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Jesus asked the question, “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and loose his own soul?”   With one short piercing question the Lord of the harvest reveals the worth of a soul to the church – One soul is worth more than all the world!   Stack up on one side of the balance all the wealth of the world – all of it’s gold and silver, all of it’s jewels and precious stones, stack up magnificent houses, automobiles, yachts and planes – and …

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By Jared Arango
We stand at this juncture of time with an unceasing urgency to follow through with the mandate and purpose of the church — the saving of a soul.
We are at a cross road in time that is reminding and redefining the reason for existence of the redeemed on the earth — reaching the lost.
With the phasing out of the old millennium and anticipating a new one, there is an electrifying urgency that cannot be neglected “to go ye into all the world.”
The lateness of the hour press the …

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Presented By:   Elsy Cunningham
Must have a burden (Paul – Cornelius):
Prayer
Develop a love for the Hispanic People
Get rid of negative and prejudiced feelings
Where do the Hispanic people live (work, recreate, etc.) in your city?
Socialize with Hispanics in your community.
Learn to recognize Hispanic people (i.e. grocery store, mall, etc.)
Not all Hispanics look the same.
Listen for accent and/or language.
Learn all you can about the Hispanic Culture.
Hispanics retain (and love) their Latin culture even though they are living in USA.
There are 33 Spanish-speaking countries.
They are the same in many ways … but in …

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During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz.   I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one:   “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”   Surely this was some kind of joke.   I had seen the cleaning woman several times.   She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.   Before class …

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Some people in your community are more receptive to the gospel – and more likely to become a part of your church – than others. Good stewardship of a congregation’s limited resources calls us to invest those resources where we will see the greatest return (see Matt. 25:14ff.).
So how do you find people who “have ears to hear” the Good News and will respond?
One important principle of effective evangelism: Unchurched people are more likely to consider becoming Christians and church members during periods of transition. A life transition represents a …

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Professor Steven Hawkings (Cambridge University), long considered the most intelligent man alive today, and who suffers with the disabling disease of ALS.   While appearing on Larry King Live (December 25, 1999), he was asked, “What keeps you going?”   His response:   “Curiosity.   I want to know the answers to life.”

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BY DALE E. GALLOWAY
A Staff member’s spouse who doesn’t like you.
A board member who seems determined to oppose everything you propose.
An unchurched neighbor or relative who won’t give you the time of day.
Getting along with others is a lot easier to talk about than to do. I used to think it was simple. People were either good or bad, likable or dislikable. You got along with them or you didn’t.
As the years went by, I learned that the problem is with me, not them. God wants me to learn how …

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Several outreaches have brought new life to a Wyoming church that almost closed its doors five years ago because only a few people attended the congregation. According to the Assemblies of God (AG) News, New Life Assembly of God in Buffalo, located in the north central part of Wyoming, now has a vibrant congregation of 90 who ministers to the community of almost 4,000 people.
“We encourage people to meet needs, and they’re doing that,” pastor Alan Schaberg said. To reach out to their community, the congregation started a bus ministry. …

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God may be calling sinners, but His people are not answering when they go looking for help. A nationwide telephone survey failed to make contact with a real person at 40 percent of churches, despite repeated callbacksCup to a dozen times. Only half of those churches in which no one picked up the phone had an answering machine.
Though many churches cannot be reached by phone, they are still sending a message to inquirers, said George Barna, whose Barna Research Group surveyed 3,764 Protestant churches across the country. “If churches really …