Tag: Amplify Outreach Conference

Rebecca McLaughlin: No Greater Love

If we are going to present a compelling alternative to non-Christian sexual ethics today, we need to recover a New Testament understanding of brotherly and sisterly love. Everywhere I go, I meet brothers and sisters in Christ who are trusting that Jesus’ love is better than any human love, leaving same-sex sexual relationships to follow Jesus. If someone leaves a gay relationship to enter the church, they should find more love and not less.

Philip Ryken: Defining and Proclaiming Our Shared Gospel Message

Good things happen when we get a grasp of the gospel, that the crucified Christ is also the risen Lord. In our newfound reason to unite, the instinct to separate falls away, social media is transformed from platforms that are destructive into opportunities for gospel witness, and we begin to love people well enough to tell them the good news of Jesus, even as our own fears are cast out (1 John 4:18).

John Dickson: Losing Well With Cheerful Confidence

Losses tend to turn out to be wins in disguise. Remember, we are the death and resurrection people. The gospel calls us to a cheerful confidence to jump into the fray, and to a cheerful humility to lose well (if we must), knowing that the Father can take painful losses and raise them up to be gospel wins.

Sam Chan: Is Christianity in Crisis?

Secularism has said that if we had more education, more science and better government, we’d have a good life. But the COVID pandemic showed us that science alone wasn’t enough to guarantee a good life. The War in Ukraine has shown us that education and good government aren’t enough either. As Sayers says, “It’s as if the tide of the gospel has gone so far out that the sheer weight of the gospel is going to come rushing back in.” This is not a threat to the gospel, but an opportunity. There is a vacuum out there that longs to be filled.

John K. Jenkins Sr.: The Apostle Paul’s Secret to Preaching

“On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God” (Acts 13:44). Everybody showed up: all the seniors, all the young people, regardless of color and background. Almost the whole city came to hear Paul preach. And what did he say? What was Paul’s secret?

Max Lucado: Help Is Here

We are not left alone with our questions. It is not up to us to solve the riddles of our existence. We have a helper, a divine instructor. He will save us from the cul-de-sac of confusion and the dead end of doubt. He does this by enrolling us in the primary course of his university: Jesus Christ.

A Hungry World Needs the Radical Love of Christ

Highlights From Day 2 of the 2021 Amplify Outreach Conference

A Lasting Legacy of Evangelism

Highlights from Amplify Outreach 2021