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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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Aug. 25, 2010 - What Do Your Neighbors Think of You?

By Hal Donaldson


If a survey were conducted of our neighbors, hopefully they would describe us as generous, gracious, helpful, humble and honest.

And hopefully they wouldn’t use words such as greedy, unfriendly, self-centered, arrogant or phony.

Having a good reputation among our neighbors is important because it directly influences their openness to the gospel. Most likely they won’t listen to what we have to say about Jesus if we rub them the wrong way.

I remember one believer who planted a large sign in his front yard. It read, “Repent — or die in hell.” His motive was pure and his message scriptural, but his method needed refinement. His neighbors felt his condemnation but didn’t sense his love.

Luke 10:27 says, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (NIV). A good reputation in the community must be earned through compassion, friendliness and generosity. Perhaps now is a good time to do something nice for your neighbors — to let them know Jesus loves them and you do, too.

— Hal Donaldson served as editor of the Pentecostal Evangel for 13 years and now leads Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Mo.




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