October News Update

In the first program of our series with Anne Graham Lotz, she explained, “I thought, as the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit was an add on, that He was the P.S. So you have the great, glorious God the Father, and you have the much beloved God the Son, but I didn’t know how to think about the Holy Spirit. So I didn’t do anything with Him; I just ignored Him.”

If that describes how you have ever thought of the Holy Spirit, I pray you’ve learned much from our discussion on television, “Relying on the Constant Companionship of the Holy Spirit.” So far we have learned:

  • Who the Holy Spirit is;
  • Loving the Person of the Holy Spirit;
  • Enjoying the Presence of the Holy Spirit; and
  • Relying on the Power of the Holy Spirit.

As we continue this series, in Program 5 we will focus on the importance of God’s Word as we talk about “Living by the Precepts of the Holy Spirit.” In Program 6, “Reflecting the Purity of the Holy Spirit,” we will explain what the Holy Spirit has to do with the process of our becoming holy. And in our final program in this series, “Trusting in the Providence of the Holy Spirit,” we will help you understand what the Holy Spirit does for you when He comes to live inside you as your Helper, Comforter, Strengthener, and Counselor.

All 7 programs in this series, “Relying on The Constant Companionship of The Holy Spirit,” are available on 2 DVDs for a gift of $88. In addition, we are making available Anne’s hardcover book entitled “Jesus in Me, Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion.” You may request this 300-page book for a gift of $15. You may request all these items together, that is, the two DVDs plus the book, in a special package for $100.

 

Coming up Next

 

Covid-19 has spread worldwide, sending nations into lockdown as health services struggle to respond. More recently, the Delta variant has undone some of the progress that had been made in the fight against this disease.

What is God’s role in this pandemic? Did God cause Covid-19, or is He only an observer? Is this virus a judgment from God? What does the Bible say?

I invited Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of Moody Church in Chicago, to address these and other questions. Dr. Lutzer served at Moody Church for 36 years and is a renowned theologian and author of over 50 books. His book, Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What Is God Saying to Us?, serves as the basis for our discussion.

In this series, Dr. Erwin Lutzer lays out many important biblical answers to questions such as: Does God always have our well-being in mind, even when He doesn’t immediately relieve the loss and suffering of this world? What comfort can God give to someone who has suddenly lost a loved one? How has God used pandemics and tragedies throughout the Bible to speak directly to His people?

Dr. Lutzer also explains how Christians can find lasting joy and relief during times of widespread trouble. Why? Because we can know God’s promise that we will ultimately dwell with our glorious Lord in heaven for all eternity.

All seven programs with Dr. Lutzer, including some we will not air on television, are available on 2 DVDs. We are also offering Dr. Lutzer’s book, Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What Is God Saying to Us? The 2 DVDs, plus Dr. Lutzer’s book, are available together in a special package for $98.

 

Audio Bibles

 

We recently received this testimony from our ministry partners, Faith Comes By Hearing:

“Taking part in demonic ceremonies, animal sacrifices, and calling on evil spirits—these were my customs. Nightmares and bad dreams plagued me until I began listening to the audible Word of God in our language. Its words changed my mind and my heart. All those times I followed my Christian husband to church but never paid attention—those are gone now. God’s Word is teaching me a different way, one that promises a reward in heaven, not on Earth.” –Giwa

Giwa is one of more than 7,820,000 people whose lives are being changed as they listen and respond to God’s Word in their own language! Thank you so much for your generous gifts to provide Audio Bibles and your prayers for those who hear. As you pray about reaching others, how can you help?

Visit our homepage or top menu to provide an Audio Bible for those who are still waiting to hear. Thanks to a generous donor, any Audio Bible you give will be automatically matched—when you give one, you will actually give two, thus doubling the impact of God’s Word!

 

God’s Word Under Attack

 

Jude 18 reminds us, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” In 2 Timothy 4:3 we read, “the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.” More and more that seems to be the attitude here in America and in countries around the world. Biblical standards are being criminalized, and those who speak the truth on various matters are being silenced.

On September 25th, I will be going to Washington, D.C., to meet with some of the top evangelical leaders in our country to discuss what our response should be when our faith comes under attack. If we do not act, our right to proclaim God’s truth on television, on the radio, and perhaps even in print will be taken away. It’s already beginning to happen. What can we do to stop this trend? Please be in prayer for us during these important meetings.

 

Your Partnership in the Gospel

 

In Philippians 1, Paul told the Philippian Christians how much their partnership meant to him, and ended by telling them, “all of you share in God’s grace with me” (Philippians 1:7). That describes my thoughts as I remember the ways you have supported this ministry. Please know that your gifts are being used prayerfully and prudently as we continue our efforts to reach as many people as possible with the Good News of salvation in Jesus.

Your gifts and prayer support are critical as we look for new stations and new outlets to air our programs presenting and defending the gospel in places where God’s Word needs to be heard. Please know we could not air our TV programs each week across the country and around the world without your faithful support. Thank you.

 

On behalf of those who have yet to hear,

John and Darlene

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