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How to Throw a House Party

As Christians, we should celebrate Thanksgiving all year long. Joseph, who listens to Equipped, really gets it!

“I love Equipped with Chris Brooks and listen every day! Chris makes the gospel so much clearer and I love his interviews and approach to everything, especially by reminding us in each program that ‘this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!’ A wonderful reminder every day that always makes me smile, nod, and say ‘Amen, it sure is!’ And I then count down my blessings, starting with the gift of another glorious day, air to breathe, a place to lay my head, and a house to keep me safe, unlike many people who are poor, homeless, or don't yet know about the gospel or the power of Jesus! Because of Chris Brooks, I now go to sleep by repeating the same list of blessings, including a new day to rejoice and be glad!”

I thank God for your support, which is making a difference in so many lives like Joseph’s! I also thank God for my family, but I know that many people are struggling with strained relationships with spouses, children, and extended family members. Let’s start the new year with a renewed commitment to reconciliation and bridge-building at home! That will be the focus of our exclusive Equipper Zoom webinar on January 13 as I share three key insights for resolving family conflict. You can register right now!

Follow the instructions in this link to register and reserve your spot for this free meeting. Then you will receive an e-mail with the link to attend the Zoom Webinar with me. I am already looking forward to starting the new year with you!

The Lord has put a special burden on my heart for sharing the love of Jesus with my unsaved friends. I want to do this not simply by inviting them to church, which is a good thing, but by inviting them into our home. Have you ever considered that your house or apartment can be a wonderful means of evangelism? Jesus spent a lot of time in people’s homes and He loved to celebrate! Let’s talk about how we can follow His example this holiday season!


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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics at Oxford University. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, and Judah.

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As an Equipper, you help Chris encourage others to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately. Together you’re equipping men and women to live out the gospel in a radically changing culture. Equippers will benefit from this exclusive resource: a biweekly audio briefing by Chris sent to your email address.