Get in the Game: Why did you quit?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog

You believed that souls needed to hear and believe the Gospel for their salvation. You gave your time and effort to this work.  Then you quit.  Why? Where did you go?  What superior belief did you adopt that led you away from Gospel work? The goal of this post is to encourage you to obtain a firm Scriptural understanding of why you want to get in the game and what...

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Open Air Preaching: Can your audience understand what you are saying?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog

No. If they are dead in sin the answer is no.  They don’t know what you are saying, the can’t believe your message and never will unless they have the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 2:10-13, “For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man...

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Preacher Profile: Michael Coughlin

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog

April 20, 2017 Michael Coughlin   Meet Michael Coughlin      Michael and his dear bride, Erin, live in Pickerington, Ohio where they are members of Berean Baptist Church. They have 4 children in the home, 1 outside the home and 3 in Heaven. Erin is a stay at home wife and mother, while Michael works as a ‘computer guy’ at a manufacturing company. Two...

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Open Air Preaching: Does your audience know you are preaching to them?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog

The point of this message is to encourage you to look your audience in the eye when you are preaching to them.  Imagine when the Lord was teaching He would have looked directly and continually at His audience.  His righteousness would have been seen through His eyes and His message would have penetrated into His audience’s eyes, ears and souls to the point of...

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Open Air Preaching: What do you want your audience to do?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog

The goal of preaching is for your audience to take action. Thus to determine what you want to say to your audience you must first determine what you want them to do once they hear your message. For example as evangelists the typical goal for your audience is for them to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Thus your message would lead you to calling your hearers to...

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Final Four Preaching – John Hedberg

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog

John Hedberg is preaching at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday at the Championship Game. To see all the pictures and preaching videos from the Final Four visit: Final Four ’17.

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Preacher Profile: Dennis Vance

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog

March 30, 2017 Dennis Vance   Meet Dennis Vance    Dennis is married to Polly, his wonderful wife and they live in Springfield, MO and have four grown children. When Dennis was only six months old, he played baby Jesus during a church live nativity and his parents were Joseph and Mary. At age 11, he said the sinner’s prayer and asked Jesus into his heart. It...

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Get in the Game: Preaching is “truth through personality”

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Blog

Preaching is “truth through personality” which means each preacher delivers the same message except through his person that is created by the Lord. This is why there are many styles of preaching and why each preacher is able to preach in a way that is natural to himself vs. seeking to emulate another preacher. Once you are free to preach in your God given...

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We want to be a blessing to our communities

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog

The Apostle Paul tells Timothy in in the his first letter to Timothy in Chapter 2:1-2, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” It would appear there is a...

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