By Debbie Dortzbach. Like a boulder thrown into the calm waters of an alpine lake, the effects of AIDS are rippling to every edge of the worldwide church. As its influ
By Carl W. Wilson. The matter of personal disciple building in the New Testament manner is also a major part of Christian education that has been neglected but desperately needed. This kind of ministry is hard work and is unappreciated in our world of present values. It is easy to produce spiritual babies, but raising them properly is the hard part.
By George W. Mitchell. Our actions are born in our minds. The issues of life flow out of the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This is where the battle and struggle really begins, and it would appear that many of us are losing the fight. Do you have trouble with your actions, thoughts and words? Be imitators of God and love as Christ has loved you!
By Sharon Kraemer. The Reads served on the Brazilian mission field for seventeen years, rearing their four children in both “the hinterland” and two large cities. From 1952-62 they were a part of the pioneer stage of church-planting in Brazil. Read was a counselor, youth director and rancher in addition to being an itinerant evan
By D. Clair Davis. Then you can share the Gospel of the Lord’s free salvation without gears clashing in your heart. All you’ve learned about living out of Christ’s love will give you the why for sharing your faith. Sharing the Gospel still won’t be easy for you, but it won’t be a burden.
By Faythe A. Dobbs. Promise, in one sense, is an agreement to do (or not do) something. Because of the cross and Christ’s work there, I can put my trust in Him.I agree to join in covenant relationship with Him. Promise, in another sense, means to give a basis for expectation. What can we expect as a result of the cross for our lives?
By Richard Pratt. God has invited us to build a case before Him in prayer. Instead of simply ask
By Tom Jones. Silence is not support. It is wrong to assume that the divorced person would rather not talk about it or that if you brought up the subject you would only be making things worse. Divorced people already feel like lepers because friends no longer want to talk to them. If you will not talk, you increase the silence surrounding the divorced and drive them more deeply into a sense of isolation.
By Walter Wood. They represent the majority of the single-adult population in churches with over 500 people. They also represent the most energetic and available source of ministry in the church in America today. They usually have more energy and less responsibility than any other adult group in the church. A church that fails to aggressively minister to its singles and fails to strategically seek to reach unchurched singles is missing an opportunity and a significant responsibility.
By Bob Burns. We must not stick our heads in the sand like the proverbial ostrich while cry