Category Archives: courage

Evangelism as listening and asking questions

I sent the following to the pastor of the church we went to a couple of Sundays ago in North Carolina. I told my kids and my brother-in-law it was a bad sermon, and I thought it was only right … Continue reading

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“I did not cease to admonish each one with tears”

When Paul uses this word admonishment, he’s not talking about an angry confrontation because you’re his enemy. This is not what he spent three years doing in the church at Ephesus. They would not be encouraged and he would not … Continue reading

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My business is to persuade sinners to repentance

Now they drew towards the end of this way; and just there where Christian had seen the cave when he went by, out thence came forth Maul, a giant. This Maul did use to spoil young pilgrims with sophistry; and … Continue reading

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God is the King of All the Earth

Don’t you see, brothers and sisters, your cynicism is a deadly, treasonous sin. Your pessimism is a statement of rebellion against the great King who rules over the nations. God has spoken clearly. Who are we to be cynical and … Continue reading

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Contextualization: Fight or Flight?

You ever get sneaking suspicions? Here’s my sneaking suspicion: I suspect that the reason that everybody’s into contextualization today has nothing to do with the diversity of people groups at all: nothing. As a matter of fact—this is radical—what I … Continue reading

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Worship wars: Worship as fuel for the fight

By wars in this case, I mean: That great struggle which makes up the entirety of the Christian life from first blush to final breath, the good fight of faith; and by worship I mean: The wonderful help that song … Continue reading

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

The Holy Scriptures do not let us escape the fact that the Christian life is war, but we are sleepy and hardly even realize that we are soldiers. Can it really be, though, that we will be content with comfort, … Continue reading

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