Monthly Archives: July 2014

Teen Wants to Become a Father

I was having Bible study with a group of incarcerated teens when one 16-year-old asked if he could speak with me privately after we finished. Later he told me he is considering getting a girl pregnant. He wanted my opinion, … Continue reading

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Muslim Wants to Share Jesus

We were on a crowded train in France when I found an empty seat next to a university student from Senegal. He ignored me until I said, “Bonjour!” I then offered him a “Good News” comic book in French. He … Continue reading

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Young Boy Wants Forgiveness

Sunday at the beach we had our table set up to give out free Bibles.  A 12-year-old boy stopped to say he’d lost his cell phone—had we seen it? No, but we’d keep our eyes open. Meanwhile, I gave him … Continue reading

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I Was So Worried

I was leading a Bible study in Oakwood 4 – a wing at the juvenile hall. There I met 17-year-old Mario who wanted to turn his life around and follow Jesus. Afterward he asked me if I had been to … Continue reading

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How Do You Know the Bible’s True?

I was leading a Bible study with incarcerated teens. There was a new guy in my group—he’d just turned 14.  The others were 17.  Three years is a big difference with teenagers. The older guys in the group had already … Continue reading

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Please Pray Through My Medium

A sick friend asked me to pray for her.  However,  there was a condition involved. She wanted me to pray through her therapist who was a “medium.” I replied, “But I already have a medium!  Jesus Christ said, ‘I am … Continue reading

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His Place of Blessing

Our friends Carol and Frank are retired with a fixed income. They live in a small house on 3 acres in a rural area. They love the Lord and wanted to serve Him in some special way. Repeatedly Carol heard … Continue reading

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What is a Saint?

According to the Bible, a saint is a follower of Jesus Christ.  Romans 16:15, 1 Corinthians 1:2. We are encouraged to pray for the saints in Ephesians 6:18, not to them. The Bible does not instruct believers in Christ to … Continue reading

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Young Man From China Despairing

Recently as an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, a young engineer from China wrote.  He said his girlfriend had broken up with him and he was despairing over his loss. Could I offer any reason for him to go … Continue reading

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Why Did You Come Tonight?

I had a responsive group of minors in my Bible study at the juvenile hall.  I asked them why they had come.  Their answers were typical: “I need to find God” or “I’ve messed up and I need to turn my … Continue reading

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