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Why should I witness? From The CoveApril 24th, 2015 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Today I am at The Cove (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Training Center), in beautiful Asheville, NC–attending a three-day conference on evangelism with my friend and colleague Alex McFarland of Alex McFarland Evangelistic Ministries.  Alex’s…read more

The Boldness of a Child of GodApril 23rd, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Next week I’ll be attending a seminar on evangelism at The Cove, the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.  It’s clear throughout the Bible that as children of God we are…read more

The Full GospelApril 22nd, 2015 by 

Can you share the gospel in two minutes? Purchase The Full Gospel No watermarks, intro or end slides on purchased video….just the Full Gospel! If you don’t receive our emails, sign up now and receive a free gift! Watch more Two Minute Teachings…read more

What is a Worldview? Does it answer life’s questions?April 20th, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   A worldview is a defined philosophy about life that influences and directs how we live.  While there are many world views that are defined and labeled, a worldview is really very individual…read more

Who is Sweet Jacob? Your thoughts?April 16th, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Sweet Jacob!  It sounds like a spring flower (like “Sweet William”), but it is not.  Perhaps you have a kind and honest friend whose name is Jacob and this name fits him well, but “sweet”…read more

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s…April 16th, 2015 by 

We just gave to Caesar what is due (April 15th).   May we always give unto God what is His…                            the best and the first of all…read more

1 John 1:9 The Christian “Bar of Soap”April 13th, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope Why Do I Need to Confess Sin?  Q.  If my sins are paid for, and I’m forgiven, why do I need to confess sins? How does 1 John 1:9 “fit,” if Jesus paid…read more

Who said…”God is a symbol of myth-making?”April 9th, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   This story broke four days before Palm Sunday.  I was appalled by the statements made and I wanted to share them with you.  However, I did not want to darken the remembrance…read more

The Son RoseApril 9th, 2015 by 

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s — First Fruits   Commit to celebrating the joy of Easter year ’round. Take a minute and reflect on the joys of Easter.  Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death and the power…read more

Is there a contradiction in Acts 8:12-17?April 6th, 2015 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Q. What is your interpretation of Acts 8:12-17 in regards to the people receiving the Holy Spirit and Simon the Sorcerer?   Acts 8:12-17 might seem confusing, or  it might even appear…read more