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When Evangelism is successful is when…
February 5, 2010, 8:46 am
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“The Christian call to evangelism is not simply a call to persuade people to make decisions, but rather to proclaim to them the good news of salvation in Christ, to call them to repentance, and to give God the glory for regeneration and conversion.

We do not fail in our evangelism if we faithfully tell the gospel to someone who is not subsequently converted; we fail only if we do not faithfully tell the gospel at all.”

(Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism)


June 29, 2009, 3:31 pm
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No cross, no… divine justice (Romans 3:25-6)
No cross, no… divine love (Romans 5:8)
No cross, no… cancelling of the law (Col 2:14)
No cross, no… defeat of the devil (Col 2:15)
No cross, no… reconciliation between people & God (Eph 2:11-22)
No cross, no… access to God (Hebrews 10:19)
No cross, no… one to open the scrolls of history (Revelation 5:2-6)
No cross, no Christianity (The Bible)

Death – The end
April 12, 2009, 2:53 pm
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Easter a great time. Not only for the holiday but more importantly the reason. Jesus dies and rose again! That is glorious!

Reflecting on His death and resurrection you really need to take a good step back from all that distracts you from this main message.

John Piper recently posted a reflection based upon 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hello, Death, my old enemy. My old slave-master. Have you come to talk to me again? To frighten me?
I am not the person you think I am. I am not the one you used to talk to. Something has happened. Let me ask you a question, Death.
Where is your sting?
DEATH, sneeringly:
My sting is your sin.
I know that, Death. But that’s not what I asked you. I asked, where is your sting? I know what it is. But tell me where it is.

Why are you fidgeting, Death? Why are you looking away? Why are you turning to go? Wait, Death, you have not answered my question. Where is your sting?
Where is, my sin?

What? You have no answer? But, Death, why do you have no answer? How will you terrify me, if you have no answer?
O Death, I will tell you the answer. Where is your sting? Where is my sin? It is hanging on that tree. God made Christ to be sin—my sin. When he died, the penalty of my sin was paid. The power of it was broken. I bear it no more.

Farewell, Death. You need not show up here again to frighten me. God will tell you when to come next time. And when you come, you will be his servant. For me, you will have no sting.

The Prodigal God – Tim Keller
January 2, 2009, 12:46 pm
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After reading The Reason for God by Tim Keller I had to get his recently published book The Prodigal God. Apparently these books where written at the same time one written for the non-Chrisitian audience and the other written for Christians. Now this latest book is much shorter and easier to read than the first however the message is still just as powerful and to the heart. In summary it is a book about the parable of the prodigal son.

Prodigal: What on earth does this mean? It can be seen in both its positive and negative light and means to be recklessly extravagant and having spend everything. So tying the word prodigal to the son and God doesn’t seem so strange now.

Whenever I read a book I want to be able to take something away from it that challenges me to change my life, reaffirm something I already know, challenge me, see some aspect in a new (better) light etc… The following points are some things that did the above.
  • The prodigal son parable is not about only the younger son. It’s about 2 sons, the younger and older one and how their father treats them.
  • We can be alienated from God in 2 ways.
  1. Younger brother – Live the way WE want to
  2. Older brother – Moral conformity
This is the gospel: Everyone is wrong, everyone is loved, and everyone is called to recognise this and change.

I want to write down a lot more stuff but Tim says is much better than I do. Buy the book, read it in 2-3 days. It’s worth it!