March News Update

In just a short time, believers worldwide will celebrate the most important moment in history—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While many commemorate the day with Easter eggs, candy, or family gatherings, Christians recognize the event as the foundation of our faith.

Despite the importance of Easter Sunday, many do not know the reasons that support our faith in the risen Savior. As Christians, the foundation of our faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yet skeptics continue to argue there is insufficient evidence to support the Bible’s teachings regarding our Lord.

Dr. Gary Habermas is the world’s leading authority on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In his research, he has proposed 12 historical facts about Jesus that are undeniable—even to the most skeptical historians.

In our newly-updated series “The Evidence for the Historical Jesus,” we’ll look at these 12 facts, along with the biblical information you need to strengthen your faith. Some the questions we will consider include:

  • How many people gave eyewitness testimony that they saw Jesus alive after He was killed by crucifixion?
  • What historical information was in circulation about Jesus’ resurrection within the first two years of Christianity—possibly even before Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus?
  • How can we know Jesus claimed to be the Son of God while He lived on earth?
  • What historical evidence supports the death, burial, and the resurrection of Jesus from the grave on the third day?
  • What historical evidence exists for the many post-resurrection appearances of Jesus?
  • What is the strongest evidence for believing the disciples really saw the risen Jesus?

In these six information-packed programs, we’ll discuss these and many other important questions concerning the evidence for the historical Jesus.

 

Reach Others for Jesus This Month

 

This month you can receive these programs with all the important information in our series with Dr. Gary Habermas. We are making all six programs available on two DVDs for a gift of $60.

Or if you prefer, you may download all six programs right now for $30 at JAshow.org.

In addition, we are making available an encouraging devotional booklet entitled, “Of First Importance: 30 Days of Devotions from 1 Corinthians 15.” You may request this devotional booklet by phone right now by calling us at 1-800-805-3030 or download a digital version at JAshow.org. It is available to you for any gift to our ministry.

Where Is God When Life Hurts?

 

If you missed our recent programs in the series “Where Is God When Life Hurts?” with Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley, it’s not too late to receive your copy of these vital resources. All five programs are available on DVD for your gift of $49. Or you may go to our website at JAshow.org and download the digital version for your gift of $25.

Second, we are making available our series “God’s Help When You Suffer” for a gift of $39 on DVD, or as a digital download for $15.

Third, you may wish to order our series “God’s Encouragement for Caregivers” on DVD for $39, or as a digital download for $15. In this series, Joni’s husband Ken and Michael’s wife Cindy share insights for caregivers.

Finally, all 11 programs in these three series are available together on DVD for your gift of $99, or as a digital download for $55. https://jashow.org/resources/where-is-god-when-life-hurts-package-offer-with-sd-card/

 

Serving Those Seeking Truth

 

A recent Barna report revealed one in three practicing Christians has stopped attending church during COVID-19. Despite many churches reopening and increased live streaming of worship services, nearly one third of churched Americans no longer regularly attend.

Where are these and others finding ways to grow spiritually? Many are turning to online resources and Christian television. Our online activity and television responses have increased in recent months, showing the important role Christian media provides during lockdowns and social distancing.

In areas where churches remained closed, our programs have also offered a sense of church community. Our online prayer team and phone responders have had many opportunities to minister to a variety of spiritual needs in ways that have led people to faith in Christ, or have helped encourage believers enduring difficult situations.

Our ministry is needed now more than ever to address the spiritual hunger in the hearts of today’s seekers. Your prayers and support make it possible for our nation to stand strong with God during the uncertain times facing our nation.

To discover more of our spiritual growth resources for your own walk with God, please see the study section of our JAshow.org website ( https://jashow.org/articles/) or download our Ankerberg app today.

 

God’s Word to the World

 

Did you know we serve as missionaries together to impact the unreached? From your home and our ministry location, we are taking God’s Word to the world through audio Bible outreach.

We ended last year by surpassing five million people in audio Bible listening groups. This includes people in 40 nations and more than 120 languages.

Yet approximately 2.8 billion people have yet to hear the gospel in their own language. We are just getting started in making plans to reach even more people in 2021.

I want to ask you to pray for me and our friend Morgan Jackson with Faith Comes By Hearing as he prepares to return to the studio to share how God is working through your support. Despite increased persecution and a global pandemic, God’s Word changes lives every day, bringing others to the saving knowledge of Christ.

Your gifts help children like Mark, an eight-year-old child abandoned on the streets of a country in Latin America. He survived through the help of an orphanage that took him in and fed him. Yet his behavior led to damaging actions, including violence against other children in the orphanage.

But then someone arrived with an Audio Proclaimer that shared God’s Word in his heart language. Mark began to listen and then could finally peacefully sleep through the night. His life changed because he heard his heavenly Father speaking to him in a language he understood.

 

Impacting Eternity Together

 

I hope you realize our work together matters. We cannot continue to reach others without your prayers and gifts as we minister worldwide.

And did you know your ministry will receive an eternal reward? As the apostle Paul neared the end of his ministry, he wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his coming” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

This month, let’s continue to fight the good fight of the faith and bring God’s truth to those in need. I look forward to sharing how the Lord works through you to reach many with the hope of Christ.

 

For those who have yet to hear,

John and Darlene

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