Witness for Christ

Tim Tebow and Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani are very different and yet very similar.  They both are on a public stage, almost a world stage for their faith in Christ Jesus.  Pray for them that they will both stay true to Jesus, no matter what the cost.  And pray that they will be able to resist those who are trying to, in the case of Pastor Nadarkhani, force him to convert to Islam; and in the case of Tim Tebow, trying to get him to lash out in anger and compromise.  I admire them both for their steadfast commitment to the Lord.

1 comment to Witness for Christ

  • Pastor John

    I continue to admire the boldness as a witness for Christ that Tim Tebow displays. I do believe that he loves football. But his first love is the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not up to us – other believers in Jesus – to try and get him to change his method of witnessing, just because it’s not the way that we do it. I do want to remind you that your life cannot save anyone. Sure, “let your light shine before men so that they might see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” But know that in order for anyone to be saved, they must hear and respond to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Someway, somehow, a person must hear the truth in order to be able to respond to it. Please continue to pray for Tim and not criticize him. The Lord may even put it on your heart to imitate him and take a bolder more open stand for Jesus Christ yourself!

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The Lord’s Message Was Himself

Fundamentally, our Lord's message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light." He did not come merely to show the door; He said, "I am the door." He did not come merely to name a shepherd; He said, "I am the shepherd." He did not come merely to point the way; He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
--J. Sidlow Baxter (1903-1999, Australian born pastor and theologian who authored as many as thirty books)

The Beginning of Coldness in the Heart

"Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together," is a most important exhortation.
Even if we should not derive any especial benefit, at the time, so far as we are
conscious, yet we may be kept from much harm. And very frequently the beginning
of coldness of heart is nourished by keeping away from the meetings of the saints.
-- George Muller

Freedom & Extinction

I came across this profound quote of President Ronald Reagan that is worth sharing:

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, 2011

Why should we here in the U.S.A. be thankful? "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endures forever." And we are told in the Bible, "It is He that made us and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture." Let's not allow ourselves to fall below the level of animals as did the people of God addressed in Isaiah 1: "The ox knows his owner, and the donkey its master's manger; but Israel does not know, my people do not consider." Take time to thank the Lord for all that He does. And if you have not yet received the gift of eternal life, you may do so by accepting it as a free gift paid for by the precious blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become sons of God"