6 Vital Elements of the Gospel Message (Peter got it Right)

Peter’s gospel sermon on the day of Pentecost contained at least six vital elements that must mark our gospel preaching. When presenting the gospel, we do not consciously address each of these points, but rather our gospel message should be seasoned throughout with these truths. Otherwise our gospel message will be lacking, and will…

3 Elements of Early Church Evangelism

The early church did evangelism right, and God mightily blessed it. Here are three reasons why… Street preaching in a market in Manila. 1. The early church evangelized prayerfully The early church did not just rush headlong into the streets and begin preaching. They waited on God, agonizing in prayer (Acts 1:14) as Christ…

Spurgeon: "Why Christ Offends People"

...Christ lays the axe at the root of the tree; he tells them that these things must be given up... “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33) …Among the present assembly there are some who…

Prayer: A Brand Mark of the Early Church

Prayer was a distinguishing brand mark of the early church... The early church bore three distinguishing brand marks: Prayer Public evangelism Strong doctrine It seems many churches today have one of these three, but rarely all three. The first distinguishing mark is prayer. “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the…

10 New Testament Protests Against Art & Drama Depicting Christ’ Passion

Every year during Spring, the world is flooded with art and drama depicting Christ’ passion. Everyone from Roman Catholics to some Baptists jump on the bandwagon. Here’s why it's wrong, according to the New Testament… 1. Faith comes by hearing the preached Word of God, not by art or drama. “So then faith cometh…