Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Deep within the soul of every expositor, there must reside an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the cultural currents of the day, and regardless of the changing of the times, he must be persuaded that faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way of salvation. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole Scripture speaks with one voice, testifying that . . . 

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Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Preaching an Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive Age

Deep within the soul of every expositor, there must reside an unwavering commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Regardless of the cultural currents of the day, he must be persuaded that faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way of salvation. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole Scripture speaks with one voice. Simply put, there is not one drop of saving grace outside the . . .

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Deserting the Gospel

Deserting the Gospel

Paul begins this epistle to the Galatians by expressing his astonishment over how easily they have been led astray. He writes, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him” (Gal 1:6).  This word, amazed (thaumazo), means “to be astounded, bewildered, or shocked.” Paul is dumbfounded and perplexed with the Galatians. He is stunned that they have so quickly deserted the gospel he had preached to them. He had just been with them in person and proclaimed to . . .

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Do the Work of an Evangelist

Do the Work of an Evangelist

In his final letter, Paul charges his son in the faith, Timothy, “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5). With these words, the aged apostle establishes the timeless standard for pastoral ministry, not only for young Timothy, but for all pastors in every generation. With apostolic authority, this imperative command comes with binding force. All pastors must do the work of an evangelist.

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