Our Mission: Present and Defend The Gospel of Jesus Christ
As we begin our 41st year of The John Ankerberg Show, I would like to celebrate two tremendous milestones you have helped us reach: 5 million people are now in audio Bible listening groups 2.5 million people have become new believers through audio Bibles Thank you for making this possible! God has answered your prayers, and has encouraged our partnership with Faith Comes By Hearing. Together, we have made an eternal impact in a powerful way. These new believers are scattered across more than 50 nations and speak more than 120 languages. Through hearing Scripture in their heart language, the hope of Christ continues to change lives in some of the most difficult places in the world.
New Year, New You!
The new year also offers a new start! Did you know you can join our free online Discipleship Series now? It includes 40 half-hour video programs on the foundations of the faith to help you better know the reason for the hope within you. It is entitled “Follow Me: Experiencing the Joy of Walking with Jesus” and is the same series God has allowed us to provide in more than a dozen languages to reach millions worldwide as we seek to be witnesses to “the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). You’ll be encouraged through our discussions with Sunder and Shyamala Krishnan and myself as we offer biblical help to daily walk with Jesus. To begin your journey, please visit JAbible.org and select the course “Follow Me.” You can also join from our Ankerberg App under “Discipleship Courses.”
In addition to our Discipleship Course, many people are streaming podcasts or videos of our TV programs and courses. However, you may not know most of our resources are available in these digital formats. I would like to encourage you to try out one of our many digital resources. You can see all our options at JAshow.org/resources. Finally, don’t forget the impact the audio Bible can have in your own life! I’ve listened to the audio Bible many times lately and highly recommend it to help you in your own spiritual growth. At the top of our JAshow.org website or on the Ankerberg App, you can select “Bible in your language.” In just 20 minutes a day, you can listen to the entire New Testament in one of our many available English versions in only 40 days. Make 2021 the year you grow deeper in God’s Word!
Coming Upon The John Ankerberg Show
As our world continues to face the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and unrest in our nation and worldwide, many are asking how these events relate to the end times. Do these and other concerns indicate Jesus is coming soon to take believers with Him to heaven. To answer, I will be sharing: The Biblical Case for the Rapture of All Christians I have invited three of the best prophecy scholars in our country who are friends I have known for most of my life, Dr. Ed Hindson, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, and Dr. Ron Rhodes. The programs in this series explain the meaning of the key verses regarding the rapture, and this series comes as a Blu-ray and DVD combo set.
In addition, our resources this month include a second new series with my guests called “5 Great Debates of the End Times.” It answers many current questions people are asking, including:
• When will the tribulation begin? How long will the tribulation last?
• What events will God bring about during the tribulation?
• Which nations does the prophet Ezekiel predict will come against Israel during the tribulation?
• Will the Jewish temple be rebuilt before Jesus returns at His second coming?
• Will America be involved in the battle of Armageddon?
The three programs in this series are based on the clear teaching of verses in the Bible that you can use in your personal study and with others. This second series also comes as a Blu-ray and DVD combo set.
A Note from John
Over the years, I have ended many of my letters with the words, “For those who have yet to hear.” To me, these words serve as a reminder of God’s command to go into all the world and preach the gospel. There are still 2.8 billion people who have never heard the good news of Jesus. We are so blessed in our nation. Like me, you probably own several Bibles and perhaps many Bible study resources. Most of us also have a church nearby where we can freely worship together. Yet billions of people have never heard that Jesus loves them. These people matter to God. On islands and in villages scattered across our world, many need to know: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This is why we broadcast worldwide. As the Lord gives you the opportunity, would you join me as a missionary so others may come to know Him? Together, we are fulfilling Christ’s command to share the gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). Please know we pray for you and your family each day. If you have any prayer requests, please let us know and our team will lift up your needs to God as we serve together.
For those who have yet to hear,
John and Darlene