issue 2 august 2012
discovering talents for godsâ€™ kingdom
MIRACLE REALLY HAPPENS!
LOVE YOU investing our talents for his kingdom
Pray for India It’s August! Soon we will be participating in many events, in education institutes or in Church to celebrate the Independence Day of our country. “Holding flags in our hand and singing National Anthem or the song of Anil Kanthji “Pray for India”. Some of us will also watch the live telecast from Delhi Red fort to watch the festival and demonstration of the powers of India.
When people are not taught what is right and what is wrong then society becomes a dangerous place to live, work or play for all. It’s a time to pray for the nation. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chron. 7:14 May God Bless you. Premasis Satman Executive Director
No doubt we all will become very emotional and patriotic toward the nation. Yes! Thousands of people have sacrificed them self to get the freedom from the slavery of over 100 years. Now we are testifying the 67th year of Independence. But how are we enjoying the freedom? Present society does not even have a clue towards what freedom is? We think freedom means to do whatever we want, to have drugs, drinks and sexual immoralities. Recall, the recent case in Guwahati, a minor girl is molestated in public by more than 50 people. An infant died as the incubator is removed because the parent is unable to pay Rs. 200 at a govt hospital in Punjab. At the root of violence, crime and an unsafe environment is the lack of basic moral and ethical values. 2
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Table of Contents cOVER FEATURE
Talent Search # 3
Featuring Pavithran Golconda, a life journey testimony from a corrupt youth to a soul saver. Discovered himself as a drummer and Cameraman for the Kingdom of God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
King James Version has completed 400 years in 2011. The infographic contains some fun facts about the King James Version of the Bible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Movie Review 5 REASON TO WATCH THE MOVIE
“The Secrets of Johnathan Sperry” An wise old Christian man imparts Biblical truths to three boys during the summer of 1970. . . . . . . . . . 20
Missionery Story Martin Luther - The Reformer
fascinating story of Martin Luther, history’s most important reformer, first person to translate and print the Bible in German, and great hero of Christian history. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
articles Life as a hanging bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - Deepakshi Satman Investing our talents for His kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - Pankaj Nayak Love You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - Prem Sundar Anand August 2012
MIRACLE REALLY HAPPENS!
Pavithran Golconda PANKAJ NAYAK The story of Pavithran is just a classic Christian movie but this is real one. He has gone with very difficult times in his life - a life full of anger, depression and loneliness. When he accepted Jesus as his personal savior, his world completely changed. He continued to seek himself to be used for God’s kingdom. Pavithran has shared his personal testimony with us and he claims “ Miracle really happens”. 5Talents team were very glad to interview him about his life and the talent that he use for His Kingdom. 4
TESTIMONY I grew up in Hyderabad, India in a Christian home. My family always took me to church but I never wanted to go, nor did I believe anything about the Christian faith. I enjoy spending time with my friends by smoking and drinking alcohol. Eventually, I became a street fighter. The situation got so worst that I had to sign in at the police station every day. My family never knew about this. I was living in a dark world without peace. One day, I realized that what I was doing is wrong and I need to change myself. There was no one to counsel me because they fear to talk to me. I was going to the Church but my interShare it : www.5talents.in
est is on the music and drums rather than the word of God. Again, I was reverting back to the old dirty life. People who used to like me started to hate me. Some fought with me too. This made me very sad. When I was a bad person, I was happy but when I was doing good things, people were hurting me. I was very upset and depressed. It was so hurting that, I went to a lake to try to kill myself. I cut my wrists, the blood split. I started to lose consciousness and fell into the water. The water became red. I started to really panic...and the only thing that I instinctively could do in my fear was ask forgiveness to God. I said: “God if you save me from death, I will give my life to you and I will share your Love to the world.”
clothing and gifts for those in need. God has blessed me so much and so I continue to bless others. We were unable to meet the financial need for the ministry and I was jobless too. During these days I was helping the Church in Photo and Videography. I met Mr. Raj, a camera operator from Joyce Meyer Ministries, who supported and guided me to be a professional cameraman. Later, I was hired as a camera operator at Joyce Meyer Ministries. I was so thankful to God that he fulfilled his promise. Now I got money to give back to Him spending for ministerial work.
Early in my ministry my father passed away. During this hard time God strengthened me.
