Tag: Gospel

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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 …

How a spirit of rejoicing becomes our protection

How often do we see people struggle to find lasting joy, peace or contentment in their lives. Like a misty rain, they dissolve away under the noonday sun when pressures, grief and worries arrive at our doorstep. To find real joy does not rest on the circumstances of life, but solely based on the promises God has …

A prayer of encouragement in sharing God’s Word against stubborn unbelief

A soldier going into battle recognizes the importance of having an effective weapon. In confronting the enemy, a poorly equipped solider will have little chance of victory. For Christians, what weapon are you using to confront the world? A Christian goes into battle every time an opportunity comes to share the message of the gospel. The …

Trying to make sense of the conflicting definitions of 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 amazing things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among men? Are …

A prayer to spread the knowledge of God

In ancient times, whenever a Roman general and his soldiers returned from a great victory, they would be greeted by roaring and celebrative crowds. The parade would be led by priests carrying burning incense symbolizing the fragrance of victory. With this image in mind, the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians, “But thanks be to God, who …

A prayer to receive an adventure from God

Only eleven disciples remained. Fearful, doubtful, perhaps still in awe over witnessing the resurrected Christ standing before them. Yet, with perhaps a knowing glint in his eyes, Jesus is going to challenge them far beyond their capabilities. He is going bring them on an amazing adventure. Will this be a task too great? Absolutely! But not when God goes with …

A prayer on how to persuade people to hear the gospel

The host was tired of excuses. His desire was to have a room full of people enjoying a delicious and festive banquet. Instead, the people he invited chose not to come. The excuses were both lame and hurtful. In haste, he told his servants to “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make …

A prayer to be open in sharing God’s Word with others

Coming to a saving faith in Christ Jesus usually involves a process. There is so much going on behind the scenes of one’s heart and soul that we don’t know or see. Someone could be praying for a friend or a loved over a long period of time. In what seems like a random encounter …