Archive for November, 2013

World Evangelism 101: Whatever It Takes, Acts 9.1-30

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by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey, pastor
FBC, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Introduction

Whatever it takes is the heart attitude of one who genuinely desires salvation.  Listen to the testimony of Paul recorded in 1 Timothy 1:12-17, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.  And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.  However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever.  Amen.”

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Altar Call Report: God blesses Abilene BC, Augusta, Ga.

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Brad Whitt, pastor
Abilene Baptist Church
Augusta, Ga.

Yesterday was a great day at Abilene. The Lord blessed us with 13 who came by baptism, three by letter, and four who recommitted to walk closer to Jesus.

Altar Call Report: Revival

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J. Ben Simpson, pastor
West Main Baptist Church
Alexandria, Tenn.

On Sunday, November 3, we kicked off our annual fall revival. Of course, it’s always a bit presumptuous to schedule a “revival,” but we love to set aside time in the spring and fall to especially focus on church renewal and evangelism.

Heading into this revival, we prayed like we’ve never prayed before. First, 50 days before today, we asked people in our congregation to give us names of people they know who have never trusted Christ as their Savior and Lord. We received almost 250 names. Second, we wrote the first name of each person on cards and posted them around our sanctuary. Then, every Sunday and Wednesday evening, we divided into small groups and prayed for these people and encouraged people to actively share the gospel with those whose names they had listed. The Lord has been so gracious to us. At this point, even before our “official” revival even began, the Lord has saved three people that we have been praying for, and we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. May God bring about a massive harvest as His people labor in the field.

World Evangelism 101: Wherever He Leads, Acts 8.26-40

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by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey, pastor
FBC, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Introduction

Dr. Ted S. Rendall shares, “In the life story of Oswald Chambers [1874-1917] there is related the following incident.  One day one of Chambers’ friends, John Cameron, spoke to young Chambers and said, ‘If you get permission to speak to my ploughman about his soul, do so.’

At this Chambers expressed his surprise that Cameron had not spoken to the ploughman himself, for he would ordinarily speak about Jesus to all sorts of men.

‘My laddie,’ replied John Cameron, ‘If you don’t know what the permission of the Holy Ghost is in talking to a soul about salvation, you know nothing about the Holy Ghost.”[1]

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A Good Day

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by Walker Moore

Walker Moore is founder and president of AweStar Ministries, and has trained thousands of students to share the Gospel, and then taken them around the world to do so.

This has been a good day. I woke up to the smell of bacon cooking. Yes, I’m one of those bacon fanatics. Having grandparents and later, parents who owned a hog farm, there was never a shortage of bacon in our house. As a young child, I was convinced it was one of the four basic food groups.

After eating breakfast, I went outside to my truck and noticed the beautiful weather. The slight crispness in the air tickled my nose as I inhaled. The fall colors were beginning to crawl their way through the green, and I knew more changes were on the way.

I love the changing of the seasons. I have many friends who live near the equator, and the only change they experience is that the weather goes from hot and dry to hot and wet. But I love living in a place where the summer are hot, the winters are cold and the rest of the year, we live somewhere between the two ends of the thermometer.

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