Watch/Listen to the full sermon HERE.
31 Mar 2009
"By God's all-wise appointment, our assemblies are the food and the nourishment of our souls. It is the main way whereby we publicly identify with Christ and His Gospel. We evidence our love for Christ by our loyalty and support of one another in opposition to all false worship. Many things will rise up in competition to the diligent attendance of our assemblies. We must recognize and refuse to give into anything that is opposed to what Christ commands. The total falling away of a graceless professor always begins with this neglect, this disassociation with God's people."~John Owen.
29 Mar 2009
Principles For Prayer pt 5-Really Trusting In God's Care, Rather Than Saying We Do & Doing The Opposite -Kevin Williams
"When we don’t fully trust in God to take care of us, what we're doing, we're announcing to the world that God doesn’t take care of us, and that is a bad witness. That is blasphemy. And Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal” and you have Christians with all sorts of life assurance, and rainy day funds, and huge savings accounts. There are churches with thousands and thousands of pounds just sitting in the bank for a rainy day. I mean, not only is that a direct violation of Jesus’ command. But what they are really saying there is “But Lord, we don’t really trust you to take care of us. And so we have to take action ourselves, just in case your shepherding is not up to scratch sometime in the future.” And they wonder why the Spirit of God doesn’t come down.
I mean, it amazes me, that people read, these radical instructions of Jesus. I mean they are radical. And then they turn to the Book of Acts, and what do you find in the Book of Acts? You find people being wise men who built their house upon the rock, and putting these sayings and radical teachings of Jesus into action. In Acts 2:44 it says "And all that believed were together, and had all things common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need." And people read that today, and then they look at their big extravagant houses, and their big cars, and their big salaries and their big extravagant lifestyles, and then say, “Oh that was just for then. Acts is a transitional phase, it’s not for today." They say “They wasn’t commanded to do that, they just gave willingly out of their own hearts.” Yes, they gave cheerfully from their hearts, and believed Jesus’ radical teachings, they took them, His teachings at face value, and put them into action, because that’s what converted hearts do".
Listen to the sermon:
Matt 6:7-13 (5) - Principles For Prayer pt 5-Really Trusting In God's Care, Rather Than Saying We Do & Doing The Opposite -Kevin Williams - 42 min
28 Mar 2009
Buy Evangelism In The New Testament HERE Recommended.
27 Mar 2009
Manchester Fellowship is a Biblical non-denominational church in the Greater Manchester area, that seeks to know Christ and make Him known, we are passionate in evangelism and believe in the sovereignty of God and the doctrines of Grace and the importance of living out what we read in Scripture. If you're seeking Biblical expository preaching and Christ centred fellowship, then come and worship with us at Puritan Fellowship, Middleton. For more info please contact us. Pastor Kevin Williams.
We meet 11 AM Sundays at 86 York Road West, Alkrington, Middleton, Manchester, M241RF (U.K.)
For directions (Car/Bus/Train) click HERE. (See bus times below) 0771 334 6764. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See: Statement of Faith.
What to expect: We meet at 11AM, sing Hymns, Pray, Preach the Word of God, followed by eating together and taking the Lord's Supper. We believe Children Should Be In The Church Meeting. )
alternate Monday's Group study in Denton / ladies spiritual discipline study (contact us for details)
7pm STUDENT Bible Study at Manchester University (Term time ONLY)
4pm-6.20pm: Evangelism in Manchester
(Note: for anyone who would like to join us, please contact us first and it is suggested you read through: Guidelines To Open Air Preaching By Kevin Williams
and also listen to these sermons: Evangelism-How To Share Your Faith Biblically-5 Sermon Series, Kevin Williams)
Prayer Meeting: Thursday 7pm (in Denton, contact us for address)
Note: it is suggested anyone who joins us fasts Thursday daytime.
FRIDAY: Bible Study 7pm
Time differs but normally around midday: Evangelism in Manchester.
