Great night @ Erlanger Baptist Church’s wild game dinner with Pastor Dwight Moody. Over 200 in attendance. 37 salvation decisions.
Oct 18… Daily Encounter
… What is your story?
… “Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony (story), “He told me all that I ever did.”John 4:39
… This woman encountered Jesus and gained a story that she shared with others. Her story resulted in many people coming to know Jesus for themselves. If you have had an encounter with Jesus, you, too, have a story to share with others. Your story could prove life changing for those who hear it. We are launching a campaign to get those who know Jesus to tell their story to others. Go to:
Share a 3 minute version of your story: Your life before Jesus, How you came to know Jesus, and Your life since meeting Jesus. We will add a 3 minute gospel presentation to your story so that those who listen to your story can meet Jesus for themselves. You will receive a URL address that is exclusively for your story and the gospel presentation. Share that with others. You will receive a text when someone listens to your story and another when someone listening to your story surrenders their life to Jesus. Copy your story’s URL and share it with whomever you meet. Your story could be used to change many lives. Help us help others meet Jesus, so that they have a story, too.
Oct 16… Daily Encounter
…How are you personally handling the tragedies that are assaulting our world?
…Rom 8:31 “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
…God does not abandon us during our challenging times, but neither is He our puppet. He is not obligated to perform for us or to address our challenge as we think He should address it. So how are we to respond when we are severely challenged? We trust Him. God is not safe, but He is good! … And He is “for us”. How do we know that God will come through? We know because He put everything on the line for us when He came as one of us. Jesus has already proven that He can be trusted. He is simply waiting for you to trust Him.
Great services @ Faith Baptist Church with my good friend, Pastor Everett Hawkins. Still counting salvation decisions.
Great day @ Faith Baptist Church, Bridgeport,KY… with Pastor Everitt Hawkins… 24 Salvation Decisions… Services: Mon-Thurs.
Bullseye event @ 1st Church Shelbyville tonight. Over 100 in attendance. 7 Salvation Decisions. Thanks to Pastor Maurice Hollingsworth and the volunteer leaders.
Oct 11… Daily Encounter
…Where do you need to be quiet and listen today?
…Pr 18:2 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
…We have all encountered people who are so insistent on expressing their own opinion that they have neither the time nor inclination to listen to what others have to say. In fact, most people do not listen with the intent to understand, but with the intent to reply. The Bible calls these people foolish. Our world is filled with preoccupied people who often are more interested in plugging in their ear buds than in listening to the people and the world around them. They miss so much. Decide today that you will not be one of these people. Listen more than you talk. You just may be surprised with how much you learn…. And how wise you appear to be. Abraham Lincoln said it well, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Great weekend @ 1st Church, East Bernstadt, KY with pastor: Norm Brock. 21 salvation decisions @ Wild Game Dinner on Sat and an altar full this morning of those committed to Telling the story of their encounter with Jesus.
Oct 4…DAILY ENCOUNTER
…Is Islam a “religion of peace”?
…Col 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through… philosophy, which depends on human tradition… rather than on Christ.” …Islam is presented by many today, including leaders in our own government, as a “religion of peace” that has a radical fringe. However, a surface reading of the Quran, their so-called Holy Book, indicates that the Muslim definition of peace is that peace will come only when those who do not believe in Islam are either converted or killed. A study of the history and tradition of Islam reveals a belief system that promotes itself by violence. Democracy and Islam are incompatible because Islam refuses, according its own beliefs, to give the common man a vote or voice. Islam only survives under totalitarian rule. The Quran instructs the adherents of Islam to deceive the “infidels” outside of their belief system into thinking that they are a “religion of peace”. They are succeeding. As Christians, we do not serve the same god as Islam. Islam gives specific guidelines that one must follow to hope to gain an audience with Allah for even a fleeting moment. However, in Jesus, we see that God did not send us guidelines to follow. He came to us. That is where we find our hope, not in the ideas or traditions of men, but in the love of the Father who sent His Son. The Quran teaches that Allah only loves the Muslim. However, Jesus loves us all. It is Jesus who gave His life for you, not Mohammed. That is more than an idea, it is a love that defies all reason!
We had a great month at Promise of Hope. Over 350 salvation decisions in September.