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Posted in Jesus, follow me, evangelism by LifeSpringChurch on July 2nd, 2017

Matthew 10 is called by some "the limited commission" - because Jesus sent his disciples out to a limited audience, the Jews.  In this commission, Jesus also limits the self-control that the disciples might otherwise have exercised on such a venture.  The sermon looks at 5 principles from this commission that generalize to our own context.

Go West Young Man

Posted in church, missional, gospel, evangelism by LifeSpringChurch on September 18th, 2016

This sermon takes its title from a Horace Greely quote during the westward migration in the infancy of the United States. The sermon text comes from Acts 13:1-5 in which the church in Syrian Antioch commissioned Paul and Barnabas to begin a westward push of the gospel to central Turkey and parts west of there.  This sermon looks at the four characteristics of the first century church and shows how LifeSpring can imitate them as well:  trusting God, being sensitive to God's call, focus on mission, and unification in purpose.

They will see your honorable behavior.

Posted in Peter, evangelism by LifeSpringChurch on May 16th, 2016

1 Peter 2:11-12 and 3:13-17 are the texts for this sermon.  This sermon looks at Peter's call to the exiles to be people who live with integrity and by so doing make the gospel attractive to their neighbors.  The sermon contrasts this way of living against what is normally thought of when we say "evangelism."