Meet for prayer before hand.
11AM Lord's Day Assembling includes eating fellowship meal together.
1 Kings 18:21 "“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.”"
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Buses & Train Times.
112 Bus (every 30 min) from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (1010); Collyhurst, Queens RD (1020); Moston, Ben Brierley (1025) ; Moston Gardners Arms (1030), GET OFF Total Petrol Station (Greengate/ Mainway East), walk up Mainway East, take 1st left after post box, onto Lincoln Rd, & then 1st right onto York Rd West.
415 Bus (every hour) from Middleton (1025).
From Oldham (0955); Chadderton, Robinson St (1000); Chadderton, Sportsman (1004); GET OFF, Mainway East/Lincoln Rd, walk up Lincol Rd (Side of Hut), Turn Right onto York Rd West.
Nearest Train Station: Moston or Mills Hill.
26 Mar 2009
If God has called you to be truly like Jesus in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility. He will put on you such demands of obedience that you will not be allowed to follow other Christians. In many ways, He seems to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.
Others who seem to be very religious and useful may push themselves, pull wires, and scheme to carry out their plans, but you cannot. If you attempt it, you will meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.
Others can brag about themselves, their work, their successes, their writings, but the Holy Spirit will not allow you to do any such thing. If you begin to do so, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.
Others will be allowed to succeed in making great sums of money, or having a legacy left to them, or in having luxuries, but God may supply you only on a day-to-day basis, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, a helpless dependence on Him and His unseen treasury.
The Lord may let others be honored and put forward while keeping you hidden in obscurity because He wants to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade.
God may let others be great, but keep you small. He will let others do a work for Him and get the credit, but He will make you work and toil without knowing how much you are doing. Then, to make your work still more precious, He will let others get the credit for the work which you have done; this to teach you the message of the Cross, humility, and something of the value of being cloaked with His nature.
The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch on you, and with a jealous love rebuke you for careless words and feelings, or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem distressed over.
So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign and has a right to do as He pleases with His own, and that He may not explain to you a thousand things which may puzzle your reason in His dealings with you.
God will take you at your word. If you absolutely sell yourself to be His slave, He will wrap you up in a jealous love and let other people say and do many things that you cannot. Settle it forever; you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue or chaining your hand or closing your eyes in ways which others are not dealt with. However, know this great secret of the Kingdom: When you are so completely possessed with the Living God that you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, you will have found the vestibule of heaven, the high calling of God.
25 Mar 2009
10 min Video Clip.
Listen to the full sermon: Do You Trust in Your God or in Your Money?
24 Mar 2009
1. It's an Anglican High church, or a church that does any of these things: bows to windows or statues, calls their Pastor Father, prays to Mary, Saints or Angels. 1 Cor 5:11
2. The Bible is not preached. A congregation is not fed with only a 15-20 minute sermon each week. Nor is it fed on man-centred sermons 2 Tim 4:2-4.
3. The church does not practice church discipline and so allows things like adultery, sexual immorality, and drunkeness. 1 Cor 5:11
4. The church allows professing Christians to dress imodestly and sensual. i.e. woman wearing low cut tops. 1 Tim 2:9.
5. The Pastor believes in evolution, or doesn't believe any part of the Bible, and is so obviously not even saved. 2 Tim 3:16-17.
6. The leadership do not believe in, take part in, or encourage evangelism. Mark 16:15.
7. The Church denies Lordship Salvation, practices easy-believism, or believes in the continously carnal Christian Matt 10:38.
In this 26 min radio show Kevin Swanson looks at when it's time to leave a church.
23 Mar 2009
If You're Not Jaw Droppingly Astonished At Jesus' Teachings Then You've Read Them Wrong-Kevin Williams
Matt 7:28 - If You're Not Jaw Droppingly Astonished At Jesus' Teachings Then You've Read Them Wrong-Kevin Williams -37 min
22 Mar 2009
-How knowing God's will, but not doing it only makes Hell hotter.
