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July/August 2011

Visionary “Good News” Gazette Christian Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 8

Indisputable Biblical Facts: Just Saying . . . It‟s up to you to do what you do, but don‟t twist the Bible to make it fit for you!

So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God cre-  ated he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27 "'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Leviticus 18:22 “… 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.” Romans 10:9 Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come  into existence. 2nd Corinthians 5:17 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Matthew 24:36 “Therefore keep watch because you do not

know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. Mark 13: 32 to 36 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:17

Inside this issue: Wisdom From Annie

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Prayer for July/August

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Trivia

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Martha’s Christian Journey

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CrossWord

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Something To Ponder

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New Ministries

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The Teen Scene

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Life Changes

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Worship Places on Edisto Island Edisto Beach Baptist Church (843) 869-2662, 414 Jungle Rd Allen AME Church

Presbyterian on Edisto

Calvary AME Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

(843) 869-2326, 2164 Hwy 174

(843) 869-3672, 8321 Pine Landing Rd

(803)869-3568, 1589 Hwy 174

Zion Reformed Episcopal

Greater Galilee Church of Our Lord

(843) 869-3715, 8060 Botany

Church (843) 753-2273, Hwy 174

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Edisto Island Community

Catholic Church-St. Frederic

Church (843) 869-4216, 908 Hwy 174

(843) 869-0124, 544 Hwy 174

Edisto Island Methodist Church (843)869-3456, 3319 Palmetto Rd

United Church of Christ (843) 869-9202, 209 Lily St.

(843) 869-1138, 8006 Steamboat Landing Road Bethel AME (843) 869-1961, 945 Highway 174 New First Baptist 803-869-2432, Hwy 174

Edisto Presbyterian USA 843) 869-2300, 1890 Hwy 174 Mount Olive Baptist (843) 869-0990, 2779 Hwy 174 Bethlehem Church (843) 577-5521, 8017 Pt. of Pines Rd


Wisdom From Annie AWARENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For ALL PEOPLE, but Especially for 50+ Make sure you read the label at the supermarket. You can tell sugar if the word ends in “OSE” for example, FRUTCOSE. Do your research..............check the meanings of all items! Below are some items you will find on a label: high fructose — corn syrup partially hydrogenated—vegetable oils chia seeds DHA omega 3 paprika balsamic vinger

Here are some healthy foods for you: cucumber + apples rice crackers real honey water (drink plenty) cabbage almonds sunflower seeds sesame seeds sweet potatoes butternut squash flaxseed oils olive oil lemons broccoli parsley

JUST IMAGINE. . . No Teeth! It is important that we brush and floss regularly. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for 2 minutes each time, and floss at least once a day. Following this regimen may help in avoiding the possibility of having periodontal gum disease. PERIODONTAL gum disease is a disease of the gums that if not treated, may cause heart disease, stroke, and memory loss. AS ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DENTIST! Our bodies are so connected. It seems complicated, but it is not. We need to pay more attention to this temple in order for it to last. GOD BLESS!

