August 21, 2016

Pastoral Meditation: Dr. Thomas Cook Worship and Authority “I want the freedom to govern myself…” goes the anti-government rant against, well everything. Paul’s words supporting the government and its authority through the sword have been given some interesting interpretations, but the tenor of such arguments arise more out of rebellion …

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Pensieri Pastorali – August 14, 2016

Apologetic Interaction: Dr. Timothy Monahan Pre-evangelism: Conversation and Questions I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say, “I don’t like using techniques when I evangelize. I just trust the Holy Spirit.” That sounds spiritual, but in reality, everyone has a technique. Some just quote Scriptures even though …

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Pensieri Pastorali – August 7, 2016

Apologetic Interaction: Dr. Timothy Monahan Pre-evangelism: Conversation and Questions “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have been talking,” quipped Aristotle. Jesus brother, James, wrote, “Be slow to speak and quick to listen.” If listening is so important, why do we put a …

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Pensieri Pastorali – July 17, 2016

Apologetic Interaction: Dr. Timothy Monahan Pre-evangelism Process As we evangelize, we might forget two important elements in bringing someone to recognize Jesus as their Savior and Lord: (1) evangelism is demonstrating Christ in our lives, and (2) evangelism is a process, not an event. Too often, Acts chapter two is extolled as “the” evangelistic method. …

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