Do you come to our gathered worship service expecting God to speak to you through his Word? We encourage you to prayerfully read through the passage that will be preached prior to the service to help you prepare.
We will not believe more than we know, and we will not live higher than our beliefs.
“Preach the gospel at all times and, if necessary, use words.”
This classic quote, misattributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, is both clever and catchy. It just isn’t biblical.
Evangelism—communicating the good news of King Jesus—always requires words. Christians are called to adorn the gospel with actions (Titus 2:10), to be sure, but our actions are not the gospel. No amount of righteous living can replace the necessity of verbally proclaiming God’s saving achievement in Christ.
But even though all evangelism involves sharing the same message, not all evangelism occurs in the same manner. Here are three kinds we see modeled in the New Testament.
Yes, we want the storm to be still. Quiet waters are a welcome sight after the whipping of the wind and waves. But the calm isn’t enough. We need a safe place to drop anchor—a shelter, a place to catch our breath.