Tag Archives: witness
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
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
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
As God adopts us as His own children (as flabbergasting as that is!), He puts us to work in the family business, as agents of reconciliation. “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and … Continue reading
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
God forbid that we should trample the spring!
We are ambassadors for Christ, God’s representatives on earth. (2 Corinthians 5:20) Like earthly ambassadors of states, we are to represent our country and Leader in the very best light possible. “Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that … Continue reading
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
Take courage! You are God’s spokesman.
” . . and pray on my behalf, that words may be given to me whenever I speak, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it … Continue reading
Open Our Eyes, “Sunrise-from-on-high”!
Mary exults in the kindness of God (Luke 1:39-80), as shown in the announcement of the imminent coming of both Messiah and His forerunner, “for He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave” 48 and that He … Continue reading