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Why Jesus Didn't Do Alter Calls.

Church tradition vs Kingdom culture. Making disciples vs making converts. If we get this wrong, we miss the mission of the church.

Reading through the books written about Jesus, I’ve yet to see Him give a sermon and then end it with an alter call, or ask the crowds if they want to invite him to come live inside their heart.   1,221 more words



Let’s talk about commitments.

I’m sure you are all familiar with the scenario; you’re wearing blue and white, surrounded by a few, or maybe dozens, or maybe hundreds, or maybe thousands of other people just like you, and Gothard looms over you on a large screen. 887 more words

What About Asking Jesus into my Heart??

What about the message I have heard since I was a child?  That I should “Ask Jesus into my Heart”?  Is it Biblical?  It sounds kind of weird when I really stop to think about it… 3,823 more words

Riding the Bandwagon: A Surprising Way Coffee can Help Your Preaching

I do love my coffee. From the beginning, recoiling after my first taste of espresso in 2000 up to today, enjoying the subtleties of a well-crafted latte – yes, I enjoy coffee in whatever form it may come in. 1,004 more words

Alter Calls, the GCR, and The Word of God

When I first began preaching (nearly 11 years ago) I would always give an alter call after every sermon.  But as I’ve studied the Bible more and more, and learned more and more I’ve set this practice aside, and in the last 5 years or so I ceased to issue alter calls altogether.  1,369 more words