Friday, May 24, 2013

The Gospel - Eric Ludy

Wow!  Let this truth be our motivation.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15,

14 "For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again."

Monday, April 22, 2013

Victory is sure!

“In Discipleship Journal, Skip Gray wrote about Romanian pastor named Joseph Ton, arrested by the secret police for publishing a sermon telling churches to refuse to submit to the government’s attempted controls over them. An official threatened Ton: ‘Aren’t you aware that I can use force against you?’ Ton responded: ‘Sir, let me explain that to you,’ he said. ‘Your supreme weapon is killing. My supreme weapon is dying. You know that my sermons are spread all over the country. When you kill me, I only sprinkle them with my blood. They will speak 10 times louder after that, because everybody will say, “That preacher meant it because he sealed it with his blood.” I will win the supreme victory.’ The secret police released him, knowing his martyrdom would be far more of a problem than his sermon. Jesus warned His disciples that death for their faith was a possibility. He also told them to declare Him anyway, and His message could not be stopped. No matter the risk, proclaim your Lord. Your victory is sure!” 
(from Bible League International)

Lord Jesus, help me to be bold for You and speak of You no matter the cost. I also ask for You to comfort and protect Your persecuted Church worldwide. In Jesus’ Strong Name - Amen.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mormon Research Ministry - Reaching Mormons for Jesus

As we have a Mormon running for president, it's very important that we understand what the Mormon "Church of Latter Day Saints" teaches.  We need to use every opportunity to share the Gospel and defend the truth, as people are looking into Mormonism because of Mitt Romney.  Mormonism Research Ministry (MRM) is an Evangelical Christian ministry reaching Mormons for Jesus.  Please read, pray, and share Jesus with someone today!  For biblical articles, responses, and facts on Mormonism:

Open the Eyes of the Muslims

John Yany of Moody Bible Institute was led by the Holy Spirit to write this song called "Ishmael," which prays for the opening of Muslim eyes to the reality of Jesus Christ:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Unstoppable Overflow of Jesus

"The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ." Acts 5:41-42

The power and fruitfulness of the early Church came from simple people who had experienced the personal rescue of Jesus.  They learned to abide in His power, His promises, His truth and to let Him use them.  They boldly took advantage of everyday opportunities to testify to the life Jesus Christ provides, and they rejoiced when that witness demanded the sacrifice of suffering.  But their focus was on Christ, on following the promptings of the Holy Spirit, letting Him overflow from their lives.

"We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him." Acts 5:32

So today, as with everyday, rejoice in the witness of the Holy Spirit within you.  And with the Spirit’s power, embrace the unstoppable mission of Jesus. 

Because Jesus wins,                
Pastor Luke Dudenhofer,
New Life Community Church, Bridgeport