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My mom did a good job of keeping the house clean when I was growing up. I’m thankful we didn’t grow up in a filthy home. Although she may have called my bedroom a pig sty (more than once), and I was occasionally asked if I grew up in a barn, mom taught us the virtue of cleanliness.
Even though our house was clean, there were times that we would have to go the extra mile because company was coming over. Apparently, our normal level of clean was not good enough for guests!
Cleanliness is an attitude.
A pastor and church that expect visitors to come look differently at cleaning and maintenance. They realize that they must go the extra mile to ensure the buildings look clean, maintained, and organized to the fresh eyes of guests.
Preparation is key to any successful endeavor. Soul winning is no different. Here are some practical items to consider when preparing to win souls.
Luke 10:1–2, 17 “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
In Luke 10:1-16, our Lord gathered his disciples to give them instructions as they went out from city to city in His name. He prepared them for what they would encounter in ministry and gave them instructions on how to respond to various situations.
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.
Sunday School is an untapped powerhouse of every church. Jumpstart yours with these proven principles.
A Pastor asked me to give him some ideas about reenergizing a stagnant Sunday School program and increasing its attendance. What a great question! As I was meditating on the answer, I sensed that I should write an article about it to help others with the same question.
Also, the article would be a good reminder of the principles we teach to our own Sunday School workers at Curtis Corner Baptist Church.
I believe in the Sunday School ministry. When done correctly, it will strengthen and invigorate your entire church. Here are ten proven principles that will supercharge your Sunday School program.
1. Make Sunday School the preeminent ministry.
Sunday School should be the most important ministry in the Church. It has been used of God like no other ministry since its inception. It has a unique structure that can still be used to change the world. A correctly organized Sunday School program will enhance your church in every way. It will increase the potential of even the smallest church to (more…)
How will you stand when all the forces of Hell fight to run you off from the ministry to which God has called you? Here are 10 principles that will keep you in God’s will.
2 Timothy 4:16–17 “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.”
The Apostle Paul learned to walk with God when His foes attacked him, and his friends forsook Him. He was able to finish his course and keep the faith. We can do the same with God’s help.
I spend my life trying to help people find God’s will and do it. It’s exciting to see the hand of God move in lives as He reveals His calling and place of service to a surrendered life. However, submitting to God’s will is half the battle. Now, you have to stay in it until you see the Lord!
Serving God in the ministry is simultaneously the most wonderful privilege and the most difficult burden. You will see God accomplish incredible feats, but you will see satan win needless victories. You will see the view from the mountain tops, but you must walk through the valley of the shadow of death to get there. You will witness miracles of resurrection power, but you will weep as some commit spiritual suicide.
A pastor has the privilege of seeing people at their best, yet also at their worst. What will you do when (more…)