Some people call us radicals for Christ. And that’s what I am. I am His child, He calls me son. He rescued me from my sins and gave me a new life; a God centered life. Before, I was a Christian, I never understood God’s love. I knew His name but not His grace. I knew that He was merciful, but now I know his compassion. God has blessed me very much! In the past, I didn’t have enough money to travel by city bus, now I am flying on international flights for His glory. In the past, I didn’t have enough money to eat, now I am feeding hundreds of poor children. In the past, I knew nothing about running cameras, now I am a professional camera operator and have made many international documentaries. When I was a bad person, I hurt so many people. But Praise God now, I am sharing God’s love with them and many souls have been saved.
I founded a charity “For The People” which is headed by our band pastor, Mr. Allen. We feed hundreds of poor people every month. We also provide
I hope you were all inspired by my testimony. My name is Pavithran Golconda, and this is my miracle. MIRACLE REALLY HAPPENS!
God heard my prayer that day and He rescued me from death. I don’t know how it happened but I found myself in a hospital bed, I woke up and realized that without Him I would not get this second life. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior forever. I went to a fellowship seeking more about Him. About a year later I dedicated myself for the full time ministry. We started a band called “Njavoice”. The band goes to villages and shares the love of Jesus Christ with non-believers.
5Talents: Are you thankful to any particular person or source that helped you to stay strong to reveal the talents? I came across with Mr. Raj who encouraged me and taught me to become a professional cameraman. I appreciate Mr. Raj for his support.
CONVERSATION WITH PAVITRAN 5Talents: How do you usually start your day in respect of spending time with God? I always worship God in my heart. I read the Bible and pray to God in the morning. 5Talents: How and when you discovered your photography and videography talent? I like gadgets and cameras. I found interest in taking photographs, and this is what the talent I discovered in me gifted by God to use for His kingdom. I started to take photos and videos at my church which was appreciated by the leaders and others. 5Talents: Did you have any special training or coaching, or did it all come naturally? The excitement for photo and videography was springing up in me. To develop the skills I took support & help from professionals. 6
5Talents: In what major ways you are using your talent for God’s glory? Everything thing God provides me is His. If I see someone in need, I help them. God has given me so much I can’t thank Him enough. I am the official magazine photographer of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Since I have been working for Joyce Meyer Ministries I have helped create many documentaries of church updates, church news, and church testimonies. 5Talents: What important lessons has the Lord taught you through your talent? I hope that my images can express God’s love or the need for his love. Have you been inspired by any professional Christian photographer? Yes, I am inspired by Mr. Raj Edurolu and Mr. Mani Kumar. They are the experienced and dedicated person in this media. I always get professional help from them. 5Talents: In what ways has God used you to bring blessing to others? God has given me a heart for those in need. I will do whatever he asked me to do. One time, a woman with a child came up to me and asked me for some money to eat. I only had 30 rupees so I gave all of it to her. She was very thankful but also confused as to Share it : www.5talents.in
why I would give her all of my money when I had not eaten for 2 days. I told her “God will provide for me.” Even If I am very hungry I will never leave God because God is faithful. 5Talents: Let us know your experience working with Christian organization? I like working for Joyce Meyer Ministries because we do lots of ministry work and documentary work. Documentaries are important because they have the power to influence people. I enjoy shoot realistic photos and videos. Mostly the ministry work among the children and gospel events. I search for real people, smiling, listening, crying filled with holy spirit among the crowd and take snaps. These emotion sights inspires me a lot. I could feel the spirit of God moving around the mass when I watch through the lenses. 5Talents: How much is there is a need of a Video/Photography in a Christian organization? It’s very important to have Videographers and Photographers in Christian organizations. Definitely there is a need of creative and media people for organizations. These people have the power to influence others for God. One testimony has the power to change many lives. Every image has the power to reveal God’s love and Glory to the world. 5Talents: As you are quite experience in this profession there are many opportunities in the secular world. Why would you like to work with Christian services sector? I have passion for Jesus. I am born to serve Him, if my videos can change
the lives of those who watch them and to make them fall in love with Jesus, why would I want to do anything else for the secular world.
