The Real World of Discipleship

It's one thing to tell a gangster, “Tell the truth in court,” and another to spend a month's worth of living expenses on an attorney to defend him. Add to that home visitation and prayer and court dates and you have an example of real world discipleship.

This is what missionary Jackie Pullinger did for a young man, Johnny. Though still an addict and not a Christian, Johnny was not guilty of the particular crime for which he was arrested. The week-long trial exposed the corruption of the Hong Kong justice system. As a result, it began to change–though slowly.

Two years later, Johnny finally became a Christian. He went on to become a male nurse and cared for addicts in a tuberculosis sanitarium.

Are you reaching out and loving someone–even just one person–this way?

This message includes a reading from Jackie Pullinger's book, Chasing the Dragon. You can read more about Jackie Pullinger's ministry, and even apply to volunteer in it, by visiting St. Stephens Society. Chasing the Dragon is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble.

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