How To Rise Above The Drama & Live For God

Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.

How To Rise Above Drama and Live for God

Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.

Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.

Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.

Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.

Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).

The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.​

Micah 6:8  “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”

There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.

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Soul Winning Made Easy – New Testament Map

This one tip can fast-track your soul winning training and give you the confidence to win souls to Christ. It makes soul winning so much easier!

SOUL WINNING MADE EASY - HOW TO DRAW A MAP IN YOUR NEW TESTAMENT

As a new soul winner, I was overwhelmed with the thought of leading someone through the Gospel plan. There was so much information to process!

How was I going to remember all the verses of the Gospel plan while learning meet people, answer questions, overcome interruptions, and confront objections?

Thankfully, my mentor taught us this simple tip that made soul winning so much easier for a beginner!

Confidence in soul winning comes from prayer, memorization of the Truth, practice of the techniques, and preparation of your tools.  Drawing a map in your New Testament helps you work through fearful jitters and unforeseen interruptions.

The concept is simple but effective. Draw a map through your New Testament by highlighting or underlining a verse then write the next verse you will go to next in the margin.

This simple tip helps make soul winning easy. It keeps you on track and guides you through interruptions. Click To Tweet

We recommend highlighting the verses with a yellow or orange gel (dry) highlighter.  A gel highlighter won’t bleed through thin Bible pages. Click here to see the gel highlighter I use.

I use the Romans Road Gospel plan with the addition of 1 John 5:13 to start. Usually, I finish with Titus 1:12, John 1:12-13, and John 3:36 for assurance after they trust Christ. I use Matthew 10:32 when asking them for a commitment to be my guest at church.

You can download a free .pdf tutorial of how to use these verses to win a soul to Christ HERE.

Follow these simple steps to draw a soul winning map in your New Testament.

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Spring Church Planting Conference Recap – Save New England

God is moving in New England. Rejoice with us over the highlights of the conference and watch a short recap video.

“And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.”

Acts 14:27

In this passage of Scripture, Paul and Barnabas returned from a missionary journey and declared the good things that God had done. It is a good idea to rehearse the goodness of God to churches so that those who were not present during God’s blessings can praise the Lord for His work.

Allow me to share God’s blessings from our recent conference so you can rejoice with us and pray for the spiritual need in New England.

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How To Win A Soul To Christ

Every Christian is commanded to spread the Gospel. What God commands, He empowers. You can be a confident and productive soul winner. These free resouces will help you.

Why is it so difficult to share our faith? We are glad we are saved. We want others to get saved. The Gospel is not difficult to explain, so what is the problem?

While there are many possible answers to this vital question, I do know this much… It is imperative to have a proven framework of how to win a soul in which you have complete confidence.

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Do We Really Need More Churches?

Hopefully, you were bewildered by the title of this article.  Why would this question be asked in the publication of a ministry that helps start churches?  Good question.  Let me explain.

I have been surprised by the number of Christians (including some Pastors) who aren’t convinced that we need more churches. Here are a few examples.

Sometimes when we promote a town or an area that needs a church, I will see a message that says something like this, “I searched for churches in that town in google maps, and I found a lot of them.  Does that area really need ANOTHER church?”  Sometimes they will even include a screenshot in case I don’t believe them.  Very helpful.

From time to time a pastor will bristle at the idea of another church in a city with more people than they can reach in a lifetime or in a county with more area than they will ever cover.  One pastor told a would-be church planter, “This town already has a church.  You can go somewhere else.”  That pastor left and the church is no longer in existence. The town is still on our list.  Hopefully, it will get a good church one day.

Yes, we really do need more churches.  Lots more of them in fact.  Hundreds more.  I believe God can use us to do it.  Do you?

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