Witness

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Corinth. The city was known in antiquity for this magnificent Doric temple. Ironically, this was the city where the preacher from Alexandria, Apollos, came to minister. Corinth was destroyed by the Romans under Lucius Mummius, then later refounded as a city by Julius Caesar, just before his assassination. As a result, many monuments in the city were dedicated to his memory, and that of his familv. Photo by John Buckner

Paul in Corinth

Paul in Corinth  “And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, Saying, This fellow...
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What Can We Learn From Jonah?

It has been well stated that the word “anger” is one letter short of the word “danger.” One does not have to search far to see the emotion of anger on...
Partnering with Local Churches for a Gospel Advance

Partnering with Local Churches for a Gospel Advance

Gospel work is the work of local churches and, as an evangelist, it is a great privilege to partner with pastors and churches for the advancement of the gospel. The...
How To Tell Others About Jesus

How to Tell Others About Jesus

How to Tell Others About Jesus Do you know how to tell others about Jesus? Every Christian is to be a witness of the Christ who lives in them! Yet...
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Christmas Evangelism

"And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them." - Luke 2:20 Every day is...
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ONWARD!

The uttermost...ends of the earth...all the world...every creature...whosoever will. Scripture repeatedly emphasizes the length of our mission and the breadth of God's message. Christ's gospel is not regional, national, or...
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The Library of Your Life – A Story to Make You Think

The following story is not original. It has been shared by other preachers, and I am passing it on because of the way it has affected me. Our Lord Jesus...
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Good News In A Bad World

Today's ETJ podcast concludes our study of the first section of Acts. What an encouragement this portion of Scripture has been to my faith! The Adventure Continues...and shortly we will...
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A Simple Way to Explain the Gospel to Children

Few things are more important than children hearing and understanding the gospel. The Lord Jesus Christ openly received little children (Matthew 19:14), and taught that every one who is saved...
For the Gospel's Sake

“For the Gospel’s Sake”

Businesses, churches, and organizations often choose an annual theme for their work. Several years ago I began selecting a passage of Scripture, Bible word, or specific emphasis for my own...
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BE a Witness!

Over time believers tend to reduce their Christian lives to a list of things "to do." This was the error of the Pharisees and is a mark of empty religion...
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Mr. Eternity

Several years ago I heard the story of Australian, Arthur Stace. During a visit to Sydney I was able to verify the legitimacy of the account. The story of this...
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Next Week’s Gospel Crusade!

These are days for the advancement of the gospel! People need the message of hope that is found only in the Lord Jesus. This is not the time to mumble...
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5 Ways You Can Help Your Pastor (and Many Others) On Sunday

For those who know Jesus every Lord's day is a celebration of the risen Christ. We are all aware that Easter Sunday is one of the Sundays that more unchurched...
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Filling America with the Gospel – An Easter Week Challenge

By 7 am, a tremendous group of pastors had identified themselves as being on the call. It was my privilege to share a brief thought from Scripture and pray with...
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3-2-1

Over the last few days we have been sharing some simple thoughts about the Great Commission that Jesus gave and the work that we are to be engaged in. Every...
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4 “All’s” that Make All the Difference

ALL. It is one of God's favorite words, used 5,606 times in His Word. This little word is a great revelation of the thoroughness of the Lord and a reminder...
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What God Says 5 Times…

All of my life I have heard preachers speak of “the great commission.” The term is a reference to the final command that Christ gave to His disciples and to...
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A Single Moment

Many years ago the Lord providentially brought across my path a young man by the name of Micah Hendry. Little did I know that he would become a key part...
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Do You Want to Have a Great Week?

Today is actually not the beginning of the week...yesterday was. Sunday is the first day of the week! Like all of life each week is to begin with worship. I...
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The Best Birthday Gift I Received This Year

This week I celebrated my 45th birthday. At this point in life, I can honestly say there is nothing I really want. God has been good to meet every need,...
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How Business People Make A Difference In The Work of the Lord

Earlier this week it was our privilege to spend some time with a group of business leaders in preparation for an upcoming gospel crusade. Too often those who are working...
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2 Tools for Getting the Gospel to Others

There is no message like the gospel and no time like now to share it with someone! All of us are called to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and every...
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Time to Speak

Citizens can love their country and not love Christ, but if you truly love Christ you should love your country as Christ does. In our beloved America there is an...
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Would You Join Us Tuesday Night?

Monday is a special day of remembrance across our nation as we reflect on those who have given their lives to protect our liberty. For a Christian, every celebration should...
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HELP WANTED

Most communities at this time report that local businesses are experiencing a shortage of workers. Ask owners and managers and you will find that many are hiring. The signs are...
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Prime Time for Churches

This is not the worst time to be alive and serving God - this is the best time! Never before have people been more hopeless and searching. Never before has...
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His Resurrection – Our Response & Responsibility

Early Sunday morning I sat in a quiet place and reread the resurrection account in each of the four gospel records. It is amazing how the Holy Spirit continues to...
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Don’t Be The Devil’s Messenger!

