Kerusso is proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus. But, what’s the big deal about Jesus? Why would a company devote their entire mission and lives to creating products that talk about this man?
The founder of Kerusso, Vic Kennett, grew up with almost no knowledge of God’s Word. By the 5th grade he was a self proclaimed atheist. Vic remembers thinking that miracles and God could not be true – after all science had “proven” that. While at school one day the Gideons were handing out little New Testaments and Vic took one while his fellow atheists glared at him.
Throughout Vic’s early teens he would lay awake at night, gripped with sadness about death. He would think about his parents’ inevitable fate as well as his own as he lay awake in fear. You see, an atheist has no hope beyond this life.
At fifteen years old Vic was at a yard sale with his mom. Not being much of a reader growing up it was out of character for him to be drawn to books of any kind, let alone a book with a title like The Late Great Planet Earth, but like a magnet it drew him. He bought the book for twenty-five cents and began to read. The evidence set forth in the pages of that book brought him intelligently to the point of taking a step of faith. It told of the many prophecies in the Old Testament that had their fulfillment in the person of Jesus of Nazareth hundreds of years later. The statistical impossibility of all those prophecies being fulfilled in one person made a believer out of Vic.
So if “prophecy” was real, then a creator God who knows the end from the beginning was possible. Who else could make such predictions except an all knowing God?
As Vic finished that book he let the author and the Holy Spirit lead him in prayer, confessing Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He had accepted and believed that God, the God of the universe (who he had once denied) sent Jesus Christ to die on a cross for the forgiveness of sins and that He was raised from the dead.
After praying that prayer Vic began to read the Bible, that same small New Testament that he accepted in the 5th grade.
Prayer is simply talking with God. God doesn’t make a big deal about the words you choose as much as He does about the attitude of your heart. Here’s a simple prayer but feel free to use your own words as you express your desire for Christ to come into your life.
If you prayed this prayer and sincerely meant it then Christ will come into your life as He promised.