Tag: Mission

Witness Well

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 to relinquish liberty to win people for Christ

A Christian calls themselves a servant for the Lord, but what about being a slave? The Apostle Paul considered himself a slave, but not to the Lord as his Master, but a slave to everyone. He did so for one very important reason. Paul was willing to sacrifice his freedom for the sake of others in order …

The inward mark of a true Christian believer is a circumcised heart

The visible signs of a Christian in today’s world are found not only in their confession of faith and their outward actions. Faith without works is a faith that is dead. When Christians convey the fruits of the spirit, they are displaying the fact that Christ lives in them. Salvation does not rest on how effectively a …

A prayer to open our eyes for opportunities to witness

When opportunities come knocking on our door it always seems to be the wrong place and the wrong time to share God’s Word. Timing is important, but maybe we analyze and discern the receptivity of one’s heart too much before sharing the message of the gospel. In the gospel of John, Jesus says, “Do you not …

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 …

A prayer for patience when sharing God’s Word with others

When we share the message of the gospel, we hope and pray for an immediate conversion. We conjure up in our minds a wonderful scenario of a person, perhaps a loved one, joyfully receiving salvation and life everlasting. When those golden opportunities to share God’s Word are rejected, we go away disheartened and disappointed. Perhaps we even blame …

Why does God tell us to work out our salvation with fear?

As a result of what Christ has done for us, Paul wants all believers to continue in the faith and carry out God’s purpose for each of our lives. “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work …

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 …