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Oct 24

Making a Difference

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Christianity , Religion

“AND THOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND, AND WITH ALL THY STRENGTH: this is the first commandment”  (Mark 12:30).             Our Christ-like conduct and character remain the strongest argument for our faith.   Our lifestyle is a visible manifestation of our conduct and character. To Give God the Glory!, there must be a distinctively different lifestyle that will cause others to inquire about (y)our source of peace, joy, love, and positive attributes.  If you honor Christ in your heart, He will be honored by your life.  Distinctively different  “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”  (Matthew 5:13-16).             Jesus called His followers to be “salt and light.”  As salt, we are to act as a preservative, penetrating the culture to help sustain what is good and right.  As light, we are to counter the darkness and bring forth truth and righteousness to bear.  Jesus said that we are salt and light, but He warned against losing our saltiness and hiding our light (Matthew 5:13-20).  Here are two safeguards to prevent this from happening: SALT            Salt is used to preserve, season, cure, or save for future use.  It changes everything that it touches!  Hence, a salty Christian makes others thirsty for Jesus – the water of life.  Salt can be thought of as a fertilizer to promote growth and development.  It is used to purify, to correct to improve conditions in its surrounding, and as a laxative to clean up messes around it.             Salt as a seasoning is useless unless it is in contact with food and mixed into it.  Jesus calls us to “flavor” society in His name through close involvement with people. LIGHT             Light is defined as something that makes things visible or affords illumination.  Without the light of God’s spirit, we will be in the dark about God’s Word.  The Scriptures characterize light in many different forms but most importantly, it is meant to be visible.  Secret believers need to come out of hiding and be known as disciples.  Their profession of faith must become self-evident through their good works.             Make a difference today in the lives of boys, girls, men, and women.  Let your light shine so that they will see your good works and glorify God. Excerpt: Give God the Glory! Know God and Do the Will of God Concerning Your Life© 2001 by Kevin Wayne Johnson.

Oct 09

Pastor Appreciation Month

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

I often think about the 3 pastors who have been instrumental in my life since I confessed Jesus as my Lord and Saviour on May 2, 1993.  They are:1.                   Episcopal Pastor John A. Cherry, From the Heart Church Ministries, Temple Hills, MD (1993 – 1997 & 2003 – 2005),2.                   Pastor Patricia Webster, Shiloh Pentecostal Church, Inc., Christian Love Center, Somerville, NJ (1998 – 2003), and3.                   Pastor Robert S. Davis, Jr. (Robbie), Celebration Church, Columbia, MD (2005 to present).These ministries are/were impeccable, either through their preaching or lifestyles (or both). This is the month dedicated to the appreciation of our beloved pastors.  They work diligently on behalf of those with whom they have been entrusted, by God, to shepherd.  I believe that all pastors have a strong desire in their hearts for members of their respective congregations to come to know the simplicity of God’s Word.  To this end, carefully consider how you respond to these five questions: 1.         Will you spread the good news of Jesus Christ to at least 10 people this year, and each year, for the rest of your life? 2.         God is dependent upon each of us to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in the earth.  Can He depend on you to do your part? 3.         The Prayer of Salvation is simple and available to everyone.  Will you encourage someone with prayer?  (Romans 10:9; 13) 4.         What will you do today to help those who have a desire to know God? 5.         As Christ’s representative in the earth, are you an effective witness?(1Corinthians 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:20)    

Sep 27

All About “Give God the Glory!”

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Christianity

Give God the Glory! is a nine-book series with a focus on putting God first and foremost in all that we do each day – (1) In our personal relationships, (2) On the job, (3) Within our families, (4) In the local church, and (5) While at rest and recreation.  Each main title is accompanied with a companion devotional and gift book, about 54 to 60 pages in length.  As of January 2007, five of the nine books havebeen released and sold worldwide.

The next release in the series is scheduled for the Spring of 2008, followed by three titles through the Winter of 2010 that focus on how to Give God the Glory (1) In the
local church and (2) While at rest and recreation.  Future releases in the Give God the Glory! series of books and devotionals include a book series for children (ages 4-8), youth (ages 9-12), and teens (ages 13-19).

All books in the series are distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally by:

STL Distribution of North America
522 Princeton Road
Johnson City, Tennessee  37601 USA
1-8-MORE BOOKS / 1-866-732-6657 (toll free orders)
www.stl-distribution.com (website)
custserv@stl.org (e-mail orders)

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