5Talents: Do you have any encouraging ideas for others to improve their photo and videography talent? First learn basic photography with film cameras because you will learn good aperture and shutter speed settings. The true photographer knows how to get the best shot manually. Try to take realistic images from the nature and you will improve the quality of the image. A good SLR camera would be best to start. 5Talents: What would you say to the one, who are talented but are sad because they are not given an opportunity to use it... or the talent is not recognized by others? Don’t worry if your talents are not recognized by others. Give your full effort and do the best work. If you are using your talents for the real purpose to full God’s will, surely you will be given opportunities in His due time. Hope you are blessed with the testimony and conversation with Mr. Pavitram. Yes, Miracle Happens!! August 2012
Life as a hanging bridge!
deepakshi satman T
he Bandra-Worli Sea Link! What a magnificent engineering work! It is about 5,600 meter long, a cable stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel via ducts on either side that links Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli.
travelling over Worli Bridge, Mumbai enjoying the ride on the cable stayed bridge. The weather was awesome and cool breeze coming across; the water down the bridge is clear and blue. I was enjoying the beautiful scenario around and excited to see where the bridge will end. Later, when I was in the mid of my travelDid you ever travel on a hanging ling, started to fear by thinking “Will bridge? The bridge which seems to be shakes to and fro as the heavy ve- this cable stayed bridge be strong enough to hold as number of four hicle passes, scary to see down and wheelers are passing by at a time?” funny thing is sometimes we even I couldn’t see the other end of the cannot see the other end of the bridge as it is too long. It’s beyond bridge will not be visible to our eye. my vision and I started to fear whethLast year, on 28th November, I was 8
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er I could be able to reach the other end? I was scared looking at the cable hanging on which the bridge was supported. What if, one cable breaks or lost its grip? I know this bridge is just two years old and in average 30K vehicles passes every day. The construction is so well planned and can hold its life more than hundred years. But, I was very happy to see the architecture and design but inside I doubt its firmness. With little excitement and anxiety I passed the bridge. Then, I taught for a while thinking about the uncertainties that we face in our daily life. It is same like this bridge hanging across where there is no guarantee or hope of reaching to the other end of the bridge. There will be many twists and tilts, ups and downs, sometimes even dangerous and worst situations in our life. I could remember only one word when I was travelling on that bridge and it is “Faith”. Only complete faith in God would make my journey comfortable and safe for me to reach the other end. I can’t see the other end of the bridge but still, I believed that God will make me to reach the other end very safely. And it was so! Even for life seems to be hanging bridge but, when we start building faith, compete trust and seeking His will in our life; uncertain things are going to be certain, God will lift us up in His due time very safely.
hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see…”
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” My friends, I just want to encourage you to hold on FAITH in God in spite of your worst situations. Truly, you will see the things changing and impossible things turn out to be possible ones. Amen! Faith allows things to happen. It is the power that comes from a fearless heart. And when a fearless heart believes, miracles happen.
Where hope grows, miracles blossom. - Elna Rae
This life is full of twists and turns but, need not to worry my dear friends because God is still working in our lives. We come across lot of confuAs the bible says in Hebrews 11:1, sions, discouragement, denied, ques“Faith is the confidence that what we tions, despised, rejected, abuse…… August 2012
400 years 1611
King James Version On May 2, 1611, the Church of England published the
of the Bible, (known in England as the Authorised Version).
The KJV was first printed using Blackletter typeface
Number of idioms
the KJV has contributed to
(also known as Gothic Script or Gothic Minuscule.)
he LORD is * my shepheard, I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in greene pastures: he leaveth mee beside the still waters.
Cost of first KJV Bibles The salt of the earth
Signs of the times
A drop in the bucket
in 1611 About 1 day’s wages for a military captain
Eye to eye
About 2 week’s pay for a laborer
Looseleaf Bound Labour of love
10 shillings 12shillings
About 6 month’s pay for a female servant
Words Used in the KJV
Number of Words
in the KJV
8,326 4,563 3,162 3,058 2,154 Unto
Infographic Design by: Premasis
scholars who translated
the KJV Since 1611 the KJV has been updated about 100,000 times to give us the translation of the KJV we have today. Almost all of these updates are minor spelling and punctuation changes.
Locations University of Cambridge University of Oxford Oxford
Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey Stationersâ€™ Hall
pankaj kumar nayak Todayâ€™s world is busy running after success and achievement. Science and technology are two entity which helps to develop a nation. And we people play a major role to make use of these entities to develop the world. When we talk about development and success, it is also indicates each oneâ€™s personal de-
velopment and achievement where we invest our time, hard work and talents. We see many people work hard for their study, career, job and mainly for their individual growth, which adds an achievement to the world too. So most people are busy to take this world to the height of development, where people will have better and comfortable lives. One would really appreciate someone who gives his/her best to achieve something. Parents are really glad when their children work hard day and night to score good marks in exam. One company would really like to hire a skilled and hard worker. Any cricket selection board looks out for good all-rounder to perform well in tournaments. And there are many more examples that require hard work and talents for a success and a great achievement.
