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God's truth for today's world

The question Who is Jesus? is the most important question to answer in life. Your answer to this question will determine both your life on this earth, as well as your eternity. The answer given to this question by the majority of Americans is wrong and this message will tell you why. Learn why there is only one possible and correct answer according to Jesus Himself.

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With the holidays upon us it is hard to not get the wrong idea about the holidays. It can become a time where you are caught up in the frenzy of all the different ads and sales that are around you, if you aren’t proactive in filling your heart with the real meaning of Christmas. You can show your children the magic of Christmas by leading in that example and not allowing the way past holidays have been to completely take over.

Key Takeaways:

  • Years ago god said that where the treasure is, is where your heart it during the holiday season.
  • Parents tend to fail when it comes to the true magic of Christmas and deny their children the real experience.
  • This year, we have plenty of time to have time to explain this to our children instead of getting caught up in the frenzy.

“Here’s the thing, if we are at all unclear regarding where our treasure is, then the next few weeks leading through Thanksgiving and into Christmas are going to be awfully dicey for us as families.”

Read more: https://journeyonline.org/leading-our-families-into-a-season-of-grace/

When Bell was a child, his father was an alcoholic, but despite all of that, he managed to do really well in school and attributed his motivation and success to god. When he became a little older he was angry, and he started to commit a string of crimes, he was also becoming drunk much of the time. God came into his life and he was able to change his life around, he attributes a lot of his success to having god in his life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Growing up, Bell had a lot of turmoil in his home and went to live with his grandmother.
  • When he went back he started to commit a lot of different crimes and was locked up several times.
  • He found god and has been thanking god for saving him when he needed it the most.

“Bell didn’t exactly get rehabilitated before returning home at 15. By his release, he had grown taller, more muscular — and angrier. He got the rest of his family involved in gang life.”

Read more: https://news.ag.org/News/Returning-to-the-Inner-City

When Cox was a child he had a father who abused alcohol, and would often have temper flares and become abusive. His father passed away and even though the monster was gone, there was still a hole there from the loss of his father. He went to college and later dropped out to start a business and began to use drugs. He lost his businesses and became incarcerated, where he started learning to become a chaplain to other inmates and even wrote a book about his life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cox grew up around an alcoholic father, and when he died, still left a hole.
  • Cox wanted more out of life and dropped out of college to start a business, but drugs took over.
  • When he was in prison, he wrote a book about his life, and wants to get into ministry.

““At 12 years old I became a walking, talking Jesus machine,” says Cox, who is now an AG chaplain. “If you were in my path, you heard about Jesus.””

Read more: https://news.ag.org/Features/User-Dealer-Felon-Chaplain

Prayers are the reason for his calm, when he fell into a state of paralysis. He couldn’t move any part of his body at all, but instead of feeling panic, like most people would, he felt peace. He could hear and feel the prayers all around him, he even heard prayers from languages that he had heard before but had never spoken. Prayers had been such a large part of his and his wife’s life, that there is no doubt this kept him grounded throughout his life and in times of need.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thomas Carpenter couldn’t move, couldn’t open his eyes, and he was having trouble figuring out why.
  • He listened attentively. At first, he heard just one or two voices, but soon the prayers began to multiply. Some voices he understood, praying in English with assured faith.
  • Thomas remembers the medical team members being at a loss as to how he could be assisted to breathe.

“from among the chorus of intercessors, Thomas heard a cherished voice praying for him specifically — his wife, Angelia.”

Read more: https://news.ag.org/en/Features/Healing-Prayers