Monday, June 02, 2014

Third way in gospel preaching

Peter Mead looks at the different ways preachers approach the gospel and asks a question:
Do you preach a pressure message that constantly urges people to do the work of growth?  Do you preach a momentum message that simply looks back to the wonder of their identity change at conversion – a message proclaiming what God has done in Christ that does stir gratitude and does stir life change and doesn’t promote sinfulness, but, maybe, does still lack something?
Yes, I have, and yes, I have. And the third way Peter offers is spot-on.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Mead said...

Thanks Milton, I really appreciate this encouraging link. Bless you brother.

2:06 AM, June 03, 2014  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thank you, Peter. I don't read as many blogs as I used to, but yours is one of the ones at the top of my list. Your "third way" post, in fact, helped me quite a bit with my sermon this past Sunday morning.

9:07 AM, June 03, 2014  
Blogger Steve Finnell said...

THE PHILOSOPHY OF CONTEMPORARY EVANGELISM BY STEVE FINNELL

THE MODERN EVANGELIST'S PHILOSOPHY IS ROOTED IN THE SAYING "PEOPLE DON'T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE."

The apostle Peter preach the first gospel sermon on the Day of Pentecost 33A.D.. Did the three thousand converts shut up their ears until they knew how much Peter cared?

Peter preached Jesus as a miracle worker. (Acts 2:22)
Peter preached Jesus crucified and put to death. (Acts 2:23)
Peter preached Jesus resurrected from the grave. (Acts 2:24)
Peter preached Jesus ascended into heaven. (Acts 2:33-34)

Peter told the three thousand that they had crucified Jesus. (Acts 2:36) Is that when the three thousand understood how much Peter cared and started to believe his preaching?

What was their reaction? (Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brethren, what shall we Do?)(NKJV) Were they cut to the heart because they realized how much Peter cared or were they cut to the heart because the apostle Peter was preaching the gospel truth?

What was Peter's answer? (Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus for there mission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.) (NKJV)

Peter preached the complete gospel on the Day of Pentecost. FAITH John 3:16 CONFESSION Romans 10:9 REPENTANCE AND WATER BAPTISM Acts 2:38.

Simply showing how much you care is not TANMOUNT TO PREACHING THE GOSPEL TRUTH.

Men who preach men are saved if they sincerely believe a lie are showing they care, but they are not preaching a gospel that saves.

Men who preach you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized in water, care, however, that preaching cannot save anyone.

Men who preach salvation apart from believing in Jesus, care, but that preaching cannot save anyone.



YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http//:steve-finnell.blogspot.com

12:27 PM, June 16, 2014  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Bro. Finnell,

I'm not sure your comment is entirely relevant to the topic at hand of my or Mr. Mead's posts, but your point is still well taken, and I agree with what you write here.

In case you hadn't noticed, you might want to check in the future to be sure you're distributing your blog address correctly. In the link you provided at the bottom of your comment, the : and // are in reverse order with what actually works in a browser.

Thanks for visiting and for letting me know about your blog. I pray the Lord will bless and enrich your keyboard evangelism, and I hope you visit here again soon.

Peace,

Milton Stanley

7:39 AM, June 19, 2014  

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