity. There are many spiritual disciplines. But we will focus on seven of the most common. These practices engage our hearts and minds to focus on God (Rom. 12:1-2). Above all, they draw us into a more intimate relationship with God. In effect, they place us in […]

Give Me a Mentor: Training for Christian Disciples

What Should a mentor teach blog image

Every new and young Christian needs a mentor. In other words, mature believers help them become more like Jesus (Rom. 8:28-29). Being discipled should be part of every Christian’s story. Sadly most Christians never have a mentor. As a result, many never begin their spiritual journey on the right foot. In other words, they don’t […]

How to Become a Christian: Salvation Explained

Steps to becoming a Christian Admit your sinfulness & repent from your rebellious life Thank Jesus for his sacrificial death on your behalf Believe in Jesus as both your God and Savior Ask him to lead your life

I.   What Is Salvation? Salvation is a way to describe a right relationship with God. Salvation includes three stages:  First, having our sins forgiven and becoming God’s child (justification) Second, becoming more Christ-like during this life (sanctification) Third, ultimately spending eternity with God (glorification)     Our relationship with God begins by trusting in […]

Reading the Bible: A Guide for Beginners

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Reading the Bible is the place to begin to learn about Christianity. And as you understand God’s word, you will Be more intimate with God Have a better perspective on life Be better prepared to evangelize Be better able to help your struggling friends       I.   Where to Begin Reading the Bible? […]

How to Do Prayer in Four ACTS

Image of praying hands with text Prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication

I.   What Is Prayer? One of the most astonishing activities in the Christian spiritual life is prayer. The simplest definition of prayer, for example, is communicating with God.  Unfortunately, many Christians are not taught either its importance or how to do it. Thankfully, a mnemonic memory device can guide us in our talking with […]

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