November 22, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

Witnessing to the Closed Minded (1)

George Stiekes He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 11:15; 13:9; 13:43 The “hearing” goes beyond the sense of hearing physically and implies an inner spiritual reception of truth. It is interesting that in Matthew 13, the word “hear” is used nineteen times. This is so very important because Faith cometh by […]

Renewing the Age-Old Commission

Charles J. Mellring And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have […]

In Pursuit of Souls

Edward M. Panosian John Wesley stepped into the spiritual vacuum of eighteenth century England and led a movement that transformed that nation and had far-reaching effects on America as well. [Though not a Baptist, the story of John Wesley remains inspirational and instructive for us today.] “He acts as though he were out of breath […]

Ambassadors-at-large

Monroe Parker “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., founder of Bob Jones University, used to say, “Nearly every false religion is founded on an overemphasis of some truth.” […]

The Promised Fruit of Soul Winning

Dave Barba We all struggle with our responsibility to evangelize. If I asked, “Is your church evangelistic?” you might reply by mentioning your latest rousing sermon on evangelism or your recent Bible study series on soul winning. Maybe you would refer me to your wellwritten blog post where you analyze postmodernity’s effect on evangelism and […]

A Change of Focus

Jeff Musgrave Many pastors have told me that their church’s soul-winning program is weak or nonexistent. With the overemphasis of easy-believism and evangelism at any cost, it seems that we have thrown the baby out with the bathwater. While a correction in emphasis was warranted, it is time we readjust our focus to a Biblical […]

Dr. Ed Nelson On The Ministry In His Own Words

Dr. Ed Nelson is a man with a long and varied career in the ministry. He has been at the forefront of many aspects of fundamentalism since entering the ministry full time in 1949. He currently sits on the Emeritus Board of the FBFI, has been a well-respected participant in many of the events that […]

Expecting to Sow, Water, and Harvest

Thomas Overmiller Nonbelievers must hear the gospel an average of 7.6 times before they receive it. That’s what Bill Fay says in his book, Share Jesus Without Fear. Regardless of how he arrives at this statistic, I have to agree that most nonbelievers must hear the gospel multiple times before they embrace it. It’s hard […]