Health Tips by Brother Curtis When I was young no one talked about cholesterol. I just ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Fatback, chitlins, pork chops, steak, hamburgers, onion rings, cheesecakes, and honey buns. Remember that? Umm, sounds good, and maybe, you want some now, or probably about to eat some. Just know, it's not good for you all of the time. Or maybe, I should say FAT, FAT, FAT, FAT, FAT, FAT!!!!!! Cholesterol. What is it? Where does it come from? It is fat that the body makes, more specifically, the liver makes the fat, or cholesterol. Cholesterol comes from other animals like turkey, bacon, and fish that people eat. The animals make cholesterol in their bodies. By itself, from time to time, those foods won't hurt, but over consumption on a daily basis can be harmful over time. At some point, a person starts to notice some fat build up on their bodies. Love handles, lower back hurting, a fat face, or a large stomach. Look at it this way, your body is making fat and a person that eats fat, or other animals are also becoming fat. Having a large build up of fat can be harmful to a person's heart, because fat clogs the arteries and can cause a heart attack. As good as the pizza may taste, the cheese and ham, are all fat that builds up in the body. Yes, the food tastes good, but is not always good for you on a consistent basis. There is another type of fat and it is called saturated fats. Those come from donuts, fried chicken, french fries and most foods cooked in oil or margarine. Margarine and butter comes from cows that make fat. Saturated fats build up and causes arteries to clog. What should a person eat? Certainly not all fats, all the time, but plenty of vegetables, fruits, nonfat/low fat milk, nonfat/low fat cereals, etc., to balance it all out. Watch the labels when you buy your foods. You should be looking for the fat and cholesterol content as well as sodium and sugar. Stay far away from processed foods. How do you lose the fat? It's hard, but it can be done. Exercise and cut out the fats, donuts, pizzas, whole milk, fried fish, eggs, fast foods and watch the fat drop off. It will take some time, but you will notice a lighter you. This has to be a lifestyle if you want to keep the fat off. What if your doctor said your cholesterol is high? What would you do? Would you continue eating those fat foods? Would you continue gaining weight and hurting your body, even though you may be prescribed medication? Would you change? Your body is the temple of the living God!! So, take care of your temple. It is your vehicle. You will need it to get around and live longer. The choice is yours. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Talk to your doctor about that and obtain physicals every year. Your doctor should have a chart of foods you can have if you have high cholesterol. I hope this is a blessing to others. Page 2

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Humor God, Are You Listening? A man was walking through a forest pondering life. He walked, pondered, walked, and pondered. He felt very close to nature and even close to God. He felt so close to God that he felt if he spoke God would listen. So he asked, "God, are you listening?" And God replied, "Yes my son, I am here." The man stopped and pondered some more. He looked towards the sky and said, "God, what is a million years to you?"

God replied, "Well my son, a second to me is like a million years to you."

So the man continued to walk and to ponder... walk and ponder... Then he looked to the sky again and said, "God, what is a million dollars to you?" And God replied, "My son, my son...a penny to me is like a million dollars to you. It means almost nothing to me. It does not even have a value it is so little." The man looked down, pondered a bit and then looked up to the sky and said, "God, can I have a million dollars?" And God replied, "In a second." Author is Unknown

Prayer for July/August We thank you for all that you have done and all that you do. Thank you Father Most of all for your Dear Son, Jesus the Christ. Help us to remember that you are our help, our strength, our joy, and our peace. Help us not forget you are our very source and even the very air we breathe. Therefore let us hold dear to your words; meditating on it day and night. Help us to be obedient to your word and your ways for it will help us to bear “But these are those who hear the fruit according to Mark 4: 20. word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirty-fold, some sixty and some a hundred”. I pray that we would bear fruit by doing what the word says and not our way. Help us to Trust in the Lord with all our heart, and lean not on our own understanding; In all our ways acknowledge you and you will direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) In Jesus‟ name I pray and ask all these things. Amen! Sister S.J. Volume 1, Issue 8

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Indisputable Bible Facts: Just saying. . . Continue from p. 1

What I say to you, I say to everyone: „Watch!‟ ” Mark 13:37

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give

him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:18-21

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Jeremiah 23:1

No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning

has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:6-10 Min. A.A.

Trivia Who was “the dead” at the battle of Mount Gilboa? Which tree did God tell Adam and Eve not to eat from? What is the last book of the Bible? In what language was the Old Testament originally written? What is the name of the second book of the Bible? In which book in the Bible is God not mentioned? How many books are there in the New Testament? How did Judas Iscariot die? Who wrote the most books in the New Testament? Which book records a woman killing a man by driving a peg through his temple? What happened after Balaam beat his donkey three times? What did Esau sell his birthright to his younger twin brother, Jacob for?

Encouraging Words Okay, so you have a dream and you said it came from God then why are you still waiting for man to approve what God has ordained? It's time for you to mature in being good stewards over the dream or vision God has placed in you. You must first settle the fact that there will be challenges and obstacles that will try to hinder the move of God. How-

ever, God's plan for you was never meant to be contingent upon natural circumstances, people, or things. Since God has called you to freedom, then you are to be steadfast

in the Word of God. It's time to stop listening to naysayers, lies, and deceptions brought to you by the enemy through people and focus on your assignment. Walk it out by faith, relying completely on God to manifest His promises in your life. What can man do to stop what God has power over? Absolutely nothing! Sis. D.J.M.

