Leonard Ravenhill; In Light of Eternity, Modern Day Prophet
Make sure to watch or listen to the full segment about Leonard Ravenhill. He was a great man of God, and his life is written about in the book In Light of Eternity, The Life of Leonard Ravenhill. It has been said that he wasn’t so popular because he did not promote himself anywhere. He was a man of deep prayer, serious about God, the Church and the Church’s destiny. An excerpt about him was written in a newspaper, and it gives a brief account of his early days: “…a band of young men full of faith and the Holy Ghost, to preach Christ to the multitudes unreached and unsought by the Churches. They will receive no salary. They will go as they are led, and they will live by faith. No collections will be taken, no subscriptions solicited, no favors begged. But they will tramp from place to place –preaching- testifying and singing in streets; marketplace; village green and pleasure-beach; depending upon God for everything, and sleeping wherever a shelter can be found.” This was Leonard’s vision to train up young people and launch them to infiltrate society and win people to the Lord.
Leonard has left a great legacy. You must read his book to find out more as well! We want to hear from you! Greg, Pat, and John shared in this segment.
Living as a Global Christian
We don’t want to miss what God is doing in the world. As American Christians, it seems we have become very self-focused because we are very blessed. Jesus says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” We must be very careful not to make the blessings that we have our god. Francis Chan is a great example of how to live as a global Christian! He has made it his goal to reach those who have never heard of Jesus. As a Global Christian, our focus should be to look at what is going on in the Church family around the world and focusing on those that have never heard of Jesus and are in need. There are many ways to do this; we can pray, support a ministry that provides to those in need like VFNKB Love Box, and VFNKB ministers the true Gospel to the nations! Also, God can call you to physically go to minister to the lost. You can find out more on The VFN Torch and learn from a biblical perspective regarding how to be a global Christian. You can also partner with VFNKB today to help us to continue to reach the ends of the earth with the light of Jesus! We want to hear from you! You can email us at [email protected]. Greg, John, and Pat shared in this segment.
Pure Expression of the Church is Family
In America, the Church has been turned into an enterprise. Most decisions must be made by the church board which is how an enterprise is run. According to George Barna, the American Church is paying 1.3 million dollars per baptized believer. This doesn’t sound much better than the government.
So, what is the pure expression of the Church? Rick Joyner shares about a shift in the Church and how the pure expression of it is family. The Church is shifting back to this pure expression, family! Father God gave His Son Jesus Christ, on behalf of His creation so that when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become sons and daughters of God, family! How do we get back to family? One way to do this is to relate to God as our Father. Jesus shares how we can talk to His Father in Matthew 6:9-10, “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’” If you need a plan to spend time with Father God, you can get your free plan at iAbide.org.
Make sure to watch or listen to hear this full segment. We want to hear from you! Greg, Pat, and John shared in this segment.