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When To Speak

Growing up in America, I heard two different persepctives on the subject of when to share the Gospel.  On one side, I had churches that taught that we needed to spend time and integrate with the culture.  We should join clubs and activities that suit our God given tastes, and shine His Light in those circles.  After doing earning their trust, we could share the truth.  On the other hand, I have heard other leaders saying that we should cut right to the chase.  Jesus did not waste time telling others to repent, and neither should we.  Which approach is the best? (more…)

The Gospel Message

The Gospel message forms the heart of Christianity.  Over the decades, we have lost this message in the political yelling, pandering and concern over offending someone.  Yet, as Christians, it really should be what people know us for.  We should talk about it first, last and always.  It is the Good News of God, and the only message the saves people from hell.  Here are some scriptures which plainly convey the Gospel message. (more…)

The End of Debates

I Cor 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. (more…)

Doctrine

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Welcome to the third blog entry of New Direction, where we search the Spirit, Scripture and more discovering the New Direction God is leading his church in this post modern culture.  Today, we take a quick look at doctrine.

It is often said that churches stand and fall on their doctrine.  If you investigate the reason for the hundreds of denominations in existence today, oftentimes, you will find doctrine as the main culprit.  In fact, numerous individuals, professing Christ as Lord, killed others for differences in doctrine.  In 1 Tim 6.3-5, Paul warns that one who understands nothing teaches a ‘different doctrine.’  So, what is doctrine, and just how important is it?  For this entry, I will quote heavily from Cecil Hooks paper, Gospel & Doctrine. (more…)

The Gospel

newdirection LG(This is the second in a series called “New Direction”) – With the introductions out of the way, we jump right into the meat of what this show is about.  As I mentioned before, my wife, friends and I desire to share what we have learned over two decades of following Christ and living for His Glory outside the context of a traditional church gathering.  Of course, much of what I share will also benefit those who play a role in a traditional church, as well.  Today’s entry, in particular, can benefit anyone, believer or not.  Today we talk about the Gospel message.  The word gospel means good news.

Here are some scriptures which plainly convey the Gospel message.  (more…)

Bible Study: John 18-20

Salutations.  I’m reading through most of the New Testament, chapter by chapter, and logging some of my thoughts here in my journal.  I continue this study, looking at the message of Salvation and John the Baptist’s Testamony.  I highly encourage you to read God’s Word for yourself and share your thoughts!

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Bible Study: John 17

Salutations.  I’m reading through most of the New Testament, chapter by chapter, and logging some of my thoughts here in my journal.  I continue this study, looking at the message of Salvation and John the Baptist’s Testamony.  I highly encourage you to read God’s Word for yourself and share your thoughts!

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