Tag Archives: Evangelism

Richard Baxter on the oversight of the flock.

Richard Baxter ministered in Kidderminster in the mid to late 17th century and his model of oversight of the flock is as relevant today as it was then. The size, mobility and diversity of parishes has changed dramatically, requiring a … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between guilt and shame?

So you are in a conversation about the gospel and you mention the “G” word, guilt.  You say something like, we are all guilty before God for breaking his laws.  The other person responds with “I don’t feel guilty.”  The … Continue reading

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Who do we believe has the initiative when evangelizing?

In Mark 1, Jesus says “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” This sentence is then often shortened, if not in reality then in our own minds, to “unbelievers … Continue reading

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The parable of the Welsh sheep farmer in late spring snow

On Your Farm (6:30am on Radio 4 this morning 7th April in case you want to listen again on BBC iPlayer) followed the events on a sheep farm in north Wales, where late, deep spring snow has killed hundreds of … Continue reading

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The SOUL Course – a review

I received a review copy of the Christianity Explored SOUL course back in 2010, when it was first released.  This is my review.  It’s taken me a while to get round to it, but I have waited until the materials … Continue reading

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Dave Harvey “Am I called” – a review

I’ve been a pastor for three and a half years. Dave Harvey has been a pastor and church planter for 30 years and has served on the leadership team of Sovereign Grace Ministries for 17 years.  His book “Am I … Continue reading

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Bible by the Beach – Rico Tice on reaching unbelievers

In this 40 minute session, Rico flew over the philosophy under girding Christianity Explored, which is based on Mark’s gospel and the questions “Who is Jesus?”, “Why did Jesus come?” and “What does it mean to follow him?” BBTB Rico … Continue reading

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Art, virtue and knowledge in good communication.

I’ve been thinking about Rico Tice’s seminar on evangelistic preaching and believe his diagram on art, virtue and knowledge in sermons can be applied to all verbal communication including dialogue. In any verbal communication there is a degree of art. … Continue reading

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Rico Tice on preaching evangelistically

I posted last week on the seminars on preaching evangelistically. The MP3s are now available from the Castle Church website.

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The difficult balance of self-love and self-sacrifice

I have been vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich, in an inner city urban priority area, for 4 weeks now. In my new post, I am keen to avoid burnout, which means some degree of self-preservation. As I relaxed in … Continue reading

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