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Evangelism

Our October Schedule & A Request for Prayer

Thank you for your continued prayers. A precious lady at a church recently asked me, “What can I pray for specifically?” I love that. Specific prayers bring specific answers. Please pray that God would give His strength for a busy season of ministry. Without Him we can do nothing. With God all things are possible. I know I need the Lord’s enabling. Pray for souls to be saved. We have seen an unusual number of people come to faith in Christ in recent weeks. The salvation of one soul is a miracle! I long to see this fall become a true season of harvest. October is typically a month when many churches have revival meetings. No preacher can bring revival.…

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Would You Help Us Help Others?

Four months from today I will fly to India. One of my prayers in evangelism was that God would open doors for us to preach the gospel in other countries and help to train gospel laborers in those places. He is answering that prayer. Dr. P.D. Cherian is being mightily used of God at the South India Baptist Bible College. I am happy to help him in that needy part of the world. India alone has 1.3 billion souls who need the message of Christ. In January 2018 we will be conducting a special evangelistic campaign. Please pray that God would give an abundant harvest of souls. We are trusting the Lord for “great and mighty things.” Many from that…

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A Free Resource for Evangelism

We are only days away from 9/11. So many thoughts and emotions come to our minds as we approach this day of memorial. For those of us who know Christ, one of our thoughts should be that people who are bound in false religion desperately need the good news of Jesus. Recently I was speaking in a meeting filled with enthusiastic believers. The Holy Spirit prompted me to share my experience of being in Cairo, Egypt many years ago and being awakened by the Muslim call to prayer. On that Friday many sincere people spread out their prayer mats and began to pray toward Mecca. In my message I said, “This is dead religion. Sincere, but empty. Only Jesus can…

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Now That You Are Called

Several weeks ago I published a short post on how to know when you have been called. (You may read the original post here.) It was encouraging to hear from so many who are sincerely praying about the Lord’s will for their life. We need more people laboring for souls, not fewer! I had the privilege of having lunch with a couple of young men recently who surrendered to be preachers in a youth meeting last year. Our conversation was a reminder that those who have been called must begin immediately to both prepare and act on the call of God upon their lives. The night that I yielded my life to God’s will a wise old preacher said to…

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Exciting Days – Our September Itinerary

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Not every day is the same. In fact, in itinerant evangelism, every day is different! The schedule changes. The surroundings vary. But one thing is sure: every day is a gift from God, a day to give Him glory. This is not only true of the “big” days, the public days. It is also true on quiet, hidden days. The Lord works on the most ordinary, mundane days of our lives to fulfill His plan. We often think of Paul preaching on Mars Hill or planting a church in some great metropolis. But what of the days where he simply walked…

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A Special Announcement Regarding Our Work

19 months ago God led us into full-time evangelistic work. We have seen His direction at each step on this journey. Some time ago the Lord began to stir in my heart a desire to have a younger man, a new evangelist, to travel with me in meetings. Divine confirmations have come repeatedly that this is truly God’s guidance. It is wonderful to have my family traveling with me in ministry. Tammy and the kids are such an important part of what God has called me to do – both at home and on the road. They will continue to travel with me regularly, but with school schedules and other responsibilities it is not possible for them to be with…

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“How Do You Know When You Have Been Called?”

When the Lord first began dealing with me about being a preacher I asked my dad, “How do you know when you are called to preach?” He gave what I thought was a vague answer at the time. “You’ll just know.” Now, I find myself giving the same answer to others! He was right. You will know. A divine call is inescapable. You can disobey it but you will know it. For the record, I believe in a divine call to the ministry. It is my conviction that the ministry of a preacher or some other form of vocational Christian service is not something that we choose for ourselves – it is something that God chooses for us. If I…

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Have You Ordered the “GO” Kit?

Just a few month’s ago I had the privilege of writing five Bible studies on witnessing. They are designed to both inspire and instruct believers to begin sharing their faith right where they are. Each lesson provides a thorough exposition of a passage of Scripture, a teachable outline, helpful illustrations, and practical applications. There are a variety of uses for the lessons. Several pastors have told me they have used them in Sunday School classes, small group studies, or even in their Wednesday night services. These lessons will help to place a one month emphasis on both the power and responsibility of the gospel. You do not have to order multiple copies of the lessons. When you order the kit…

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Our August Itinerary and A Quarterly Update

This summer has been exceedingly busy and blessed. We thank the Lord for His goodness in our lives and in the work He has called us to do. God has allowed us to see much fruit and I am praying that He will cause it to be “fruit that remains” for His glory. Over the last weeks of this month I will be in a number of youth camps and several churches. The final days of July will be spent in special evangelistic meetings in Australia. We deeply need your prayers. This week we posted an update on the second quarter of this year. I hope you will take the time to read the article in it on “No Lone…

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Free This Month: A Revival Resource

This week I am preaching a revival meeting in the low desert of Arizona. (Yes, it is hot. No, it is not a tent meeting!) The pastor has worked diligently to prepare the church and hearts have been very responsive to God’s Word. I have come to realize that the most important days in a revival meeting are not the meeting itself. Instead, they are the days before the meeting. Prepared hearts are more important than prepared sermons. No evangelist brings revival – God Himself revives His people when they get where they can hear Him. Vance Havner used to call this being “in tune with heaven.” For this reason I have come to believe that the prayers of God’s people…

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