December 21, 2018

By Gisela Yohannan I am excited about the month of December. First of all, it’s Christmas—and I love to celebrate the birth of Jesus together with our family and God’s people around the world. . . . Because it will be Christmas soon, I want to share with you a little about the gift of God we have received in Jesus. His name is wonderful. Just before I sat down to write this letter, I listened to a beautiful Gospel… Read more

December 20, 2018

I will never forget one dear retired widow’s sacrifice whom I met on a speaking tour. Excited about how much she still could do even though she wasn’t working, she pledged to help sponsor a missionary out of her tiny Social Security check. After six months I received a very sad letter from her. “K.P.,” she wrote, “I am so privileged to be supporting a missionary. I’m living all alone now on only a fixed income. I know when I… Read more

December 18, 2018

Imagine the implications of being involved in bringing the love of God to those who have never known it, and of getting your church and family to join with you too.Picture this very possible scene. You finish your life on this earth. You arrive in heaven. There, enthroned in all His glory, is our Lord Jesus Christ. The other saints and martyrs you have read about are there: Abraham, Moses, Peter and Paul, plus great leaders from more recent times…. Read more

December 14, 2018

Many of our brothers and sisters serving the Lord in Asia pay a very high price to serve Him. After attending Bible college, one brother named Dayal had prayed about where the Lord was calling him to serve. When his leader suggested one particular region, he was dismayed, but he agreed to pray about it. Soon, he had confirmation that this was God’s choice for him. He did not have to cross any national borders to get to this new… Read more

December 12, 2018

What do we do when our life and ministry are in need of revival? How do we recover God’s original plan for us? What must we do?Karl Marx once said, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world differently. The point is to change it.” So, how do I effect change in the people I lead and serve with? It has to do with a deliberate decision on my part, as an individual, to change. Thinking about change only produces new philosophies,… Read more

December 6, 2018

When we look back at the history of many Christian organizations, we often find that they began with great dreams and ambitions. But as they grew older, they stagnated in the rules and regulations that were meant to help them move forward. That is why I believe it is good for us to continually look to the Scriptures. From Scripture we can see how God called people and empowered them, how they succeeded, how they failed and how they returned… Read more

December 3, 2018

Years ago, while traveling in the Midwest, I was looking forward to meeting an old friend of mine. When we were younger we had worked together on a Gospel team. I remember how I was challenged by his zeal for the Lord, his burden for others and his example as a servant. The more we talked, the more I realized he was no longer interested in bringing the love of God to those who don’t know Him. His whole life… Read more

November 29, 2018

Many years ago, I was visiting Germany during the fall. The man who was hosting me took me for an afternoon ride in his car to show me the breathtaking countryside.The weather was beautiful, the air was crisp, and many trees were loaded with fruit nearly ready for harvest.As we were driving along, we passed by an apple orchard. I was amazed at the enormous amount of fruit each tree carried. But to my bewilderment, many of those trees had… Read more

November 27, 2018

When Jesus lived and walked on this earth, vast numbers of people came to Him with enormous problems. How did He respond? He healed and delivered them from their afflictions with great compassion.For a while, His 12 disciples were just observers, but all that changed when the Lord called them to serve Him. He gave them authority to heal the sick and to cast out demons and told them to go and preach the Kingdom. He explained what this call… Read more

November 26, 2018

It seems that with all our knowledge, information and experience, we should be on top of the mountain more of the time.I know this is how I often evaluate my life. I think that after all I’ve endured, I should now be able to face all kinds of problems without discouragement. But it doesn’t work like that. I can preach a message and see hundreds of people set free. . . . But within a short time, I can find… Read more

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