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Success with science and technology empower the professionals, business and this world very easily and effectively. By investing talents and skills, we can become a successful business man, successful leader, a celebrity, a great tech-guy, a famous singer and musician or a rich man. However, my dear brother and sister, what we do in this world all seems great for sure, but for this world alone, and not for God’s kingdom or for HIS glory. The Bible says everyone has their blessings as gift and talent. The blessing and gifts are mentioned through many parables;
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully” (Romans 12:6-8)
It’s so amazing that everyone has special blessings from above. Some have revealed their gifts and some have not yet. As we read and understand the Bible, it’s necessary for each one of us to discover and then reveal our hidden blessings. The hidden blessings are already granted by God as a talent, which should be utilized for HIS kingdom purpose. Our main concern of this life shouldn’t be for the world’s development, but rather, for serving HIS kingdom. God is always glorified when we serve HIM. Everything else under the sun and in this world are for shorttime.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor. 4:18 Our world is filled with unsolved mysteries. Science and technology can go so far until it collides into things that are not measurable. Both the despair of our struggles and the ecstasy of our successes are temporary. So let’s keep our eyes on that which lasts forever. That is the KINGDOM of GOD.
God wants us to be successful person being in this world for HIS Kingdom which is eternal. As we know already, everyone are blessed with a special gift and talent. Lets reveal it so that we can use it for our real world HIS kingdom.The fact , this world really impresses and keen to accept when something talented thing skillfully executed. And our job is to serve HIS kingdom with our Gods given talents; As a Christian musician, singer, technician, preacher, prayer warrior, prophesying or business men to solve financial needs of doing ministry work etc. When we allow ourselves to do so, then our God is faithful to bless us more to excel and shine our talents.
â€œEvery good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.â€? James 1:17 This will provide us the eternal peace and happiness by investing HIS talents. Amen
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ne day I was sitting all alone Kept aside, my dearest phone. Made myself cozy in my comfort zone, It was drizzling outside in a sweet musical tone. I held my hot coffee mug, Packed myself in my warmest rug. I sipped my coffee and wished I have someone to share my ecstasy. I was enjoying the bliss of solitude, Forgetting for a while the busy multitude. Watched the rain drops fall on my green lawn, Then my joy jumped like a young fawn.
A soft gentle voice began speaking to me… it says… Aren’t you enjoying these beautiful moments, where you can find time for yourself? You are not drenched in the rain flooded roads, rather warm indoors! Then my mind started pondering and was like, I am happy for a while, And when a trouble comes up my tears over flow like river nile, Then I questioned the gentle voice that was speaking to me – “so which number I can dial in emergency? Then the voice swiftly said 333… Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)
As I continued to talk… I asked the voice, why do I have to go through so much of pain and trouble? Is it true that if we endure the trouble, our strength becomes double? The voice swiftly said… I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and a future… (Jeremiah 29:11)
In all things God works for the good to those who live him who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Prem Sundar Anand, love to boast about himself that he is loved and taken cared by the great awsesome God. He moved from Kakinada his home town on March 2011 and connected with Seva Bharat Organisation.