-The Importance of giving up on your old life.
-How every Christian should be involved in evangelism.
-We should give our best to God and put Him first.
-That those who are not spending their money for the Kingdom are not going to the Heaven, because how you spend your money reveals where your heart is.
-Christians should be helping the poor and needy.
-Children should be in the church meeting.
-A disobedient child is the sign of a lost child.
-A moaning Christian is a bad witness.
-When people are apathetic about singing praises to God, it's because they don't believe He's worth it.
Matt 6:7-13 (4) - Principles For Prayer pt 4-Doing The Will Of God In Everything-Kevin Williams -42 min
21 Mar 2009
Hello, I just read the post of 7 Feb, 2008 on George Mueller telling of his faith & of his assertation that, "In answer to my prayers, thousands of souls have been saved, " he went on. "I shall meet tens of thousands of them in Heaven." I just want to say that our prayers & work for the Lord may be more far reaching than any of us could ever imagine. My great-grandmother was orphaned & placed in George Mueller's care when she was 8 in 1854. Her sister was taken in by an aunt who felt she couldn't care for both girls. Mary Ann received a careful Christian upbringing in the orphanage, she was a godly women and raised godly children. To this day I feel that dear man's prayers have been a blessing in my family. My own two daughters have confessed the Lord & it is a blessing beyond price, a truly precious heritage. Mary Ann's sister did not have this blessing although she was more blessed with worldly goods. When my grandmother met her in 1920, she was a wealthy, proud & cold woman with no apparent love for the Lord. God's ways are indeed not our ways!
I love to share this with people, it is often an encouragement to me.
In Christ, Miriam
20 Mar 2009
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Rom 5:8
"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:37-38
"Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:29-31
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus" Rom 8:1
See:How would you feel if your thought life was to be shown on National TV tonight?
& also: First and Essential Principles of Christianity Series
19 Mar 2009
 The bare knowledge of God’s will is inefficacious, it does not better the heart. Knowledge alone is like a winter-sun, which has no heat or influence; it does not warm the affections, or purify the conscience. Judas was a great luminary, he knew God’s will, but he was a traitor.
 Knowing without doing God’s will, will make the case worse. It will heat hell the hotter. ‘That servant which knew his Lord’s will,’ and did it not, ’shall be beaten with many stripes.’ Luke 12: 47. Many a man’s knowledge is a torch to light him to hell. Thou who hast knowledge of God’s will but does not do it, wherein does thou excel a hypocrite? Nay, wherein does thou excel the devil, who transforms himself into an angel of light? It is improper to call such Christians, who are knowers of God’s will but not doers of it. It is improper to call him a tradesman who never wrought in his trade; so to call him a Christian, who never wrought in the trade of religion. Let us not rest in knowing God’s will. Let it not be said of us, as Plutarch speaks of the Grecians, ‘They knew what was just, but did it not.’ Let us set upon the doing God’s will. ‘Thy will be done.’
18 Mar 2009
Returning in the evening, I was exceedingly pressed to go back to a young woman in Kingswood. (The fact I nakedly relate, and leave everyman to his own judgement of it.) I went. She was nineteen or twenty years old; but, it seems, could not write or read. I found her on the bed, two or three persons holding her. It was a terrible sight. Anguish, horror, and despair, above all description, appeared in her pale face. The thousand distortions of her whole body showed how the dogs of Hell were gnawing her heart. The shrieks intermixed were scared to be endured. But her stony eyes could not weep. She screamed, out, as soon as words could find their way, "I am damned, damned; lost for ever! Six days ago you might have helped me. But it is passed. I am the devil's now. I have given myself to him. His I am. Him I must serve. With him I must go to Hell. I will be his. I will serve him. I will go with him to Hell. I cannot be saved. I will not be saved. I must, I will, I will be damned!" She then began praying to the devil. We began-
17 Mar 2009
Thomas Clay/Issac Watts- Dead To Sin "How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? "
Romans 6:1-2 "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? "
Romans 6:14 "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."
