Embracing the “Spirit of Prophecy”

Keys to effective evangelization in your family

Embracing the “Spirit of Prophecy”

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My wife, Theresa, and I have been married for thirty-one years. And in raising our six children, we have learned an important lesson: if we want our kids to know Jesus, it’s not enough to teach them theological truths; we have to witness to our own encounters with the living God.

Scripture teaches us that “witness to Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). It sounds daunting, but being prophetic simply means sharing about our own revelation that Jesus is risen. This has always been the heart of effective evangelization, even in the domestic church of our families.

How well do our children grasp the freedom that Jesus’ cross has won for them? Do they know that Jesus died so that they could experience his new life? These powerful truths come to life for our kids as we “show and tell” how they have transformed us.

What’s Your Story? Each of us has a unique story to share. What I tell my children is that when I was in high school, my prayer life consisted of asking God to give me good grades, help me score a touchdown, or…

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