The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses

Creation "Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." - Genesis 1:26 Sin "For the... Continue Reading →

Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?

And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16). -New American Standard Bible  The Scripture plainly states, "He who believes and is baptized shall be saved."... Continue Reading →

How to Share the Gospel with Muslims

  I just finished reading Thabiti Anyabwile's book The Gospel for Muslims.  The author has a first-hand experience of what it's like interacting with Muslims and sharing Christ's love to them. This book will help equip the average Christian who wants to share his or her faith, but isn't sure how. Thabiti gives a concise overview of what... Continue Reading →

How to Share the Gospel with Confidence and Ease

Last summer, Time to Revive, an evangelical non-profit organization led by Kyle Lance Martin, marched through the city of Kokomo, Indiana. They helped revive and equip our churches to share the gospel effectively with our neighbors and loved ones. It was an exhilarating experience. The churches, who were normally divided by subtle differences in church government, politics, and... Continue Reading →

7 Traits of a Healthy Christian Disciple

What does a healthy disciple of Christ look like? How do we fulfill the great commission? Are we called to evangelism, discipleship, or both? These are good questions that each of us should be asking ourselves. It was made clearer to me today when our Senior Pastor, Keith Treadway, preached on this topic: 7 Traits of... Continue Reading →

The Power of Christianity is Found in a Person

"And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, so that, as it is written, Let the one who boats, boast in the Lord ( 1 Cor. 1:30)." I lived in the beautiful city of Louisville, Kentucky for three years of my life, studying at Southern... Continue Reading →

Water: The Most Abundant Resource?

Did you know there is approximately 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth? 97% comes from the ocean, 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps, and less than 1% of water is found in fresh lakes, rivers, and springs underground. Although most of this water is salted from the ocean, there is still... Continue Reading →

The Key of Wisdom is in God’s Hand

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." -James 1:5 This week, my wife and I were picking up leaves and planting flowers in our yard. Our neighbor approached us and asked how we were doing. "Good," we said.... Continue Reading →

How to Share your Faith on Halloween

"Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us (1 Pet. 2:12)."  Halloween was originally called All Hallows' Eve, a pagan holiday when dead ancestors were remembered. This tradition became a cultural phenomenon and... Continue Reading →

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