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Why NOT to Evangelize

Here are 10 reasons not to tell unbelievers about Christ.

  1. You are more concerned with your own situation than others' situations.
  2. You don't care about the "one thing"-The Great Commission-Jesus told us to do.
  3. You don't believe sharing the gospel is a mandate from God.
  4. You don't believe that some people plant seeds, others water and God gives the increase.
  5. You don't believe that the power for being a witness was given to you when you were baptized in the Holy Spirit.
  6. You don't believe Jesus saves.
  7. You don't believe Jesus can save anybody-even the most unlikely person.
  8. You don't believe Jesus can save anyone using you.
  9. You don't want to incorporate sharing your faith into your normal lifestyle.
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Prayer: The New Boiler Room

A nonstop prayer movement is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Britain-based 24-7 Prayer has seen its international prayer rooms spawn a creative arts movement, social justice initiatives and modern-day monasteries known as "boiler rooms." Watch the video below to learn about a boiler room in Ibiza, Spain.


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Faithful Athletes

Kelly Clark (Snow Boarding)



Chad Hedrick (Speed Skating)



Jarome Iginla (Ice Hockey)



Brock Kreitzburg (Bobsled):



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Being Uncomfortably Content

Meditating on the Bible is one way to find God's peace and contentment. Here are helpful verses taken from the New King James Version.

"When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands." -Deuteronomy 24:19

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9

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More About Grace

Joyce Meyer, a New York Times best-selling author and one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers, gives insight into the topic of grace.


Free from Sin

??"For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace" (Romans 6:14, NKJV).


Why shouldn't sin have dominion over us? Because we no longer possess a sin nature, but we have entered God’s empowerment, possessing the nature of Jesus Himself. We are free from the power of sin!

The Message says, "Sin can't tell you how to live." God's Word, the truth, declares here that gossip, slander and lying no longer have dominion over you. Adultery, sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, pornography or any other impurity no longer dominates you. Hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, prejudice and envy no longer control you. Uncontrolled anger, rage and outbursts of wrath have lost their authority in your life. Stealing, substance abuse and alcohol addiction are no longer a master over you. Disobedience to authority, stubbornness and insubordination have lost their dominion over you. And the list continues. read more

Moishe Rosen Video

Watch a video fof Charisma's publisher Steve Strang interviewing Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen.

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Talking Faith

Below are some examples of how some well-known Christians use their testimony to talk about Christ.

"I give God all the credit for my existence, for everything that I've ever become. This thing called grace and mercy, that my mother used to talk about all the time, is all I got." -Steve Harvey, comedian, author

"I think that because inside of every one of us we have something tugging at us, telling us to believe in something, to have faith in something bigger than ourselves. [Jesus Christ through His Word] is actually the answer that people are looking for. They just don't know it." - Denzel Washington, actor

"The Gospels are for everybody from the smallest child to the wisest sage and I fall somewhere in the middle." --Mel Gibson, actor

"I came to faith as a young boy at 12 years old. It was a Sunday school teacher that lead me to the Lord. As a senior in high school, I recommitted my life. I was actually going to grow up and be a pastor, but then I got a job making movies and videos. And that's where the Lord's led me."--Ralph Winter, producer



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Kirk Cameron Shares

Watch Kirk Cameron share how God miraculously transformed his life.

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Leaders Predict Where the Church is Going

Five Keys for 2010

There are 5 strategic keys that will help propel you into your future and the destiny God has for you this year. Ask Him for specific insight and direction for you and your life, and allow Him to manifest in these areas throughout 2010.

1. God is sounding a wake-up call.

God is sounding a wake-up call to the body of Christ! There has been a lull and a spirit of slumber that has spread over much of the body in the last couple of years. We have become satisfied with "church as usual." Unfortunately, many people have settled into a place of comfort and complacency—but God is shaking and waking this sleeping giant once again! read more

Avoid the ‘Wouldas’ and ‘Couldas’

Charisma tracked down a few veterans in the faith to give young people sage advice about faithfully standing the test of time. Go to and get advice to avoid your own "wouldas" and "couldas."

Embrace Change

One of the most important lessons for any leader to embrace is that change is constant, and change is our friend. God has ordained a life of change, for our entire lives. David wrote, "Because they do not change, therefore they fear not God" (Ps. 55:19). It is during times of change that we realize our need of God. read more

What Are You Chasing?

This month we’re highlighting young ministers  who are sharing their passions for the next  generation. What are you passionate about?  In the comment section below, tell us what you’re pursuing. We may feature your answers in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

A Cry for Intimacy With God

I'm part of a generation that hungers to know God. We want a real relationship with Him—the kind that's filled with the laughter, tears and honesty even when it hurts. We want a relationship with God that isn't tampered with by artificial additives that promise to make it sweeter, sourer or tastier than it really is. We want an organic relationship with God.Why organic? read more

The Generational Elephant in the Room

For far too long young people have experienced God from one side of the church while the "older folks" resigned to do ministry from a separate corner. Why is there such a wide generation gap in today's church? Below you can hear Charisma's roundtable conversation with leaders from within the body of Christ. We talk about the generation gap and discuss a remedy.  In the comment section below tell us if you agree or disagree. It's high time we start talking about this elephant in the room.


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Creative Churches

To get inspired by how God is moving through His church in creative ways, check out the video below to see innovative ministries push the envelope.

Rescuing the Homeless in Atlanta

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