It is a joyful moment to see people converted to Christ through mission work. However, conversion is not the end. Those converted must be led to spiritual maturity. This article shows that such maturity is rooted in making knowledge of truth grow into conviction of the truth and a life of obedience. This is achieved by teaching godliness.
Mission preaching is bringing the message God wants an unconverted person to hear. This article explains the need for and role of a special service in the established church, for the purpose of preaching to those who are outside the kingdom.
Evangelism should be the work of the whole congregation. To carry out this responsibility the church must be enabled by the Holy Spirit and equipped by the office bearers.
This article shows that the Bible is God’s inspired word. This conviction is essential for the church because the Bible is the foundation to the Christian faith.
Anointed as prophet, every Christian has the calling and ability to confess Jesus’ name. This article explains that evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. The love of God experienced by the believer generates a response of love, which is the motive for evangelism. So members must be encouraged to carry out this task of witnessing.
Mission work is undertaken by the church as a response of faith to God and with the expectation of blessings from God. Therefore, those doing mission work should give priority to the preaching of God's word, and leave the outcome in God's hands.
Should Christians rejoice in scientists' ability to grow human tissue and use it to cure diseases? This article looks at the relationship between stem cells, embryos and abortion, arguing that the end cannot justify the means. Christian should be hopeful for this new development, but should stand firm in maintaining that it may not be done at the expense of life.
The goal of mission work is to create indigenous churches which become self-governing, self-propagating, and self-supporting. This article looks at the aspect of a self-supporting church. The relationship between the sending church and the mission church is crucial, especially when it comes to money. The author points out errors from the past, but also gives directives for creating a self-supporting church.
The goal of mission work is to create indigenous churches which become self-governing, self-propagating, and self-supporting. This article looks at the aspect of the indigenous church being self-propagating, discussing the importance of location, ability to speak the local language, developing instructional material in the local language, good books, training each believer to witness, and the training of children.
This is the fourth article in a five part series on evangelism. Every Christian has a desire to share the gospel with unbelievers, but Christians often face the challenge of how to practice personal evangelism. This article focuses on the person who is doing the witnessing. What should their character be like?
This is the first article in a five part series on evangelism. Every Christian has a desire to share the gospel with unbelievers, but Christians often face the challenge of how to practice personal evangelism. This article focuses on what the content of our evangelism should be. Where should we start and what should we say?
This article is about Psalm 23:4: God as our shepherd in times of fear and danger. But it also shows how shepherds must be leaders, and what this leadership means.
This article on Romans 8:35-39 is about having assurance of the love of God.