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Topic: Witness

Single

An Open Letter to My Single Friend

Dear Elisabeth, I ask for your forgiveness. I have not been a good disciple, nor a good friend to you in the ways I press and groan and guess about possible times and dates for when the Lord will bring us husbands. Talking too much about “if” and “when” and […]

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Something More Important Than Your Freedom

What is the most amazing story you’ve ever heard? This one is at the top of my list, and it is anything but normal: About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that […]

women of the Bible

Four Influential Women of the Bible (and What They Teach Us)

It wasn’t until my children became teenagers that I finally acknowledged what I’d suspected all along. I. Have. No. Control. Yet while finally coming to terms with that truth felt scary, it also sent me deeper into the gospel, training me to put my hope in the goodness and sovereignty […]

Three Lessons I’ve Learned While on Mission in Hungary

I’m on mission for the gospel in Hungary. Yet I’ve spent all day in a room by myself, hoping to heal from the unexpected sickness that came upon me suddenly last night. Today, while the rest of the team continued teaching English to eager Hungarian students; while the chapel filled […]

citizens of heaven

Citizens of Heaven…and Political Protesters?

Jesus didn’t come to set up a government on earth, and his Church’s mission isn’t to set up a utopia through political means.  However, it’s an unavoidable fact that Christians live, minister, and perhaps even vote in various political systems.  And so, as citizens of a heavenly kingdom and exiles […]

The Image of God: Three Important Questions

Genesis is a word that simply means beginning. Here in chapter one, we find both the beginning of the Bible and the beginning of Creation. We learn that we have a God who can create energy, matter, waves, time, life, and us by his very words. I find this to […]

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Believer, Let Your Life Speak of Christ

Within the human soul is the desire to be remembered. For many of us, we want deeply to make a difference in the world, to have the people who knew us look back upon our lives and exclaim, “What a mark they left.” This is the power of living by […]

resurrection

The Resurrection Creates Immovable, Unstoppable Christians

Do you remember this story from when it hit the news? An Australian missionary named Graham Staines had served in India for 34 years. In 1999, Graham and his two sons were sleeping in their car outside an Indian village when Hindu extremists surrounded the car, doused it with kerosene […]

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Powerful Video Interview of Martyn Lloyd-Jones with Joan Bakewell

The following video shares an interview done in 1970 of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Joan Bakewell. Dr. Lloyd-Jones, one of the most influential 20th century preachers, preached in London until 1980. In this video, Dr. Lloyd-Jones makes a strong gospel appeal to a largely unbelieving audience. A few things to […]

Four False Pictures of the Church

The Bible’s teaching about the church isn’t easy to grasp. The church is a “mystery.” It is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we can really begin to understand it at all. God wants us to know who we are, and so He teaches us through pictures, […]

Three Ways Christ Can Be Outside Your Church

The last book of the Bible opens with the risen Lord Jesus Christ seated on the throne of heaven, exalted in power and glory. The apostle John records the Words of Christ to the church of Laodicea in Revelation 3:14-22. Laodicea was church with relentless activity. There was a certain […]

social media

15 Questions to Help Christians Follow Jesus on Social Media

Social media is everywhere today. We can’t watch anything on TV without being reminded of the option to tweet about what we are watching.  Now with smartphones we can use social media in the car, in the bathroom, at a meeting, and even—gasp!– at church. While there are many advantages […]

Five Tips for Sharing the Gospel with Family and Friends

Question: I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been writing to my parents about Jesus for about 3-4 months now. I feel as though there is no change in them at all. I really miss talking to them and I love then. I just want them to be saved!!! […]

Four Transforming Experiences of the Love of God

Many Christians live at a great distance from a felt experience of the love of God.  So much Christianity in the West is shallow and satisfied.  It affirms a creed but it so often lacks spiritual life. Across the country there are millions of people who have a faith, who’ve […]

Three Things I Learned In My Journey through Cancer

This blog post is a special guest post by Denise Halloran. Denise was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November of 2012 and shares some powerful lessons of God’s faithfulness and working in the post below. Over the past ten months God has taken me on a journey through treatment for […]

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Jonathan Edwards’ Powerful Example of Leaving a Godly Legacy

Leaving a godly legacy for your children should be the goal of all Christian parenting.  Although the faith and godliness of your children is ultimately the work of the Holy Spirit, God often uses the influence of parents to make a great impact on their children. A great example of […]

11 Bible Verses on Tim Tebow’s Eye Black

During the 2011 NFL season, Denver Bronco Quarterback Tim Tebow took the nation by storm by several exciting come from behind victories and by being very open about his Christian faith.  As a student at the University of Florida, Tebow became one of the best college quarterbacks of all-time winning […]

Mind the Microphone

It seems that the British election being held today has turned on a few words picked up inadvertently by a microphone. Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, was campaigning in Rochdale Thursday, when he ran into Mrs. Gillian Duffy (66), a widow on her way to the shops to buy […]

A Day at the Museum

I visited the Art Institute of Chicago Monday. Magnificent! And free during February, too! Going through the institute is like walking through history. We began by looking at art from before the Reformation. The works were filled with images depicting the birth and the crucifixion of Christ. Many paintings depicted scenes […]