Suffering produced perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope and hope does not disappoint us. (Romans 5:3) Sometimes I do not understand what is happening in my life… The voice immediately said… Be still and, know that I am God, (Psalm 46:10) trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. (Prov. 3:5) Well… then I feel so guilty when I do a mistake, I am afraid that some destruction comes up on me. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law and now you are living in a grace period… you are justified freely by his grace (Gal 3:13) whoever believes in him is not condemned, father sees you through the blood of Jesus… (John 3:18) he considers your righteous. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. He forgives all your sins... (Psalm 103.12) when got himself is forgiving and forgetting all your sins then why are you still feeling condemned and guilty? He has taken away your guilt by is blood… Satan the accuser of brotheren tries to bring guilt but just remember that you are in grace…And God sees you as righteous Woofh…I feel so much relieved after listening to this, I knew it before but did not believe it so strongly! So you man to say that even after doing so many mistakes and blunders God continue to love me? Yes of course! Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, Neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all the creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38) Guess what! I feel some times I do not have the ability to perform, then I felt as if someone patted on my shoulders, You might not have the ability unlike others, but if you 16
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are in Christ you have the great authority over everything. In everything you do, you can overflow with excellence, as you are His royal inheritance. You are His legal heir. My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness; in fact you need to say! When I am weak, then I am strong! Dear, just remember that there is someone who loves you so much. Every day you are experiencing His caring touch, Have you realized how your nails grow each day? Even if you are walking on rocks and pebbles, Your strength is renewed like that of an eagle. Who is doing it? The food on our plates, And the passing calendar dates, The inflated market rates, Do you think you can handle them your own? But by a God feels you as His own. You are carrying your phones even to the washroom, but have you sensed His presence at least when you groom? Is it so difficult for you to stay tuned? He neither sleeps nor slumbers, A God who loves even if you do blunders He cares for you… Therefore, walk with elegance, As you have the completed deliverance. If anyone hurts you, I will take the vengeance, I don’t expect anything from you, as I know mine is an unconditional love. Even if you are not faithful, I will be faithful I leaned back on to my rocking chair and asked the voice… May I know who is speaking? He said I am the word of God, I just came to tell you one thing… Then with a query on my mind I asked Him what? He said I LOVE YOU… August 2012
Martin luther the reformer ELIZABETH CLAYTON
The Birth of the Reformation
As Martin Luther immersed himself deeply in the study of Scripture, especially the letters written by the Apostle Paul, God’s truth broke through and Luther came to the overwhelming knowledge that he was “saved by grace through faith” alone (Ephesians 2:8). When he began to teach as a professor of biblical theology at the University of Wittenburg, his new found enthusiasm began to spill over into his lectures and discussions with staff and faculty. He spoke passionately about Christ’s role as the only mediator between God and man, and that by grace and not through works, are men justified and forgiven of sin. Salvation, Luther now felt with all assurance, was God’s free gift. It didn’t take long for his radical ideas to get noticed. For not only did these revelations of God’s truth change Luther’s life, they would forever change the direction of church history.
artin Luther was born into Roman Catholicism in the small town of Eisleben, near modern Berlin in Germany on November 10th 1483. His parents were Hans and Margarethe Luther, middle-class peasant laborers. His father, a miner, worked hard to ensure a proper education for his son, and by age 21 Martin Luther held a Master of Arts degree from the University of Erfurt. Following Hans’ dream for his son to become a lawyer, in 1505 Martin began to study law. Fearing for his life when a lightning strike narrowly missed him, Martin cried out a vow to God. If he lived he promised to become a monk. Luther entered the Augustinian Monastery at Erfurt. Luther was always driven by fears of hell, God’s wrath, and a need to gain the assurance of his own salvation. Even after his ordination in 1507 he was haunted with insecurity over his eternal fate, and disillusioned by the immorality and corruption he witnessed among the Catholic priests he had visited in Rome
In 1514 Luther began to serve as a priest for Wittenburg’s Castle Church, and people flocked to hear God’s Word preached like never before. During this time Luther learned of the Share it : www.5talents.in
Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Catholic Church’s unbiblical practice of selling indulgences. The Pope, according to his discretion from the “treasury of merits from the saints,” sold religious merits in exchange for building funds. Those who purchased these indulgence documents were promised a reduced punishment for their sins, for the sins of departed loved ones, and in some cases, total forgiveness from all sin. Luther publicly objected to this dishonest practice and abuse of church power.
views. And just as before, with no one able to refute the truth of God’s Word, Luther stood his ground. As a result, Martin Luther’s writings were banned declaring him a “convicted heretic.” Luther escaped in a planned “kidnapping” to Wartburg Castle where he was kept protected by friends for almost a year.
