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Crisis

In Awareness,Links on August 1, 2011 by The Spillover

Lord, break our heart for what breaks yours.

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The Church and Extreme Poverty

In Awareness,Links on June 29, 2011 by The Spillover

Check out this video on the church and extreme poverty.

Seriously. You need to.

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Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

In Awareness,Home and Family on June 10, 2011 by The Spillover

It’s that time of year again – time for some friendly conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses as they knock on our doors to perform their religious duties. Have you ever engaged in a conversation with them? If not, maybe this is your year.

Let’s keep in mind a few things. If we engage in conversation with them, everything word must be spoken with love. We aren’t arguing with them to win a debate, we’re trying to get through to them with the truth of the Gospel because we love them and don’t want them to continue without Christ. Also remember that JWs have religion (boy do they ever), but they do *not* have God. They may seem confident, but they’re walking door to door because they’re trying to earn favor with God. They’re searching for the acceptance that we know only comes by faith in Jesus Christ. They’re confident because their religion has programmed automatic responses into their minds for popular questions you might raise with them. They’re prepared. But they lack the truth – and YOU have it.

Here’s a cheat sheet of some differences between false JW doctrine and true Biblical theology to keep in mind. This will give you confidence as you lovingly discuss truth with the Jehovah’s Witnesses you encounter this year. Sometimes a “doctrine tennis match” is just what they expect, but even so, the more you know about what they believe, the better prepared you are to frame a discussion.

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Planning on wearing shoes tomorrow?

In Awareness,Videos on April 4, 2011 by The Spillover

If so, TOMS Shoes and Compassion International challenge you to reconsider.

You may know of the story of TOMS shoes. For each pair of shoes purchased from them, they give a pair to a person in need of shoes. Why shoes? Funny you should ask.

  • A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
  • Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
  • Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.
  • For more information, click here.

All these people need is shoes. How many pairs do you have? I have a collection for all different occasions.

As the body of Christ, we can shine God’s light by bringing awareness to situations like this. You might not be able to fly to Africa tomorrow and personally hand out shoes to needy children. You can, however, go without shoes tomorrow to raise awareness for those same children.

Seems like it’s catching on, eh?

If you’re up for it, give it a shot. And next time you’re in the market for some new shoes, check out TOMS.

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