Tag: outreach

Witness Well

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 spirit. Amen.”  (Philippians 4:20-23) We can picture the Christian congregation in Philippi gathering around for a time …

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 entitled, “Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian”. The following are notes I took during …

A Prayer to Uncover the Mystery of Christ

Everybody likes to read a good mystery. Notice that several of the dramas on television are crime-related and involve a mystery. Through a process of uncovering clues and interrogating key witnesses, the truth is ultimately uncovered and the mystery solved. The truth of the gospel can also be considered a mystery – especially for those …

A Prayer for Energy and Power to proclaim God’s Word

In our busy and hectic lives, we easily grow weary of tending to our spiritual needs. Where do we find the energy and the time to share God’s Word with others? Where do we receive the inspiration? Perhaps the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul gives us some clues. Paul’s ministry centered on the truth that …

Defining A Man’s Pursuit for Greatness

Jesus told the disciples, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  (Mark 10:43-44) When we consider great men throughout history, we tend to think of them as talented over-achievers who accomplished great things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among all …

Pew Research finds Americans have pluralistic view on religion

In a poll released on Monday, Jun 23, 2008 the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some startling statistcs on religios life and beliefs in America.  What they found is that many (70% or more) of self-professing Christians have no idea what the Holy Bible teaches to be true. For instance, 49% of mainline …

A prayer on how to be an effective spokesman for God

Sometimes, words get stuck at the end of our tongue and we just can’t quite grasp a hold of it to share.  It is during these times that we wish we had a spokesman to speak for us.  Christians do have a spokesman and something we will investigate further as we continue our series, “Prayers …

A prayer to keep our faith vibrant and active

A way to keep our faith vibrant and active is to remind people of all that we have in Christ. We can share our love with others in practical ways, but also take the time to refute false teaching with love and respect. Sincere Christians mired in doubt may question their salvation by having a misunderstanding …