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By Nepal JESUS Film team on Jul 29 2015
Many people may think that JESUS Film ministry is only about traveling to new areas in the world to show people a movie about Jesus and then invite them to accept Christ into their lives. Yet, it is so much more. Not only is it about discipling new believers and planting new churches, but God uses JESUS Film teams in all manner of ways as they encounter people in their moments of need. For instance, in Nepal, a team helped a young boy who was very sick, as one of the team members writes below.On top of the hill, surrounded by the green forest facing the snowclad mountains to the north, our...
By Howard Culbertson on Jul 27 2015
Compassion.  What a wonderful word to describe Jesus!  Several times, the Gospels report that Jesus was “moved with compassion.” Gospel writers also wrote about Jesus weeping over Lazarus’ death (John 11:35) as well as over the waywardness of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Jesus was “moved in His spirit” by a weeping woman (John 11:33).  Out of compassion, He wanted hungry people to be fed (Mark 8:2-3).  He cared about lost people, saying to repentant ones, “Your sins be forgiven” (Luke 5:20).  When Jesus encountered hurting people, He acted in compassionate ways....
By Jonathan Phillips on Jul 23 2015
In Romans 12, when Paul urged the believers, “Do not let the world squeeze you into its mold," English language readers know he doesn't mean they should prevent the world from squishing them into some fungus. But what happens when you translate dual meaning words or phrases into another language? Especially when dealing with theological concepts?In the past few months, I have become more involved in the ministry of literature development in Romania. That doesn't mean that I'm translating books myself. Instead, it means that as literature coordinator, I assign tasks to skilled Romanians who...
By Carol Anne Eby on Jul 17 2015
On her knees in a living room in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, surrounded by a family devastated by tragedy, Rondy Smith heard what she described as a heavenly voice in her spirit.Rondy and the family had been praying together for God’s direction on how He wanted to bring beauty from the ashes of the family’s violent loss.“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it,’” Smith says. “It was a ‘holy ground’ moment and all present felt as if they should remove their shoes.”That moment in May 2014 led to the surprising answer...
By Melissa Dalton on Jul 16 2015
Existe un ministerio de ovejas y gallinas que ha estado operando en Armenia durante los últimos tres años, el cual está realizando grandes logros para mejorar las vidas de familias y de las comunidades aledañas a Maralik y Akhuryan. Estos proyectos de cuatro años, los cuales fueron creados en respuesta a una creciente necesidad que surgió a causa de un devastador terremoto en Armenia en 1988, han asistido a más de sesenta familias desde que fueron implementados y también han permitido que la iglesia creciera a través de este proceso.“[Luego del terremoto] la mayoría de la gente perdió todo lo...
By Melissa Dalton on Jul 15 2015
A sheep and poultry ministry that has been operating in Armenia for the last three years is making great strides to improve the lives of families and the surrounding communities of Maralik and Akhuryan. These four-year projects, which were created in response to a growing need that stemmed from a major earthquake in Armenia in 1988, have helped over sixty families since their implementation and have also helped to grow the church through this process. “[After the earthquake] most lost everything they had and were left homeless,” program director Anna Jara said. “This has created a huge...
By Howard Culbertson on Jul 13 2015
"The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time" --  Carl F. H. Henry, theologianThe Good News. That’s what we believers often call the gospel. Indeed, the gospel story is extraordinarily good news. However, what Carl Henry, founding editor of Christianity Today, questioned is whether the gospel can genuinely be called “good news” for those who pass into eternity without hearing it.More than seven billion people live on earth today. Joshua Project researchers say that almost three billion of them have never heard anything about the gospel of Jesus Christ and, at the moment, have...
By Nazarene Stories on Jul 10 2015
In 2013, Typhoon Hiayan devastated Tacloban City in the Philippines. When young adults from the Rowenas community learned that families living in transitory sites could not afford school supplies, they remembered their own difficulties and created School in a Box.
By Kent Pelton on Jul 8 2015
It wasn’t a serendipitous event, although it was a pleasant surprise reminder. Our heavenly Father wants us to remember that while He includes us in His kingdom business, we are not the only cog in the works. He will work in us, through us and in spite of us. Tongchai was the local drunk in his village in Thailand. When I first met him, Tongchai was wanting to practice his English skills with me. Quite often in a drunken stupor, this particular evening he was only mildly inebriated. His speech was a bit slurred but still understandable. I asked him why he drank alcohol all the time. He...
By Eurasia Region on Jul 3 2015
Balraj spent his life in India chasing drugs and alcohol, but was dissatisfied and tried to commit suicide. After his wife fasted for 40 days and nights, Balraj watched the JESUS film and started on a new path toward ordination.The Resurrections video series tells the stories of lives turned around through the power of Christ. 

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