Sign in or signup
Radio Streams
SA Radio
24/7 Radio Stream
VCY America
24/7 Radio Stream

3,371 active users!!Bandwidth
AUG 17, 2018
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
Local & Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -1 min
Top Sermons
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | Fridays | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  8/17/2018
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018  |  70 comments
Study: 64 Percent of Christians Today Believe Evangelizing is Optional

A growing number of Christians don’t see sharing the good news as a personal responsibility. Just 10 percent of Christians in 1993 who had shared about their faith agreed with the statement “converting people to Christianity is the job of the local church”—as opposed to the job of an individual (i.e., themselves). Twenty-five years later, three in 10 Christians who have had a conversation about faith say evangelism is the local church’s responsibility (29%), a nearly threefold increase. This jump could be the result of many factors, including poor ecclesiology (believing “the local church” is somehow separate from the people who are a part of it) or personal and cultural barriers to sharing faith. Yet the most dramatic divergence over time is on the statement, “Every Christian has a responsibility to share their faith.” In 1993, nine out of 10 Christians who had shared their faith agreed (89%). Today, ...

CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article

  Recommended sermons | more..
•  Hell's Best Kept Secret • Ray Comfort | 5/17/2012
•  Unpopular!Paul Washer | 5/13/2017
•  I am a Debtor • Ian Macleod | 1/20/2016
•  Youth Emphasis MessagePastor Joe Roof | 9/7/2008

   08/17/18  |  Archbishop Responds to Cover Up Allegations Saying It's "One... • 1 comments
   08/17/18  |  1,800 Soldiers Have Professed Faith in Christ at Missouri Army... • 1 comments
   08/16/18  |  Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job • 3 comments
   08/16/18  |  Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy • 22 comments
   08/16/18  |  Turkish Court rejects appeal for American pastor's release • 1 comments
   08/14/18  |  Army Chaplain Faces 6 Months in Prison after Not Affirming... • 15 comments
   08/13/18  |  Carson ties abortion to child sacrifice • 14 comments
   08/10/18  |  South Carolina is abandoning its churches • 17 comments
   08/08/18  |  NC Candidate Under Fire for Preaching Wives Submit to Husbands • 22 comments
   08/08/18  |  So Cal: Forced Removal of Billboards Featuring the Bible • 4 comments
   07/13/18  |  SermonAudio Tip: Beautiful New Piano Meditations! • 5 comments
   06/21/18  |  SermonAudio Tip: Outreach Business Cards .. More Options! • 13 comments
   05/26/18  |  SermonAudio Tip: Introducing the SermonAudio Listen Line! • 3 comments
   05/02/18  |  SermonAudio Tip: Amazon Echo .. Alexa, Play SermonAudio! • 12 comments
   04/21/18  |  SermonAudio Tip: Sermon Search Is Now Better, Stronger, Faster! • 3 comments
   08/17/18  |  Archbishop Responds to Cover Up Allegations Saying It's "One... • 1 comments
   08/17/18  |  Atheists deman removal of Christian AFB officer
   08/17/18  |  Couple out to disprove 'evil' killed by ISIS • 2 comments
   08/17/18  |  Clinton: 'Pro-Choice Is Pro-Life' • 2 comments
   08/17/18  |  1,800 Soldiers Have Professed Faith in Christ at Missouri Army... • 1 comments
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 70 user comment(s)
News Item5/19/18 12:26 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Clearance smearance. As long as you keep all of your classified material on a private server, it doesn't matter if you have a clearance or not.

News Item5/19/18 12:03 PM
Just a Guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a Guy
And then I could say that it is a matter of civil rights to be let in the fort knox vault. I could claim that you can't discriminate on the basis of having a clearance pass or not...

News Item5/19/18 11:55 AM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
If they don't, you should sue. After you hold a rally, that is, with three other like-minded people so that CNN can give a crowd estimate of 700,000.

News Item5/19/18 11:22 AM
Just a Guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a Guy
Dr. Tim from Land of Cotton writes:
"Just a Guy, don't you think it would enhance your credibility as a commentator if you did like the liberals do and just made up some fake credentials? For instance, you could refer to yourself as Just a Connoisseur of Marsupials from the Golden Magnolia Empire. Whaddya think?"

Not a bad idea. The liberals say you can identify as anything. So I think I will be an Filipino descended,
Female, Irsh Prime Minister who identifies as being the owner of Fort Knox...

(I wonder if they will let me in the vault)💲💲💲


News Item5/19/18 4:50 AM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
BTW, preachers whose preaching doesn't result, by the power of God, in many conversions will accuse evangelists who are privileged by the grace of God to regularly see people getting saved of all sorts of cheap tricks and low motives. While pretending to take some imaginary high road, the accusers are actually guilty of the same crime Christ's accusers were guilty of: envy. Perhaps it would be well if our learned friends would, as one late preacher expressed it, "put the cookies on the bottom shelf" where everybody can get to them, as did Jesus and the apostles, rather than making salvation incomprehensible and unattainable to poor John Ploughman.

