February 2013 - Archives

2013 Publishing Projects

2013 Publishing Projects

February 24, 2013 | Light Bearers

This year we plan to print, package, ship and distribute over 22.5 million pieces of paper gold—the gospel of Christ in printed form. That’s twelve 20 foot containers packed with truth-filled literature that will make their way to Kenya, Zambia, Guatemala, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Malawi.

We need your help!

We’re asking you to partner with us. First of all, please pray! Pray that this literature—these silent preachers—find their way into the many hearts that are wistfully looking towards heaven. We’re also asking you to prayerfully consider partnering with us on a financial level. Whether you give $10 or $1,000 a month you can make an eternal difference! We have so many requests, and more come in each week. By the grace of God and with your help, we can put millions of gospel literature into circulation. PARTNER WITH US.

Video: Ty Gibson talks about our 2013 publishing projects and how you can be a part of what God is doing through the ministry of …
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God's Masterpiece - Ty Gibson

God’s Masterpiece

February 5, 2013 | Ty Gibson

The human mind is creativity in motion. Each moment of each day we see things, take in a plethora of sensory data, intersect with people, and experience life—and all the while, with every encounter, we are incrementally changing, becoming something different, becoming something less or something more than we were just moments before. When brought into vital contact with the things of God, creative insights inevitably emerge in our thoughts and feelings, and as they do we are radically changed.

Our annual ARISE course, titled, The Story , is a sixteen week encounter with the things of God in a narrative format. The students are transported into The Story of God’s covenantal love for the world. . . and for each individual. As The Story unfolds day-by-day, you can literally see the students change. As they perceive God for who God really is, they undergo a noticeable process of transformation.

Toward the end of the course, one of the exercises I have the class engage in is to process their thoughts on …
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Ty Gibson

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Worldly Paradox

The Worldly Paradox

February 1, 2013 | Jeffrey Rosario

There is a paradox in the Bible that confronts us with the challenge of how Christians should relate to modern culture. It’s what we’ll call “The Worldly Paradox.” It goes something like this: stay away from the world, but don’t stay away from the world!

Scripture exhorts us to beware of the world’s influence:

”Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).

“Be not conformed to this world. . .” (Romans 12:2, KJV).

Yet, we are also exhorted to be intentional about influencing the world:

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14).

How do we make sense out of this and avoid being a spiritual schizophrenic?

Jesus, the Revolutionary

In the life and teachings of Jesus we have the most compelling example of how to engage with the world in a meaningful way. WWJD—what would Jesus …
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Jeffrey Rosario

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Swimming Blind—Rise Rafferty

Swimming Blind

February 1, 2013 | Risë Rafferty, RDN

For Michael Phelps, the morning was like many others. Though a race-day, he fell into a routine that had become automatic. He ate the same breakfast he always ate, did the same stretching routine he always did. He swam his typical sequence of warm-up laps. He had already won three gold medals that week at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Today, however, his calm in the midst of intense pressure would be further tested.

Minutes before the race, he fell into his customary pattern— bouncing slightly on his toes, stepping on and off the block, swinging his arms three times. Then the gun sounded. He began swimming the 200-meter butterfly, but something was wrong. Moisture was collecting inside his goggles. Everything became blurry. Soon the goggles filled completely with water. No longer can he see the lines on the bottom of the pool, guiding his direction, or the movements of his competitors, or how close he is to the wall in front of him. He is swimming blind.

It is in …
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Risë Rafferty, RDN

Health Educator
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