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February/March 2014 A Message From Good News Press Good News Press is an outreach publication. The Christian message is often referred to as the "Gospel," which means "good news." Specifically, it is the good news about Jesus—who He is, what He has done, and what He offers. Essentially, the message is that Jesus was God in the flesh, that He came into the world to reconcile humanity to Himself, and that his salvation is freely offered to each person who will respond in faith. The Gospel message explains that salvation is only possible through the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Through his sacrifice, Jesus paid the price for our sinfulness (rebellion against God), thus offering us forgiveness. Then through his Resurrection He conquered death, removing it as the penalty for our sin and replacing it with the offer of eternal life that is only available from Him to all those that place their faith in Him.

10th Anniversary of Walk for Life West Coast held on Jan. 25, 2014 - Logo and Press Release Photo (San Francisco March in 2013 with 50,000 plus people)

Walk for Life West Coast held on Jan. 25, 2014 'The State of Abortion in the United States' -- National Right to Life Releases New Report Examining the Current Status of Abortion in the United States - Today, the National Right to Life

Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, issued a new report, "The State of Abortion in America." The report summarizes key legislative developments at the state and federal levels, finds that the annual number of abortions continues

to decline, and shows that a majority continue to oppose the vast majority of abortions allowed under the doctrine of Roe v. Wade. "While the most recent data indicate See State of Abortion on Page 7

Marriage Must be Part of Poverty/Income Inequality Debate - National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14, 2014 -- This week a FOX News commentary by National Marriage Week USA (February 7-14) makes the case that marriage must be part of the current political debate about income inequality and how to reduce poverty. ( x20140122) "Today 53% of all babies born to women under age-30, are born out-

side of marriage," said Sheila Weber, executive director of National Marriage Week USA ( "If we had the marriage rates today that we had in 1970, we'd have 25% less poverty." "The decline of marriage is our most neglected national emergency," says Weber. "Yet the wealthy are doing a

better job at keeping marriages intact and their children are benefitting from the influence of both male and female parenting influence and from enriching educational habits in those homes." "We must find ways to help impoverished single mothers learn more about how to enrich their own home life; and despite their current circumstances, to give their own children a vision See National Marriage Week Page 7

Plan of Salvation:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Good News Press - 2 About Good News Press Sharing the good news of God’s Love through his Son to our local community and world!

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Sign the Petition - Free Pastor Saeed Abedini American Pastor Jailed In Iran @ (Story below from website above) Please sign the petition online at the website and pray for him. Saeed Abedini, a 33-year-old Pastor, father, and husband from Idaho, is currently imprisoned in Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran. On 28 July 2012, during a visit to Tehran to visit family and to finalize the board members for an orphanage he was building in Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard detained Saeed, asserting that he must face criminal charges for his Christian faith. After intense interrogations, Saeed was placed under house arrest and told to wait for a court summons. On 26 September 2012, instead of receiving a summons telling him where to appear, five members of the Revolutionary Guard raided Saeed’s parents’ home in Tehran, confiscated many of Saeed’s belongings, and took him to an unknown location. After four days the Revolutionary Guard informed the family that Saeed was in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison…... More of his story at website above.

Are You A Doer of the Word? By Mark & Tinsley Baker When you are born again, you become a new creature. Old things are passed away and all things have become new. You are new, your spirit has been recreated in the image of God. God’s nature dwells in you. God’s nature is love. If God’s nature dwells in you, then you are full of the love of God! We should walk in that love, everyday! However, there is more to being a Christian, than going around loving everyone. We are to do the commandments of the Lord. James 1:22-25: "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does." James is writing to believers in this letter, not unsaved people. He is telling them to be blessed, they must do what the Word, God’s Word, says. Yes, we must walk in love toward everyone, our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as our enemies. Yet, we have to do so much more. Let’s look at what God said to Joshua when he took over the leadership of Israel, after the death of Moses. Joshua 1:8: "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Are you studying God’s Word? Is it a priority in your life. Do you read it daily and meditate on, think about, what you have read? Are you speaking God’s Word in your life? Remember, God tells Joshua the Word shall not depart

