rebelling against low expectations


God Saves People (We Don’t)


A wave of noise washed over me. I was fresh off the plane to intern with a church planting team in a country on the other side of the world, and I had just walked into a room full of kids. We chatted and drank tea as I eyed pastries I’d never seen before. Slowly the students filtered out, and my teammate and I squished into the tiny kitchen in the back to wash the plates. However, one student...

Missions to Unreached People Groups: Get Ready or Hold the Rope


What if God says “Go”? Will you obey, following His lead into the mission field, or will you wait for another? When He says, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6:8), how will you answer? When you stand before your Heavenly Father, what will you tell Him when He asks why you did not go into all the world declaring the gospel? I recently heard someone say, “If God is calling you...

4 Ways to Invest in Your Local Church This Year


Each new year brings with it new opportunities to grow in our walk with the Lord, endure challenges, succumb to sin, and learn more about Christ and ourselves. As we enter this season, we can be encouraged that “There are better things ahead than any we leave behind” (C. S. Lewis), because each day that passes brings us one day closer to an eternity of perfect, unbroken fellowship with Christ and...

Resting in Christ’s Sovereignty When Sharing the Gospel Hits Roadblocks


“I’m not a sinner,” is what she told me. I can picture that moment vividly in my mind. I was sharing the gospel with a little girl in our church, and she proceeded to tell me that she was not a sinner and didn’t need God. I remember feeling as if a strong wave had crashed over me. Didn’t this little girl know what she was saying? Most kids I share the gospel with are very receptive…...

3 Steps to Confident Evangelism


I have a confession to make: evangelism used to terrify me. Knocking on doors, giving out tracts, stopping random people on the street – it all felt so awkward. I felt like a newborn giraffe with wobbly legs doing nothing more than making a fool of myself. Plus, people certainly weren’t coming to know Jesus because of their encounters with me. If anything, I had this nagging suspicion that I just...

5 Reasons to Witness Today


Recently, I attended an evangelism training camp called Testify. As part of the training, they take you to the Iowa State Fair to practice witnessing to all kinds of people from all walks of life. God taught me so much through this incredible experience! Today, I want to encourage you by sharing five reasons why you should witness. 1. Souls Are at Stake Witnessing at the Iowa state fair was eye...

Why and How to Speak the Gospel Every Day


People often say that the Bible is filled with stories. However, it can be argued that there is only one because the entire Bible tells the story of the perfect Creator redeeming His beloved, rebellious creation. We all know this story: Jesus comes to earth, dies on the cross, and rises from the grave. This is the gospel, the foundation of our Christian faith. We’ve all heard it. But when was the...

The Mark 16 Challenge— An Invitation to Share the Gospel


Maybe like me, you’ve been looking for a good way to share the Gospel with your friends. Maybe they haven’t had much experience with God or the Bible, but you think they might really be open to it if introduced in the right way. But how? I’ve been wrestling with that same question for a while now. As a homeschooled teen, I don’t find myself around non-Christians very often—but when I do, I feel...

Be Like a Star: How to Shine in a Dark World


“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 (NKJV) We live in a crazy world. A world that’s crazy lost, crazy blind, and crazy dark. It’s easy to sink into despair when we realize just how much evil surrounds us. It’s easy to think there’s no hope. But there is hope. As believers we know that hope is found in Jesus. And He has given us a...

3 Simple Methods to Prove God Exists


Have you ever tried to share your faith with someone, and they told you they don’t even believe in God? How did you respond? New Atheism has become more popular since the early 2000’s with the rise of four prominent atheists: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens. Two of these men have since passed away but have quickly been replaced in influence by agnostic...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →