Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 2

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p. 2

What constitutes a “spiritual” person in the perspective of the New Testament? 3a.  A spiritual person has the Spirit of God in him. The spiritual person means sanctified and gracious.  This does not mean perfectionism, but it does mean the spiritual person is in a notable process of sanctification and grace.  Christians are called “spiritual,” because they are born of the Spirit and because of the indwelling and holy influences of the Spirit of God in them, writes Edwards.  The…

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Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p.1

Jonathan Edwards on Revival, series p.1

What happened under Edwards’ ministry at Northampton during the winter of 1734–1735? 2a. A stirring of interest in the Lord began in the young people in 1734 and an outpouring of the Spirit began to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers,” (Mal. 4:6) The interest of the young people spread to their parents and God began to illuminate their hearts to the truth of the gospel and dead orthodoxy started to…

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10 Questions for Evangelistic Conversations

10 Questions for Evangelistic Conversations

Dr. Don Whitney has a great resource on his website called, “Ten Questions to Ask to Turn a Conversation Toward the Gospel”.  Actually initiating a gospel-focused conversation is usually the hardest part.  Here are ten questions he has found helpful for turning a conversation toward the gospel:[1] When you die, if God says to you, “Why should I let you into Heaven?”, what would you say? Are you interested in what the Bible says about your answer? If you were…

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The Book of Heavenly Wisdom

The Book of Heavenly Wisdom

Adoniram Judson believed deeply in the power of the written Word. So firmly did he rely on the power of the Scripture that he printed and distributed his own tracts to a people who were not highly literate. Though the common person had some elementary literacy level, it was uncommon to spread news in general through the printed page. However, Judson still sought to spread the gospel through literature and Bible. Against all conventional wisdom, he was remarkably successful in his…

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The Lausanne Movement: Collaboration & Content

The Lausanne Movement: Collaboration & Content

I am taking a moment to unashamedly promote a great resource that is under-utilized and generally unknown among the evangelical, missions-minded world. The Lausanne Movement has been at the forefront of developing both innovative and biblical missiology since the 1970s. I serve as the Deputy Director for Collaboration and Content at Lausanne, and in my editing/curating, I regularly discover wonderful articles and essays that deserve consideration. On the website there are many great resources. Here are a few places to start: The About…

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