How To Write A Christian Testimony Of Salvation, Healing, Forgiveness

Why Write Your Own Christian Testimony, And The “But Then …” Factor   Try and sing in the night, Christian, for that is one of the best arguments in the entire world in favor…

Try and sing in the night, Christian, for that is one of the best arguments in the entire world in favor of your religion … I tell you, we may preach fifty thousand sermons to prove the gospel, but we will not prove it half as well as you will by singing in the night.

— Charles Spurgeon

When you give a testimony of how God has healed you, saved you, encouraged, uplifted, taught or delivered you, then many times your friends, neighbors, coworkers, family members and others will give more thought to examining the claims of Christianity, attending a worship service or turning to God in prayer. A simply told Christian testimony can provide a more effective witness for Christ than the most skillful rhetoric or the most intelligent apologetic.

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Worship Together | Top New Worship Songs From 2016

Worship Together is the best and most comprehensive resource on the web for worship leaders, worship bands and worship teams. Each week Worship Together gives away Free Lead Sheets and MP3s to brand new songs from some of your favorite worship leaders like Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED, Tim Hughes, Passion and Brenton Brown plus new voices you’ll love. Get it all for free just by signing up.

As we approach the new year, we wanted to reflect on some of the most popular new worship songs launched in 2016. To celebrate, we are giving away FREE charts for each song for you to use in your services. We are grateful for another great year and are looking forward to what 2017 may hold. Enjoy the resources!

Song Pages

What A Beautiful Name // Hillsong Worship

King Of My Heart // John Mark McMillan & Sarah McMillan

Lion And The Lamb // Brenton Brown

In The River // Jesus Culture

Fierce // Jesus Culture

Real Love // Hillsong Young and Free

Alive In You // Jesus Culture

Grace To Grace // Hillsong Worship

Jesus // Chris Tomlin

Miracles // Jesus Culture

My Victory // Crowder

Awake My Soul // United Pursuit

Blessings,

The Worship Together Team

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More God in the Daily Grind | Desiring God

Wet window. Scrub. Squeegee. Rag. Repeat.

Paul’s questions run through my mind as I work, washing each store window orderly and diligently:

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? (Romans 10:14)

Wet window. Scrub. Squeegee. Rag. Repeat.

I know that God has called me to be an ambassador for Christ. Through me and through you, God makes his appeal for his enemies to be reconciled

(2 Corinthians 5:19–20). And yet, evangelism at my job seems so difficult. Excuses flood my mind, and I’m sure they have filled yours at your own workplace too:

  • I work alone cleaning windows. My only interactions last twenty seconds to exchange payment. Evangelism just doesn’t fit with my job.
  • I stay home with my kids. My only interactions last twenty seconds at the store or the playground. Evangelism just doesn’t fit with my job.
  • The quick pace of my office is overwhelming. My only interactions are strictly business-related. Otherwise our whole team will fall behind. Evangelism just doesn’t fit with my job.

These excuses along with our perceived failures plunge us further into second guessing ourselves and evangelism:

  • Should I have said something about Jesus?
  • When I planned to say something that one time, it just totally flopped.
  • Can I really say anything worthwhile?

So how do we navigate the tension between our call to make the good news of the gospel known to all people and our hesitation to share the truth in our workplaces?

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10 Ways to be Thankful by Blessing Church Volunteers

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time than now to take time as a church staff to thank your volunteers? Having just come off Pastor Appreciation Month where congregations have (hopefully) been encouraged to thank their pastors, turning now to approach the myriad of volunteers in your church and community and showering them with appreciation seems, well, just natural.

While there is a National Volunteer Week in April every year, thanking volunteers around Thanksgiving just seems to make sense. Here are 10 ways to genuinely thank volunteers in your church:

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14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the 70s Movie ‘A Thief in the Night’

If you’ve been scared straight by an end times movie, it’s likely ‘A Thief in the Night’ is to blame.

Long before Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins penned the Left Behind book series, and way before Kirk Cameron or Nick Cage took to the big screen in the name of the rapture, there was the 1972 cult classic A Thief in the Night, produced by Russell S. Doughten.

This “rapture” movie put the fear of God into the hearts of families, especially junior highers, across the world. If you’ve ever feared walking into your home and finding a neatly folded pile of clothes where your family members used to be, you totally get it.

This campy classic has shaped the church in so many ways–from our music (think D.C. Talk’s cover of “You’ve Been Left Behind”) to our movies and even our outreach events (cue scare-tactics).

In honor of this campy cult classic, here are 14 things you might not have known about A Thief in the Night.

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