What Christian Martial Arts Have Done for Me is a testimony by Michael L. McClure, republished from his blog. McClure holds the rank of First Sifu, equivalent to 6th dan, in Lonnie Sutherland’s Golden Dragon Kung Fu. He is also the pastor at West Park Baptist Church in Delray Beach, Florida. It was early September or maybe even late August of 1973. I was working on my schedule of classes for the fall semester at Tennessee Temple Schools. I needed a P.E. credit. Since 1965 P.E. had been: run laps, do sit ups......
Spending golden years with God is truly a blessing. With more baby boomers entering retirement in their golden years, the need for senior ministries is on the rise. These ministries range from caring for physical needs, light in-home care, to visitation. The elderly have contributed much to society throughout their years, and are not to be forgotten when they become old. Even the bible tells us that the elderly should not be set aside, “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.” Psalms......
Author: Ellen R., Church Member This is a testimonial of how my family came to know the Lord. Thank You Billy Graham – A Testimonial Thank you Billy Graham for preaching the Gospel and being a faithful servant. Thank you for leading my family to Jesus Christ. Heaven Bound, Right? Growing up Catholic, I never listened to any of Billy Graham’s evangelistic messages. My family believed that we were Christian because we were Catholic. We participated in mass, catechism, the seven sacraments, holy communion, confession – we embraced the Catholic church. I......
The bible assures us that believing in Jesus will make us Heaven bound. In Jesus’s own words, “No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) The bible teaches that there is only one way to get into Heaven. That one way is to be saved. The way to be saved is by accepting and believing Jesus is Lord and Savior of your life. There are many references of this in the bible. One Way to be Heaven Bound It would be convenient if there were many roads to Heaven.......
New believers often ask how to pray and the answer is clearly explained in the bible. To pray in earnest is found throughout the bible. God always welcomes and hears the prayer of a sincere heart. Jesus tells his believers, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” (Mat. 7:7) Pray from the Heart A prayer is a privilege and is said meaningfully from the heart. C. H. Spurgeon once said, “The heart of prayer is the prayer of the......
Many have asked, “is baptism necessary to be saved?” Believer’s baptism is an important act in the Christian faith and is only performed once in a believer’s lifetime. There is no salvation in the act of baptism, nor is salvation lost without baptism. It is only performed after a person, young or old, decides to become a believer in Jesus Christ. Though not required for salvation, baptism is an outward expression of faith. Ministry of John the Baptist The Bible records John the Baptist as performing baptism, most notably, in the Jordan......
To the believer, not only does God exist but proof abounds and is evident all around us, from the farthest reaches of the universe to the tiniest genetic particle within us. To non-believers, “Does God exist?” is the question of the ages, relying on science or math for validity. Christians do not rely on any tangible or analytical proof. They believe through faith in God, who is the creator of all science and math. Does God Exist in Theory Only? It may take more effort in denying the existence of God exist......
Author: Earl Taylor After his dad gave him a New Testament prior to entering the Marine Corp, Dave Martin has an opportunity to come nose to nose with his sergeant over the most important book in the world. Read how David Martin has held onto the most important book of all, the Bible. I left for the Marines in 1952. My dad, a Gideon, took me aside before I left and handed me a pocket New Testament. “Son,” he said directly, “Read this book every day. It is the most important book......
So much pain in the world and human suffering are not of God, but rather, direct results of sin that entered our world in the Garden of Eden so long ago. Ours is a loving God and He does not want us to endure pain and suffering alone. Pain and suffering can cause us to grow closer to God and many have turned to God under these circumstances. As believers, we seek His comfort, His help, and our pain is eased knowing that He is with us and in control. Much Pain......