Empathetic Evangelism

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One of the biggest challenges for many Christians is sharing our faith. At church things all seems clear and coherent and compelling. We hear the call to share Good News with others. We are excited but nervous. We get so nervous we try to avoid evangelism. The problem is that the only reasons not to share are bad reasons. Are you ashamed of the gospel? Are you afraid of what others think of you? Not wanting to be an unfaithful Christian, church people take classes and make commitments to get out …

Beauty > Ugliness

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I admit it. I am weak. I’ve always hated the fact that I live in a world where ugliness at a soulish level is rewarded and celebrated. I tried to be hard, harsh, unconcerned about the vulnerable, but I could not sustain it. I was changed. Since then I have been seeking community that will not give into ugliness; even when it means sacrifices of power, popularity, and wealth.   In my weakness I am sad. I’m saddened watching ugliness exalted as a means of fighting other forms of ugliness. There is no beauty in this, just variations …

Fear of Death vs. Freedom in Life

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Fear of Death vs. Freedom in Life ___Drive___ your understanding of Jesus forward. Hebrews 2:1 The fear of death leads to ____slavery______ in life. Hebrews 2:14-15 Jesus brings help that is _empathetic__ and __effective_. Hebrews 2:16-18 Intro: Death is worth talking about, and a serious focus on Jesus helps Death is worth talking about we are all mortal everyone we love is mortal our view of death affects how we live A serious focus on Jesus helps a list of the top 3 most influential people of all time that …