“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7).
Years ago, a friend of mine told me that he was not into evangelism because the more converts he had, the more backsliders he had. Of course, that is not a reason to hold back on evangelism, but it makes us wonder why it sometimes seems to be so.
Here is a major reason. The new Christian often is not taught to live the Christian life the same as he was taught to receive Christ. He is taught a different way of living than he was taught of receiving. That is why he falls. The new Christian received Christ by grace through faith. He did not receive Christ by trying or by effort. He is not to live by trying or by effort. He is to live by grace through faith. In other words, the Christian life should be like being born again every day. If you need help with this, I recommend reading Continuous Revival and Victory in Christ. Both are available at ccmbooks.org.
Please pray for the new Christians you know, that they will be rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith and overflowing with thankfulness.
I am assuming you have read How to Be Free from Bitterness. If so, I’d like to suggest that you order multiple copies to make available in your local church. Place 10 copies in the vestibule, and you can watch them disappear very fast. You might also order 10 copies for your county jail. Many people are bitter and know it and are glad to receive such a booklet.
My testimony is now available in booklet form. You can get it on the CCM website.
In addition, we have just finished the manuscript of my autobiography. We hope to have it in print early next year.
The photo above is of me working in my chair. I spend most of every day there reading, writing, and counseling. If you'd like to talk, I would love to visit with you in person at 114 S. Howard St. in Moscow, over the phone at (208) 882-4383, or by email to email@example.com.