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I Was A Proud Teenager

Graham McKinley was very familiar with John 3:16 and many other of the Bible’s “salvation verses”. He had grown up hearing them and memorising them. Yet in his late teens, having decided he wanted to get saved, as he tried to logically think it all through and make it happen, he was shocked to discover he wasn’t in control of his own salvation. He was lost! Only then did he understand that Christ had done for him what he could…

Two Vietnamese Brothers Make the Same Discovery

Kenny Lam and Steven Hua are brothers. Kenny was born in Vietnam into a Buddhist family and culture. Steven was born in Canada after the family emigrated there. In Canada, the boys were enrolled in a Sunday School in Vancouver. There they made the same discovery from the Word of God, the Bible, that Jesus Christ is God’s Son and that He died and rose again to save them from their sins and give them everlasting life. Get in touch:…

This Story Will Give You Hope

The miraculous story of how God saved all 5 members of the Labbe family in 8 months. As Don Labbe relates how it happened, your hope and faith in the power of God will be revived and your prayers for your own family and friends will be filled with fresh hope. Get in touch: contact@realhopenow.org

In The Church I Grew Up In, Everything Had To Be Earned

J.R. Andujar grew up going to church, but he didn’t understand how to know God. All he was hearing was that acceptance with God is something that has to be earned; it was something HE had to do. Then he finally heard the truth: though he was a lost sinner, he could be saved by grace, through faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Get in touch: contact@realhopenow.org

What I Discovered at My Lowest Point

Isaiah Frazier’s parents influenced him in two different directions. He says he could easily have ended up an alcoholic, but by the grace of God he was spared that tragedy and came to know the Lord Jesus through the preaching of the gospel, but only after discovering he was “helpless but not helpless”. Get in touch: contact@realhopenow.org

Why Doesn’t God Show Himself To Me?

The British TV series Dixon of Dock Green ran for an incredible 25 years. In 1990, the atheistic playwright behind it, Ted Willis, moved an amendment to the Broadcasting Bill in the British Houses of Parliament, hoping to pave the way for the presentation of humanism alongside Christianity on religious programmes on the BBC. Explaining his motives to a committee in the House of Lords, Baron Willis confessed, “I am a total non-believer. I do not apologise to the committee for that.…

The Two Ways – Which One Are You On?

You are travelling in one of two ways. Your own way, or God’s way. The Bible says, “All we, like sheep, have gone astray, we have turned, every one, to his own way” (Isa 53:6). It all started in the Garden of Eden. Our first father Adam went astray from God in two aspects – first, as his supreme delight and, second, as his supreme authority. At the beginning, human beings, created in God’s image, had a freedom to commune…

Your truth? My truth? The truth?

No one likes to be lied to. Without truth there can be no trust. But what is truth? Does it really exist? Well, think about it for a moment. It’s actually impossible to say “truth does not exist” without at the same time making a truth claim! Try to deny that truth exists, and you’ll only end up proving it does. But how do you determine if some particular thing is true? Is something true if it feels true? No.…

Don’t Be Scammed

Have you ever been scammed? The sense of injustice and annoyance can be overwhelming when you realise you’ve been taken advantage of by deceptive criminals and robbed of your money. The same can happen with your soul. Joseph Baker highlights three of the most effective scams Satan uses to deceive people and prevent them from being saved from their sins. Don’t be scammed. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

What is My Identity?

Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my identity? Century Britain is a multi-cultural melting pot of nationalities, languages, customs and religions. On the surface it looks like we are all so different, but on a deeper level we are actually all the same! The Bible says: “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”1 The Bible looks past my skin colour, my clothing style and my accent, right down into…

God is More Obvious Than You Think

From Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in the past, to John Lennox and William Lane Craig in the present, there has been a steady stream of formidable Christian apologists throughout history who have furnished the world with ample convincing arguments for the existence of God. Look out for the cosmological, teleological, moral, ontological and contingency arguments – to name a few – if you wish to explore further. The classic arguments for the existence of God are certainly not useless, but neither…

I Prayed Countless Sinner’s Prayers But I Was Never SURE I Was Saved

Samuel McKinley struggled for a long time with assurance of salvation. Every time he had a doubt, he prayed another sinner’s prayer, hoping to get peace. But no matter how many times he prayed, he never felt sure he was saved. Is that you? Listen to find out how he finally found true peace. Contact us: contact@realhopenow.org  

