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Media: Another Way to Tell Others

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

The demon-possessed man was healed, clothed, and cognizant of the remarkable goodness the carpenter’s Son from Nazareth had just bestowed on him. He was free! He wanted to stay and follow Jesus.

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Instead Jesus said, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you. So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.” — Luke 8:39 (NIV)

For believers in the dense Hindu caste system of India,

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the oppressive Islamic regions of the Middle East,

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or the apathetic countries of the West,

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telling all God has done for us can be a challenge.

Media offers an additional opportunity to go and tell by going and showing! Media draws; media makes the Message consistent and memorable! I noticed this in my life when holding my first printed New Testament in 1976,

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and I noticed it again when working in Kenya in 1986 with filmstrips to the unreached Pokot people.

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Media accelerates and impacts as we go and tell.

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