from his mouth, as well as telling him to meditate in it day and night, He is to speak scriptures to himself, to remind him what the Word says. Jesus says in Luke 6:46, that we are to keep his commandments if we love Him. Is God first in your life, or is your job, your family, your car, money Pastor Saeed Abedini - the things you worship? One way to tell what you actually worship ( whether it is a good or bad worship) is to look at your life. What do you think about, talk about or worry about. If it is not God, then you need to reorganize your thinking. God and His Word should be first in your life. The wonderful working of Jesus at Calvary should be first in your life. Matthew 6:31-33: ""Therefore do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." When you are obedient to God, He will bless you. It is as simple as that. Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." 1 Peter 5:7: "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." Are you trusting in God with all your heart, are you casting your cares ( worries, concerns) on Him? Or are you praying "Oh God help me, I can’t make it another day, if You don’t do something." Understand this! God has done all He can for you! He gave His only Son to die in your place. With that death, He purchased a new life for you. A life full of God’s answers! You need to study the Word and find those answers and then claim them for yourself! Romans 8:14: " For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." When you were saved, you became a child of God! This means you have the rights and responsibility of any member of a family. It is up to you to take advantage of these rights. How do I do that? Go back to what God told Joshua, read the Word, meditate on it and don’t let it depart from your mouth. Let me ask you something - are you looking at your life and your problems from the world’s view or God’s view? Are you saying the world’s answers or

Good News Press - 3 Doer of the Word Cont’d from Page 2 God’s answers? To trust completely in God and to lean not on your own wisdom and experience means looking at God’s way - not your way! His way may not seem logical or natural, but Praise God that’s what it is all about! The way of the spirit, the way of God, not the way of nature or reason! "Well, I tried that once and it didn’t work." Can you hear yourself saying this? There are several problems with this: You tried. The truth is, you were tried by the Word of God. We have all been there. We need to learn from our failures as well as our successes, and then hopefully we won’t have as many failures . Romans 10:17: "So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ." You hear the Word, the Will or commandments of God and you act in faith and do them, not try them!

Hebrews 11:1: "What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead ."

and not God’s! The prophet Isaiah tells us that God’s ways are not our ways. Your ways are controlled by the world. And who is the god of this world Satan, not God. So if you think God should answer your problems your way, then you are asking God to do something in a way that is impossible for Him to do.

The Revised Standard Translation of this verse says "NOW FAITH". Now Faith! 3.You did not pray correctly. Faith is always, always in James 4:3: "or you pray the present, the now! and yet do not receive, So, to trust completely in the because you pray wrongability of God to answer your ly, your object being to prayers, meet your needs, is waste what you get on to believe now, that it will some pleasure or anothhappen. er." Faith is the tangibility of hope, Another reason trusting in It makes hope real. Faith God did not seem to work makes what you hope for for you, is because when you come about. prayed, you ask for the 2. You gave your problems to wrong reasons. If you asked out of selfish reasons, beGod - but - you took them cause it was something in back! your favor or for your good You didn’t see the answer in only - then you need to rethe way you thought it should examine your prayers. Let be, or in the time frame you God show you through His thought it should happen and Word the true way to pray. you gave up. You leaned on It is very simple, if you walk n your own understanding Continued on Page 7

