Our current personal prayer letter in PDF is available here: Spring Ministry Letter 2016
Many of you have blessed our hearts as we have been conscience of your prayers and gifts to this ministry. We thank you for your faithfulness and gifts of sacrifice.We praise the Lord for wanting to use you to help in this ministry, leading people to have freedom in Christ. Nothing is as wonderful and precious as knowing that we serve a risen Savior.
Angels Proclaim His Resurrection, and the book of Acts records the apostles heralding Christ’s resurrection. If the resurrection had not occurred our faith would be empty and without foundation. Just think, if Christ had not risen from.the dead, where would this leave us? What assurance would we have about anything in life? Our confidence, our thoughts about death and our hope about existence after this life would all be affected. Our hope extends beyond this duration on earth because Jesus truly has risen from the dead. The Roman soldiers could not prevent it, and this great event has been proclaimed ever since.
The Empty Tomb Displays It. Not only was Christ’s grave empty, many other graves were opened (Matt. 27:Sl-S4). A great miracle was evident because Christ’s grave clothes were left neatly and all in place. These kind of grave clothes could not appear to be undisturbed, for they would be in a heap. This resurrection was a tremendous miracle.
Christ’s Appearances Confirm It. In Acts 1:2-3 it states: “Until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also prevented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proof, being seen by them during forty days…”
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection…in every leaf in spring-time.We continue to be experiencing more and more discipleship counseling opportunities by phone and many coming to our offices at home. Speaking in churches is increasing, and our ministry of mentoring has also grown; so pray that we will receive the wisdom that we need from the Lord. We thank the Lord for individuals that seem like blotters, taking in God’s Word. Time is so filled and rewarded with people wanting to know the freedom that comes in yielding to the Lord. We will be glad to find that there are no clocks in Heaven. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom.10:9). Thanks so much for your prayers and gifts. May the Lord reward you graciously.
The greatest truth is that our Redeemer lives. With this in mind, we wish you a most blessed and joyful Resurrection season.
Paul & Joyce