Tag Archives: Evangelism

How to help seeker-trained Christians understand the Gospel

Tired of all the “negative, hateful news” we share here? Oh please, please, PLEASE listen to the best news of all. (I never said it would be easy to listen to – but WOW, will you be blessed!) Here, we see street evangelist Todd Friel preaching God’s Word to those who do not believe, and […]

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Why aren’t our lips sharing?

Today we are asking each other as fellow sisters and brothers in Christ, why don’t more of us share the Good News more often? Is it because: A. We are ashamed of the Gospel? B. Don’t care about the eternal destinations of the lost? C. Don’t know the Gospel well enough to share with others? […]

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The New Order

We seem to be waking up to the fact that there is a “new order.” That things are markedly different in our nation than they were even 30 or 50 years ago. As those who follow Jesus and who claim Him as our God and Redeemer, we need to look at this from a biblical […]

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Where do you draw the line?

Today on Stand Up, we are covering several news stories from the weekend that you may not have heard about, and we will revisit a book that is controversial, titled, “The Circle Maker.” We mentioned it last week in light of a new push by some evangelicals to get this book into the hands of […]

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NC Police Claim Christian Carrying Cross Violates "Dangerous Weapons"" Law

Thanks to Christian News Network for covering this story: MORGANTON, North Carolina – A Christian evangelist witnessing at a public festival in North Carolina this past weekend was forced to put away a wooden cross that he was holding as police asserted that it could be considered a “dangerous weapon.” Brothers Jesse and Matthew Boyd, along […]

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Hope in Hopeless Times

Today we are covering a lot of headlines in the news that could easily get you down. Where is our hope? For Christians, it is in the risen Christ Jesus, who offers us full pardon of our sins through what only He has done for us: making the sacrifice with His own life on the […]

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Wishing All of Us a "Disturbing Christmas"

Well here we are on December 21, 2012—and the earth has not been destroyed.  Sadly millions around the world are relieved because they put credence into the “Mayan Calendar” hype.  But life goes on and God is still on his throne.  And our duties as Christians remain the same. We’re just 4 days away from […]

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When the world demands compromise

One of the toughest places for a Christian to be in our post-modern world is on the fence.  When the world pressures us to give an account for why we believe the way way do, or why we take a stand on the issues we do, the temptation for many is to  attempt to appeal […]

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Prepared for chaos?

In these times we find ourselves in, even the secularists know that something is “up.” Economists are warning us to get ready for a complete collapse–that it’s not a matter of if, but when our economy goes belly up. Unemployment and underemployment is the new normal for many of us, and the spiritual and moral […]

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Servant evangelism: Does it work?

Many Christians believe that we can teach people about our faith by letting them see Christ in our lives. In our deeds.  But today we’re going to learn that “servant evangelism” without the full Gospel–the “why,” is no evangelism at all. Sharing our stories of what Christ has done in our lives is wonderful. Feeding […]

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Biblical Social Justice

In Matthew 19:16-26, Jesus seems to have a stern admonishment for wealthy people:  “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.   Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich […]

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God in the workplace

As a Christ follower, how do you deal with office politics, arrogant leaders, competition and an environment where you may be exposed to colorful language or anti-Christian worldviews?  There is a new breed Christian workplace believers, shining the hope of Christ in what can be a murky place. But the corporate world has some interesting […]

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Ashamed of the Gospel? Or Afraid to Share it?

Jesus gave us our marching orders before He ascended into heaven—“Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.  The Book of Acts and the Epistles show how the apostles took this command seriously and spread the Christian faith throughout the […]

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Sharing the Gospel without watering it down

Do we know the Gospel, and are we sharing it biblically? One of the greatest challenges in sharing our faith today is competing against all of those other messages unbelievers have heard about God, salvation, truth, and Jesus. Perhaps your relatives and neighbors have heard a message that has been twisted or even watered down. […]

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In the World, But Not of the World

We had a bit of controversy on our Facebook page this week I would like to address this morning.  A local person posted an article about an area church that was reaching out by conducting church services in a local pub.  The person who posted the article hoped to spark some discussion about if this […]

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Why is a Saddleback pastor teaching on the Kingdom Circles?

With all the buzz about the interfaith aspect of Saddleback Church’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan and the controversy over the King’s Way initiative that partners Rick Warren’s church together with the Islamic community, many question just how Saddleback is reaching Muslims after promising not to convert anyone to Christianity. Could it be that not converting anyone is […]

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Fat, Apathetic Christianity?

Apathetic Christianity is a real disease infecting the Body of Christ.  And it is infecting us in several ways. First, our Christian faith has become something that is incomplete these days.  We come to accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord and think the race is complete.  But becoming a Christian is not the end […]

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Sharing Jesus in a world that hates Him

Today we are going to cover several news stories making national headlines that paint Christianity in a negative light by the world’s standards. Heath Pucel from Burnbrothers Ministry join us to talk about how we can get better at sharing our faith. We’re also covering the article below, and asking what the role of evangelism […]

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Explosive church growth: God doing a "new thing?"

Is all growth of God? The seeker-driven model claims that there are four major movements of God in the world today.  Does God give pastors a revelation –a new vision– about how to grow their church with astounding numbers? It is biblical and good to reach out to those who are lost and need Jesus. […]

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Evidence for the Messiah: ministering to Jewish believers

How do we as Christians reach out to those who are Jewish? Today we’re asking an expert! Jacob Prasch was once a Jewish agnostic who valued science and became very disillusioned about organized religion and the Truth about the world and Scripture. He went on a quest to try to find evidence against the words […]

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