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This week on Reaching Your World.

Series: Luis Palau | When You're Stuck

What do you do when you’re stuck and don’t know which way to turn?  This week on "Reaching your World with Luis Palau," Luis tells us how to get out of sticky situtations.

The Least Exclusive Club Thursday, August 17, 2017

I’ll never forget a story I heard about a young boy named Johan. Johan grew up in a rough inner-city neighborhood. Many of his siblings joined gangs when they were teenagers. They were looking for a way to fit in—and gangs promised a sort of family. In order to keep Johan off the streets and out of violence, one of his teachers encouraged him to join a sports club. Johan tried out, and he made the team. Johan was able to find a club to belong to that kept him out of trouble.

The family of Jesus is a similar kind of club — but it’s much more powerful, and much less exclusive than any club here on earth. In fact, the family of Christ is the least exclusive club in the world. It is open to anyone and everyone who accepts Jesus as their personal Savior. And His followers are in 190 nations worldwide.

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:19-22, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone...” This week, tell someone you know about Jesus, and invite them into this wonderful club, sometimes called the Church.

This is Luis Palau.

What Saves Us? Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Here’s a question for you: What saves us? What gets us eternity in Heaven? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not dependent on what we do, how well we perform at work, or how good we may think we are, or how generous. What truly saves us is having a relationship with the one living God. It is by accepting by faith the message shared in the Good News Gospel. It’s as simple as that.

1 Corinthians 15:2 in the Bible says, “By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I proclaimed to you.” Take comfort in knowing that you are already saved and rescued if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and if you have asked Him into your heart. Therefore, you do not need to work for, prove yourself, or earn anything. You are already saved if you know Jesus.

If you have not yet received Jesus, there is no better time than right now to begin following Him. Join me as I pray, right now.

Lord Jesus, I want You to rescue me and save me.  Please come into my life.  I believe in You with all my heart.  I confess that You’re my Lord.  Amen.

This is Luis Palau.

The Most Important Thing Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Have you ever got so caught up focusing on the details of something that you forget the big picture idea? I know I have. I’ve become fixated on a small problem, instead of considering the whole situation. This is a common issue with people—and believe it or not, it’s common in the church even. We might be so involved in choosing new drapes for the sanctuary, or planning the next potluck meal that we don’t notice the passerby who stopped in. 

We can get so caught up in the small things that we miss the opportunity to share the ONLY thing that really matters: and that is - Jesus loves us! He came to save you and me from our sins. And He wants a relationship with us. That’s it! That’s why He chose to go and die on a cruel cross. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Let’s remember not to get hung up on the small stuff. Keep your eyes open to see the big picture.  God loves you.  He wants to give you eternal life, and Jesus would love to meet your friends.  Will you introduce them to Him?

This is Luis Palau.

When You're Stuck Monday, August 14, 2017

Have you ever felt stuck in life? Maybe you feel stuck in a job. You aren’t sure what your next career move should be. Or perhaps you feel stuck in your same routine. Perhaps you feel stuck because of past events, and you cant figure out how to move on and move forward.

When we get stuck, our tendency is to look around for the first thing to get us “unstuck”. I have seen people turn to friends, or substances, or simply busy themselves with work when they’re feeling stuck. But the best thing to do is look up – not out. When we look up to God, He will direct us. He will show us our next step. And most important, He will give us peace right where we are today.

Proverbs 3:6 in the Bible says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” As you turn to Jesus for direction, He will make known your next step. Will you consider how you can submit yourself to God? Allow yourself to follow His plans. But you have to read them to know them. That’s in the Bible. And then pray for Him to reveal those specific plans to you.    

This is Luis Palau.

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Reaching Your World: Next Week

Peace, Skeptics, and a Future

On "Reaching your World with Luis Palau" this week, Luis has a series of messages that are relevant to your life, including how to answer people who are skeptical of your faith.