During his seclusion, Luther translated the New Testament into the German language, giving ordinary lay people the opportunity to read God’s Word On October 31, 1517 Luther nailed his for themselves and distribute Bibles famous 95-Thesis to the University’s bul- among the German people for the letin board—the Castle Church door, first time ever. He died on February formally challenging church leaders 18th 1546. on the practice of selling indulgences and outlining the biblical doctrine of Thus, Martin Luther, one of the most justification by grace alone. This act notable theologians in Christian histoof nailing his Thesis to the church door ry, is responsible for initiating the Prothas become a defining moment in estant Reformation. To some sixteenth Christian history, symbolic of the birth century Christians he was hailed as of the Protestant Reformation. a pioneering defender of truth and religious freedoms, to others he was In January of 1521, Luther was official- charged as a heretic leader of a ly excommunicated by the Pope. On religious revolt. Today most Christians trial before the highest Roman officials would agree that he influenced the of the Church and State, again Marshape of Protestant Christianity more tin Luther was asked to renounce his than any other person. August 2012
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reasons to watch the movie
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1. Children can learn about love and forgiveness. 2. Born again Christian will learn their duties to help people know God. 3. It champions several biblical truths in a way that opens your mind and heart to the Lord. 4. It shows how one man that was willing to step up and mentor young men in a way that would lead them to Christ. 5. It will make you laugh, cry, and get excited all in one setting - a complete family movie.
Christian families looking for wholesome and satisfying entertainment will appreciate “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry,” the story of young friends whose lives are changed through friendship with a man who does more than encourage them to study the Bible; he sets a standard for them to live up to in the way that he applies Biblical teachings to his own behavior. Its summer vacation of 1970 setting is just right for a “why don’t they make films like they did in the ol d days” story. Jansen Panettiere (younger brother of Hayden Panettiere of “Heroes”) plays Dustin, a good kid who lives with
his single mother and hangs out with his friends at the local diner. He has a crush on a girl who works there and agonizes about how to ask her out. His other problem is a bully named Nick (Taylor Boggan) who harasses everyone. Jonathan Sperry (“The Love Boat’s” Gavin McLeod), a kindly neighbor, hires Dustin to mow his lawn. Sperry invites Dustin and his friends over for Bible study and chocolate cake. He has a way of making the lessons very compelling — and for showing the boys with his own behavior and his quiet counsel how meaningful the lessons are. When
his open-hearted and considerate generosity makes a difference in Nick’s life, it makes one in theirs, too. The film’s parochialism in insisting that Christianity is the only way to get to Heaven will keep it in the church group category. But its sincerity and above average script help it live up to the teaching style of its title character as well as the content of his lessons. Its portrayal of patience, kindness, and forgiveness as the most significant and life-changing forces of Christianity — for those who give as well as those who receive — are undeniably touching. August 2012
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WE STRONGLY BELIEVE That the Bible is the inspired and infallible word of the Living God; that it is the only source of reliable divine revelation about God for man, and the foundation of our faith, doctrine, and way of life In the veracity of- the doctrine of the Trinity; the divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the Son of the Living God; His virgin Birth; His Redemptive work on the Cross; His Resurrection; His present-day ministry; and of His second coming In the ministry of the Holy Spirit: His indwelling presence in every born-again Christian; His baptism of the Believer for service in Christian ministry; and His work in the believer for fruitfulness, and Christ-like character development In the doctrine of man’s sinfulness by nature, and the need for salvation only through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord In the scripturally sanctioned divine sacraments of water baptism and communion; as divine imperatives after conversion In the doctrine of the Church as the universal body of Christ comprising all born-again Christians; and also in its physical and local manifestation as an assembly of bornagain Christians gathering for fellowship with the Lord and one another In a Christ-like life of fruitfulness in character and service that reflects Holiness, Wisdom, Faith, Love, Integrity, Submissiveness, Discipline (Self-denial), Purposefulness, and Hope
DISCOVERING TALENTS FOR GODS’ KINGDOM
Promote programs, ventures, and events that exalt the name and work of Jesus Christ our Lord; to help bring more people to repentance and fellowship with Him
Publish a non-denominational monthly magazine at the beginning of every month, which will be given away free of charge that will be called 5Talents Magazine(digital edition); to serve as our primary medium for achieving our goals
Create awareness about spiritual and physical tools, facilities, venture, programs, and fora available to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; to help them prosper in their Christian pilgrimage Promote the healthy growth of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ by helping to increase and deepen believers’ knowledge of the word of God through the propagation of sound doctrine; and by stirring up the body of Jesus Christ (His
Design and make available to the readers of the magazine a web-site where they can access further information in addition to what is published in the magazine Advertise churches, ministries, programs, events, and ventures (e.g. books, projects, movies, CDs, and etc) that promote the name and work of Jesus Christ with sound doctrine in 5Talents Magazine at the beginning of every month