News Item5/19/18 12:59 AM
The real Abraham Lincoln  Find all comments by The real Abraham Lincoln
A house divided against itself, is a lot better than this.🇱🇷

News Item5/18/18 11:26 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Just a Guy, don't you think it would enhance your credibility as a commentator if you did like the liberals do and just made up some fake credentials? For instance, you could refer to yourself as Just a Connoisseur of Marsupials from the Golden Magnolia Empire. Whaddya think?

News Item5/18/18 11:04 PM
Just a guy  Find all comments by Just a guy
Uh....something like that...😐

News Item5/18/18 11:03 PM
Just a guy | Mississippi  Find all comments by Just a guy
Well put Dr Tim, well put..

As the great emperor of Rome once said....
"I have not yet begun fight, as a house divided should only fear, fear itself....


News Item5/18/18 5:41 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
I only regret that have but one barn to lose for my country. Or for a neighboring country, as the case may be.

News Item5/18/18 3:22 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Your barn got deported & resembled in a sanctuary city, they needed free universal wood care, lol.

News Item5/18/18 3:20 PM
ladybug  Find all comments by ladybug
If the evangelist fails to make the glory of God his paramount and constant aim, he is certain to go wrong, and all his efforts will be more or less a beating of the air. When he makes an end of anything less than that, he is sure to fall into error, for he no longer gives God His proper place.

Once we fix on ends of our own, we are ready to adopt means of our own.

It was at this very point evangelism failed two or three generations ago, and from that point it has farther and farther departed. Evangelism made “the winning of souls” its goal, its summum bonum, and everything else was made to serve and pay tribute to the same. Though the glory of God was not actually denied, yet it was lost sight of, crowded out, made secondary. Further, let it be remembered that God is honored in exact proportion as the preacher cleaves to His Word, and faithfully proclaims “all His counsel,” and not merely those portions which appeal to him.

To say nothing here about those cheap-jack evangelists who aim no higher than rushing people into making a formal profession of faith in order that the membership of the churches may be swelled -


News Item5/18/18 3:07 PM
My Own 2 cents  Find all comments by My Own 2 cents
Dr. Tim wrote:
"Where did the barn go?"

Lol! That's funny!! 😂


News Item5/18/18 3:00 PM
ladybug  Find all comments by ladybug
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4
Take note, Christ gave 'some' to be evangelists, not all.

"and some evangelists; by whom are designed, not so much the writers of the Gospels, as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, some of which were also apostles; as preachers of the Gospel, and who yet were distinct from the ordinary ministers of it; they were below the apostles, and yet above pastors and teachers; they were the companions of the apostles, and assistants to them, and subserved them in their work; such were Philip, Luke, Titus, Timothy, and others; these were not fixed and stated ministers in anyone place, as the following officers be, but were sent here and there as the apostles thought fit" - John Gill

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear- 1 Peter 3:15


News Item5/18/18 2:52 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
John MacArthur wrote:
What’s the mission of the church . . . your mission as a Christian? What’s your responsibility in social justice . . . cultural morality . . . charity? John MacArthur looks at your role in society . . . if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ. . . .
-- (Evangelizing Your World)

News Item5/18/18 2:44 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
Where did the barn go?

News Item5/18/18 2:34 PM
Connor7  Find all comments by Connor7
@Penned, I meant to say, Where did the gated community go?

News Item5/18/18 2:24 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Your glasses are out back behind the Barn, I have told you that for the 10th time this week lol.

News Item5/18/18 1:53 PM
Connor7  Find all comments by Connor7
@ Penned, where is the gated community go?

News Item5/18/18 12:51 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
And has anyone seen my glasses?
There are a total of 70 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Jump to Page : [1] 2 3 4 | last
Last PostTotal
1,800 Soldiers Have Professed Faith in Christ at Missouri Army...
carl haydock from england: "wow. praise god"
-9 min 
Couple out to disprove 'evil' killed by ISIS
patriarch from up north: "it’s amazing how god has revealed to us the truth! we are..."
-17 min 
Clinton: 'Pro-Choice Is Pro-Life'
patriarch from up north: "dr tim you got it right! how can anyone be so ignorant..."
-30 min 

John Pittman Hey
Oh to Be With Our Lord Jesus!

Greatest Resurrection Desire
Sunday Service
Grace Bible Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS

Christ Arose
Jim Byrd

How can I know God?
Gerard Hemmings
Amyand Park Chapel
Staff Picks..

Trinity Book Service

SPONSOR | 3,200+


We cannot rely on God's promises without obeying His commandments. ... John Calvin

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

iPhone + iPad
Church App
Church App
Fire Tablet
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Echo New!
Kindle Reader

Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
Church Finder | Info
Sermon Player
Mobile & Apps
Podcasting | Videos
Live Webcasting
Listen Line New!
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Business Cards New!
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
Embed Codes New!
Logos | e-Sword | BW

Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories