Topic: evangelism

Key Connections

Key Connections (May 18, 2018)

The Secret to Finishing Well (Adam Ramsey, The Gospel Coalition) Jesus is not disillusioned with my insecurities or weaknesses, because he never had any illusions about me when he saved me in the first place. Because of his work, I don’t have to hide, and I don’t need to impress. Jesus has […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (November 30, 2016)

How Can Expository Sermons Avoid Being Wooden and Uncreative? (Colin Smith, The Gospel Coalition) There is a kind of preaching that reflects the disciples’ spirit: dutiful, disciplined, and faithful, but also wooden, joyless, and predictable. What we need is more preaching that reflects the spirit of Mary. Walking with our children […]

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The Urgency of the Gospel

Today, Jesus is transforming life, and he is able to transform even death. Pastor Colin Smith preached a brief message at our fundraising event, Today 2015, on the urgency of the gospel, why “today” is the day for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We hope this encourages you, […]

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Called to Be Object Lessons for Christ

My family once took a trip to Washington D.C., and we took in all the monuments, memorials, and museums that we had time for. There was only one problem: our youngest son had the flu. His illness manifested itself progressively throughout the day, and he was a trooper. But by the end of […]


Five Tactics for Viral Faith

This past Sunday, I took the short journey from the northwest suburbs of Chicago to the city proper to enjoy some of the very things that make this town so renowned for its food, flair and fun.  My 10-year-old daughter and I traveled to see a live production based on […]