Recently we were out here street witnessing and I talked to a young man that had been drinking. I asked if he’d been drinking and he said “what does that matter?” Then I asked him if he was headed to a bar and he said that he was. So I asked him if Jesus was his drinking buddy and he said “Yes He is.” The young man then proceeded to tell me that he guarantees that he’s won more people to Christ by going into the bars than I have by proclaiming the Gospel on the street. [Read more…]
You are one of many. You are one of many students walking on the sidewalk right now. You are one of many students at MSU. You are one of many students attending colleges and universities all across this nation. You are one of many people living in Springfield (or the Springfield area). You are one of many people living in Missouri. You are one of many people living in America. You are one of many. A lot of people want to fit in. A lot of people want to blend in with the crowd. They hate to stand out. They want to be one of many. [Read more…]
It appears that the majority of Christian churches in America are apathetic to the major issues facing our country. The two greatest sins being committed in our nation are abortion – the murder of 56 million babies in the womb since Roe v. Wade and close behind this is the sin of homosexuality. Only 3.5% of the adult U.S. population identifies with being gay or lesbian. So homosexuality isn’t rampant in our country – yet. But the apathy and tolerance of it is rampant in America and this is even true in the majority of Christian churches. [Read more…]
Today I want to talk you about fear. Let’s look at some famous fear quotes.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. Napoleon
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson [Read more…]
I drove by a “church” the other day and they had a sign out front that said “We are not punished for our sins, but by them.” This is a quote from Elbert Hubbard. This may sound good to people, but is it true? Let’s look at the last part of the statement first. Are we punished by our sins? Another way to look at this is: Are there repercussions for our actions? Of course there are. This is common sense. [Read more…]