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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | Talking the Walk

Luis Palau is an evangelist, and the driving force of his life is his desire to tell others the Good News of Jesus Christ.  On “Reaching Your World” this week, Luis encourages us to do the same. 

Being Curious Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I once saw a puppy encounter a new toy for the first time. He ran to it, but then quickly jumped backwards, suddenly afraid of it. But he couldn’t help but be curious. He wanted to have the toy so badly. So he crept closer and closer. He was braver this time, and he finally grabbed it. That toy became one of his most treasured possessions. You couldn’t get it away from him.

The Irish novelist James Stephens once wrote, “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” This doesn’t just apply to puppies and toys. It also applies to people. Sometimes it’s scary to talk to a new person. But if we use our curiosity and ask them meaningful questions about their story and their interests, we might find that we’re no longer afraid.

Interestingly, the Latin root of the word “curious” is cura, which means to care or heal. So, curiosity is tied with caring about someone. Philippians 2:3 & 4 says that we should be humble and put others above ourselves, valuing their interests instead of our own. That sounds like curiosity to me! When we care for others, ask them questions, and get to know them, we will also find ways to share our faith in Jesus Christ and our story with them. So, use your curiosity to get to know someone new today. That’s the first step to sharing the good news of Jesus with them.

This is Luis Palau.

Paying Attention Monday, June 18, 2018

Technology is amazing. None of us could ever have imagined twenty years ago that it would be possible to carry small computers in our pockets. But now, whenever I go to a public place, all I see are people looking down at their phones. People look down at their phones so much that I heard some chiropractors are getting rich fixing people’s sore necks and backs. A side effect of being so focused on technology is that people aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them anymore. I’ve seen people almost get hit by cars or walk into light poles, because they weren’t aware of what was happening around them. Not to mention that no one even looks at the people around them.

Jesus always noticed people. Once when he was passing through Jericho, He looked up in a sycamore tree, and who did He see? Zacchaeus! He was desperate to see Jesus. Jesus not only knew Zacchaeus was there, He also knew that Zacchaeus needed to know His love. So he said, “Zacchaeus, come down! I’m coming to your house for dinner.” At the end of the night, Zacchaeus became a follower of Jesus, because Jesus’ purpose was to “seek and save the lost.” As followers of Jesus, that is our purpose too.

So, let’s look up from our phones, look around, and notice those who are desperate to know Jesus. We need to pay attention to those who need the precious love of Jesus, like we did in our day.

This is Luis Palau.

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Reaching Your World: Next Week

Heroes

This week on “Reaching your World with Luis Palau,” Luis shares stories of missionaries who were used by God in ways they could never have imagined.  Be inspired this week by the leaps of faith these heroes took as they shared the Good News. 

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