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Do I Have To Share The Gospel Like That

Few things bring panic to the souls of many like the thought of sharing the gospel. Each potential encounter has its own panic-inducing features. To share with a stranger means potentially upsetting a nice casual encounter with accusations of being a religious nut-job imposing beliefs on people. But share with a friend or relative and you quite possibly sour a relationship...

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Shutting Their Mouth

What are you trying to accomplish when you share the gospel? I hope it isn't conversion because no mere human can accomplish that. Yes, you need to pray fervently for someone's salvation, but there are goals that you can strive for that are more within the realm of human responsibility and faithfulness. What is my goal? My goal is to close a person's mouth from excuse-ma...

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“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner” Doesn’t Work

A commonly heard phrase in Evangelical churches is "Hate the sin, love the sinner;" or at least it used to be. But we live in a new day when sin is embraced in ways never before seen in America. Such a phrase only works when the clean distinction between sin and sinner is accepted. In that case, the phrase will freely roll off the tongue. It will continue to do so as lo...

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Faithfulness and Family Reunions

In just a couple weeks, many of us will be loading up our vehicles for the trip to be with family, where we will load up the dinner plate with holiday meals. Sadly, many will also begin to feel their heart load up with fear, anger, or anxiety as they think about spending another holiday with family members who are less than a joy to be around. That means now is the time...

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Questions for Jehovah Witnesses

This list of issues and questions was compiled in preparation for a meeting with a Jehovah Witness, and it proved very useful. 1) Is Jesus equal to God? a. John 5: 18 Jesus made himself equal with God in what he said. The Pharisees realized this and reacted accordingly. The same thing happened again in Jn. 10:33 and there Jesus defends it. b. Mark 2:7 Jesus did not re...

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