Satan is a liar and a critic. Scripture identifies him as “the accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10). Sadly, he gets a lot of help from many “brethren” and he...
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The State of the Church

Typically in February the President of the United States addresses a joint session of Congress and delivers the traditional “State of the Union.” This year's address was much different. In...
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7 Ways to Show Kindness Today

Rush Limbaugh died today. He was one of the most loved and hated men in America, like so many who hold strong positions on anything. As I scrolled through the...
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“Just Use My Name.”

In times of need it is wonderful to know someone who has abundant resources. A friend may send you to another with the instructions: "Just use my name." They mean...
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Canceled

This has been a strange year for all of us. One of the words that we have heard repeatedly is the word canceled. Business meetings canceled. Church programs canceled. Sporting...
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Big Picture Evangelism

In "Christian" America you would imagine that you could walk up to anyone and begin to talk about Jesus Christ and everyone would have some context. Perhaps at one time...
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3 Things to Remember Behind the Mask

It is a strange day. I can't get use to seeing everyone in masks. The last few days I have been flying frequently and wearing my mandatory mask in airports...
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So Much Insanity!

Have you watched the news lately? At times it seems that the whole world has gone crazy. Logic has disappeared and common sense is at an all-time low. Some say...
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Living In Uncertain Times

The world is shaking...but God is not! These are uncertain days but the people of God have a certain future. He has not failed us, forgotten us, or forsaken us...
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The Misconception Of “Mass Evangelism”

There is nothing in this world quite like seeing an eternal soul come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that Scripture teaches God's love for all people...
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From A Fellow Evangelist

I thank God for faithful evangelists. They are a gift to the local church (Ephesians 4:11), and properly used, a help to both pastor and people. It has been a...
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DECEMBER: A Month For Divine Appointments

December?!? Yesterday was the first day of the month and we are now in the last month of the year. Spiritually speaking, this is not the time to shift into...
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A Gospel Message You Can Use

The passion of my life is to get the good news of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. Time is flying and eternity is coming. We must do...
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A Tract A Day

Just a few days ago my dad challenged our home church family to take 6 gospel tracts - one for each day between Sundays - and pass them along to...
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3 Ways To Use Your Lunch Break For God

We all love the lunch hour! A few moments of quiet from the busyness of the work day. The halfway point. And, most of all...the food! But have you ever...
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Part 2: How To Use Gospel Tracts Effectively

Recently I wrote a brief article on "Why You Should Use Gospel Tracts." If you have not read it already I hope you will do so now. I am convinced...
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What Can We Do?

The bad news and news of bad people seems to keep piling up. Like many of you I am sickened this week by the blatant rebellion in our country against...
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5 Suggestions For Being A Better Witness During The Holidays

Over the next six weeks believers will have more opportunities to witness than perhaps at any other time of the year. Even secular people tend to think about spiritual things...
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The Evangelists

Their names are some of the most famous in all of Christian history. Their writings comprise the first four books of our New Testament. Who are they? Evangelists. It is...
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Armed For Battle

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states the right of American citizens "to keep and bear arms." In 1791 our forefathers saw the need for people to defend...
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New Gospel Tract Now Available!

Several people have asked in recent weeks if I am working toward publishing any books. The answer is yes and the key word is "working"! My pastor wisely advised me...
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Did You Hear What God Did?

This week I had the joy of hearing a couple of reports that were overwhelming. In a world of bad news it is encouraging to hear of definite answers to...
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Have A Conversation!

The Christian witness should not be awkward. A rigid recitation of facts will never effectively introduce unbelievers to "the way, the truth, and the life." Early on in my witnessing...
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A Personal Evangelist

Permit me to share with you something personal that God has been doing in my own heart. Week after week I am introduced to speak in some public meeting as...
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Cliche Christianity

So much of our Christianity has become trite and cliche. Words often overused and under-appreciated are common place. Do we even think about the things we are saying? I hear...
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Meditations on Our Mission

After days of flying it takes a little time for your body (and your mind) to get back to normal! I'm not sure I am completely there but each day...
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My Morning Meditation

Christ's greatest work was not done in a Temple or a synagogue. It was not accomplished through discussion with religious leaders or debate with skeptics. His work was done outside...
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5 Lessons On Witnessing

Are you looking for a study that will stir your heart for the advancement of the gospel? Are you interested in a brief series on witnessing that could be used...
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A Christian’s Duty to Law Enforcement

We have had many dear friends though the years who serve in law enforcement. I was reminded again this week that those who protect and serve are special people. They...
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It Works!

I received a most encouraging phone call yesterday from a man who attended a men's conference that I was privileged to be in last week. He took part in a...
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An Interesting Woman and a Sermon I Needed to Hear

Through the years I have met many interesting people on airplanes.  Everyone has a story and a simple conversation with a stranger can be memorable.  I have tried to pray...
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One of Life’s Greatest Questions: Where Is God?

Life is full of questions.  One of the first questions children ask about God is a question that continues into theological discussions of people of all ages. Ask a child,...
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What’s Your Story?

Everybody has one.  A story that is.  My story is not yours and yours is not mine.  The details vary - except for one thing.  God is the Author.  If...