Dudley's Blog

Diversity in the Church: Christ’s Love for All

One way that Christians can demonstrate their love for Christ is by how they love people—all kinds of people.  Not just those who look like us or speak our language, but also those who come from different social and cultural backgrounds.  According to Ed Stetzer, a Christian pastor and researcher, diverse churches remain rare.  He wrote, “Everybody wants diversity, but many don’t want to be around people who are different.” The early Christian churches were…

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What is the Value of One Soul?

What is one soul worth to God? To truly understand the answer to this question helps us push past our fear of sharing our faith with others.  If we could begin to see every person we come across as an invaluable soul with an eternal destiny, it would change everything. Billy Graham once wrote, “The soul longs for God. Down deep inside every person’s heart is a cry for something, but he doesn’t quite know…

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Five Qualities of a Soul Winner

If there’s someone in your life with whom you’ve been wanting to share your faith, you might be held back by the thought that you need to be a Bible scholar, charismatic, extroverted, or extraordinarily brave or articulate. God doesn’t necessarily want you to be any of those things. Instead, He looks for these five qualities in a person so that, through them, God can bring the Gospel of His Son Jesus Christ to others:…

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Taking the Fear and Mystery Out of Evangelism

Sharing your faith isn’t as complicated or scary as we tend to make it. The word evangelism can conjure up a variety of images and thoughts, ranging from world missions to flashy televangelists. Many faithful church members would answer, “Evangelism? Oh, that’s something our preacher does on Sunday morning.” Well, yes . . . and no. Many years ago, I heard one of the greatest definitions of evangelism, and to this day it has stuck…

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