Sermons tagged with ‘The Arts of Spiritual Conversation’

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Welcoming

Jesus had a reputation for welcoming sinners.  The sinners – of course – loved it.  The Pharisees?  Not quite so much.  In our time today we will consider several examples of Jesus welcoming people.  We will also be challenged.  Could it be said of our church: That church welcomes sinners?  Could it be said of […]

What Do You Say?

If God sat across the table from you today, what would be His attitude towards you?  What would He say?  What does He see in you?  This question can get real uncomfortable real fast.  But Zephaniah 3:17 offers us incredible hope.  It may include some of the most shocking grace-filled words in all of scripture.  […]

Questions

From Genesis through Acts scripture reveals a God who asks questions.  It’s not so much that He’s curious – He already knows the answer.  He is trying to draw people into relationship with Him.  Today we will reflect on four moments when Jesus asked questions.  From the beginning of His ministry all the way to […]

Praying

The good news: this is the second of 12 arts to practice in having a spiritual conversation with someone. More good news? It takes no courage. You can do it  without anyone ever knowing. Still more? It unleashes what might be the single most effective evangelism tool. The bad news: we seldom ever use it […]

Noticing

Psalm 8 reveals an amazing truth. A really big God who is probably really busy and yet he takes the time and energy to notice people. People that are much smaller and much less significant than he. Today we face a challenge that takes no courage: notice someone else. But before we embrace that challenge […]

Great Commission Problem

The Great Commission is a big job. Tell the whole world about Him.  But there are some big problems with Jesus’ great, big commission.  For instance, it makes us uncomfortable and our tactics don’t usually work.  What we need is something simple.  A simple answer that will change the world in a big way.