2 Cor 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
See also: Romans 7 by Charles Leiter.
&: The Early Church View of the Romans 7 Man in the Often Ignored Context.
16 Mar 2009
Instead, if you have a comment or question about a post, or an encouragement, PLEASE DO EMAIL ME. There will now be an email box to click on, at the top right-hand side of the page. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! and value your input, questions and encouragement.
Thank you to Charles and Mona Leiter of Lake Road Chapel for once again kindly providing these wonderful books. They also have some wonderful Gospel Tracts at Lake Road which can be viewed or ordered below:
Lake Road Chapel Gospel Tracts:
10 Lies College Students Hear
Alpha and Omega
Are There No Absolutes?
Are You Bad Enough?
Are You Born Again?
Baptism or Christ?
God’s Answers to Man’s Excuses
God’s Answers to Man’s Questions
Great Teacher or God Incarnate?
How Would You Feel?
One Way or Many?
Way of Salvation
What Then Shall I Do With Jesus?
The Worth of a Soul
What Every Woman Needs
To Order Tracts from Lake Road, please click HERE.
"How I could spend so much time on a social networking site called Facebook, yet I could not bow down before God for even an hour a day in prayer?"
"It's like trying to go into a nightclub to share the gospel, it is not right, you are the one who will end up being corrupted."
"I had an idol in my life and was even using Him as an excuse to keep it! Shame on me!"
15 Mar 2009
Principles For Prayer pt 3-How Can We Pray Thy Kingdom Come, If We Don't Know What The Kingdom Is?-Kevin Williams
-The principle "Thy Kingdom come"
-The error of dispensationalism.
-That every Christian is of the true Israel and all of the Old Testament promises for Israel apply each believer.
-The heresy of hyper dispensationalism.
-What is meant by Kingdom in thy Kingdom come, and what are the applications for our prayer life.
Matt 6:7-13 (3) - Principles For Prayer pt 3-How Can We Pray Thy Kingdom Come, If We Don't Know What The Kingdom Is?-Kevin Williams -43 min
14 Mar 2009
12 Mar 2009
See also: Large Crowds Hear the Good News-Thursday Manchester Open-Air Pics.
Download & listen here:
Walid Bitar-Remember Lot's Wife.
11 Mar 2009
You can now download our sermons on your mobile phone, our mobi address is:
You can also download our sermons HERE.
We are currently uploading our sermons to a new host site, after having continuous problems with the old one. Please bear with us, and if you find any links are wrong on the new podcast, or you would like to listen to any particular sermon which we've not yet uploaded then please do email us, and we'll be glad to upload that next.
10 Mar 2009
Principles For Prayer pt 2-That The Name Of Jesus Is Lifted High In All That We Are & Do-Kevin Williams
Matt 6:7-13 (2) - Principles For Prayer pt 2-That The Name Of Jesus Is Lifted High In All That We Are & Do-Kevin Williams
See also: Leonard Ravenhill Quotes: + LR Was Dangerous Preaching Clips Video
9 Mar 2009
Phil Johnson Shows Why Hireling Mark Driscoll & The Rest Of Smutendom Should Step Down From The Pulpit
Download & Listen To mp3 HERE. -(Introduction by John MacArthur).
Phil Johnson also has done a post about it on TeamPyro.
7 Mar 2009
Some months ago, I joined Facebook purely for ministry purposes. Now for those of you who have a life and don't know what Facebook is, it is a cyber-network which consists of people having their own "page", and in most cases the days are spent: "such-a-person wants to add you as a friend", or "such-a-person has sent you some fries (a computer graphic), accept them here," or "such-a-person has thrown a snow ball at you, throw one back." Yes it really is that sad.
