No Higher Love Than to Share the Gospel

When it comes to love, are we putting the emphasis where Jesus put it? How can we talk about loving our neighbors without talking about evangelism? Having the “mind of Christ” is not about making generic sacrifices; it’s about sacrificing for the SPIRITUAL needs of those around us.

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My Three Mantras

In my own life, there are three basic perspectives that I keep coming back to, time after time. Pondering at least one of these thoughts always brings my mind back to where it needs to be. I share them in the hope that they might help you.

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Shutting Out the Noise

“Shutting out the noise” is a practice that can be learned. Even if our minds are not used to being disciplined, we can start training them today. Little by little, we can acquire the ability to meditate on just one thing — and really let that one thing sink in.

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If We Hear 50% Fewer Sermons

When congregations change to just one service on Sunday, it often cuts by 50% the number of sermons the members hear. (And let’s be frank: that “all-in-one” service on Sunday morning does not contain the same two full-blown sermons that we used to be getting.)

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Do You Need to Be Rebaptized?

I’m a bit uncomfortable with the number of “rebaptisms” that I hear about. I appreciate the sincerity that prompts an individual to take such a step, but I wonder if an improvement in our understanding might not help us. Think with me here . . . carefully.

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Salvation . . . y Mas!

Are we content with salvation or do we require salvation y más? How honest are we about what really attracts us? Is it the gospel itself, or is it the “extras”? How many of us would continue to do what we do (and worship where we worship) if the “extras” were taken away?

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Priority: Feeling Good or Thinking Rightly?

In this world, there are some heartbreaking difficulties to be dealt with. God is going to be victorious in the end, of course, and all will be well. But let us not demand a premature cessation of sorrow. For now, our path is one of PATIENCE rather than perfect happiness.

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We Must Do More Than ‘Motivate the Tribe’

We must get out of our comfort zones and take the gospel to those around us. The Lord is not going to be pleased if we simply give up, retreat to the safety of our church buildings, and settle into a routine of doing nothing more than “motivating the tribe.”

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