Many think of Jesus as “meek and mild” by which they mean “weak and soft.” Artists reinforce this image, but it is not drawn from the New Testament. The real Jesus is a tekton (New Testament Greek: builder, carpenter) who, at 30, leaves His industry for a ministry covering many miles on foot in all kinds of weather.
If anyone doubts that moral darkness envelopes our world, look no further than recent headlines. The New York Senate voted 38-24 to allow abortion up to birth.
1,321,846 new postal students enrolled with WBS in 2018! How should we interpret such numbers? The best lenses are the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8), and nature itself.
Welcome to the inaugural year of Bibles for Millions! In 2019, Action! emphasizes God’s Word, beginning with vivid pictures of rain and water.
Isn’t it amazing, the way today’s world works? Many people seem glued to digital devices. What are they looking at? Messages, images, searches, news, information, games and more. Users are interacting with family and friends and total strangers.
Have you noticed an emphasis on “power tools” as gift ideas for occasions like Father’s Day? Ads promote electric and fueled gear with amazing capabilities, from driving screws to clipping hedges. This Action! explores ideas for the far greater mission. We start with God’s inspired instrument, the Gospel—“the power of God for salvation” and “the surpassing power” (Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 4:7), upon which we cannot improve. But the Word acts on hearts that hear it, which requires us to be messengers and senders (Romans 10:8-15). These tools, then, are about delivering the saving Message.
Internet is “free” and “fast” compared with “snail-mail’s” delays and costs. Yet, due to volume, many more are being converted through printed lessons exchanged by mail.
What is the secret ingredient in the WBS recipe? What
makes it taste so good to over a million current participants?
The Roman empire’s couriers were remarkable, but today’s systems serve the entire world—are you kidding me?
Modern life is busy. Most of us tend to be occupied in our respective silos. Even those who focus on evangelism may not realize how WBS can extend their reach and multiply their results.
We share the World Bible School adventure with truly amazing partners! This issue of Action! is a tribute to the YOU in “You. Sharing Jesus.” Consider three points:
In June I visited Lubbock on the way to New Mexico for Red River Family Encampment