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Christian/Gospel Music Christian

Gospel

Glorious Day—Casting Crowns

I Smile—Kirk Franklin

Stronger—Mandisa I Refuse—Josh Wilson

Nobody Greater—VaShawn Mitchell

Blessing—Laura Story

My Heart Says Yes—Troy Sneed

Listen to the Sound—Building 429

Walking—MaryMary Well Done—Deitrick Haddon

You Love Me Anyway—Sidewalk I Give Myself Away—William Prophets McDowell You Are More—Tenth Avenue North

Over & Over—Trin-i-tee 5:7

Reach—Peter Furler

He Has His Hands On You— Marvin Sapp

Your Love—Brandon Heath

I Believe—James Fortune

Your Great Name—Natalie Grant

God Made Me—Mississippi Mass Choir

Martha’s Christian Journey Short Story—Series 4 They arrived at Ms. Kathleen‟s home. Martha bathed and went to bed. About three hours later, Martha awoke to something moving in her bed. At first, she thought that she was dreaming and she turned over. The odd thing was that when she turned over, whatever it was that touched her was now touching her other thigh. That thing was now pulling off her clothing. When she opened her mouth to scream, a huge hand covered her mouth. It was Mark! He whispered, “If you scream, I will go to the hospital and kill your grandmother.” She began to cry as he began to rip her underwear from her body. Suddenly, the bedroom door flew open and the lights flew on. It was KathVolume 1, Issue 8

When Kathleen saw her husband and a disheveled and crying Martha, she began to cry. Mark began to beg for forgiveness. Instead, Ms. Kathleen reached for telephone to call the police. Mark ran to get dressed and left the house. Will continue in September‟s issue! Min. A.A.

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Relationship vs. Religion Often times, during my walk with Christ I have encountered people who have found it much easier and satisfying to place Christianity into more of a religious corner more than anything else. It's funny because these are people who don't even make attempts to study and understand what it means to truly have a relationship with Jesus Christ. It both saddens and worries me because people, in general find it much less time consuming to classify things into groups, so as not to be responsible for actually “doing their homework” and learning about people who are of another background or society. It further raises a concern to me, because these people are so quick to write off the things of the Most High God as if knowing Him is more optional than anything else. I have had many a discussion with a particular young man who felt as though

Christians were out to “sell” people on their religion and damn them to Hell if they chose not to accept. It made me feel fearful for him, because he found it so easy to almost incriminate God, Himself, Someone who he never wanted to get to know in the first place! He didn't understand that human beings have a choice, either to serve God or serve the devil. He didn't understand that it is people who send themselves to Hell, not God, for we are all left with a choice. As Christians, we have to know for ourselves, the difference between “religion” and a true relationship with God. Religion carries with it an “if, then” connotation that doesn't accurately nor completely describe what it means to be a Christian. Living your life for Christ is vastly different than following the rules and hoping to go to Heaven because of

that. Christianity means that we have trusted Christ with our souls and have grown to love Him for what He has done, does, and will continue to do. That in turn, makes us want to serve Christ. No “If, then” there. It is important that we comprehend the true meaning for our lives, which is to glorify God in every aspect of our lives. So to all of you, my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, I leave you with this scripture passage from Titus 3:5, which I believe sums up why a life lived for Christ is not religious, nor does it carry with it an obligatory undertone. “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit”. Be blessed! Sister B.J.