Now you may well wonder, how on earth can that be used for ministry purposes? Good question. Well, I never actually got involved in the sending of fries, puppies, or snowballs, or whatever. My idea was, that I would spend as little time on there as possible and just add friends when they find me and ask, or if someone else suggests a friend. Also my Facebook page was set up so that all the posts from this Puritan Fellowship blog would automatically appear on my page, and so I saw it as a way of getting the Gospel to lost family members and old friends.
Now I've never, like so many, had even the slightest problem with Facebook addiction (many sadly spend hours to all day on there), to me it is the most boring thing in the world and I have managed to limit my time on there to just 5-10 minutes a day, just being quick on-and-off to check and maintain it. But the reason I'm leaving is that I think that myself being on there is a bad example to others.
It is clear that many have a serious problem with Facebook addiction. It is impossible to spend so much time on there, without neglecting other more important things, whether it be time alone with God in Prayer, and His Word, spending real time with family, children, husbands and wives, and so much else is neglected for this new cyber-life.
How many professing Christians, will claim they don't have time to go out witnessing or to do some other important duty, yet manage to spend hours on Facebook, taking part in surveys or exchanging random cyber gifts?
I feel that myself and my posts being there are just encouraging Christians to spend even more time on there and so it is counter productive.
Now there are a few Christians (and these are an extremely tiny minority) who use Facebook solely as a platform to actively witness to lost people by sending back and forth emails, and I have no problem with that. But to anyone who uses Facebook solely for witnessing, a few words of caution:
1) Be careful, not to get drawn into the time wasting aspects. I've seen people join for seemingly good motives and before they know it, they are drowning in it.
2) As well as the Facebook Ad blocker, I highly recommend that you set up some sort of parental software to block ALL images when you are on Facebook. If you are going to spend your days witnessing to lost people in cyber-space, then you are going to come across a lot of sensual images. People behave a lot more immoral in internet communities than they do in real life.
3) Spend, as much, or more time, praying and reading the Word of God, as you do witnessing on Facebook.
4) Manage your time well, so you only have set periods of time on there per day and so you protect the neglect of other things like family.
All in all though, "if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out," and so don't pretend you can manage your time well on Facebook and not walk into lust and temptation, if you can't.
I think it is a much wiser use of the time to meet and witness to lost people in real life, and to have real fellowship with Christians rather than 'cyber-friends'.
As I previously said HERE, "...imagine standing before God to give an account for all the hours wasted on Facebook."
"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil." Eph 5:15-16 "
See also: Article by Ingrid Schluter on Thoughts on Leaving Facebook.
6 Mar 2009
Here is a link to the summary of Phil Johnson’s presentation this morning at the Shepherd’s conference going on right now. Thank you, Phil Johnson, for shedding biblical light on the current trend of coarse and vulgar speech by pastors desperately seeking relevance. I praise God for Mr. Johnson’s clarity at a time when such confusion is being generated by today’s hireling pastors.
See also: Thou Shalt Not Cuss-Should Christians Cuss?
The Torchlighter DVD's can be purchased from U.S.A HERE and the U.K. HERE. And the trailors are below:
5 Mar 2009
Sermon: The Prayer Meeting - Bob Jennings- 36 min. (Worth listening to several times).
4 Mar 2009
Danny from Bourne End - The Surprising Work Of God by Jonathan Edwards.
Paul from Liverpool - Aurthority by Martyn Lloyd Jones
Edel from Arklow, Ireland - The Pursuit Of God by A.W. Tozer
Russell from Crumpsal - Memories of Sandfields by Bethan Lloyd Jones
Graham from Haslingdon - Light & Heat. 8 Message mp3 CD by John Piper
Dale from Workington - Collection of 5 Sermon CD's by Charles Leiter & Paul Washer
Thank you to Charles and Mona Leiter of Lake Road Chapel who have once again kindly provided some wonderful books for me to give away here to E.U. residents. I will do a random drawing for each book on Monday, Mon 16 Mar.
We'll cover shipping, no purchase necessary. Each item will have a different winner.
