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Spontaneous Evangelism

Please read this excellent article, Add Spontaneity to Your Evangelism, by Josh Buice. This is a short article, but it packs a punch. "Far too often we program and compartmentalize things that are intended to be engaged in more naturally.  One such area of life is evangelism. I was reminded of this reality last week as I walked around the pond in our local park.  I found myself talking with a man and our conversation moved to the gospel.  Soon enough, we were in the throes of a deep gospel centered talk about life."

The Task of Apologetics

This article from R.C. fanned that flame in belly! We often think apologetics is a tool to defend our faith to the "outsiders," in order to win them over, but it is so much more than that. The task of apologetics is also to strengthen the church, to give believers confidence, hope, strength, and assurance of their faith! I am so very passionate about this topic. It is why I do what I do! "The second major aim of apologetics is to tear down the intellectual idols of our culture. Here, apologetics operates on the offensive, pointing out the inconsistencies and errors of other faiths and worldviews. The third, and what I believe is the most valuable, aim of apologetics is to encourage the saints, to shore up the church—just as the first concern that Moses had was to be able to demonstrate that God had called him to go to the Israelites and lead them out of Egypt. Moses was an apologist to his own people."

Hope for Perfectionist in Progressive Sanctification

I can relate to this article from Lara d'Entremont. "I am a perfectionist at heart. Perfectionism is something I always believed was a good thing in my life; I should be proud to be a perfectionist. Because I am a perfectionist, my desk is always tidy, my house is orderly, I effectively schedule time, my assignments are done to the best of my ability, and I work to my best potential. It sounds like a character trait everyone should strive for.

However, those of us who are perfectionist, we know the tragic downside to perfectionism. We know those sleepless, anxious nights of wondering, “Did I perfectly word my essay to the best it possibly could be?” Or those fearful moments backstage after the presentation, “I totally screwed up everything.” We know the pain of perfectionism. Perfectionism has placed heavy chains over our necks, telling us that we will not be free until everything is in perfect order."

Love Like Corrie ten Boom

This is a powerful article from Clint Archer with The Cripplegate. "After her release Corrie struggled to know if she would ever be able to forgive her captors for their unspeakable malevolence. But a mere three years later one of the former guards from Ravensbruck met her and asked her outright to forgive him for his part in her suffering.

Corrie was understandably extremely reluctant, but in that very moment, she prayed for God to help her to love her enemy as Christ had loved his torturers. She wrote:

For a long moment we grasped each other’s hands, the former guard and the former prisoner. I had never known God’s love so intensely as I did then.”

Jesus Isn't Calling

Sheologians: Jesus Isn't Calling, God Has Already Spoken "Buckle up, boys and girls, cause this week the ladies are taking on “God told me” and the popular book Jesus Calling. Is Jesus Calling? SPOILER ALERT, lots of love for the doctrine of Sola Scriptura is happening. Share this with your friends who aren’t really sure if Jesus Calling is great or garbage!" (49 min)