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Surprises in the Storm - #6464
it may feel like you're either going nowhere right now or you're on the verge of disaster; maybe on the verge of being blown on the rocks. But remember, the surprise in the storm is this: that God uses these out-of-control times. He uses them to blow His children right where they were supposed to go all along. I know it feels like your life is out of control, but you know what? You're really right on course.
Being tools for the Master. Our part in God's plan of evangelization.
Guest article by Mathew Varghese, General Secretary of Union of Evangelical Students of India. A reminder that the medium is not the message, and that though the Web is indeed a tool, ultimately, we are the tools the Master uses. © Ethne Magazine, used by permission. Communication is possible in different ways. We use various tools to get the message across. These days, we see the highest advance of media utilization in missions. But the sad reality is that in the fast track of technological know-how, we often tend to forget Jesus' way of communication.
Church webmaster page: design, plan, build or upgrade good church websites to best reach your community
Church websites are an essential part of local churches’ public profiles to their communities. Indeed, in some parts of the world, church websites draw more people into face-to-face church activities than any other method. Church sites outnumber all other types of Christian sites by a ratio of 5 to 1. Church sites could therefore be powerful outreach tools. However, research reveals a discouraging picture.
Accessibility - making sites easy to read and navigate. Accessible navigation for visitors
One hundred years, even thirty years ago, public buildings and churches were built with no thought for people with any disability. Sweeping flights of steps up to an imposing main entrance, more steps inside, no amplification. A lack of easy access excluded many people. Easy accessibility to public buildings is now mandated by legislation in most countries. “Content is what you say, design is how you say it,” says Warren, a web evangelist. Both aspects are a key to the overall accessibility of a website. There are several interlocking aspects which contribute to accessibility.
Christian website design: plan a Christian web site and assess your target audience
People sometimes ask me, “I’m a novice. How do I start to design a website for our church or Internet ministry.” I think most are expecting a crash course in HTML or web-page design. And those can be important considerations. But the most important are nothing to do with technology. I tell people, “The first thing to do is answer two questions: 1. Who’s your target audience? 2. And what’s your purpose?
The Good News About a Cold Season - #6124
If it's cold right now, if it's dark right now, don't let discouragement win. Don't let bitterness or resentment or resignation ruin the greater plan God is working on. The question to ask in times like these isn't, "Why, God?" You may not have that answer till you get to heaven. The better question is, "How can You use this, God?" He really does "...work all things together for the good of those who love God" (Romans 8:28 ).
How to Have Everything You Need When You Need It - #6104
How will He supply what you need? Oh, He has so many ways, but you can be sure that, as in Elijah's time of need, God has "ordered His ravens" to deliver it. And when will you have it? You can be sure you'll have everything you need on the day you need it. Until then, your assignment is clear - be where God wants you to be, doing what God wants you to do that day.
Fruit With Seeds - #6032
Isn't it time you start bearing some fruit, like people who will be in heaven because you helped them know how? And God's plan is that we reproduce our own kind. That moms introduce other moms to Jesus, that students introduce other students to Jesus, golfers point golfers to Christ, businesspeople reach other businesspeople, wounded people lead other wounded people to the Savior.
A Long Journey and A Happy Ending - #5972
Your Plan A may have gone up in smoke; maybe your Plan B, C, and D are on the scrap heap, too. But God's Plan A is right on schedule, it's right on track. And that's the one you were made for, the one that was made for you. And He's not just working out a plan that will be good for a little while. He's carrying out plans that will be good forever! He's working out "everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" for you the Bible says.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Bethlehem Secret - #8170 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
If you’re going through some hard times this Christmas season, your man is going to be Joseph.