Jesus instructed us to “let your light so shine.” Just like each star shines brightly piercing the night sky, so should we shine the Light of the Gospel. Being born again means that as part of our faith, we are to shine the Light of the Gospel in the sin-darkened world in which we live. Turn away from the sparkling attractions of this world because we have a greater Light, the everlasting shining presence of God within us. How to Shine the Light There are many ways to shine God’s Light to others,......
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......
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......