CONNECTIONS – 04/29/2012

Connecting man to man to God
For week of April 29, 2012
Issue 406

The weekly newsletter of Path Of Life Ministries.
Our mission is to lead men to Jesus Christ and provide opportunity for Christian men to grow in their faith and minister to others.

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“Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus: Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. But he emptied himself by taking the form of a slave and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in the form of a human, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
– Philippians 2:5-8 (CEB)

“Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’ while really it is finding its place in him.”
– C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), The Screwtape Letters, Macmillan, 1944, p. 143

Evangelical Christianity lost one of its most eloquent and influential voices today with the death of Charles W. “Chuck” Colson. The Prison Fellowship and Colson Center for Christian Worldview founder died at 3:12 p.m. on Saturday from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. Colson was 80.

A Watergate figure who emerged from the country’s worst political scandal, a vocal Christian leader and a champion for prison ministry, Colson spent the last years of his life in the dual role of leading Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, and the Colson Center, a teaching and training center focused on Christian worldview thought and application…. Read this in full at

See a remembrance video

Read Christianity Today’s obituary

Read The New York Times’ article

by Brittany Smith
“Chuck Colson’s life demonstrated the power of God and of Truth to change hearts and transform lives. He was a man of courage who called Christians to take a stand for religious freedom, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family,” said Alliance Defense Fund CEO and longtime friend of Colson’s, Alan Sears.

During Colson’s time in the hospital, Executive Director of Summit Ministries, John Stonestreet took over hosting duties for the radio program. Last Friday, Stonestreet spoke about the life and impact of Colson, not only on him, but on evangelical leaders around the country.

Stonestreet said that “quantifying his [Colson’s] impact would be impossible. I meet those who have been impacted by him all the time


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