Gospel Links for Gospel Culture (1/04)
“Gospel Links for Gospel Culture” is a weekly round-up of content to encourage you in your faith and ministry.
Through my own ups and downs of trying to consistently read the Bible, I’ve put five things in place to help me. Two rejections. Three reading practices.
The biggest challenges we face today are not from tyrannical regimes or oppressive governments. They are more subtle—proclivities and inclinations smuggled into our churches alongside the cultural sensibilities we’ve inherited. In this piece, I’d like to point out four cultural challenges I see, and I hope to circle back around to write a follow-up piece about each point.
A study by LifeWay Research found about two-thirds of churchgoers made it a point to invite someone to church in the last six months, but nearly a third said they hadn’t extended an invitation to anyone.
As God puts people in your life pathway, will you intentionally invite them?
You can do this! Here are 52 ideas to help you get started. Some are for individuals; others can be adapted for your small group or the entire church.
You see, the lie we so often believe about faith is that it is something we alone have the power to nurture. It’s our job to draw closer to God. It’s our job to spend time in the Word with him. It’s our job to pray so that we won’t forget about the Lord’s presence or fall astray.
But, what we must remember amidst the try-hard and obsessive goal-setting mentalities in the world we live in is that our God is the source of all gospel-centered life change.
In partnership with The Gospel Project, Ed Stetzer (our founding editor) has been sharing a number of perspectives on what defines biblical preaching. Check out latest entry by Samuel Rodriquez.
A resolution is, for many of us, a desire. I want to do this or that, but we don’t have follow through, either because we don’t have an achievable goal in mind, or we don’t have a plan to get there.
And in this, we have to think about what we are not going to do as much as what we want to do.
This is a really strong discussion on a difficult topic featuring Elizabeth Graham, Matt Arbo, Lauren McAfee, Nicole Lino, and Chelsea Sobolik.