It is easy to look at our country and declare that we are abandoning our Christian roots, we are headed downhill, our best days are past. But there are a few men and women who, instead of condemning America, are asking God to change pockets of America through their lives. They are not politicians looking for a national audience. They are church planters being used of God to change a town or city one life at a time.
For all of the benefits that I have received from blogging, however, there are a few bloggers that are giving the rest of us a bad name. These fellows do not offer “apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Rather, they are bad apples.
One of the great privileges of serving God is that we are laborers together with Him. Sure, He has given us the command to preach the Gospel, but He didn’t leave the work entirely up to us. While we find the ears to hear, He is working on hearts.
The Sunday school is not merely an educational institution, but an evangelistic tool. The Sunday school is how we organize the church family into age groups and life stages so that we may mobilize ourselves to reach our community with the Good News.
As the son of Dr. John Goetsch and a graduate of West Coast Baptist College, John Goetsch, Jr., talks about the Lord’s direction, redirection, and the blessing he found by being in the center of God’s will.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, members of Lancaster Baptist Church and students of West Coast Baptist College passed out over 10,000 copies of the New Testament. The blessings from this effort were great. Many more people were saved during this effort than during the same time last year.
Spiritual metamorphosis is God’s greatest desire and delight. He sent His Son into this world to die on a cross so that our old sinful nature could be changed into a new nature. All of us by nature are sinners and condemned to die, but God through His Son has provided a free gift of salvation whereby we might suddenly be made righteous in His sight.