They Never Told Us There Was a God

Harry Chen was born the year the cultural revolution started in China. He grew up chanting “Long live the Communist Party” and “Long live Chairman Mao”. He had zero knowledge of the Bible or God. Here is the incredible story of how he heard about eternal life and how he found it in the Lord Jesus Christ through the Bible. Contact us: contact@realhopenow.org  

Life Story – Naomi Kennedy (I broke all the rules)

I was brought up in a strict Christian family, but a very loving one nonetheless. Growing up I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ preached, but I didn’t want anything to do with it. I didn’t want “salvation”. I just wanted life, my way. I lived a contradictory sort of existence. Deep down I respected the Bible, and I attended Christian meetings every now and again out of a fear of God – the God who held my breath in…

My Life Was a Broken Mess

Dave Chisolm grew up going to church, but as a young man he got into drink, drugs and fighting. By the age of 33 his life was a broken mess, living daily on the edge of suicide. He kept crying out to God for help, and God answered his prayer through the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

How Would You Answer This Question?

Good-living John Tolsma stunned by a question from a friend about his own relationship with God. How would you answer this question? For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

Few Sophisticated People Believe the Bible. How come?

Psychologist, author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading atheists. In his book, Enlightenment Now (Penguin, 2018), he says: “Few sophisticated people today profess a belief in heaven and hell, the literal truth of the Bible, or a God who flouts the laws of physics.” Pinker is undoubtedly correct, and I say that as a person who believes in heaven and hell, in the literal truth of the Bible and in the miracles recorded in Scripture. Stung by Pinker’s smear,…

I Thought I Had It All

Businessman Bill Lavery discovers life is empty without Jesus Christ. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

My Life Story – Kamil Golebiewski (from Poland)

I was brought up in a Roman Catholic family in Poland so I always knew I was a sinner. I didn’t enjoy going to the Mass very much and I found it boring. But I always wondered “How do I know if my Catholic faith is the right one? I’m Catholic because my parents are catholic, but what if they were Muslim or Hindu?” But I never actually asked anyone these questions, they just stayed somewhere in my mind. I…

I Hit Rock Bottom

Bachar Mouchi’s life story – from Iraq to Canada, from prison to Christ. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

Worried about Climate Change?

“I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” Stirring words from Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Our world is in peril. We are facing more frequent and more intense droughts, storms and heat waves. Sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting…

My Life Story – Steve West (I was a good guy, right?)

I was born in June 1956 into a ‘Christian family’, in a ‘Christian country’ (England). That made me a Christian, right? Actually it didn’t! But I didn’t find that out until I was in my 40’s. My Dad was in the Royal Air Force, so my sister and I grew up in a military family that enjoyed the luxury of travelling around the world (Singapore, Germany etc.). The constant moving presented a challenge too. In every new location I had…

My Life Story – Lucy West (former alcoholic)

Coming from a family of 7 children, we had a fantastic time getting into all sorts of trouble and feeling the sharp end of mum’s hand; but we never doubted we were loved. Mum told us God was watching us and we were sent to church every Sunday morning – more to give mum a rest than to learn anything! But that was pretty much it as far as religion was concerned. We were raised nominal Roman Catholics, just knowing…

From Drugs to Christ

The remarkable story of drug enforcer Peter Orasuk’s deliverance from addiction. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

My Life Story – George Jiang (from China)

I was born in the town of Liaocheng, Shandong Province, China in 2002. I grew up in a family of three: my father, mother and me. My parents are great and hardworking people. They grew up in poverty in Manchuria, but they worked hard and gave me a very comfortable life in my hometown. My parents did well raising me up. They taught me moral lessons, and punished me when I did wrong, like lying, stealing, and swearing. But they…

I Resented Being Told I Needed To Be Born Again

An ambitious businessman who liked to have a good time, Bert Snippe resented being told he needed to be born again if he wanted to be in heaven. For further help or to discuss, call 0345 257 1030 or contact@realhopenow.org

What is the Most Common Objection to God?

The most common objection to the God of the Bible is not “how did Noah get all the animals onto the ark?”, nor even “Where did Cain get his wife?”. Ask the average atheist why he doesn’t believe in God and he’ll simply say, “There’s no evidence.” The Bible challenges that claim in Acts 14:17, stating that throughout history “God has left not Himself without witness.” God has left a trail of evidence behind Him for all to see. In…