Tag: evangelism

  • Righteousness Satisfied (Matthew 5:6; John 16:5-11)

    Righteousness Satisfied (Matthew 5:6; John 16:5-11)

    God promises to fill those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. The entire Trinity is devoted to this. The Father sent Jesus to save the world. Jesus came to give us abundant life (John 10:10) and to destroy the devil’s works (1 John 3:8); this includes setting us free from the power of sin as well as its punishment. The Holy Spirit will bring satisfaction to those who crave it.

  • No Sin Beyond God’s Grace

    No Sin Beyond God’s Grace

    Is there any sin that God will not forgive? Can I commit any sin that God will not forgive?

  • Ascension and Pentecost IV: The Ascended Christ Sends the Indwelling Spirit

    Ascension and Pentecost IV: The Ascended Christ Sends the Indwelling Spirit

    This conclusion to this series will show how the indwelling Holy Spirit provides our connection with the ascended Lord Jesus Christ and enables us to observe all that He has commanded us (Matthew 28:19–20).

  • Ascension and Pentecost III. The Gospel of Forgiveness

    Ascension and Pentecost III. The Gospel of Forgiveness

    One of the most important, and in many churches least emphasized, elements of Jesus’ post-resurrection teaching is the message of forgiveness. Yet, it is central to Jesus’ final instructions to His disciples, and it should be central to our message. As He prepared them for their forthcoming ministry, He said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld” (John 20:21–23).

  • Ascension and Pentecost I: A Unified Gospel Message

    Ascension and Pentecost I: A Unified Gospel Message

    On the traditional church calendar, the Easter season lasts 50 days, beginning with Easter Sunday and ending seven weeks later with the Feast of Pentecost. Easter and Pentecost are not merely bookends on a cycle of Scripture readings for Sunday worship. Along with the Feast of the Ascension (on the 40th day of Easter, 10 days before Pentecost), they provide a significant unified summary of the Gospel and its impact on the Christian’s life.