'Gospel' Tagged Posts

'Gospel' Tagged Posts

Easter and Evangelism

This Easter, we are encouraging every member of LBC to once again remember our privilege and opportunity to speak the good news of Jesus to this world! So here’s the challenge … challenge to the Church Following our gathering this Sunday, you will find a free book, The Case for Easter, in one of the main hallways. Plan to pick up a copy, read it, and think through it for yourself. Then, after you have read it, plan to give it to…

Reading the Christmas Story

How do you explain to your non-Christian friends the significance of Christmas? Sure, they may enjoy a good nativity scene. They might love the idea of a baby born away in a manger on a silent night in the little town of Bethlehem. They may even speak about vague religious holiday sentiments like peace, hope, joy, and light. But do they really understand the story of Jesus’ birth? Do they realize that the God of the universe has personally invaded time and space and took on flesh so…

Why Missions Conference?

Each February, our church sets aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. Much more than just a 4-day event, we take the time, energy, and finances to meet together like this for a few reasons. REMIND We are forgetful people and often get preoccupied with living our lives for ourselves. We easily get distracted and forget about what God has called us to do. Missions Conference is our opportunity to be reminded…

Evangelism Initiative

We believe that the local church is God’s primary means of getting the message of the Gospel to the world. Since the New Testament indicates that the proclamation of the gospel is the responsibility of each member of the body, then we want to commit to understand and proclaim the Gospel locally, nationally, and globally. As a church, we call this priority intentional evangelism. We lovingly proclaim the gospel to all kinds of people and call them to respond in repentance…

Just for Starters

What would happen if God were to bring a brand new believer into your life? What if suddenly, our church soon began to witness God answering our prayers to see more people coming to faith in Jesus through the witness of our members? How would you help? Would you know where to start? Would you struggle with what to say? Could you identify if they truly understand the Gospel? Would you feel capable of helping establish them in the faith? …

How Should Leaders Lead?: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

This week, we delved into the first five verses of chapter 4 in 1 Corinthians. Previously, we saw Paul correcting the Corinthians in their disunity, specifically in the area of their devotion to some leaders over others–when ultimately all the good these leaders had done was Christ in them, who has unified all believers through faith. In these five verses, Paul gives the Corinthians, and us as a part of God’s church, a framework for thinking about and treatment of…

Sola: The One and Only Gospel

For centuries, the Gospel had been shrouded and distorted by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The claim to be the only true church and the belief that the Pope held preeminence over all churches everywhere placed the church’s teaching on par (and even above) Scripture. Throughout the years had been small isolated groups who resisted the Church’s doctrine (Waldensians, Lollards, Brethren, etc.). And while several individuals that never embraced the practices of Roman Catholicism had been martyred for…

Evangelism Tool

As members, we are called to help each other be the faithful ambassadors of Jesus we should be. Each one of us should know the Gospel and be able to present it to others. Of course, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary, but if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the message of Christ, and be able to explain it faithfully and clearly. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore…
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