A Gift for the Advent Season

Please accept this Advent devotional as a gift from me to you. Then join others from around the globe for 28 days of focused attention on Jesus Christ. You’ll think about why Jesus came and how He loves us as you and I prepare to celebrate His birth at Christmas. Simply click here to open the daily devotional.

Eleven Giving Guidelines to Fight the Pull of Materialism*

*Randy Alcorn I believe the only way to break the power of materialism is first, to see ourselves as stewards that God has entrusted these money and possessions to, and second, to give. Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). As long as I still have something, I believe I own …

A thankful test for your Thanksgiving table by Rick Villodas*

I recently took a survey that revealed my most-used words on Facebook: “spiritual,” “awesome,” “wonderful,” “Knicks.” (Being the New York sports fan I am, those words don’t really go together.) But the survey brought to mind an important, hypothetical scenario: If God were to run a report of the words I use regularly, how high …

Impact Stories Through a Broadcasting Partnership with TWR

[Photo from India above is not uncommon in this Hindu nation.] One of our key broadcasting partners is TWR (formerly Trans World Radio). They are not only broadcasts our “JESUS” audio drama version across the globe, but also help open doors for television in many areas they serve. Recently they sent us seven pages of …

Sell It All.

By Dr. Scott Rodin* I have always found it rather unnerving to read these two texts side by side. The contrast could not be sharper. A certain ruler asked Jesus, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God alone. You know …

Knowing Your Moment*

<Listen> Of course we are nearing the end of the age. Jesus seemed pretty frustrated at his contemporaries’ refusal to understand their times. “Fools,” he called them. Because knowing your moment matters. Knowing where you are in the story is critical for your survival. Every moment is not like another. Living at the beginning of the Lord of the Rings is …

October Prayer Update

PRAISE:A. Thank God for the continued growth of the Jesus film ministry in the area of Internet evangelism and discipleship. (Now seeing 1 million plays per day.)B. Our new team member Charissa continues to progress well in her role. Pray for her helping lead the writing and production of our next newsletter. PRAY:A. Lift up friends and ministry partners …