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For July 12, 2020 God created our ancestors, Adam and Eve, and He placed them in the Garden of Eden with everything they could ever want or need forever. Let’s pause for a moment to explore the actions of our loving Creator as Genesis 1:1 (AKJV) depicts, In the beginning, God created the heavens and …
For July 5, 2020 Many years ago, a pastor challenged me to use my gifts, talents, and abilities constructively for the Kingdom, which ultimately beggs this question, “If we were to give ourselves to the Lord completely, living according to the Bible, and trusting Him to fulfill His wonderful promises—what could happen to us and …
For June 28, 2020 I beg to differ with those who characterize the Christian faith as merely a “pie-in-the-sky” religion. To them, all we have is eternal bliss in Heaven and nothing to look forward to on earth. This is not so. The Christian faith produces a life of abundance, which begins the moment we …
Oh For the Joy!
Forgiven and Free in Christ
Looking for encouragement? Feeling troubled today? Are you experiencing the true peace and freedom that only God can give? God’s most exhilarating joy produces an assurance, comfort, and security we will not find anywhere else on earth.
This divine joy prompts our Lord Jesus Christ to perform redeeming works on our behalf. Oh For The Joy! reminds us of the precious promises and timeless truths that can encourage and instruct us to live lives filled with His joy, which can sustain us forever.
So, whether you are searching for encouragement or instruction in the Christian faith or struggling with the normal pressures of our twenty-first century world, Oh For The Joy! can help you realize your potential as a forgiven and free citizen of the Kingdom of God.
Five Things Every Christian Must Know
There are times when the hectic pace of life can distract us from accepting and fulfilling our unique, God-given design. We then settle for a worldly identity that is woefully inadequate. A continual encounter with Jesus Christ will enable us to enjoy our healthy and fulfilling destiny that produces a lifestyle of purpose, grace, and peace.
Five Things Every Christians Must Know is the practical, informative how-to guide that will:
- Explain how we are not “mistakes” or “afterthoughts” but are wonderfully designed by God to fulfill his specific redemptive plan
- Show how the forgiveness of sin we have in Jesus Christ gives us peace and freedom that lasts forever
- Illustrate our unique, God-given, lifelong purpose and identity in Christ
- Show how we have the ultimate assurance of God’s eternal provision and care
- Demonstrate how our fellowship in Christ produces the lifelong benefit of moral and spiritual wholeness
- Present how simple, ordinary people can live compelling lives that literally change the world
While we are waiting for the glorious return of Jesus Christ, let us take comfort in how God defines us in His Word. Then, we can celebrate the five germane characteristics He designed for us before we were born. What about you?
Through the Eyes of Jesus
Forgiving others who may have wronged us or forgiving ourselves for our past blunders is never easy. Our worst enemies―fear, pride and selfishness―can rob us from experiencing healthy, fulfilling interpersonal relationships because of our intentional unforgiveness.
Radical Forgiveness through the Eyes of Jesus is a practical, informative how-to guide that will:
- Explain how we are not “mistakes” or “afterthoughts” but are wonderfully designed, equal, and significant components of God’s eternal master plan
- Identify self-defeating thinking patterns that get in the way of our forgiveness
- Illustrate the lifelong process of personal and interpersonal spiritual wholeness
- Show how the radical forgiveness of Jesus Christ still benefits us greatly today
- Show how true freedom in Christ enables us to practice radical forgiveness, and
- Show how simple, ordinary people can perform a ministry of reconciliation that enhances our Christian synergy
Through Radical Forgiveness, we can experience and express God’s love, grace, and mercy in ways that transform others and us. How about you?
The Christian Heritage:
God’s Answers for a Searching World
Have you ever wondered what the Christian life looks like in a perfect world?
The Christian Heritage illustrates it through eight attributes, which when applied will:
- Strengthen our faith in Christ (faith)
- Help us live lives of moral excellence (virtue)
- Show the importance of learning God’s Word through Christian discipleship and applying it through relevant and effective service to God and others (knowledge)
- Demonstrate the importance of personal self-control in the Christian life (temperance)
- Show how we can patiently endure to the end (patience)
- Teach us the importance of piety and sanctity in the Christian life and how they are attained (godliness)
- Show how brotherly kindness can be expressed to perfection within the Christian life (brotherly kindness), and
- Show how we can demonstrate God’s unconditional love, which is the crowning glory of the Christian life (love)
Through the use of compelling Bible verses, the works of other authors, and practical applications, The Christian Heritage will help the reader understand how to live a Christ-centered life in an ever-changing world.
Who We Are:
Not Of The World Ministries, Inc, (NOTWM, Inc.) is a Christian educational ministry that provides online Bible-based materials that illustrate how we Christians can live for the Lord and serve others effectively. This website will feature:
Resources to help people strengthen their understanding of the Bible and its personal application.
Christ-centered models for living that incorporate spiritual maturity with moral fidelity.
Tools that will help Christians establish and/or strengthen their commitment to Christ.
Practical examples of how we all can serve the Lord and others effectively.
An understanding of fundamental spiritual and moral principles, essential to spiritual growth.
Our name is based on John 17:16; there our Lord Jesus Christ described His followers by saying: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world!”
We disseminate printed media, audio-visual materials, do presentations and utilize the internet and other promotional resources at our disposal.
In this way, we create an atmosphere where relevant, Bible-based presentations of the Christian life can help other Christians develop and maintain a personal and professional outlook that helps to foster a culture of home, church and societal harmony.
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