Sunday Collectives 12/25/17 – 12/30/17
The Story Maker
by Erin Straza via SpreadTruth
IT IS WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT AND JOY THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR ANIMATED GOSPEL FILM FOR CHILDREN, THE STORY MAKER.
Through your support over the years, children around the world have heard of God’s rescue in The Story at outreach events, sports camps, and VBS programs. Reaching children with gospel hope is key, as current research found that “two out of three born again Christians (64%) made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday.”1
It’s crucial for children of all ages to hear the gospel as well as be equipped to share it.
by Spread Truth
By Jerry McCorkle, Executive Director of Spread Truth
Do you remember the television show “Fear Factor”? In this reality show, participants had to face terrifying stunts as they advanced towards the final prize. Eventually, when confronted by something too crazy or intimidating, even the boldest abstained and were disqualified.
Most of us will probably never be challenged to swim with snakes or eat African cave spiders. But honestly, many of us might rather swim with snakes or eat spiders than do something God calls us all to do: share the gospel.
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In this blog, I am not going to come to any conclusion on that debate over cold turkey evangelism. Instead, I’m going to share with you one place I have found that cold turkey evangelism can be effective: on the college campus. Through many years of ministering to and interacting with this age group, I have found the majority of university students to be very open to spiritual discussions.
Enjoy and be blessed by a highlight of five lives impacted by the Gospel.
Listening reminds us that we don’t have the answers. When we are helping people learn the ropes for living in the United States, we can subconsciously slip into acting like we are smarter than they are or know more than they do. We do the teaching; they do the learning. Even when we know that’s not true, we can adopt that attitude in how we act. To stop ourselves from assuming we know their stories, we need to take care to listen.
Listening also helps us avoid stereotyping our refugee friends. Even if we’ve known other refugees or travelled to their native country, we don’t know this person—their story, their experiences, their personality. Listening puts us in a position of humility to love and appreciate refugees for who they are as individuals.
A captivating tool to share the Gospel story near and far.
The Story presents the amazing account of God’s creation, man’s disobedience, God’s rescue plan, and ultimately the total restoration of His creation. Learn more at https://TheStoryFilm.com