When we believe that the Bible is truly the Word of God and live it out, we will live lives of impact. We’re all looking for purpose, but the greatest impact we can make is giving the Gospel to people—the Gospel that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected so that we could have forgiveness for our sins and access to God’s destiny for us. Check out this episode of One Quick Thought as we continue our series about the church that changes the world.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 NLT
Jesus told the crowd not to tell anyone, but the more he told them not to, the more they spread the news.  They were completely amazed and said again and again, “Everything he does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak.”
Mark 7:36-37 NLT
“In his keynote address, which some of his associates have characterized as the most carefully crafted presentation of his career, Graham observed that the decline of evangelism in liberal churches could be traced to three primary causes. The loss of confidence in the Bible, and thus in the authority of the Gospel message, preoccupation with social and political problems, particularly at the leadership levels of denominations in inter-church agencies, and greater concern with an artificial organizational unity than with unity that develops naturally around a common task, specifically evangelism.”
A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story, William C. Martin
The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade.
Acts 5:12 NLT
- Do you believe the Bible is inspired by God?
- Which of the three causes of the decline of evangelism have you seen in your own life? (loss of confidence in the Bible, preoccupation with social and political problems, more concerned with artificial unity than spiritual unity)
- How can you choose to live for your purpose this week?