Tag: outreach

Witness Well

A last shred of hope when God doesn’t heal

The last shred of hope. A hand reaching out to touch the edge of his robe. A request to heal a favored servant from a Roman centurion. The eyes see, the lame walk, and the body breaks free… Read More

Going to find lost sheep — now where did I put my car keys?

The Bible talks about the need to find lost sheep or the urgency to find a lost coin — I have enough trouble trying to find my lost keys, my misplaced wallet, or my cell phone.  I begin… Read More

Confronting fear in our Christian walk

“Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.”  (Luke 5:10 b) I wonder what Simon Peter was afraid about.  I mean, Simon Peter.  The guy who was the original “Rock”, who… Read More

Life in the Shadows — A Christian’s plight in today’s world

“We will proclaim with John the Baptist, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”  Yet we avoid life in the shadows with evangelical fervor.  We prefer applause, acclaim, and attention.”   (Steven C. Lombardo) I believe Christians are living… Read More

Talking everlasting life in a season of distraction

“In order to evangelize today, we must address the human condition at its point of felt need– conscience, guilt, dealing with others, finding a purpose for staying alive.  Talking about the abundant life or life everlasting often just… Read More

Witnessing Christ needs a leap of faith

Witnessing Christ means standing on the edge with feelings of fear and inadequacy, and by faith, jump into the assurances that God’s Word alone creates faith; that God desires all men and women to be saved; and God… Read More

An appropriate benediction

“Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your… Read More

Gary Haugen on Just Courage: Changing the Darkness

Gary Haugen is founder of International Justice Mission (IJM), an international human rights agency that rescues victims from violent forms of oppression, including slavery, sexual exploitation, trafficking, police brutality and illegal property seizure. He recently wrote a book… Read More