Tag: Great Commision

Making disciples and water baptism

Posted by Ron on January 19, 2012 in Blog , Christianity , Salvation , Theology

Making disciples of Jesus Christ is the goal of the Great Commission. Christ commands us to go into all of the world and make disciples of all nations and then goes on to declare that making disciples includes water baptism and teaching them to obey whatever Jesus says!  Most of us understand the importance of obeying Christ, but what is the big deal about water baptism as a part of making a disciple? read more »

Consumer confidence, GDP, and the cause of Christ!

Posted by Ron on August 18, 2011 in Blog

Economists tell us that the lion’s share of the fuel that drives our GDP is consumer spending, but the thing that moves consumers to spend is consumer confidence.  When the economic or political climate seems uncertain, consumers become fearful and hold onto their money.

Just as consumer confidence affects consumer spending, it is consumer confidence that influences giving in the local church! It might be better to say that the engine that enables the church to advance, is very much driven by the believer’s confidence and its affect on giving!

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