This booklet has been in the works for years.
Alive in Christ
WMP’s Helen Williams says the ministry’s former president, Jay Benson, had a burden to create this booklet. The organization began working on it years ago, but Williams says other projects would come up and push the work of Alive in Christ to the side.
Finally, in 2018, WMP’s current president, Harold Mac, decided to push forward and finish the booklet.
Williams says the organization doesn’t release new booklets very often, but, she says, she thinks the Lord has put the Alive in Christ booklet on people’s minds and hearts for a long time.
Now completed, the booklet is 96 pages and will work as a discipleship tool.
“It is just a presentation of what it means to live in the light of eternity,” Williams says.
She explains some of the highlighted topics that are in the booklet.
“God is our fellowship with us. He restores our relationship through Christ. We can walk in newness of life. God’s Word brings changes and life, dying to self-living for righteousness, living in fellowship with the Father and His church. If we abide in Christ, we will bear much fruit, living godly lives through the power of the Holy Spirit, victory over the enemy through Jesus Christ. If we share in His sufferings, we will share His glory.”
Williams explains the booklet addresses these subjects because they are practical, everyday matters with eternal values and show how God has asked believers to live according to His Word.
She says Jesus’s life on earth was a demonstration on how believers should live godly lives in the world.
“He was mortal, human, as well as God, and He came to live. And it says in the scriptures that He increased in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in favor with God and man, and that’s what we need in our lives.”
Production and Distribution
Alive in Christ will be printed soon. However, Williams says there is a production issue keeping it from being printed right now.
Pray that the issue will be resolved and that the booklet will be printed and distributed as soon as possible.
“As soon as we get it printed and we send it to people, I think they’re going to really want it and we’re going to have to really start getting it translated into other languages too because it is a discipleship tool and in some of these languages, discipleship tools are scarce.”
WMP has 36,000 distributors worldwide who are excited and waiting to receive this new booklet. Some are large ministries, others are individuals wanting to make an impact within their family or community.
With such a vast number of distributors, the booklet can be used in many ways and instances.
For example, “like the Alive in Christ, I can see that being used in prison ministry for those that may have come to Christ in prison who need to get an upward look and to realize what Christ can be to them no matter the circumstance.”
Others may share the booklets in Sunday school classes, small groups, or even out on the street.
Be a prayer warrior for WMP. Pray that the Lord will use Alive in Christ in many ways and that people will be receptive toward the Word.
Header photo courtesy of World Missionary Press.