Something To Ponder by Sister Lillian Unforgiveness Unforgiveness is an issue that plagues Christians and Non-Christians. Yes, Christians who are tongue talking and Bible toting are still dealing with unresolved issues, but with God anything is possible. Well, what is unforgiveness? It is not willing to forgive or excuse a person's faults or wrong doing. One morning when I was getting ready for church, I was listening to a pastor teaching about unforgiveness. I stopped and gave it my undivided attention. He was speaking directly to my heart. God always knows what you need to hear to change your mind and heart. I learned that unforgiveness can make you sick, block your blessings, and it's a sin. That person, you are not forgiving, is in control of you. He or she has moved on with their lives and you are stuck in anger, bitterness and frustration. " For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15 After I have meditated on those words, I knew I had to make things right because I wanted my Heavenly Father to forgive me of my trespasses. I contacted my family members and told them I forgave them for their trespasses against me and asked them to forgive me for my trespasses. Initially, it was hard to do. But it got easier as I continued to make the calls. I did not want my blessings to be blocked and I wanted to be in right standing with God. As a Christian, you are required to forgive anyone who have ever hurt you, manipulated you, talked about you, lied on you, take your husband or wife away from you, killed a family member, etc. You must forgive them through faith and God will help you through it. You can only do it with God's help. I also learned that because I was harboring unforgiveness, I was being tormented by the devil. He will use whoever I came in contact with.People would bump into me in the street, cut me off in traffic, spit in from of me, walk across me and he (the devil) would use my spouse against me. After I got my heart right with God, I started forgiving people immediately. I found that it released me from anger, bitterness and frustration. I'm free from being tormented by people. It's now a pleasure to go out to shop and take care of my business. It is wonderful. Thank God for Christian maturity!! I'm so glad I turned the television on at the right time. God knew I was ready to receive the word, I had to change my mind and heart. I wanted to be obedient to the word of God. It has changed my life completely. I'm free!!! “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36 Volume 1, Issue 8

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Christian Theologian— Dr. John Gill John Gill - (1697 - 1771), English Baptist, Biblical scholar, staunch Calvinist John Gill was born November 23, 1697 in Kettering, Northamptonshire. In his youth, he attended Kettering Grammar School, mastering the Latin classics and learning Greek by age eleven. The young scholar continued self-study in everything from logic to Hebrew. His love for Hebrew would follow Gill throughout his life. At the age of about twelve, Gill heard a sermon from his pastor, William Wallis, on the text, "And the Lord called unto Adam, and

said unto him, where art thou?" (Genesis 3:9). The message stayed with Gill and eventually led to his conversion. It was not until seven years later that young John made a public profession when he was almost nineteen years of age.

larger premises and moved to a Carter Lane, St. Olave‟s Street, Southwark. His pastorate lasted 51 years. This Baptist Church would later become the Metropolitan Tabernacle pastored by Charles Spurgeon. During Gill's ministry the church strongly supported the preaching of George Whitefield at nearby Kennington Common.

His first pastoral work was as an intern assisting John Davis at Higham Ferrers in 1718 at age twenty one. He was subsequently called to pastor the Strict Baptist church at Goat Yard Chapel, Horsleydown, Southwark in 1719. In 1757, his congregation needed

In 1748, Gill was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of Aberdeen. He was a profound scholar and a prolific author.

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March 21st, October 21, or December 2012? What do you believe? Some say Judgment Day is May 21st or October 21st, or December 2012. The Bible says, “No one knows the day nor the hour when Christ returns.” This, I believe, stands true today. Instead of worrying about the date, we should focus on whether or not we are prepared for the return. Too many of us must make changes that will put us in a position to be worthy of Christ‟s return. Are we ready? Have we repented and asked for God‟s mercy for the sins we have committed? Will you be one of those staying behind after the Rapture? Have you accepted Christ? This should be our concern, instead of the date. The date should be the least of your worries. If God wanted us to know the date, he would have put it in the Bible with everything else He placed in there for us to live by. There are some things God did not want us to know. Obviously the date of Jesus‟ return is one of them. There are people predicting the date and as a result, people have been selling their possessions. When the predicted date does not materialize, those people are left with nothing. One organization, which will remain nameless in this newsletter, has an estimated worth of $18,000,000.00. If the organization is predicting the end of the world, why would they need millions of dollars? "Study to shew (show) thyself (yourself) approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" 2nd Timothy 2:15 - KJV. This verse simply means that we should read and study the Bible. This process will allow us to not be fooled by the wiles of the devil. Reading for yourself will allow God to help you to understand and act upon His directions and lessons in His Word. Many people attend church and wait for the preacher to divulge the Word of God. Unfortunately, it is important that you read the Word for yourself. Whether you read or don‟t read for yourself, you are held accountable. The excuse of not knowing about the Word will not be justifiable for God. I am saying all of this to say that if you read the Word, you will know that not even Jesus knows the date of His return. So, lets focus on what we do know. We know that Jesus will return. We know God‟s expectations for our lives based upon Bible principles. We must live by those principles and be ready for whenever Jesus will return! Min. A.A.

