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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | Jesus, Our Example

We each draw a different image of Jesus from the scripture accounts we read.  On “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau” this week, Luis will challenge you to look at Jesus with fresh eyes.  We can learn from the way Jesus interacted with those He met. 

Time to Stop Wincing Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This past week a Christian university student remarked, “I’ve been reading the Gospel of Luke, and I keep wincing at how Jesus comes across in story after story.” After talking with thousands of followers of Jesus Christ, I think many are uncomfortable with some of the Gospels. Not because the vast majority doesn’t believe what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John wrote. But uncomfortable because of what Matthew and the others tell us what Jesus had to say and what He actually did.

First, many people feel the way Jesus talks with the crowds is all wrong. Second, many dislike how little we know about the three and a half years that Jesus walked, talked, and lived with the twelve disciples.

Worst of all, some aren’t comfortable with the way Jesus interacts with specific individuals. In their hearts, they’re thinking: Jesus, you’re doing it all wrong. Tell your story, explain the Gospel as clearly as possible. Jesus, they say, You were starting to get the hang of it with Nicodemus, but what a disaster when you talked with the Samaritan woman.

Imagine thinking like that, but sadly many do. It’s time to stop wincing, however, and let Jesus correct us—not the other way around.                       

This is Luis Palau.

Seeing Jesus Anew Monday, September 18, 2017

While reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, have you ever winced over the hard sayings of Jesus, maybe even shaken your head, when Jesus isn’t “nice”? Ever wonder if maybe, just maybe, we might be missing the point of the stories that make us cringe? Then again, if we are willing to reconsider what we (think we) know about Jesus, we might actually enjoy reading the Gospels for a change. 

So, are you willing to consider seeing Jesus afresh? Fully God and fully man. Absolutely true to Scripture. The very definition of loving with all His heart, soul, strength, and mind. The One, the Only and Eternal Son, who sees you and rejoices.

Imagine using our God-given sanctified imaginations so you and I can enter more fully into each Jesus story. Imagine anew His love for men and women and youth of any and all ages, races, religions, classes, citizenships, and national origins.

What if you were standing with Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb that first resurrection morning? What if Jesus called your name? In that moment, what would you know and feel? More of the grace and love of Jesus than you’ve ever experienced before? Maybe. Just maybe!

This is Luis Palau.

This Weeks Offer

The Glorious Message

The Glorious Message

The greatest news in the world is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In Luis Palau’s CD, "The Glorious Message," he urges us to proclaim it boldly. 

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Reaching Your World: Next Week

Like a Child

Everyone needs love.  On "Reaching Your World with Luis Palau" this week, Luis reminds us of the perfect love God has for each one of us, and the need for sharing that love with others.