Some basic guidelines:
- E.U. residents only
- no 'anonymous' users
- reply to this post with your name and City (or town).
- indicate that you are interested in all of the 6 items or put the titles you would be most interested in (if you already own some of them)
- if you have a blog, feel free to leave a link to it
- check back in 10 days for a note in the area at the top for a link to the winners
The Surprising Work Of God by Jonathan Edwards.
Aurthority by Martyn Lloyd Jones
The Pursuit Of God by A.W. Tozer
Memories of Sandfields by Bethan Lloyd Jones
Light & Heat. 8 Message mp3 CD by John Piper
Collection of 5 Sermon CD's by Charles Leiter & Paul Washer
"1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, 2"Dominion and awe belong to Him Who establishes peace in His heights. 3"Is there any number to His troops? And upon whom does His light not rise? 4"How then can a man be just with God? Or how can he be clean who is born of woman? 5"If even the moon has no brightness And the stars are not pure in His sight, 6How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!"
Now everything Bildad says here is correct. But... and there's a big but, it's not what Bildad has said here that is the problem, but what he hasn't said. Bildad just leaves it there with Job doomed and simply offers no hope. And the fact is that many "Christians" today offer little more hope than Bildad did.
Hence Job's response and rebuke in Job 26:
1Then Job responded, 2"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength! 3"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided! 4"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?"
I was recently asked about those who "evangelise" by doing things like holding up a sign saying. "No homosexuals will enter Heaven." To which my reply was, they could at least quote the whole verse of 1 Cor 6:9-10, that also warns us that no thieves, drunkards, anyone having sex out of wedlock, and those practicing a host of other sins will not enter Heaven either.
But what about you (the reader), what about your own evangelism?
-Have you fallen into the trap like many of spending so much time, showing people that they are condemned, that you offer no or little hope to the recipients?
-Is your evangelism so void of pleading, or are you carefully constructing your words, like many caught up in hyper-Calvinism, so to avoid the sinner going away with any notion that Jesus died for them, and so in reality it is barely a Gospel call at all, and offers little more hope than Bildad?
The Word Gospel itself means "good news". Yet to leave someone condemned, without pleading with them that they can look to Christ and live and that there is eternal life freely available to them this moment, but to instead just leave people condemned, is about as good news as a cessationist telling you he's praying for your healing.
Now, I think we can agree that in Bildad's case, he didn't offer any hope, because he didn't know any better. And thus en lies the problem. Not only does bad theology lead to bad evangelism, but also dead men with seemingly good theology leads to bad or no evangelism.
The true test that your theology of evangelism is intact IS NOT that it lines up with your misconceptions of hyper-Calvinism, someone's commentary, or chosen creed, but rather: does your evangelism line up with Scripture?
-Do you offer the Gospel as freely as Jesus did?
"If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink."-John 7:37
-Do you plead with people and beg them, like Paul did for lost sinners to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ?
"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."-2 Cor 5:20
-Do you weep for lost sinners like Christ and Paul did?
"Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears"-Acts 20:31
-Do you leave people with the knowledge that the Gospel is a sincere and genuine offer to all to come to Christ and be saved?
"Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."-Mark 10:21
-Do you offer the Gospel according to Scripture, or do you miss the resurrection?
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures"-1 Cor 15:3-4
-Do you spend so much time preaching to other Christians on how NOT to evangelize, and finding fault in their method, that you end up with no or little time to evangelize yourself?
"Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you."-Matt 21:31
-Do you spend so much time talking and debating about Calvinism and eschatology, because you are so prideful that everyone else needs to agree with you, that you end up with little or no time to evangelize?
"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more."-Luke 12:47-48
-Do you say 'evangelism's not my job, some are called to go down into the well, whilst others are called to hold the rope for those going down' (true statement*), but at the same time you practically do neither?
"and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land"-Acts 5:2
See also: Evangelism Resources.