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100 Three-Words for Internet Outreach

by Toni Birdsong

100 ways to minister to others in three simple words
“...God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” ~Eccl. 5:2
In the abbreviated world of social networks, we attempt to share the depths and riches of God’s word in status updates, comment boxes, and 140 character tweets.
To get your creative muscle amped, we’d like to get you thinking in even shorter bursts of truth. Here’s a list of100 Three-Word Power Posts. All express God’s word.
Remember, living out your faith online isn’t about how much Scripture you can wallpaper onto the Web. It’s about you being in such exciting fellowship with God that the notes from that conversation easily fall onto the pages of every other conversation you hold.
Feel free to cut and paste these posts for your own tweets or status updates.
You might be surprised how just three words can minister to others—when those three words are Scriptural. Be sure to bless us with your own Three-Word Power Posts in the comment se…

Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 | FEAST
HOLY CROSS DAY
YEARS ABC

Old Testament Numbers 21:4–9
Psalm Psalm 40:1–11
Epistle 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Gospel John 12:20–33


Lutheran Service Book Three Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Catholic Lectionary

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 | FEAST
EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
YEARS ABC

First Reading Numbers 21:4b–9
Response Psalm 78:7b
Psalm Psalm 78:1–2, 34–38
Second Reading Philippians 2:6–11
Gospel Acclamation Text
Gospel John 3:13–17



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

OUR GREAT SAVIOR

September 14


OUR GREAT SAVIOR
J. Wilbur Chapman, 1859–1918
Our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:13, 14)
To the artist, Christ is the one altogether lovely.
To the builder, He is the sure foundation.
To the doctor, He is the great physician.
To the geologist, He is the Rock of Ages.
To the sinner, He is the Lamb of God who cleanses and forgives sin.
To the Christian, Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, our great Savior.
—Unknown
Through the centuries, artists and poets who have been impressed with Christ have tried valiantly to present His portrait both with brush and pen. Yet even the noblest efforts of these dedicated men and women seem feeble and inadequate.
Evangelist J. Wilbur Chapman has provided a worthy text extolling various attributes of Christ as they relate to our personal lives: “Friend of sinners,” “Lover of my sou…