All posts tagged: good news

Evangelism & Joy


Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. Psalm 51:12, 13 There is an undeniable link between sharing our faith and the level of our joy. We often focus on joy as a motivator for sharing our faith and long to see it expressed upon the conversion of a person. But how much impact does joy have in the process of sharing our faith? Can people feel it? Can they feel what we have? Does anyone recognize it? If I made muffins and believe my muffins are not only the very best muffins you will ever eat, but the only muffins with ingredients to make you thin, but I exhibit zero excitement about my muffins and I’m not a pound close to being thin; would it matter to anyone how good I think my muffins are? In the same way, if I believe Jesus Christ offers the very best life you could ever have in …

What is the Kingdom of God?


Expressions of the Kingdom Secrets of the Kingdom of God “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables.”  Mark 4:11 Scattered Seeds and the Kingdom of God “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.” Mark 4:26 Kingdom powers “The kingdom of God after it has come with power.” Mark 9:1; 1 Corinthians 4:20 Kingdom humility “The kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”  Mark 10:15 Good news of the kingdom “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God.” Luke 4:43 Beatitudes of the Kingdom Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” Luke 6:20 Miracles of the kingdom “The kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.” Luke 9:11 Kingdom qualification “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Mustard Seed “The kingdom of God is like a …