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With Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, we can be used by Him to bring peace, light, and His truth to those around us. Listen this week to "Reaching Your World with Luis Palau" as Luis talks about how we can live for Jesus.
Bob is a farmer in eastern Oregon. He first heard me preach in 1978 and immediately got the vision for an evangelistic outreach in his home town of Athena – population just over one thousand. We were not able to schedule it at the time, but Bob was persistent.
Last fall, everything finally fell into place, and I and a few others of our team drove across Oregon to Athena. Over half the town’s population crowded into the high school auditorium, where we had a BMX bike demo and I gave the Gospel message. About 120 people in that small community received Jesus Christ into their lives that day, and Bob was ecstatic. The dream he had for 35 years had come true.
Bob’s drive and persistence are impressive. He pushed us all to get on board and do our part. He mobilized the churches in the area and got dozens of believers involved. The success of this event can be laid at the feet of that one man.
Do you have a dream? Is there something God has laid on your heart? Don’t be afraid to take the first steps towards making it come true. Trust that God will make something wonderful and fruitful happen if you are persistent and faithful in working towards the goal. Remember what Galatians 6:9 says: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
This is Luis Palau.
Did you see the movie, “War Room”? In it, a Christian pastor was viewing a house that was for sale. When he went into a certain closet he could sense that a lot of praying had been done there.
I’m reminded of an incident a friend of ours told us about. She was home late one evening when the doorbell rang. A young girl was on the doorstep, crying and shaking all over. It was Linda, an acquaintance of her sons’ who had been there before with a group of young people. Linda’s story was a sad one of taking one wrong step after another, until now she had reached bottom. That evening, Linda had been doing drugs with her boyfriend when she suddenly was seized by a desire to get out. She said that when she had been in my friend’s house before, she had a sense of peace and wellbeing, so now that she was in trouble and needed help, that is where she turned. My friend was able to share Christ with Linda and lead her in a prayer of repentance.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus said about Himself, “I am the bread of life … I am the light of the world … I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Let’s make our homes welcoming places where we can introduce people to Jesus, who will fill all their needs.
This is Luis Palau.
Why should we share the Good News of Jesus? On "Reaching Your World with Luis Palau" Luis gives practical, logical reasons to share the Gospel with friends, family, and neighbors.