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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | Deeper with Jesus

This week, “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau” is all about deepening your relationship with Jesus. You’ll be encouraged to dive deeper into your faith and boldly live out Christ’s good news message of salvation. 

Exclusive and Inclusive Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Many people argue that Jesus is exclusive, or “just for a select few.” And others say that He is inclusive, meaning He’s for everybody. The truth of the matter is that Jesus is actually both. He is exclusive and inclusive.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:15 that Jesus “…died for all, so those who live [will] receive His new life”. That means Jesus died for you, and me, and your neighbor down the street, and everybody. Jesus created humanity, and He desires a relationship with everyone. In this way, Jesus is inclusive. “Come to me, all of you…” Matthew 11 says.

At the same time, eternal Salvation is exclusive. This does not mean you have to earn your way to Heaven, but it does mean that there is only one way to get you there. The Bible says in Matthew 7:13 that the gate to Heaven is ‘narrow’ and that few people enter through it. “Whoever believes in Him has eternal life.”

This week, I encourage you to share the faith with someone in your life. Explain that Jesus is for everybody – and that not all routes lead to Heaven. You never know—you may just change somebody’s entire life with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I have seen it happen many times. There’s nothing more thrilling or exciting than that.

This is Luis Palau.

A Burning Building Monday, September 27, 2021

If you were in a burning building and a firefighter said, “Hey! Follow me. I’ll show you the way to safety.” Would you doubt him? Of course not! Would you be offended that he said he knew the only way out? No way! This illustration is kind of like Jesus Christ. Jesus truly is the only way to eternal life. But often, we – as Christians- are afraid to say it, because we fear offending people, or being called “closed-minded”.

Try thinking of the Good News gospel as a firefighter or rescue worker. The Good News message points us in the right direction. The world is filled with chaos, and many people claim they have a solution or way out. But the truth is, there’s only one way to peace. One way to eternal salvation. One way out. And that is through having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Bible says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” If you truly believe that Jesus is the only way, make it a priority to share His Good News today. Be a firefighter! Jude verse 23 says, “Snatch others from the fire and save them.”

This is Luis Palau.

This Weeks Offer



To read articles by Luis and Andrew Palau log on to our website, www.palau.org.  There, go to “Resources” and then “Articles.”  You will find such titles as “A Commitment to the One,” and “Does Church Matter?”  

Reaching Your World: Next Week

Fear, Courage, and Trust

What does it mean to have true courage? How does one get over anxiety? What does it really look like to trust God completely? This week on “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau” you’ll hear how to be courageous, ditch fear, and trust God in difficult situations.