Good News Press - 4 Number of After - School Good News Clubs Continues to Grow Since 2001 Supreme Court Ruling in Support of Child Evangelism Fellowship a child. The Good News Club helped her overcome the emptiness she felt by her father's abandonment, she says, by sharing with her the love of God. She benefited so much from the Good News Club that at the age of eight she led a GNC at recess for her friends who could not attend the after-school club. "If there was no Good News Club, if I never brought that paper [permission slip] to my mom that this is Photo: After-School Good News Club Meeting something I want to be in," said Kayla, "it's kind of a The number of after-school lic school principals in 28 scary thought to wonder Good News Clubs, Bible states. Of the principals where my life would be. clubs sponsored by Child surveyed, 87.4% responded The Good News Club kind Evangelism Fellowship, the that they had personal of changed my whole life. It largest Christian ministry to knowledge that after-school set the Lord in my life." children in the world, grew Good News Clubs have for the twelfth straight year been "a positive experience To keep up with the numsince 2001, the year the for their school." 52.2% ber of after-school Good Supreme Court upheld the reported noticeably imNews Clubs around the clubs' right to meet after proved behavior on a part country, CEF has increased school in public school of the students who partici- its full-time staff to 710 to buildings. At that time, pate in the Good News handle the demands of there were 1,155 afterClubs. Said one of the retraining, screening and school GNCs in the United sponding principals, "...the equipping more than 25,000 States, with less than students who are in the volunteers who lead the 17,000 children enrolled. Good News Club rarely clubs. Still, the demand By the end of 2013, there receive discipline referrals keeps growing. Many princiwere 4225 clubs attended to the office. Undoubtedly, pals around the country are by 174,174 children. Also, the club has been a sucasking for Good News impressive is the fact the cessful part in our curbing Clubs. Thankfully, pastors number of children enbullying and classroom dis- and congregations across rolled at the end of last respect for the children." the country are becoming year is 11.5% higher than in increasingly interested in 2012. "We are grateful for the meeting the spiritually positive impact that afterneeds of children. Many school Good News Clubs have agreed to partner with After-school GNCs, which are having on public CEF and provide the volunrequire parental permission schools," said Mr. Moises teers to lead a Good News for a child to attend, offer a Esteves, vice president of Club in their local school. healthy mix of engaging USA Ministries for CEF, "We are excited about the Bible instruction, memory "Knowing that God loves momentum that is growverses, songs and fun-filled them helps children to love ing," said Mr. Esteves, games for elementary others. Every day, we see "There are 65,000 public school children who are children come to us who schools in the U.S. What taught that one's faith in are spiritually hungry, who we have accomplished so Jesus Christ is evident know sorrow and broken- far is just the beginning." through loving others. To ness, and we see the gospel see what real impact the of Jesus Christ change their For further information after-school GNCs are lives." Take 18-year-old about after-school Good having on the public Kayla who credits the posi- News Clubs or about Child schools, Child Evangelism tive direction of her life to Evangelism Fellowship, Fellowship conducted a her involvement in an after- please visit survey last year of 224 pub- school Good News Club as

Christian Film Database Releases Top 100 Films of 2013 when they were released.

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-- Christian Film Database, the most extensive database of "Christian Movies," releases it's annual Top 100 Christian Films on CFDb for the year 2013.

CFDb is your online source for All Things Christian Film! Part of what CFDb has to offer can be found in our Interview section, our Blog section, which includes Movie Reviews, Monthly Top 10 Most Looked at Films on CFDb, and more. CFDb also offers services such as critiquing and an ebook entitled, "So You Think You've Made a Great Christian Film, Think Again." There is even a helpful sites page with many resources that is separated into categories such as: Filmmakers, Actor/ Actresses, Screenwriters, etc.

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6 – God’s Not Dead: The Movie – 22,755 – In Theaters March 21, 2014 5 – The Encounter – 25,859 4- The Reckoning – 27,109 – The Powerful Conclusion to The Shunning and The Confession! Will be showing on the Hallmark Channel Hopefully SOON!

