Graceful Truth — Evangelism

The Raw Beauty of Spiritual Boldness

Bill Elliff Evangelism

It is beautiful to watch animals in the wild. They are unfettered and powerful. Not confined by man's enslavement, there are a joy to behold. There's something powerful about men, filled with God the way they were created to be, unrestrained by the fear of others, witnessing to everyone of Jesus Christ. Acts, Chapter 5 records the Apostles imprisoned by their enemies. In the night, an ""angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison"" and told them to ""Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life."" Emboldened by this amazing...

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A Key to the Explosion of Heaven-Sent Revival, or, Why We Are Not Sharing our Faith

Bill Elliff Evangelism

The explosion of spiritual life we call the Welsh Revival in 1904, in which 100,000 people came to Christ in 9 months in a very small area and then went round the world, can be explained in many ways. Most foundationally, it was the gracious, sovereignty of God. But, it was also a people who had been praying and were ready to cooperate with Him. When Evan Roberts came preaching the 4 Tenants that became the message of that revival, each was critical and each was obeyed. These were: Confess all known sin Lay aside every doubtful habit Instantly obey...

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8 Observations on How Jesus Led People into the Kingdom (and how we can too!)

Bill Elliff Evangelism

Our main job and the primary reason a believer is left on this earth is to help those around us into the kingdom through Christ. To share the gospel so that people can be eternally saved. Jesus modeled this for us constantly. Notice what He did with the woman at the well in John 4. 1. Jesus went where the Father told him. ""and He had to pass through Samaria"" (vs. 4) Every ""good "" Jew would not walk through Samaria because he disregarded the Samaritan people. Jesus broke through those cultural and ethnic barriers. EVERYONE was equally valuable to...

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5 High Thoughts on Eternal Salvation, or, How a Small, Godless Man can Go Up and Come Down to Christ

Bill Elliff Evangelism

It’s easy to walk past a miracle and never look up. The true account of Zaccheus' encounter with Christ is well-known: the small, despised tax collector who climbed up in a Jericho tree to see Christ (Luke 19:1-10). But this small story is recorded to teach us big lessons about Christ’s ways in salvation. 1. NEVER MISJUDGE A MAN'S POTENTIAL. The crowd, perhaps even the disciples, would never pick Zaccheus as a potential disciple. His size made him naturally overlooked; his occupation made him naturally suspicious. But Jesus never sees as a man sees. Don’t ever be guilty of vain...

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How God's Kingdom Grows (and Your Part in Its Growth)

Bill Elliff Evangelism

Jesus came proclaiming and establishing a new kingdom. Men were oriented to the kingdom of this world. Christ came announcing that the kingdom of God had come. Everything in His life and ministry was about this kingdom. He knew that we must understand how this kingdom would be built, how it would grow. We also needed to know what our vital part was in this growth. And what was His part. THE CASTING Believers play a vital role in the building of this kingdom. And he was saying, ""The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon...

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