Most adult converts still come into the church through public evangelism. But audiences are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Can a pastor offer an evangelistic program that will attract and hold them? W. B. Quigley says Yes, describing one of the audiovisual "tools" now available and how it worked for him.
What is the relationship of justification and sanctification? How do they relate to works and faith? To salvation? In what ways do they differ? In what way does perfection serve as the goal of sanctification? And what is the content of perfection?
If you re frustrated at times because your preaching doesn't seem to move people to change, it probably is because they aren't sure just what your sermon is really calling for. And if your congregation doesn't know, maybe you don't either. Probably the most difficult part of sermon preparation is defining in your own mind, clearly and in a single sentence, the idea you want your listeners to take home with them. This sixth article in a twelve-article series on better preaching will help you do just that.
Daniel 8:14 centers on the sanctuary or Temple, And the Temple's services revolved around the ark of the covenant. The author of this article suggests the fate of the earthly ark may have significant implications for the understanding of Daniel's prophecy.
Most churches feel the need to develop a program of family life ministry but often their attempts to do so are less than satisfactory. Monte Sahlin, in a two-article series, lays out in detail how you may plan and carry out a successful, ongoing family life ministry in your church. In this article he covers how you can define the needs in your area, how to figure how many to plan on, packaging the program successfully, and more.
Even though we celebrate them only once a quarter) our communion services easily can become mere formalities) neither involving our members nor making a contribution to their spiritual growth. Changing the routine once in a while focuses the congregation s attention on the service and encourages a fuller participation. The author suggests here a celebration of the Lord's Supper which not only offers variety but deepens understanding as it builds on Communion s roots in the Passover.