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Good News Press - 5 Antioch’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration By Connie Woods overtones. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Deer Valley’s Principal, life and legacy, was celebrated, as well as Scholar- Kenneth Gardner welcomed the guests, while ship Awards Presented to Senior Pastor of Ebeneser Antioch Unified School Community Church, Rev. District students, at the Onadele gave the prayer annual Dr. Martin Luther invocation. This festive King Jr. Celebration, held event, included various this year at Deer Valley High School on January 20, choral performances such as Deer Valley High 2014. Maggie Anderson School’s Divine Voices, the The City of Antioch & the Antioch Church Family nesses, high unemployment Antioch Unified School Choir, as well as East rates amongst Blacks and District in unison with its County NAACP’s Velma its direct correlation. She sponsors, celebrated the and Claryssa Wilson who attempted to inspire future slain Civil Rights Activist, sang the Negro National entrepreneurship in the Baptist Minister, and Nobel Anthem, Lift Every Voice Black community and supPeace Prize Winner with and Sing. Other acts perport of Black owned busistrong city, school, reliformed, were an angelic nesses. In her somewhat gious, and community sup- praise dance, by Nashone controversial experiment, port. This year’s event, themed “Standing Together Living the Dream”, was jubilant and lively with a nearly packed auditorium and featured keynote speaker, Maggie Anderson, author of “Our Black Year” and founder of The Empowerment Experiment. Middle and High School students of Antioch Church Family Choir at Deer Valley High School, Antioch, CA the Antioch Unified School District MLK Schol- Holmes, and the Presenta- her family bought products arship contest were also tion of Colors by the Anti- exclusively from African acknowledged for their och Boys Scout Troop American owned businessexcellence in art and writ- #151, as well as a student es for an entire year. She ing and were presented skit and performances. Each encouraged people to not with awards at the end of individual act added its own only support regular busisense of originality to the the celebration. nesses but also the African Celebration making it a American businesses. The event was MC’d by' uniquely grand experience. Mayor Wade Harper, AntiShe believed that Dr. King’s och’s first African-American The keynote speech, Mayor, and Joy Motts, Anti- brought by Maggie Ander- dream was for Black people to progress, thrive, and be och School Board Presison, detailed the undent, setting the stage for a derrepresentation of Afri- a part of the American joyful occasion with cultur- can American owned busi- Dream. al, religious, and patriotic

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Good News Press - 6 Does Healing Belong To Us? By Mark and Tinsley Baker –Olive Branch Ministries The question that many Christians have today is, does healing belong to us as it did to the early church? There are 3 basic beliefs on the subject of healing in the modern Christian church. Many believe healing has been done away with, that it was only for the early church and not for us today. This is probably the most wide spread belief. Many believe God does heal as He sees fit, or by some special divine act, or some special faith. The last basic group believes healing belongs to us as part of the atonement of Christ in the redemptive plan of God, along with the remission of sins. These are the 3 main attitudes toward healing in the body of Christ today. The question becomes if the 3rd is right, how could the 2nd be right as well? Many Christians have received divine healing or know someone who did, if this is true, why is not healing a part of the completed work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Does God play favorites? Does He heal based on His whim? Or is He truly no respecter of Persons as His Word says He is? Is He truly the same yesterday today and forever?

6. The Lord executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. Even in the Old Testament we see that His benefits include both forgiveness and healing.

tion knowledge that comes from the entrance of His Word. I believe healing for the body is the legal right for every child of God, but just because we have the legal right to something doesn’t mean we are partakers of it, does it? I My question is has God changed in His attitude toward want to be a partaker of everything the Word of God tells healing the sick? me is legally mine, don’t you? Malachi 3:6. "For I am the Let’s look at how we can not Lord, I do not change; thereonly know the truth but walk fore you are not consumed, O in the reality of it. sons of Jacob. Our faith can only be based on The Lord God Himself says I what the Word of God says. It do not change. Aren’t you glad is sufficient for our faith. We can not have true faith outside He doesn’t? of the Word of God. Faith I think it is fair to say if the starts where we know and Bible teaches divine healing, it would be safe to teach even if understand the Word of God. we didn’t know of one single There are reasons God's peocase of healing. But at some ple don’t walk in His promises. point in time we have to come They can be out of God’s to the realization that God’s perfect will for their Word is true. We have to life. believe in the divine truth of God’s Word. Not judging ourselves as the Word makes it Exodus 15:26. and said, "If you clear we should. diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is Weak in faith. right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep Ignorance of what the His all His statutes, I will put none Word says. If you of the diseases on you which I don’t know the have brought on the Egyptians. truth, you can’t be For I am the Lord who heals made free, can you? you.'' God said through the Prophet Exodus 23:25. "So you shall Hosea; Hosea 4:6 My people serve the Lord your God, and are destroyed for lack of He will bless your bread and knowledge: your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst God's people are destroyed, not because God doesn't care, of you. (If he didn’t care Jesus would If the attitude God had tonever have come) but because Lets take a look at the Word wards healing was for the we don’t understand. children of Israel to be whole of God for the answers to That is a very sobering in the Old Testament, how these questions! much more now? Good ques- thought. Maybe we need to Psalms 103:1. Bless the Lord, tion. If this was true then, and get more knowledge! O my soul; And all that is it was true according to His Sickness and disease originally within me, bless His holy Word, how much more now! I came from spiritual death, name! believe we need to get some spiritual death came as a result light on this subject. The of sin. God told Adam in the 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, Word teaches the entrance of day that you eat there of you And forget not all His benefits: his Word gives light, and unshall surely die. We know 3. Who forgives all your iniqui- derstanding to the simple. (Ps. Adam did not die physically ties, Who heals all your dis119:130.) that day. eases, If I can get understanding of Disease would never have 4. Who redeems your life His will, and that will cause me come on mans body if Adam from destruction, Who to be able to receive the truth had not sinned. God’s attitude crowns you with lovingkindand reality of His Word then I towards sickness is the same want it, don’t you? Because ness and tender mercies, as it is toward sin. His attitude knowing the truth is what sets is the same today as it was in 5. Who satisfies your mouth you free and makes you with good things, So that your whole. I’m not talking about a the Old Testament. He never changes does He? Christ came youth is renewed like the mental ascent to the Word, to reveal God’s attitude toeagle's. I’m talking about true revelaward man. If we want to see

