By Pete Nelson6 item(s) found

Christian Living / by Pete Nelson - about 1 year

Why Do Spiritual Droughts Happen?

Back in the 80s, my buddies and I wanted to go on a mountain hike up to the top of Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The La Luz Trail was the way to go. We embarked early one Saturday morning on a typically hot day. Sandia Peak is 10,678 feet (3,255 m) and unknowingly, has no water sources along the way. So, needless to say, we hiked all day and made it to the top despite the excruciating lack of liquids....

Current Events / by Pete Nelson - over 2 years

An Opportunity We Can’t Waste: A Word from Australia Regarding Refugees

Here in Australia, the government began in January of 2016, an initiative to take in 12,000 refugees from the Middle East. This opens up an incredible opportunity for the church in Australia. The refugee crisis seemed to reach its pinnacle in public awareness in 2015. News stories abounded worldwide, with pictures of refugees from the Middle East pouring into Europe. As a result, Christians have had to take...

Gospel / by Pete Nelson - over 4 years

How To Wreck a Sermon: 5 Simple Steps

This is Part Two in a series on "Gospel Centered Preaching". If you missed Part One click here.  There are many preaching approaches common in our day which do not maintain Christ as the central emphasis of the message. We as Bible teachers mus...

Gospel / by Pete Nelson - over 4 years

What is Gospel Centered Preaching Part 1

“Gospel-centered” seems to be a catchphrase these days. Some may say it without really knowing what the term represents. Being gospel-centered is important to our theology, our preaching and our living, but it’s important to know why. Gospel-centered preaching is based on a theology in which Jesus is at the center of everything. God has fully and completely accomplished our salvation through the pe...

Great Commission / by Pete Nelson - over 4 years

Why International Missions are Vital to the Church Today

Modern churches may question the necessity of international missions outreach. After all, isn’t it enough that we reach our local community for Christ? Is it important for every local church to reach beyond its neighborhood to bring the message of Christ to the world? These are good questions for discussion. I believe missions are the life-blood of the church. Individual Christians and local churches alike ...

Christian Living / by Pete Nelson - over 4 years

Church Governance - 3 Essential Points

In a perfect world we would not need to govern people in the earthly sense, because everyone would behave just as they should. Obviously, the same would be true in the church. However, the church is full of sinners, redeemed sinners, but sinful people nonetheless. Yes, we have a new heart and a new position in Christ, yet we still sin every day we are on this earth. Pastors and leaders are not even exempt from thi...