August 19, 2017

Small-Group Sunday School – Getting Practical about the Great Commission

Mark Gillmore FrontLine • May/June 2008 Editor’s Note: Great Commission leadership is one of the core values of the FBFI. It is something that we must do, not just talk about doing. One of the ways in which the Great Commission is being accomplished effectively is through local church small-group Sunday school ministry. The following […]

The Facts of Compassion

Matt Recker FrontLine • January/February 2006 While waiting for a subway train a man stood next to me looking truly grotesque. Huge tumor-like growths protruded from all over his face. Some of these swellings began on his cheek and hung down past his neck. I glanced at his hands and similar fat growths covered them […]

What Can You Do About Millennials?

Don Johnson On April 30, an article appeared on FoxNews entitled, “Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity.” The author is Alex McFarland, Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University. He appears to base his comments on findings from his own research as well as that of others and […]

Reaching the Pearls of the Pacific for Christ

David Utter Travel posters and calendars mesmerize us with beautiful scenes from tropical islands scattered across the Pacific. Decades ago, Robert Louis Stevenson gave the designation “Pearls of the Pacific” to the Marshall Islands. God has truly displayed His capacity for lovely creation in many of these remote places. Yet that beauty is often marred […]

Born Again at Two Years Old

Thomas Overmiller In a recent post, I emphasized the importance of encouraging children to cultivate a personal walk with God. In the opening lines, I mentioned in passing that I was born again at 2 years old. One reader expressed doubts about this statement, saying: The comment about being born again at 2 years old […]

God’s Word Never Returns Void

Jerry Sivnksty In Isaiah 55:11 the Lord promises, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” This is a wonderful truth! When we proclaim God’s […]

Praying for the Lost

George Stiekes The believer’s responsibility with regards to reaching the lost must begin with prayer. Paul makes this very clear in I Timothy 2:1-4: I exhort therefore, that FIRST OF ALL, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for ALL men: For kings, and for ALL that are in authority; that we may […]

Praying for the Closed-Minded (2)

George Stiekes See Part One. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 While listening to Christian radio, a program came on the air put out by Moody Bible Institute called, […]

Praying for the Closed-Minded (1)

George Stiekes After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 I have a list of people who need to be saved and some who I believe are saved but have backslidden […]

Witnessing to the Closed-Minded (2)

George Stiekes Part 1 is here. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 11:15; 13:9; 13:43 Not everyone can hear. The verb "to hear" in the text indicates both hearing and understanding. It is important to understand that when you share Christ with the unsaved there are some who hear your words […]