Why Kingdom expansion should not be easy or pleasant

 
July 26, 2012
Pastor Jeff Vines says, "When Kingdom expansion is easy, comfortable and pleasant, it is usually shallow, temporary and will fall at the first sign of hardship. I will not live that gospel any more!" (NACC 2011)

Topics: Evangelism , Outreach

Companies: NACC-No. American Christian , Jeff Vines


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