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Jargon - how insider jargon Christianese words spoil Christian communication and evangelism
In most sermons for Christians, or any Christian magazine, there are usually very many jargon words and phrases. We feel comfortable with them! Using them makes us feel that we belong! In prayer too, we love to use these ‘Christianese’ words, as humorist Jim Watkins demonstrates.
Spurgeon and sermons - why was C H Spurgeon so effective in preaching the Christian gospel?
List the most significant Christian preachers and leaders in the English-speaking world of the 19th century, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon will probably be near the top. Before his death in 1892, he had published more than twenty-five hundred sermons and forty-nine volumes of commentaries, sayings, anecdotes, illustrations, and devotions. Spurgeon often worked 18 hours a day.
Sermon on the Mount - a Christian perspective
This passage is Matthew's account of Jesus' sermon on the mount.
Leonard Ravenhill : Billy Nicholson - The Irish Whitefield
In the year 1900 a "massed band" of four people marched out-of-step down the main street of Bangor in Northern Ireland. The two members with uniforms were Salvation Army lassies; the other two were young men. One of these men had a mind keen as a razor's edge; the other...
Leonard Ravenhill : Are we willing to drink His cup?
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! I’ve been going to meetings for over seventy years all over the world—Pentecostal conferences, Methodist conferences...
Greg Gordon : Worldly Saints
Since the inception of the Church, the Gospel of Christ preached with the requirements of repentance and discipleship. Presently, the “High-Calling in Christ Jesus,” has never been offered at such a low level. Forgiveness without repentance, discipleship without obedience, salvation...
Greg Gordon : Worldliness Is Wrong! Dear Church
The world is too much amongst us! God has called his church to be separate from the world. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye seperate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” God desires a Church that is “perfecting holiness in the fear of God...
Greg Gordon : Why The Church Of America Is Failing
Leonard Ravenhill said 20 years ago: “We are on the edge of disaster, we on the edge of wrath.” Oh to realize how close we are to the judgement of God in America and Canada. The last words of Jesus Christ to His Church included the indictment: ‘I know thy works’ seven times! I know thy works...
Greg Gordon : Where Is Thy God, O Christian?
Many people believe there is no need for revival in our day. Yet those that claim this are in most cases of the most apathetic in the church and have not shed a tear for the lost millions that will spend a eternity apart from God. Tearless, Passionless, Burdenless are most that do...
Greg Gordon : Warning A Wicked And Perverse Generation
A wicked and perverse generation seeks after a sign. A carnal, lukewarm, lax, unbelieving Church sits back and demands of God the supernatural to give value to His credibility. The spotless bride often looks more like a self-absorbed whore. Dennis E. Green said: “We feast on the...