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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | An Urgent Message

This week on “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau” Luis points out that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is an urgent message. As you listen, you’ll hear why it’s crucial that we do not give up in sharing our faith.

The Same Message Thursday, September 20, 2018

A while ago, someone asked me how the Gospel message has changed throughout the years. They said, “Everything evolves. Has the message of Jesus evolved?” I was shocked at this question. I told them that the Gospel message has never changed. And it will never change. Like Jesus’ love for us, the Good News is the same message today, as it was yesterday. And it will be the same tomorrow. Sure, the ways we share the Good News have evolved some--like the music has got louder, and the church buildings might look different with trendy names. But the message of the Gospel has and always will remain the same. Churches might grow or shrink. Pastors might come and go. But Jesus’ message is true for everyone. And anyone can receive salvation when they accept Jesus as their Savior.

The Bible says in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." And Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Wherever you are today, I urge you to share the unchanging Good News with someone in your life who does not yet know Jesus.

This is Luis Palau. 

Do Not Give Up Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Over the years, I’ve had countless people approach me and say, “Luis—I just don’t know what to do. I’ve been praying for so-and-so for YEARS, and they still don’t know Jesus!” When I hear these complaints, I first empathize with the feeling. I get it. It can be discouraging to want someone to know the Good News, only to have them resist it or reject it. I’ve been there. But let me encourage you to be patient and be persistent in prayer. Do not give up!

When my son, Andrew, was in his early adult years, he had walked away from the church. For years, my wife, Pat and I prayed for him. We talked to him about Jesus whenever we could without being obnoxious. Years went by. It was tempting to give up, or to stop trying -- but we persisted. And guess what? Andrew came around. He heard the Good News, responded, and the Lord changed his entire life. And Andrew isn’t the only one. I have seen God change hearts in hundreds of sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers.

If you know someone who doesn’t know Jesus, or who has walked away from the church, pray for them. Talk to them about Jesus. And do not give up.
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing” and in 1 Corinthians 15:59 it urges us to be “steadfast” because our labor is not in vain. 

This is Luis Palau.

Your Reputation Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Years ago, I read a devotional called “You Are My Hiding Place” by Amy Carmichael and David Hazard. One devotion that really struck me was about reputation. The authors asked, “Would you still share the Gospel, even if your reputation was damaged because of it?” The reality is, popular culture is increasingly hostile towards Christianity. Being a follower of Jesus isn’t “popular”. And talking to people about Jesus is often labeled “extreme”. By all accounts, we may lose our reputation because of our faith—but I promise you, a life with Jesus is so much greater than a life of popularity.

The Bible says in Matthew 16:24 that “Jesus told his disciples, if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me”. Sometimes, this means denying ourselves the popularity that comes with hiding our faith, or giving up our morals.

This week, I urge you to be bold in sharing the Good News. Instead of worrying about what people might think of you, consider how many hearts God could reach using your testimony. You’ll be surprised by how many of your friends would like to know your faith story. So begin to tell it.

This is Luis Palau.

An Urgent Message Monday, September 17, 2018

Sometimes I think we, as Christians, forget how urgent the Gospel message really is. We think, “Once I’m comfortable with so-and-so, then I’ll share the Good News…” or “I’ll only share the Good News if they bring it up.” I think people have this idea that we’ll always have more time to share Jesus with the lost. But let me tell you: this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Gospel message is an urgent one. Life is fragile, and in the blink of an eye we could be gone. Whether people have or haven’t received Jesus will affect them for all eternity.

The Bible says in Proverbs 24:11, “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” So let’s share the Good News – the Gospel - boldly, honestly, and clearly today.

Who in your life needs to hear that Jesus Christ came to earth to die on a cross so they could be saved? Who needs to hear of His love and redemption? Who needs “rescuing” by the Gospel? Pray about these things—then start conversations.

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 not water it down but to proclaim it boldly.  Listen and be challenged in personal evangelism.

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Reaching Your World: Next Week

Wandering through Deserts

On “Reaching your World with Luis Palau” this week, Luis talks about the season in his life that he spent wandering in a spiritual desert. He shares with us the lessons God taught him that changed his life and set him on a course to victory and fruitfulness.