“For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” – I Thessalonians 1:9
The famous American pilot Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” But, it’s very human to think of courage being the absence of fear. That’s why Rickenbacker’s observation can help us in our Christian lives.
Most Christians believe that the primary purpose of salvation is to avoid hell. That may have been what you were taught, but it’s not what the Bible teaches. In fact, that kind of thinking serves to inoculate people from the truth of the Gospel concerning salvation.
Every day we hear of someone whose life was suddenly and unexpectedly cut short. They may have been fishing, teaching a class, driving to the grocery store for some milk, riding a bicycle, digging a trench, or “keeping the peace” in some distant land. Without warning, their life on earth has come to an end. …
Many soul winners write to Chick Publications with tract distribution ideas. Each Battle Cry issue carries a column of these ideas. Occasionally one comes along which is so effective that it can energize the soul winning in an entire church. Here is one of that kind:
On the sanctuary platform of Meadows Baptist Church in northwest suburban Chicago stands a large semi-circular dial–its needle pointing to a figure in excess of 300 and still climbing.
Abstract: I promote a witnessing lifestyle. While in college I helped produce a multimedia production in which we asked people what they were waiting for–as I use the term “multimedia” I have to smile because at that time it meant stringing some Kodak projectors together with sound. Our presentation took all of eight minutes as …
“That could’ve been me.”
No one having gone through the book of Acts can contend that the Early Church was exceptionally fruitful. The key fact that testifies the fruitfulness of the apostolic Church is the fast and perpetual increase in the number of souls. Many passages support this truth: