This morning I walked the halls of the Faculty Building of the 15th largest college in the USA. This college has about 50,000 students and not one faculty office had any sign that this is the month that we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. How different it was from a few years earlier.
I know some of the faculty are Christians and yet not one of them had a Christmas card or Scripture that acknowledged that God so loved us that He took the form of a little baby, Jesus Christ, and paid the penalty for our sins with His blood.
I have met some wonderful Christians in my 80 plus years. One of my favorite is a paralyzed (from her neck to her toes) black woman I met in 1975. I was pastor of a small church, going to seminary, and working a part-time job to support my family. She lived in a poor part of south Fort Worth in a very old house. When I entered her home, she was laying on a chair made into a bed. She could not sit. She could only lay flat on this “home made” bed, but she was friendly and talked about her neighbors who took care of her. They fed her and changed her clothes and stayed with her when she needed company.
We talked for awhile and when the time was right, I asked her the two EE (Evangelism Explosion) questions:
1. Have you reached the place in your spiritual life that you know for certain that you are going to Heaven? She said she did and told me why.
2. I asked the 2nd question: Suppose you died today and stood before God and He asked you, “Why should I let you into my Heaven?” How would you answer that question?
You probably have already guessed her answer to both questions. She loved Jesus and had confessed Him to be her Lord and Savior when she was very young.
We talked a little longer and prayed and as I was leaving, she said the words that I have since carried with me, everywhere I go, “now remember, you can always say a good word about Jesus.”
You can always say a good word about Jesus. In an elevator, on a plane, in a restaurant, to your children, or spouse – You can always say a good word about Jesus.
That old crippled woman has changed many lives. When Maxine and I teach witness training classes we always start by telling a few experiences we have had:
1. Say a good word for Jesus and the old crippled woman
2. The divorced mother with the five little girls
3. The woman who loved her alcoholic husband
I’ll tell you the second story next month!
Merry Christmasand remember to “Say a good word about Jesus”
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My name is Dr. Elisha Ndema.
I am serving the Lord in Tanzania. I am one of the graduates from Bold Christian University. The Lord has put a burden in my heart to reach the lost with the message of the gospel.Frankly speaking, Bold Christian University has sharpened me in my understanding on Evangelism. It has increased me intellectually as well as spiritual life is concerned. It has aroused my desire to reach the lost. In order to reach my goal I have discovered that this work can not be done by one person and be successful. Therefore I have to train men and women of God who can carry out this command which our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us according to Matt.28:19-20. I have conducted the second Evangelism training program since 1st July, up to 5th July, 2014; which was held at Sengerema Anglican Church, Mwanza, Tanzania. It has been successful; the trainees themselves have acknowledged that this program was very helpful to them; 17 trainees successfully completed the program, now they have been sent out to put into practice what they have learned. I expect to hear reports from them whether there is success or failure. This will help me to encourage them in every area of their ministry. The first one was held from 1st June up to 8th June, 2014. Even this one was successful; eleven trainees were trained.
Dr Otto,Much greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ.This week 16 people have been converted in my area as the result of Bold Christian University Evangelism Training.It has been a blessing to see people been reconciled to the Lord. Praise Him. Frankly speaking, Bold Christian University is God's tool which is useful in shaping believers to be witnesses for Jesus.Next month, I am planning to conduct the third Evangelism Training Program. Please remember to pray for it so that may God provide our spiritual and physical needs to make that program successful.I wish you to be successful in your daily ministry.
Dr. Elisha Ndema
Sengerema, Mwanza, Tanzania
Dear Dr. Ludwig Otto,
Thank you for encouraging and supporting me to successfully complete the Master and Doctor of Christian Evangelism degree programs with Bold Christian University. I shall be grateful to contribute my little knowledge to the benefit of others. In that regards, I am running a Bible Institute in the church I pastor. My students shall be happy to see my certificates on the degree programs I completed with Bold Christian University which they are informed.
Thank you once again for all kind gesture.
Dr. Sunday Emmanuel Essien, Lagos, Nigeria.
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