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Category Archives: Soul Winning
Some Questions For Us
Many members say that they desire the growth of the local church. Many say that they desire many visitors at the annual Gospel Meeting. However, are we doing what it takes for these things to happen? Desire without action will … Continue reading
Posted in christian growth, Christian Influence, Dedication, evangelism, Fellowship, Hospitality, questions, Soul Winning Tagged Bible reading, church attendance, church growth, desire without actions, edification, evangelism, friendliness, Gospel meeting, Hospitality, involvment, Mark 4, Parable of the sower, participation, prayer, questions, spiritual growth, visitors Leave a comment
The Testing of One’s Faith
Make no mistake about it. One’s faith will be tested, and tested again, in this life. James writes of “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3). These tests are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13). We should not be surprised … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, christian growth, Endurance, evangelism, Faith, God, God`s word, life, Man, Prayer, Priorities, Soul Winning, Suffering, Temptation, Textual study, Time, Tongue Tagged 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 john 2:15-17, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Peter 4:12, 7 tests, 7 tests of faith, attitude, barometer, blaming others, blessed is the man who endures, book of James, brevity of life, care for weak, careful with tongue, count it joy, covering sin, crown of life, cursing men, day of slaughter, desires, difficulties in life, discouragement, do God's word, do not disrespect poor, do not hold faith with partiality, dont blame God, Endurance, endure, external trials, fair in business, fraud, friendship with world, God, God's word, godisnowhere, h.r. palmer, hear and do the word, hear God's word, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 4:15, heirs of the kingdom, holiness, honest, internal trials, james 1:1-2, james 1:12, james 1:13-14, james 1:13-18, james 1:19, james 1:19-22, james 1:2-11, james 1:2-3, james 1:26, james 1:26-27, James 1:27, james 1:3, james 1:4-8, james 2:1-ff, james 3:1-12, james 3:9-10, james 4:11-12, james 4:13-17, james 4:2-3, james 4:4, james 5:12, james 5:13, james 5:14-15, James 5:16, james 5:17, james 5:19-20, james 5:4-5, james 5:9, life is a vapor, life is difficult, Lord of sabaoth, love God, love one another, luke 12:20, lusts, m.a. kidder, matthew 4:4, Matthew 7:12, others, partiality, patience when tested, Philippians 2:4, poem The Tongue, prayer in James, priorities, pure religion, receive with meekness the implanted word, rich in fath, romans 5:3-4, saving a soul from death, saving souls from death, seek to convert sinners, seek to save others, self deception, song angry words, song did you think to pray, song ere you left your room this morning, song yield not to temptation, spiritual barometer, spiritual growth, swift to hear slow to speak slow to wrath, temptation, temptations common to man, test, testing faith, the implanted word, the poor, the rich fool, the uncertainty of life and tomorrow, the use of the tongue in James, time, tongue, treatment of others in James, trials of life, wages of laborers, what is your life?, world, wrath 1 Comment
Misused Passages (Part 1)
There are certain passages which are commonly misused. I am speaking of passages which are misused by brethren, not the passages which are misused by the world at large. These passages are sometimes used as crutch passages, to support a … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, Ethics, evangelism, hermeneutics, Soul Winning, Word Study Tagged abstain from all appearance of evil, abstain from every form of evil, asv, book baptism and the greek make simple, counting the cost, dave miller, easter, epieekes, esv, forbearance, gentleness, God is no respecter of persons, hesiod, honor, j.w. mcgarvey, james burton coffman, kjv, leon crouch, make disciples, marry only in the lord, Matthew 28:19-20, misused passages, moderation, moderation in all things, nkjv, participles, perfering one another, Philippians 4:5, proegeomai, Romans 12:10, roy deaver, teach baptize and teach some more, thayer, the great commission, wayne jackson Leave a comment
Are You A Connector and a Maven?
Connectors. Some people seem to know, have contact, or be connected in some way with everybody. They have hundreds of phone numbers in their phones, and hundreds of friends on social media. I have a friend who does “fill-in preaching” … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Influence, evangelism, Soul Winning, Technology Tagged Acts 8:5, andrew and simon, book the tipping point, brett tjaden, connectors, culture trends, epidemics, jimmy pitchford, John 17:15, John 1:40-42, John 1:45-46, john wayne, kevin bacon, malcolm gladwell, Matthew 5:13-16, mavens, nathaniel and philip, rod steiger, six degrees of kevin bacon, using technology 1 Comment
Does Truth Reveal One Plan of Salvation?
What is truth? It is reality. The New Testament declares that God’s word is truth (John 17:17; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5-6). God’s word declares spiritual reality. This is what the New Testament declares. According to the New Testament, each accountable … Continue reading
Posted in baptism, Cofession, Doctrine, evangelism, God`s word, Plan of salvation, Repentance, Soul Winning, truth Tagged agnosticism, arrogant, baptism, believe, book: piloting the strait, confess, dave miller, faith and knowledge, God's relationship to His word, hear, implication, law of excluded middle, living faithfully, logic and the bible, mac deaver, no firm stand, one heart journal, plan of salvation, repent, the bible is propositional, thomas b. warren, truth, what is truth Leave a comment
The Investment of Time
Have you head of the “10,000 hour rule”? The theory is that to excel in a thing (e.g. sports, music, technology, business, etc.) 10,000 hours need to be invested in that thing (e.g. study, experimentation, practice). This theory was popularized … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, christian growth, evangelism, Priorities, Soul Winning, stewardship, Time Tagged 1 Peter 2:9, 10000 hour rule, 2 Peter 3:18, Acts 8:4, berlin's academy of music, bill gates, bill joy, book outliers, business, Colossians 4:5, engineers, Ephesians 5:16, grow in grace and knowledge, Hebrews 5:12, investing time, John 9:4, johnny ramsey, k. anders ericsson, lawyers, malcolm gladwell, Matthew 5:13-16, mozart, music, physicians, pratice makes perfect, redeem time, salt and light, specialists, sports, SWAT team, technology, the beatles, time, veternarians Leave a comment
In The News: Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, came ashore in Rockport, Texas on August 26. It is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continuous United States (Wikipedia). Some areas have received nearly 52” of rain (washingtonpost.com). No part of … Continue reading
Posted in evangelism, History, Nature, Priorities, Soul Winning, Suffering, Weather Tagged 24 hour news, abu dhabi, bereans, cnn, cornelius, cyclone, fanny crosby, good samaritan, harris county texas, hurricane, hurricane harvey, in the news, inaccuracy in news, kindness, kindness not enough, louisianna, new york, ny times, oklahoma, orange yexas, port aransas texas, rockport texas, song rescue the perishing, Soul Winning, uae, washington post, yahoo news Leave a comment
Prophecy: Squeezed In A Vise
Have you ever felt like you were being squeezed in a vise? Life is not always easy. Job’s assessment: “Man who is born of women is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). Sometimes this trouble comes from … Continue reading
Posted in Endurance, evangelism, History, Prophecy, Soul Winning, Suffering, Textual study Tagged 1 maccabees, 2 Maccabees, alexander the great, antiochus epiphanes, antiochus III, antiochus IV, bardiya, cambyses II, cassander, cyrus, cyrus II, Daniel 11, darius I, darius the mede, division of greece, don simpson, egypt, gaumata, greece, gubaru, herodotus, king of the north, king of the south, kings of persia, lysimachus, persecution, persia, prohecy:, prophecy series, psuedo smerdis, ptolemy, remember the big picture, responding to difficulties, rex turner sr, roxana, seleucus, seleucus IV, smerdis, squeezed in a vise, syria, teaching others, ugbaru, xerxes Leave a comment