Category Archives: Evangelistic

Evangelistic effort and preaching.

Church of Christ – The Church that Triumphs

The Newark Church of Christ:  In spite of the upsurge of vigor in evangelism, a sense of defeatism exists in many local churches. The spiritual indifference and the materialistic idolatry of our age at times seem inseparable. Thus, there comes over the church a sense of frustration and defeat; a wearying in well doing. This defeatism may be understandable, but...
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When Men Lay the Bible Down

The Bible is the best book in the world.  Someone has said, “The Bible contains the best law, the golden Rule; the best philosophy, a contented mind; the best statesmanship, self-government; the best war, that is against one’s own weakness; the best medicine, cheerfulness and temperance in all things; the best music, the laughter of an innocent soul; the best...
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My Church, the Claim of Christ

In Gear with the Minister: Dr. Eugene Lawton This topic conveys the glorious truth that the church belongs to Jesus Christ. Have you reflected on the idea that all the things that Jesus might have claimed while living in this world; there is only one thing that he did claim–His church. This traveling preacher tells us a lot about himself...
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ – Why Be a Christian?

In Gear with the Minister: Dr. Eugene Lawton Does it pay to be a Christian? What advantage is it? Maybe these are questions which have flashed through your mind if you are not a Christian. By being a Christian, I mean a Christian in fact and a Christian only. I do not mean being a member of some denomination that...
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Rescue the Perishing

In Gear with the Minister: Dr. Eugene Lawton These marching orders from King Jesus fell from his lips between His glorious resurrection and spectacular ascension.  This was the last command that He gave his followers. This is the only plan that Jesus left in this world to establish His church, and save this wicked world from devastating sins; my brothers...
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Priorities – Fixed or Mixed?

A person afoot in the desert, hot and thirsty wants water above everything else. Someone suffering excruciating pain wants relief from that pain more than anything else. A starving person longs for food. All these situations set up clear priorities and their solutions are obvious. If man were no more than a beast, his priorities would always be obtaining those...
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When Truth Hurts

What is truth?  This is a philosophical question. G.E. Moore argues the correspondence theory of truth.  F.H. Bradley conjectures the coherence theory of truth.  William James Advocates the pragmatic theory of truth.  Mr. Webster says that truth is conformity to knowledge, fact, actuality or logic.  Let me sound my trumpet, truth is objective and eternal.  Its validity does not depend...
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The Challenge of Congregational Growth

God wants his church—this church—to grow! This is obvious from the Great Commission which makes it mandatory to make disciples of all nations. (Matt. 28:19)  The early church, the model church, was a growing church.  Some 3000 obeyed the gospel on Pentecost.  We read of the addition of about 5000 in Acts 4:4, then in Acts 5:14 we are told...
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