Christians need to recall—while participating in local efforts of soul winning, when giving verbal witness to a stranger on a train, when meeting in a small Bible study—that the pilings upon which the foundations of this building have been poured are sunk deeply into the four corners of this planet.
Flickering in the provincial capital of a tiny mid-eastern country 2,000 years ago, this faith has flamed in the face of war, treachery, famine, disaster. Sometimes the light has sparked from candle to candle, then burned forlornly alone in dark places. At other times it has swept in as revival fires.
Evangelism has always been part of God’s worldwide strategy. We are inviting people to experience not only changed lives, but shared lives. God is creating His household on the face of this spinning planet. Through Jesus Christ He is redeeming this world to its original design.
One day when our Lord comes again in glory, man will be restored to what he was primarily intended to be. He will be like that man/God who was earthbound temporarily but who fleshed out for all history what truly was the Creator’s original intent. Man will be filled again with the Spirit of God.
Society will harmonize. War and injustice will give way to the law and order established by a just Judge and a benevolent King. Man will be able to live in peace with man. There will be no disadvantaged, oppressed or underprivileged.
Karen Mains has long had an interest in Christian hospitality and is the author of the best-selling book, Open Heart, Open Home.
An award-winning author of several other books, Karen continues to write content for her Christian blog, “Thoughts-by-Karen-Mains.” In so doing, she desires to touch the lives of Christian women and men and help them find ways to walk closer with the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, through silent retreats, spiritual teaching, women’s retreats, Christian vacation opportunities, and other ministry activities, Karen helps each Christian woman and man receive vital spiritual food.
For decades, Karen Mains and her husband, David, have served God through religious communications—radio, television, and print publication. The are the co-authors of the Kingdom Tales Trilogy: Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance, and Tales of the Restoration. To find many valuable resources for pastors and churches at the Mainstay Ministries main website, please click here.
In addition, pastors will find special resources to help them create effective, life-transforming Sunday sermons by visiting David Mains’ website by clicking here.
Through her Hungry Souls ministry, Karen serves as a spiritual coach to many Christian women and men, and teaches a mentor-writing class. And, through the Global Bag Project, she is working to develop a network of African women who sew exquisite cloth reusable shopping bags. This micro-finance women opportunity helps provide a much-needed sustainable income for struggling African families. For more information on this critically important project, please click here.