God’s attitude toward man in action, all we have to do is look at Jesus! Jesus was God’s will in the flesh. Jesus came to reveal the Fathers will toward man. John 14:9. Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, `Show us the Father'? Jesus plainly taught that oppression is of the devil.

As we have seen oppression is of the devil, and Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil didn’t He? Jesus came to destroy sin and Jesus came to destroy oppression which is a result of sin. John 10:10. "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

If you are full of sin or sickness, you're not walking in When people were delivered the more abundant life of from the oppression of Satan, their bodies were made God are you? whole; in other words their You can be set free from bodies were healed. Some both. I am not saying or imwould say Jesus delivered plying that if you have sickthem not healed them, but ness in your body that it is the Word of God says Jesus because you walking in sin, healed those who were opor don't love God, or are not sincere in your belief, pressed. not at all. Acts 10:38. "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth I know what it is like to be with the Holy Spirit and with sick and need healing. I bepower, who went about lieve we have a part to play doing good and healing all in this. who were oppressed by the We have to receive it and devil, for God was with Him. truly acknowledge it. In my This verse of Scripture says own experience it took nearthat oppression is of the ly 1 1/2 years before I could devil, not God. Jesus came fully receive the Word on and healed ALL that were this subject. When I did I was healed. Just as we have to oppressed of the devil. receive and acknowledge Luke 13:16. "So ought not that Jesus shed His blood for this woman, being a daughter us so that we can have eterof Abraham, whom Satan has nal life, we must receive and bound think of it for eighteen acknowledge that Jesus body years, be loosed from this was broken so that we can bond on the Sabbath?'' have healing for our bodies. Being a daughter of Abraham Faith comes from knowing is another way of saying she and understanding the Word is a daughter of God’s Cove- of God. If you have never been taught along these lines, nant. you can not truly have faith Jesus said Satan has bound in this area of your life. Faith this daughter of Abraham. comes from hearing and God didn’t bind her, Satan hearing the Word of God. bound her 18 years. Jesus Whether it is for salvation or came to loose her, didn’t He? for healing. Jesus was revealing God’s will toward mankind and His A good place to start is the Passover. There were no sick will toward sickness and among the children of Israel, Satan. You will not find a not one sick person. They All single instance in the New partook of the Passover Testament where God was glorified by one of His people meal. They were all delivered being sick, No Not One! He out of the bondage of Egypt. was glorified when His peo- And they were all healed. ple were healed and set free This was a type of the comfrom satanic oppressions. ing Christ and our redemp1 John 3:8. He who sins is of tion. the devil, for the devil has He told His disciples how to sinned from the beginning. partake of the Passover meal. For this purpose Mt. 26:26. And as they were the Son of God was manieating, Jesus took bread, fested, that He might destroy blessed it and broke it, and the works of the devil. gave it to the disciples and

