In light of of recent indicidents involving violence in schools and in public, our friend Jason Chu, a hip-hop artist, collaborated with director Jon Moy to create a video that shows how hatred will lose in the face of radical insistent love.
Battle Scars is the story of a boy, hurt by his classmates and ignored by adults, who decides to take his fate - and revenge - into his own hands. It is a story of fighting to be heard; and of learning to listen to love
Our friend H has a heart to share the gospel with liberals and new age spiritual types. Her approach is creative, non-threatening, loving and inspirational as she tries to share about Christ in a language they would understand. In this story, H shares about how a simple dinner party turned into a powerful time of prayer.
On a Sunday night, Margaret comes over for dinner, and she brings a beautiful meal of falafel and baba ganoush in brown rice tortillas. In the midst of the Greek glory we catch up about our lives and talk extensively about our favorite Wes Anderson films.
Margaret asks her friend Anthony to come and pick her up. He gets there right as Margaret is telling the story of her spiritual journey. The last time we hung out, she asked me to share about my spiritual journey. This time I have returned the question to her.
Have you allowed negative experiences from your past to define your identity? Our friend Miki shares about finding her identity in Christ, despite a history of abuse.
I struggled with calling it abuse for a long time. First of all, it came from those I knew as family. We’re supposed to be loyal to each other, right? So everything said and done should be beneficial even if it shames us in the moment. Right? Secondly, it wasn’t physical. That’s what abuse is, right? Thirdly, when it was physical, it only happened once. So it can’t be abuse… right?
Our friend G works in a local emergency room. He recently witnessed a medical miracle and shares about the experience. If you ever doubt that God loves and cares about us, even in the little things, this story will change your mind.
Recently, I saw a man practically raised from the dead. I work in an emergency room, and an older gentleman was brought in. As he was being registered, he suddenly slumped over. He was rushed into a bed and it was found he had no pulse. The team immediately began trying to save his life.
We pumped his heart with chest compressions, administered different types of drugs to stimulate his body, and shocked him numerous times trying to rouse him with the best of modern scientific methods. After nearly an hour of efforts and hope was drawing near to an end, I sent up a prayer to God, “Lord, please give this man another chance. Just one.”
Support Global Outreach Day together with us. It is a movement to evangelize the world for Jesus Christ, and It takes place on May 25th. Millions around the world have been impacted for Jesus around the world through previous Global Outreach Day’s.
Here are a few ways you can evangelize…
One on One – Invite someone over for a cup of coffee and tell him about Jesus. Two by Two – Meet in your church and split up into small teams. Then go two by two to reach the people where they are – on the streets, in the market places, in hospitals, etc. Care and Share – Do something good for someone and then share the Good News with him. Reach your area – Make a plan on how to reach a certain area from door to door. Ideas from A-Z – Organize an open-air meeting. Go visit a prison, a shopping mall or an orphanage and share the Gospel. There are so many ways to reach people.
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Join us as we explore a six part video series through the Book of Hosea. A deeply emotional, contemporary portrait of Hosea’s commitment to Gomer and the covenant love of God toward his people that it so powerfully depicts.
Have you ever felt like you missed out on an opportunity in the past, and you are still beating yourself up for not seizing it? Our editor Al shares about a similar experience in his life, and how God taught him a valuable lesson through it.
Recently I attended a basketball game with a friend. A few hours prior to the game I noticed a few phone calls come in from a different friend. I ignored them because I was busy trying to get some work done at the moment and did not want to be distracted. Later while driving to the game I called back the friend who had called me. To my dismay, he told me that he had been planning to go to the same exact basketball game but realized he would not be able to attend at the last minute due to a commitment he had forgotten about. He was at the stadium when he called me and he wanted to give me his ticket before he left, but since I did not pick up my phone he left to attend his other commitment which was a ways away. I could not believe it. If I had just picked up the dog-gone phone I would have received a free ticket to the game. FREE! I was so upset!