How Important is the Gospel?

Already Not Yet

cross_nailSam Storms:

Many have reached a saturation point when it comes to the notion of gospel centrality. “Enough already,” they cry, with more than a little exasperation. I understand this reaction. We who identify as evangelicals are good at taking what is otherwise a fully biblical term or concept and beating it into the ground or pounding it into the heads of our people. So, yes, it’s possible for us to grow justifiably weary of certain terminology.

After years of watching “gospel-centered” be used as an adjective to describe everything from children’s ministry to a Wednesday night pot-luck dinner to global missions, I pray that we not lose sight of how indescribably important the gospel actually is. So I thought it might be helpful if we simply let Scripture address the matter. This post, therefore, is designed for those of you who, in your understandable frustration with what…

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3 Saved in Pennsylvania

Center for Evangelists

It is always wonderful to see people come to the Lord. Last Saturday it was a special blessing at the Food Truck Festival in Pennsylvania where 3 people came over to see the “3 Things God Can Not Do”.

One of them had been in the church’s rehabilitation program but had not made a decision to follow the Lord when attending meetings. However when she saw the display and was curious to know what God could not do. She was not 100% sure she was going to Heaven and went back to the soul winning table. She did accept Jesus as her Savior.

The blessings is that she will now grow in Christ because she is already attending classes and church. Many people hear the gospel several times before they are ready to be saved. God allows SOS Events Ministry to then led them to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:7

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The Meaning of Life

Laus Deo Ministries Int.

Most everyone in their life, at some point, has asked the question: “What is the meaning of life?”

It is not difficult to answer actually – to bring glory to God. That’s it! We are to bring glory to God through our lives. It is the ‘doing it’ that presents a problem for many individuals.


Ecclesiastes 12 : 13 AMP

13 “When all has been heard, the end of the matter is: fear God [worship Him with awe-filled reverence, knowing that He is almighty God] and keep His commandments, for this applies to every person.”

Revelation 4:11 AMP

4“Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”

“…you always think you’re going to manage it your own way. It never works. The…

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“This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message.” ~Apostle Paul

Christian Training Center International

Work DefinitionPaul made tents for a living. It wasn’t how he defined his work. His work was to help people understand the good news that God has for those who came into his life. It wasn’t even something he was talented at. It was a gift from God. He wasn’t qualified to do it but God gave him everything he needed to succeed.

God’s goal is that our goal be to one of helping people understand and respond to God’s message. My work is not what I do for a living. My work is to take advantage of the gifts He gives me and press on. It is His way in His world and that is good news.

This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. When it came to…

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20 Things I Monitor Daily To Cope

Craig Crosby


I need at least 8-9 hours of actual sleep per night for my best chance at a decent day. Generally I spend at least 10-12 hours daily in the bed asleep or awake. Often the only comfortable position is laying on my side. I wear a Fitbit Blaze to keep track of my sleeping patterns.


Periodically this must be adjusted by a professional. I daily look for signs of necessary adjustment. Nausea, racing heart beat and feeling strong unbearable vibes throughout my body can be over stimulation. Not having my stimulator on high enough leads to increase pains and honestly life is not bearable.


Every week I put together my medicine box. I have alarms set for three times a day. I take a few prescriptions, several supplements, and make sure I have emergency medications always on standby. I just carry a backpack with me everywhere…

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VIDEO Faithful Fathers: Zacharias – the Restored Deserter


Now John [the Baptist] was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. Mark 1:6

In the 1950s, American churches were full of prosperous, buttoned-down, middle-class families. And then came the sixties and the countercultural revolution. Many of the children of those fifties Christian parents joined the “Jesus People Movement,” showing up at church with long hair and beards, wearing sandals and beads. Lots of fathers found it hard to accept their children’s choices.

A father in the first century wrestled with his son’s countercultural approach to life—and made some serious adjustments. Zacharias was a priest in Jerusalem when the angel Gabriel appeared and announced that Zacharias and his wife would have a son. That was fine, but their son turned out to be John the Baptist—a man who lived in the wilderness, wore a garment made of camel’s…

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“Friends, fathers, and brothers, the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham … ” ~Stephen

Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

Christian Persecution

It is important that I learn from Stephen. He is very important to a disciple of Jesus as he is the first martyr to be killed for His faith in Jesus. Acts 7 is devoted to his speech at his trial.

Stephen starts with Abraham. That is the start for our faith in the God of glory. It is a good place for me to start as well. Abraham establishes what it is like to obey God and move in faith. God says go. Abraham does not knowing where he is going. God doesn’t say leave and go to Jerusalem. Nope, just go, I’ll show you.

Abraham is our model. Stephen sets the religious elite straight on that and much more.

Then the Chief Priest said to Stephen, “What do you have to say for yourself?”

Stephen replied, “Friends, fathers, and brothers, the God of glory appeared…

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