said, "Take, eat; this is My body.'' 27. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28. "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. He told them to take and eat His body, and to drink His blood. They had to partake didn’t they, He offered it to them, but they had to partake of it. He told them to partake. It is God's will that we partake. That is something He will not do for us. They didn't understand this at that time. Later Peter looking back at Calvary said in; 1 Peter 2:24. who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness by whose stripes you were healed. Peter was quoting Isaiah the 53rd chapter. If you will get a concordance and look at the Hebrew you will see this was talking about physical healing. It is not my purpose to place condemnation on anyone who is sick, God forbid. My purpose is to encourage people to reach out and receive for themselves. Jesus did not come to condemn the world but that through Him we might have life and have it more abundantly. I want people to look these things up for themselves, and see what the Word of God has to say on this subject. I have seen God's healing power work in me and that of my family and others as well. I could share many marvelous testimonies of healing. Testimonies can encourage, but our faith has to be based on what God's Word says, not on someone's testimony. Let's look on… Romans 6:14. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Thank God for His grace. According to God’s Word, we are saved by grace, and by grace we can defeat the devil. As a matter of fact we are told to resist the devil. James 4:6. But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but

Good News Press - 7 National Marriage Week Cont’d from Page 1 "We must find ways to help impoverished single mothers learn more about how to enrich their own home life; and despite their current circumstances, to give their own children a vision that marriage can be in their future aspirations, because marriage brings greater financial stability, better health, and brings the greatest advantageous way to in turn raise their own children," says Weber. "We need for ministries, non-profits, schools and churches to find ways to serve fatherless boys, who may not be getting any messages that marriage can

even be an attainable goal for them. The pendulum has swung too far away from the historical cultural norm of dutiful manhood; we need a radical change of message, thinking and habits to raise the next generation of young men. Of course, women also need some new messages -- that forestalling sexual intimacy and childbearing until marriage provides them a healthier future and is best for their children," said Weber. Today's BreakPoint by Eric Metaxas features "The Truth About Marriage and Poverty" and encourages involvement in National

Marriage Week USA. Listen at National Marriage Week USA (Feb. 7-14) is a campaign to increase marriage education nationwide and provides the only online national marriage calendar to list and locate any and all marriage classes all year. To list or locate an event (it's free) -- click National Calendar at www.nationalmarriageweekus Sheila Weber, its executive director, has been a guest on more than 500 radio and TV talk shows. For interviews, contact Sheila@nationalmarriageweekusa .org. (Christiannewswire)

State of Abortion Cont’d from Page 1 "While the most recent data indicate a decrease in the annual number of abortions, tragically, more than 3,000 unborn children are still killed every day in the United States under the legal doctrine of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton," said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. "As we observe the 41st anniversary of the twin decisions that legalized abortion in America, the pro-life movement remains committed to restoring legal protection to unborn children and providing help and support to their mothers."

abortions can be traced to prolife legislative efforts at the state and federal level that have raised awareness about the humanity of the unborn child These laws not only encourage life-affirming alternatives to abortion, they seek to inform and empower women facing unexpected pregnancy.

"Laws enacted at the federal and state levels have helped immensely in reversing the disturbing trend established by Roe and Doe," observed Tobias. "As just one example, it is estimated that the Hyde Amendment, which As noted in the report, on the prevents the use of taxpayer dolbasis of the most recent reports lars to fund abortions in the Medifrom the U.S. Centers for Disease caid program, has saved well over Control and by the Guttmacher one million unborn children since Institute (originally founded as a it was first enacted in 1976." special research arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation of The report also discusses NationAmerica), National Right to Life al Right to Life's major legislative estimates that there have been priority, the Pain-Capable Unborn more than 56 million abortions in Child Protection Act. The legislaAmerica since 1973, the year that tion breaks new ground in the the U.S. Supreme Court legalized fight to protect mothers and their abortion on demand. unborn children by acknowledging the large body of scientific eviThe report also observes that dence showing that unborn chilafter reaching an all-time high of dren are capable of feeling excruover 1.6 million in 1990, the num- ciating pain by at least 20 weeks ber of abortions performed annu- after fertilization and recognizing ally in the U.S. appear to have that states have compelling interdropped to around 1.1 million a est to protect these pain-capable year. unborn children. This drop in the annual number of As discussed in the report, the

