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In the past five years over 97% of all gifts to this ministry have gone to benefit partner ministries. 2014 was a significant year because your gifts made a difference as people learn more about God and His love.
With support of people just like you, this is what what we were able to do this year:
December at our household is about Jesus because Christmas is about Jesus. It started with God’s love for mankind as stated in the Bible; “This is how much God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to Him”. John 3:16-18 (The Message)
To learn more about God’s love and enjoy a growing experience in His love follow the Devotionals on this site. Daily Living / Devotionals are provided by Bud McCord and Phil Wiegand called ABIDE and KingdomNomics respectively. Business investor Phil Wiegand in KingdomNomics points the way to how our life can echo into eternity. He demonstrates—through personal anecdotes and solid biblical guidance—how any ordinary life can become an extraordinary adventure. And Pastor / Missionary Bud McCord shares insights to becoming all God wants us to be in his ABIDE devotionals.
Here is a new one from Bud McCord:
Having Begun In The Spirit
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3:3
The old expression “You can’t get there from here” is true in the spiritual realm. You cannot get to God or what God wants of you if you start with your own effort or from what others religiously demand of you.
You cannot get to God and continue in His perfecting presence by beginning from human will and discipline. You can only get to God and enter into His process of perfecting your love by starting from God’s initiative in Jesus.
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So think about this, as we grow in God’s love through Jesus, his only Son, we can better use our time, talents and treasure for eternal benefit. Think about it.
Is thanksgiving over for you for another year? Thanksgiving day stems from our freedom as a country, yet I feel thankful all year long. Especially as we approach the Christmas season. And I am thankful as we move closer to Christmas day when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is how the story we still see at Christmas time all around us is revealed in the book of Luke chapter 2 in the Message;
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
Yes, we see angels, sheepherders, a baby wrapped in a blanket in a manger and I believe the story as told in God's word the Bible. And thankful? You bet.
David M. Kealy
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God