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The Gospel In Up-Goer 5 Speak (Common English)

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM

It can be challenging to explain the Gospel, especially if you need to speak simply and concisely. This is a challenge I’ve thought a lot about recently in relation to talking to my four year old daughter.


Language is meant to communicate. But something most of us don’t realize it...

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Worship &/vs. Evangelism

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

In my last post I referenced a White Horse Inn podcast in which they discussed the shift in the American church from the Sunday morning service being a time in which the disciples of Jesus are ministered to, to a time in which seekers are evangelized. I had two thoughts related to this topic. First - yes Christians are supposed to be served in the church service. Second – an evangelistic meeting, though valuable, canno...

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Jesus' Birth - A Time for Peace

Posted by thethousandmarch on December 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM

. . . [T]here were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is ...

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Church Plant Update: An Ending

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM

We’ve decided to put our Sunday night service on an indefinite hiatus. This doesn’t really mean our church has ended, because the church community we built will certainly still exist and we will still be involved in each others’ lives doing the work of the Church in informal ways. Also, we plan on starting up a Bible study soon. Still, our first chapter has come to a close.

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What's the Good News: Part 2

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 25, 2011 at 10:17 PM

In my last post I discussed the gospel – what it is. I briefly mentioned the confusion many Americans seem to have concerning the gospel. Here are a few verses which bring into sharp contrast the gospel proclaimed by Jesus and his followers and the gospel proclaimed by many modern Christians.

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What's the Good News

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 23, 2011 at 9:05 PM

There's a lot of Christians working hard, or at least told that they should be working hard, to spread the gospel. But, before we go too far we might want to make sure we know what exactly the gospel actually is. Otherwise we end up, as we have, with a lot of people who think the gospel is some variant form of moralistic therapeutic ...

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Church Planting: Part 4, social involvement

Posted by thethousandmarch on June 7, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Personal morality and social justice are often presented as polar opposites. We are told that a person's sexual practices, their drinking, smoking, cussing habits, and so on, makes them either a moral or immoral person. Now, a moral person can attempt to right societal evils, but only if it doesn't get in the way of proclaiming the Gospel. And their personal holiness must not be compromised by the majority of social acti...

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