NRLC model legislation has now been enacted in 10 states. In addition, a federal version of the bill has been introduced, and National Right to Life has declared it to be the organization’s top legislative priority for the current Congress. "Abortion remains widely available. But after years of being told that abortion was 'the best choice' or 'their only choice,' women are learning that there are alternatives to abortion that affirm their lives and the lives of their children," added Tobias. "The bottom line is simple: the right-to-life movement is succeeding because even after 41 years and more than 56 million abortions, the conscience of our nation knows that killing unborn children is wrong." The report is available from the National Right to Life Communications Department here: teofabortion Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state rightto-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia. (Christiannewswire)

Doers of the Word cont’d from Page 3 It is very simple, if you walk in love then what you pray for will not be self-serving, but giving, meeting all needs not just yours.

to break them. It makes it impossible not to trust God and lean on Him, because when His love pours out of you - You will put Him first in Your life! Remember when you throw a pebble in a small Let me leave you with a pond, it makes many ripfew thought: Put God first in your life. ples, not just one. Meditate on God’s Word. What you pray for will Learn how it will impact affect others as well as your life and answer you yourself, it always does. needs. Pray for others, not just yourself. Loving The key to being a "doer means getting your eyes of the Word" is love. off your needs and on to Love is the glue that someone else needs. The holds it all together. Word tells us to pray for It is the power that each other. activates faith and generosity. It is the fulfill- Put what you learn into practice. Everyday, one ment of all the previstep at a time. In everyous commandments. thing give thanks. You won’t have to try to Pray without ceasing. Rekeep the Ten Command- joice evermore! Amen! ments when you have If you want to know for God’s love in you. God’s sure that you are a child love makes it impossible of God, then I would like

to invite you to earnestly pray this prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your word says, "…and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (Jn.6:37), So I know You won’t cast me out, but You take me in, And I thank you for it. You said in your Word, "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'' (Ro. 10:13). I am calling on Your name, So I know You have saved me now, You also said, "…that 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. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation." (Ro.10:9,10).

Healing Cont’d from Page 6 gives grace to the humble.'' 7. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. When we are submitted to God He gives us the grace to resist the devil. But we have to do the resisting, God will not do that for us, and when we resist the devil he will flee. God’s Word is on the line and he can not lie. He will watch over His Word to perform it. It shall accomplish that which it was sent to do. It will not return void!

over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. We see that healing and the forgiveness go hand in hand. I'm not here to start an argument, but to start an encouragement. I know that's not proper grammar, but I hope you take my point. Remember Jesus said to the paralytic man who came for healing, be of good cheer your sins are forgiven you. Then He went on to say…

your bed, and go to your house.'' 7. And he arose and departed to his house. 8. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God who had given such power to men. Jesus forgave the mans sins, and then to prove it, He Healed him. You will notice the result was that people glorified God.

If you have already made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life then thank God, I It is not the will of God would like to encourage the Father that any one of His children to have sickyou to also accept Him as ness or disease--None! your Healer. He is both rd Remember the 103 you know? Find out for Matthew 9:2 And behold, Psalm. Vs.3. Who forgives they brought to Him a yourself that He is both. all your iniquities, Who paralytic lying on a bed. heals all your diseases. Acknowledge Him as your And Jesus, seeing their You can not separate savior and the forgiver of faith, said to the paralytic, them, Jesus paid the penal"Son, be of good cheer; all your sins and also ty for both, so why not acknowledge Him as the enjoy them both? They are your sins are forgiven you.'' freely given, and given at healer of your body; Who an incredible cost. 6. "But that you may know forgives all your iniquities, that the Son of Man has James 5:14. Is anyone power on earth to forgive Who heals all your diseasamong you sick? Let him es. sins'' then He said to the call for the elders of the church, and let them pray paralytic, "Arise, take up

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