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Happy Birthday! - August 2

  • 2013 Aug 02
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Happy Birthday!
 
You must be born again (John 3:7). 
 
 
Dear friends:
 
The many ministries of Campus Crusade for Christ International target just about every segment of society.  This includes students, faculty, the inner cities, the prisons, the military, the diplomatic corps, and many others.
 
Our Executive Ministry targets professional leaders, many of whom are influential in the business and professional world.  
 
I recall one Executive Seminar where I spoke.  Like most such seminars, it was the scene of new births in Christ.  It is interesting that when executives who have reached the top of the financial, business and professional ladder come to Christ, they often are even more excited than students.
 
For example, one of the executives with whom I had prayed the second day of the seminar (his wife had received Christ only shortly before) spoke across the table during lunch to another businessman with whom I had also prayed just minutes earlier. The first man had been a leader and pillar in his church for many years, but had never met Christ in a personal way.  Although he was normally a very dignified and reserved kind of person, now he was bubbling over with great joy.  "My wife is four days old," he said, "and I am three days old.  How old are you?"  He was referring, of course, to his age as a Christian.
 
The man to whom the question was directed paused for a few moments and then replied, "I am 20 minutes old."  There were many others all over the dining room who were only a few minutes, hours and days old.  Great rejoicing was taking place, not only at our conference center at Arrowhead Springs, but in heaven as well.
 
Over the years we have found many people, not only business leaders, but people in all walks of life, who may have been in church most of their lives but who have never heard a clear and simple presentation of the gospel and given an opportunity to respond, or heard about the Spirit-filled life and the importance of being filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit, as we are commanded in Ephesians 5:18.
 
When these simple truths from God's Word are explained, people by the millions all over the world have joyfully responded, and lives, families, and communities have been changed.   And they are excited about their "new birth" days!

Yours for fulfilling the Great Commission each year until our Lord returns,
Bill Bright


The late Dr. Bill Bright was Founder and President/Chairman Emeritus of Campus Crusade for Christ, an organization which began as a campus ministry in 1951 and now has more than 27,000 full-time staff and up to 500,000 trained volunteer staff in 196 countries in areas representing 99.6 percent of the world's population. In the past 50 years, Campus Crusade for Christ has seen approximately 6 billion exposures to the gospel worldwide. The film, "JESUS," which Bright conceived and funded through Campus Crusade for Christ, is the most widely translated and viewed film of any type ever produced. Since its use began in 1980, the film has been translated into 839 languages and viewed or listened to by over 5.7 billion people in 228 countries. Dr. Bright was also the author of more than fifty books. Visit campuscrusade.com for more details

Copyright (c) 2003, Bill Bright. All rights reserved. However, readers may copy and distribute this message as desired, without restrictions in number, as long as the content is not altered. Forwarding this e-mail to friends is encouraged. For many evangelistic and spiritual growth materials, visit the Campus Crusade for Christ Web site at ccci.org. See campuscrusade.com for Bill Bright's own materials. 

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