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The Teen Scene Leadership

Following your own opinions and

Dr. King took all kinds of cruelty

doing what you want to do can be

for wanting equal rights for all peo-

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ple and in the end it cost him his

from my own experience, being my-

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Inspirational Story — Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Elizabeth Blackwell Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821- May 31, 1910) was the first woman to graduate from a medical school and became a pioneer in educating women in medicine. Elizabeth was born in England and in 1832 Elizabeth and her family moved to the United States not long after moving Elizabeth‟s father died and her mother and sisters started a private school. As Elizabeth grew up she became interested in medicine. Elizabeth was turned down by many school do to the fact that she Volume 1, Issue 8

was a woman and in those days women were not meant for medicine but being a wife and mother or teacher. Blackwell still searched and searched to find a place of acceptance. She soon found Geneva College, but not without a few troubles along the way. She became an outcast and even laughed at, but her persistence paid off. She was soon accepted into Geneva College and graduated top of her class in 1849. Elizabeth‟s story teaches us to not allow others to quench our dreams, no matter what others

think, our dreams are ours, and it is up to us, whether or not to pursue them. Sis. B.A.

Pursue your dreams and do not be discouraged by negativity! Trust that God will lead you straight to your success! Page 12


GOT Wisdom??? Mighty Words from Solomon Hol d tion on to in , gua do not strucrd i t we let it g o you ll, for i ; r lif t is e. Pro verb s 4:1 3

a s is ru o ve hte rig ence o ed. e h l of t ut vio e wick h t b h u mo f life, of t e h t h o u T 1 tain he mo n 10:1 u s t b s fo ver elm Aw Pro wh

ife of n husba oble charac nd ter is her gracef â€&#x;s crown, bu ul wif t a dise is de cay in his bones . Prove rbs 12 :4 A gentle answer turns

A wise so n brings joy to his fat her, but a foolish m an despis es his moth er. away wrath, but a harsh Proverbs 15:20 word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

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 paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Volume 1, Issue 8

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Life Changes What are some things you can do to make positive changes in your life? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Have you confessed your sins to God? Is your conscience clear? If not, please do so soon. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

If Jesus returned today, will you be ready? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

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Please forward donations to the following address: P.O. Box 831 Edisto Island, SC 29438 “Where there is no vision, the people perish . . .” Proverbs 29:18

Sharing the “Word of God” and letting His light shine before men is an essential part of this ministry. Visionary Christian Ministries through the production of this monthly newsletter desires to reach ALL people, saved and unsaved! The “Word of God” is not a secret for Christians, it is the road map that God ordained for ALL people. Sharing, encouraging, laughing, praying, and most of all, loving one another is a must for this ministry. We hope that God’s eternal love seeps through to the reader as they read and enjoy this newsletter. Remember, your future cannot change for the better without Christ!

Salvation! Is this your Eternal Goal? God desires for all of us to be saved. It is not His desire that any should perish. Nevertheless, He also gave us free will. Our Father desires us to make the decision of following Him or not.

sins. You must acknowledge that you believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for you. It is as simple as that! God hears you and God Saves you! If you have not made that decision today, please Have you made that deci- make it soon. Tomorrow is not promised to you and sion? When you take your waiting until later, may be last breath, where will you too late! spend eternity? Will it be Heaven or hell? The end Eternity is too long to be result will be based upon without God! the choice you made! Scriptures for Salvation

our Lord.

It is my hope that you choose to follow God. If you make that choice today, you have to acknowledge that you are a sinner. Then you must repent of your

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Undisputable Biblical Facts The staff of Visionary “Good News” Gazette would like to thank the contributors for the month of July/August!

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