1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Learn to share your faith with confidence!

Most people will talk about anything except the most important thing—faith!

How about you? It takes confidence, plus a little know-how, to get comfortable talking about Jesus Christ and God’s plan of salvation. Our EVANGELISM BOOT CAMP is designed to give you both! Through a series of well-defined steps, you will discover how easy it is to share your faith with boldness, confidence, and effectiveness.

It’s online, it’s free, and it works. Start EVANGELISM BOOT CAMP today and get the conversation going!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Insight Provided by the Spirit

Acts 23:6-8
Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. I stand on trial because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead." When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.)

Thoughts for Today:

Have you ever been in a difficult spot before, one you didn't think you were going to escape? Then when all seemed lost, in a sudden flash of inspiration, you saw things differently, and your way out was clear. Jesus tells us in Mark 13:11 this inspiration is from the Holy Spirit, "Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit."

Previously as Paul looked into the room he saw an unruly crowd that was united in its desire to literally tear him apart. In our passage today, his vision is suddenly cleared and he now sees the division among them. I believe both Paul's insight and his inspired words were given to him by the Holy Spirit. Rather than an angry crowd, Paul saw Sadducees (who recognized only Genesis through Deuteronomy) and Pharisees (who firmly believed in the supernatural). Through Paul's testimony he revealed the differences between them and the debate which had raged for centuries. The emphasis was taken off of the man, Paul; and placed on the resurrected savior, Jesus Christ.

Questions to Ponder:

Many times we take too much responsibility for completing God's work. It is our responsibility to allow Christ to work in us and thereby do good works, however it God's job to complete that work. So how do we do that? Just as Paul from our passage today did -- by allowing and following the Holy Spirit's provision of both insight and inspiration. However, if we are not careful, fear and logic can be the great killers of the Holy Spirit's influence upon us -- fearfulness because it blocks the Holy Spirit's voice; and logic because sometimes the Spirit's instruction will defy reason. Will you allow the Lord to do a great work through you? And when faced with difficult circumstances faithfully listen for the Spirit's voice? Is there a situation you have now in which you can apply this lesson? How will you begin?

Monday, June 24, 2013

How to equip your kids to share the Gospel!

“Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.” – Proverbs 20:11

Yes, even kids are known by their actions! That’s why it’s never too early to equip them to share the Gospel.

To get your kids, grandkids or neighborhood kids excited, we suggest getting them involved when you are picking out which Gospels to order. When the Gospels arrive, take the time to read through it with them. Then introduce the concept of sharing this others.

James D. from Rockville, Missouri, sent us this inspiring story:

“We always carry a couple of Pocket Testament Gospels with us. While we were recently at a doctor's appointment, our oldest two children (ages 11 and 9) were in the waiting room playing with a small boy. We found out later that they witnessed to him gave him a gospel.”

As James told us, “It’s so awesome to see our kids share with others!” We agree! Our heart is to see more Christians that are motivated and equipped to share God's Word. If you share that vision, we hope that you are actively investing in and equipping the next generation!

Who can you equip to share the Gospel? Get started today by ordering Pocket Testament Gospels at www.ptl.org/gospels. When you order, please consider a donation to the League. Every dollar helps us to motivate and equip more Christians to read, carry, and share God's Word. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

You Can Share A Message of True Freedom!

Freedoms is priceless! As our country celebrates it’s freedom this July 4th, we need to utilize every opportunity to share the message of true freedom - freedom from our sins, the eternal freedom that Jesus Christ fought for and won for us on the cross!
For a limited time, our Gospel of John, A MESSAGE OF TRUE FREEDOM, is available to order. With the Stars and Strips on the cover, this Gospel is perfect for sharing with family and friends who gather on Independence Day, and for sending to troops who are serving our country.
We love what Adrienne R., a League member, told us recently:
“Spreading the Gospel and sharing the only way of true freedom and joy. These Gospels of John are an opening to share my testimony of living a life of bondage and how Christ forgave me as He, and only He, can and will do for all who accept Him as their Lord and Savior.”
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