5 APPS TO HELP YOU SHARE JESUS

SHARE JESUS

The gospel of Jesus is unchanging. People throughout all cultures and all times need to hear that Jesus is the King of the Universe, who came to deal with their sin at the cross and calls all to follow him. However, while the message is unchanging, with every technological advancement there are new opportunities to share this message in different ways. Printing press. Microphones. Radio. Television. The Internet. Mobile Apps.

Mobile technology and web/app enabled phones mean that it’s possible to always be equipped with tools that will help you to share the good news of Jesus. There are at least 3 ways that apps can help you in this task.

>> Equipping and teaching you to understand the good news of Jesus for yourself
>> Use the app on your device with someone as you explain the message of Jesus
>> Share links to the app via social media, a footer in your email signature, or gift the app via iTunes to friends so they can investigate Jesus for themselves on their device.

Here are 5 excellent apps to help you share Jesus:

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WARM-UP FOR #BRAZIL2014 #WORLDCUP

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The FIFA World Cup 2014 is only a week away! My calendar is locked and loaded with important games throughout the middle of the night. The following are some #WorldCup related videos to help you warm-up for the greatest sporting event in the world:

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GUILTY PLEASURE // RAISING AWARENESS OF THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PORN

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It’s not just religious nuts who think that pornography is harmful. Today I heard Dr William Struthers, a neurologist from the USA, speak on the harmful impact porn has on the brain. He is in Australia doing some events during June with non profit Guilty Pleasure. This was my first introduction to Guilty Pleasure, but it looks like they have some really valuable resources on this topic.

Here’s some more info from their about page:

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DID JESUS REALLY COME BACK FROM THE DEAD?

The Gospel of Luke culminates in a detailed account of Jesus’ death – and resurrection. If Luke is right, Jesus not only died for our sins, he came back to tell us what comes next.

READ LUKE’S BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS

NEXT STEP: Interested in reading more about Jesus? Click here. Interested in hearing what it means to start following Jesus? Click here.

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JESUS’ DEATH – A TRAGIC MISTAKE?

On the one hand Jesus’ death is a tragedy – trumped up charges and a kangaroo court for someone who only ever helped others. But there’s another way of looking at it too, and it’s most visible when Jesus is hanging on the cross.

READ LUKE’S BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS

NEXT VIDEO: Did Jesus really come back from the dead?

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DOES GOD REALLY CARE ABOUT SUFFERING?

Whether we’re talking about hundreds of thousands of deaths or just one, it’s hard to square these moments of intense suffering with the idea of a good, powerful, loving God. But Luke’s account records an incident that demonstrates that we’re not on our own.

READ LUKE’S BIOGRAPHY OF JESUS

NEXT VIDEO: Only one way to God – really?

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10 GREAT PLACES TO FIND FREE IMAGES FOR CHURCH PROMO // GUEST POST BY JORDAN GILLMAN (@JORDESIGN)

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What began as a conversation on Twitter, eventually became this guest post by Jordan Gillman! Jordan is an experienced Web Designer and Developer. He is part of the award-winning team at fervr.net and is a specialist in building WordPress websites for Churches, Non-Profits and Startups. We were extremely pleased with his work on stfaiths.net and I would recommend his work to anyone looking for quality design at a reasonable price. Keep an eye out on his excellent blog and also a new project – ChurchSites.co – that will make quality church websites even more affordable. I’ve already begun to use the websites that Jordan recommends below.

Whether you are working on a slide for a new sermon series, a flyer or newsletter – a great image can really make a difference. But sometimes it’s hard to find the right one.

There are load of stock photography around – but they’re often filled with cliched examples and can get quite expensive. Luckily there are some great places you can find free images that won’t make you cringe.

A quick note on licensing and copyright – always make sure you’re allowed to use the image. Most of these sites allow free use for both personal and commercial work – but some might require that you provide a credit in the design. It always pays to check.

Check them out…

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YOUTH MINISTRY IDEAS // SOULIES MISSION + VISION

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YOUTH MINISTRY IDEAS is a series of short videos by Dave Miers. See more here.

This video was prepared for our church as part of a campaign to give towards the vision. But I figure it is helpful as a youth ministry ideas video as it gives an insight into what we are trying to do in the way of mission and vision at Soulies. Here it is:

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#GOEVERYWHERE // HELP SPREAD JESUS TO EVERY CORNER OF THE INTERNET!

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#GOEVERYWHERE is a bold and exciting coordinated attempt at sharing Jesus with millions of people at the one time! The Internet and Social Networks provide an incredible opportunity to spread the best news that the world desperately needs to hear. I’ve already signed up to be part of it and would encourage any Christian with a Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr to do the same. I know a number of the great people behind this initiative and commend their work.

How does it work? The information below is from www.goeverywhere.co

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