Category Archives: witness

Timid ambassadors

In Corinth, rebuffed and frustrated by resistance to his teaching, Paul was encouraged by his Lord in a night vision, “Do not be afraid!  Speak out!  Don’t be silent!  For I am with you, and no one will attack and … Continue reading

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Evangelism

In Acts 17, Paul’s usual strategy is repeated three times – that of starting his ministry to the population of a town at the Jewish synagogue (2, 10, 17).  This may have been a calculated decision to begin with the … Continue reading

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But I am a clumsy speaker!

In Exodus 6, Moses repeats his complaint that God has chosen the wrong man for the job of leading His people out of Egypt.  He is clumsy of speech, Moses says.  Neither Pharaoh nor his own people will listen to … Continue reading

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“They had been with Jesus.”

After healing a man lame from birth in Acts 3-4, Peter and John are arrested by Jewish priests and Sadducees and challenged as to what authority guided this action and their teachings. They were forbidden to preach Jesus any longer. … Continue reading

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Our Invisible Harvest

Jesus sent seventy of His disciples out ahead of Him, to where He Himself would subsequently go.  They were to speak good news to those they met there, “that the kingdom of God has come near.”  They were to bring … Continue reading

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Empowered to be ambassadors of God

Our appointment to be ambassadors for God should not be intimidating to the believer.  It is an unequal partnership with God Himself in His family business — that of kindly reconciling the world to Himself.  Note that it is His involvement that … Continue reading

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God’s Public Relations Dept. – Christian Character

A third way God “advertises” Himself to the world is through changed lives of His followers.  Of course, believers who choose to live focused upon themselves and earthly concerns are a deterrent to God’s public relations campaign. But it must … Continue reading

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He pursues us

As I grieve over family and friends who have not yet found a nourishing relationship with the Almighty, I am comforted by this love story:  In an unlikely but wonderful way, the Creator of the Universe courts us.  Unbelievably, He … Continue reading

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Bold witness

It is a difficult assignment to speak boldly of our faith in God in hostile surroundings.  Rather than face disdain and mockery, many keep silent.  The first disciples were changed men who felt they were undeservingly snatched from hell.  In … Continue reading

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Light to the Blind

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.     Isaiah 9:2 This is a frightening, unpredictable world we travel through in our pilgrimage to … Continue reading

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