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Great Christians Their Response and Witness
Great Christians Their Response and Witness Author:Catherine Herzel Nineteen centuries have passed since Jesus sent his disciples out to preach the good news of the kingdom of God and since the Christian church began. In all those hundreds of years there have been men and women who have loved Jesus and served him gladly. Men and women were called to do difficult and brave things for Christ, their Savior. Many... more » of them gave their lives freely in loving obedience to Christ. We owe much to the grat Christians of the past and of the present. They have helped build the Christian church. They have guarded the faith in dangerous and troubled times.
Most of all, they help us to think about what it means to be a Christian. They call us to join in their company-the great communion of saints-and to witness to our faith. We may not be called to die in an arena as did Polycarp or to travel to distant parts of the world as did Laubach, but we are called to serve and love Jesus Christ wherever we are.« less