Saturday, March 29, 2014

25 Reasons to Believe - In Jesus FREE EBOOK

FREE EBOOK click to download - When book comes up click down arrow on Upper Right to save a copy.

A while back the Barna Group released a report titled, "Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church."1 Under reason two, "Teens’ and twenty-somethings’ experience of Christianity is shallow" they write: 

"A second reason that young people depart church as young adults is that something is lacking in their experience of church. One-third said “church is boring” (31%). One-quarter of these young adults said that “faith is not relevant to my career or interests” (24%) or that “the Bible is not taught clearly or often enough” (23%). Sadly, one-fifth of these young adults who attended a church as a teenager said that “God seems missing from my experience of church” (20%)." 

If one takes a look at the modern church-scape I can see why. The gap between those pastors and teachers that are fired up about Jesus and those that do not preach all of the gospel was never more apparent than it is today. As a pastor my experience has been that young people are not just lemmings, hopelessly caught in following the lead of a mindless friend, but they have their own mind that allows them to make very rational judgments concerning many things. One of those is Christianity. How the gospel is taught, how it is portrayed, how it is lived out, and how relevant it is shown to be means a lot to them--and it should. For too long the church has suffered with a shallow gospel. Adult church-goers, in many cases, do not know any different because its all they have ever seen. Some churches just thrive on "boring," while for others church is just a "necessary ritual," a kind of "Roll call for Jesus" where no relevant message about Jesus is ever delivered. Others have strayed so far off course that you wouldn't even know if they knew what the gospel was. Its a crying shame that our young people have to be subjected to such gatherings. Then we wonder why they leave it in the rear-view mirror as soon as they leave the nest! Fools we are who believe that a boring and non-relevant ritualistic gospel is going to lasso them in for life.

For this reason a couple of brothers of mine, myself included, were powerfully led by God to create the booklet shown above, "25 Reasons to Believe." This booklet covers many things relevant to today's society and is meant for young and old or any one just interested in just how relevant the gospel is, especially today. We are offering this for free to anyone who wants a copy. Every topic is written in struggle and answer format; for instance topic 15:

15 – Why So Many Religions?
 

The Struggle: Christianity is just one of many other religions.
 The Answer: ..... Download to see!!

The topics covered are:

The Bible
The Bible and Everyday Life
God Our Creator
The Trinity of God
The Father Jehovah (YHWH)
The Son Jesus
The Crucifixion
Faith
The Witnesses of the Resurrection
The Evidence of the Resurrection
Evolution vs. God
Historical Application
Bible Characters
Why So Many Religions?
Extra-Biblical Texts
True Christianity
Dealing with Sin
Understanding Prayer
Eternity
Hell
Those Who Never Heard of Jesus
The Second Coming of Christ
Now, About Jesus’ Return
Final Words

Please pass this on to as many as you want either via email, video, twitter, facebook or what ever way you like.

Also, please pray for this to speak to our young people.  We give it away 100% free no string attached just as God asked. May He be glorified. If you have any questions post here or drop me an email at pastormike@springfieldfirstbaptist.org.

It will also be available soon at www.businessmeninchrist.com, www.springfieldfirstbaptist.org. I will add other sites to download as they become available!

God Bless

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