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,......
Born Again Celebrities Give God the Glory Celebrities who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior give him the glory of their success in their careers. Among mainstream celebrities, there are those who live as evangelical Christians. They are not ashamed of Christ and speak freely of him at every opportunity. Some have written best-selling Christian themed books and others have endeavored to bring the gospel to others. Here are just a few who have achieved fame and popularity and shared their thoughts as believers. George Foreman George Foreman, former......
Charles Haddon Spurgeon became one of the most influential preachers of the nineteenth century and is still highly regarded to this day. Below are excerpts about his life from Wikipedia. Brief Bio Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Born in Kelvedon, Essex, The United Kingdom on June 19, 1834 and died in Menton, France on January 31, 1892. He was an English Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the “Prince of Preachers”. He was a strong figure in the Reformed......
Paul’s message of love is presented in the letters he wrote to the early churches that were taking root throughout the Mediterranean region. Paul took the message of love that Jesus taught and proclaimed it at every opportunity. Loving Thy Neighbor, Fulfilling the Law Jesus taught us to, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” Matthew 22:39 and, “Greater love hath no man than this, except he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. The love of God permeates these teachings. Paul ministered to believers the importance of God’s love in helping......
Who I am in Christ is not defined by the world but by the Word of God. Sometimes we need reminding of who we are as Christians. Next time you have the opportunity to say what it means to be in Christ, you can refer to the list below. Christ in you the hope of glory – Col.1:27 Who I Am in Christ According to the Word of God I am: God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the WORD OF GOD which liveth and abideth FOREVER......
Horatio Spafford – It is Well with My Soul is a remarkable story of the deep faith of Horatio Spafford and his timeless song “It is Well with My Soul.” The following article by Ph.D. was published in The St. Augustine Record, Oct. 16, 2014. Horatio G. Spafford was a successful lawyer and businessman in Chicago with a lovely family – a wife, Anna, and five children. However, they were not strangers to tears and tragedy. Their young son died with pneumonia in 1871, and in that same year, much of their......
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......