Sometimes it simply doesn’t matter. If people don’t want to believe that Jesus is the Christ, it won’t matter if they were to have eye-witnesses of His resurrection… they would still not be persuaded to become a Christian.
It’s easy for Christians – when sharing “the gospel” to forget exactly what they are sharing! The focus is not on issues but on Good News so that a sinner has the hope that is found in Christ to be able to leave the life that has ensnared him to begin with.
Humanist Stephen Fry, in an interview in which he shares what he’d say if he met God, for all his blasphemous words does provide questions for which a number of Christians have difficulty answering. Worse is when Christians stray from the Word of God to answer such questions.
Leaders who are like the Scribes, Elders and Pharisees that Jesus both challenged and corrected are not the people we should typically seek out. In fact, we should beware of these type of people (Mark 12:38) and seek out the common person who is much more likely to receive the words of our Savior.
June 29, 2014 by Mitch
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Many professed Christians are going back into the world – even if they remain in the church pew – but God wants His power to penetrate into the most hardened recesses of your heart to be convicted in Christ.
The body of Christ is not made of a few members that do the work of the whole body. If healthy, EVERY part – no matter how seemingly insignificant – plays a vital role to the well-being of that body. Such is the Lord’s church.
It is easy to say every soul is extremely important, but how important souls are to you depends on what think of and how you relate to that soul.
An alarming trend in our nation is that more and more of our young – while believing in God – are turning away from the church He established.
There are at least three undeniable qualities about those who bring others to Jesus. 1) An intense love for God with a conviction that Jesus is the Christ, 2) They love their neighbor, and 3) they are a polarizing effect upon the world