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Living God's Word - February, 2018

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Believers or Followers
By Chris Tiegreen

“Whoever serves me must follow me.” (John 12:26)

Much of the emphasis of modern evangelism is to create believers in Jesus. Faith is the overriding concern. Considering the overwhelming emphasis on faith in the Bible, this is an appropriate focus. But what kind of faith do we promote? What kind of faith does Jesus expect?

Jesus makes it clear that faith in Him does not mean simply an intellectual agreement with His claims. No, to believe in Jesus is to serve Him and follow Him. It is absolutely meaningless to claim faith in Jesus and then live contrary to His teachings with no apparent interest in aligning ourselves with them. Faith means hanging the entire balance of our lives on His claims and His commands. It means not only accepting Him as our Savior, but following Him as our Lord. To separate these two roles of Jesus is to make Him into something He is not, and it is to make our beliefs almost meaningless. Whoever believes Him, loves Him, serves Him-that person will follow Him. Whoever does not follow Him does not serve Him, love Him, or really even believe in Him.

So what does it mean to follow Jesus? It means that...

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Sharing the Story of otLIVE

2018 02 article2Sergey and Inna share a passion for sharing the truth of God's Word with their community in Ukraine. Sergey is an insurance agent, while Inna works as a nurse. Both of them view their jobs as an opportunity to make new friends and share the gospel. Their colleagues have responded positively to their witness by asking follow-up questions about the Bible. In these conversations, Sergey and Inna have struggled to answer questions related to the Old Testament. Because of their own lack of knowledge, they didn't feel like they could explain biblical themes in a coherent way. They thought about taking seminary courses but couldn't spare the time in their busy schedules.

When the church they attended hosted otLIVE, Walk Thru the Bible's overview...

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Change The World: Pray


This month, please pray for the following:

  • Praise God for a successful South Asian regional conference in India. Walk Thru the Bible leaders from all over the region had the opportunity to connect, worship, and become trained to teach Revolution, our new resource on the life of Josiah.

  • Praise God for presenting new opportunities to impact many more students and teachers in both Moldova and the UK.

  • Pray for our South Asian leaders as they teach Revolution in their local communities. Pray that God would use the new resource to move people's hearts to learn his Word and impact the world around them.

  • Pray for our upcoming regional conference in Ghana as our leaders from more than a dozen African countries gather to be equipped and encouraged. Pray that they would arrive safely and eager to learn.

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Please don't forget that we offer free resources on our website that will help ignite your passion for God's Word.

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