Mark Lamprecht

Because following Jesus is awesome.

The Secret To Evangelism

Christians, are you looking for ways to get better at evangelism? Have you tried all of the popular methods? Most of them? Are you still at a loss?

I do not know exactly what it means to get better at evangelism. As Christians, we know that we do not save anyone. God the Father saves through the gospel of God the Son by the → Keep reading

Sins and Stones

Sometimes when a Christian calls out sin publicly, often on social media, people reply with, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” That reply is an alleged quote* from Jesus in the story of the woman caught in adultery as recorded in John 8:1-11. The application is that since Jesus, who was without sin, did not cast stones at the woman for → Keep reading

If I Believed In Heaven

Christian preachers used to talk about hell a lot more than they do today. They still, rightly so, talk a lot about heaven. My pastor still preaches about hell. I still preach about hell. And I know others who do, too.

Jesus teaches about hell. Even the most (arguably) famous Bible verse, John 3:16, implies hell in context. In that famous verse, Jesus tell → Keep reading

Christian, Do You Love God?

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ellow Christian, do you love God? Do you love the Triune God of the Bible – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit? Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matt. 22:37*).

We are called to love God → Keep reading

When the Bible Speaks of the Resurrection Jesus Speaks

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hen the Bible speaks, Jesus speaks. In fact, depending on which translation you use, a Bible search for the phrase “Jesus said” turns up as many as 158 times. I do not know of any other places other than the Bible where Jesus’ words and teachings were recorded, especially, by those who were his close followers. When the Bible speaks, Jesus speaks.→ Keep reading

Who Helps You When You Are Tempted?

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stood in the backyard with our foster dog for her morning walk. I heard something creaking behind me. I turned and noticed the back door being slowly nudged open. Our cat, Emily, was attempting to push open the door that I did not fully latch closed. She stood frozen in place not sure if she should take another step while sniffing the ground outside.
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And God Gave Me A Father

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eing a father is hard – just ask one. Being a father is also an unexplainable joy. And having a father growing up was a blessing. I have failed a lot as a father but I hope I did well in some areas. Maybe a lot of fathers feel that way. Maybe not. I am sure my father could have done better in several→ Keep reading

Can Inclinations and Desires Be Sinful?

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pastor stands behind the pulpit, his Bible opened, about to begin the sermon. He locks eyes with an attractive woman sitting on the front pew. The pastor’s wife notices as her husband and the woman are caught in a momentary stare-down. The woman winks. The pastor replies with a huge smile as he begins his sermon.

After service, the pastor’s wife confronts him as → Keep reading

But I Have Nothing To Be Thankful For!

Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (HCSB)

 

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nother Thanksgiving Day is here and you might think, “But I have nothing to be thankful for!” Honestly, I struggle with this thought sometimes. This thinking is most prevalent when I am having a pity party. Yes, even as a Christian I→ Keep reading

Christian Nuance

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uance may be defined as “a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.” Combine that term within the Christian worldview and get Christian nuance, a position that is more than some can bear. In fact, Christian nuance may seem so heavy that some may question the faith of the Christian walking in that world.

Yet, other Christians understand, especially when dealing → Keep reading

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