I mentioned The Vessel Project almost a year ago. But with the explosion of such devices as the Kindle and the Nook, I thought I’d mention the site again. The Vessel Project monitors the major ebook sites for free Christian books, both fiction and non-fiction. Normally they list 5 to 10 books a week. If you have one of the ebook readers, or the apps on your iPhone or iPad, you should monitor the Vessel Project website weekly.
I saw this site mentioned by someone on Twitter the other day. So I went over and checked it out. The website is called “Bible in 11,” centering on a video that covers the entire Bible in eleven minutes. It’s actually a very well executed gospel presentation. After the video, the site provides more info for seekers, as well as info on how a church can join with the organization in spreading their gospel presentation. The group originates in New Zealand.
The freedom we have here in the United States to worship Jesus is one we seldom think about. We take for granted the freedom to gather almost anywhere we want to, at any time, to sing, pray, and speak about Jesus. But that freedom is one not available to many Christians around the world. They literally place their lives on the line when they worship.
Open Doors has started an initiative called “The 5 Minute Challenge,” where those of us with the freedom of worship pray for those who don’t. The challenge is to devote 5 short minutes a week to pray for those in countries without freedom of worship. Each week you receive an email focusing on one country where freedom is non-existent. By the end of the year, you will have prayed for all 50 country on Open Doors’ World Watch List.
Watch the video below for the challenge and then visit this page to sign up.
(Thanks to Ron Edmondson for the link!)
Like everyone else I go through seasons where I doubt myself and my effectiveness. When you have a public ministry you constantly have people in your ear saying things likeâ€¦
I wish you preached more like this…
Pete then continues by revealing some of his most recent struggles with insecurity. His post gives some insight into what many in the ministry are struggling with; the struggle of never quite measuring up to expectations. Those of others and those of ourselves.
Take a look at honesty from a man knee deep in ministry. He speaks for many of us with similar struggles.
Link: Voices in My Head