Category Archives: Bible Study

“Our church is financially broke”

Every church goes through lean times financially. Four years ago it was our turn.1 Our church treasurer came to me with the bad news. “Pastor, as you know, we have been falling behind on our bills each month for several … Continue reading

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Baptism for the Dead? 1 Corinthians 15:29

“Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?” 1 Corinthians 15:29. So what does “baptism for the dead” mean? What do … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Use Your Israel Trip for Evangelism

Many pastors and church leaders have taken a trip to Israel to walk where Jesus walked and see the Bible lands. Why not use all those pictures and experiences to share Jesus and Bible truths with others? Last month (September … Continue reading

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Making Appeals – Top Ten

An appeal is an invitation to take a next step with Jesus.   Appeal often. At the end of every sermon. At every baptism. At the end of every Bible study. Whenever the opportunity arises. Appeal because of Jesus. Talk … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Invite a Friend to Take their Next Step with Jesus

  Making Appeals – Three Keys Do you remember who invited you to accept Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, to embrace all Bible truth, to be baptized and to unite with God’s final movement? You can make those … Continue reading

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Making appeals is a lot like Thanksgiving Dinner

The family has gathered. Clusters of people are scattered throughout the house, visiting with each other. The cooks have been doing their job in the kitchen. The wonderful aromas have been drifting through the house. And now it is time … Continue reading

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4 Biblical Models of Discipleship

There’s a lot of talk about “Discipleship” in Christianity these days. (See for example Ministry Magazine April 2019 issue.)  After all, Jesus’ last  command was to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the … Continue reading

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