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Man Of Faith - Ronald Reagan Tribute (Click Here)

Ronald Reagan's church Bel Air Presbyterian Church

put this together to commemorate the birthday of Ronald Reagan.

QUOTES TO PONDER

“Every significant vision that God births in you is going to put your courage to the test.” Bill Hybels

“There is no such thing as an unimportant person in an organization.” Colin Powell

“Choose your companions before you choose your road.” Patrick Lencioni

“Love God, love your neighbors, and do stuff!” Bob Goff

“NO, means Next opportunity.” Mark Burnett tv

“Lead like a multiplier and the people around you get smarter and do better work.” Liz Wiseman

“Are you building God’s Kingdom or your reputation?” Chris Brown

“You want to change the world? Learn how to change your behavior.” Joseph Grenny

“Innovation = idea + leader + team + plan” Vijay Govindarajan

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” Brene Brown

“To be alone in ministry is to waste an opportunity to mentor a young leader.” Oscar Muriu

“The hardest thing a leader has to be in charge of is him or herself.” Dr. Henry Cloud

“You will never do anything more significant in your life than serve the local church.” Andy Stanley

“I didn’t know what I was going to do until my feet got to where I was supposed to be” Michael Jr. Comedy

"Jesus did not say that the whole world should go to church. But He did say that the church should go to the whole world." Pastor Greg Laurie

"A good sermon is not one where our young people slap their knees in hysterics, but bend them in repentance." Adam Ramsey

"You do not determine a man's greatness by his talent or wealth, as the world does, but rather by what it takes to discourage him." Pastor Jerry Falwell Sr.

"The deal is not to get more people in your building. The deal is to get more people that are in your building out of your building to keep more people out of Hell and into Heaven." Bobby Welch

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KEYS FOR KIDS

  • Keys for Kids is a daily devotional written especially for children. Each devotion contains a Scripture passage, a story, a personal application, and a verse to memorize.
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  • BIBLE CHALLENGE

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  • MAY I ASK YOU A QUESTION?

    Have you ever asked Jesus to be your Savior? If not, let me help you make this life changing decision!

    FIRST: ADMIT TO GOD YOU ARE A SINNER AND BE WILLING TO TURN FROM YOUR SIN

    Admit honestly to God that you have sinned and disobeyed Him. Sin is anything you do, say, think or feel that does not please God. No sin is allowed in heaven.

    The Bible says:

  • Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
  • Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death (everlasting punishment).”
  • SECOND: BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, WAS BURIED, AND ROSE AGAIN ON THE THIRD DAY, THEN JESUS APPEARED BEFORE HUNDREDS.

    His blood was shed to pay for your sins. Because Jesus loves you so much, He took the punishment for you so that you can be forgiven.

    The Bible says:

  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”
  • Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
  • THIRD: CALL ON JESUS TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS.

    When you trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you, God forgives you! You become His child, and He promises you a home in heaven forever!

    The Bible says:

  • Romans 10:13 “Whoever CALLS on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  • John 3:18 “He who believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned.”
  • FOURTH: DO IT NOW!

    Put your trust in Jesus as your Savior from sin today! Do it now, and begin following Him, making Him BOSS in your life by obeying His Word, the Bible.

    The Bible says:

  • 2 Corinthians 6:2b “I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."
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    IF YOU'RE READY NOW, JESUS WILL SAVE YOU. HERE IS A SUGGESTED PRAYER:

    Before you pray this prayer please note: It's not the words that save you but the attitude of your heart. Let God know that you are sorry for your sins and that you are willing to turn from them and that you are putting your faith in Jesus and His shed blood on the cross to save you. Remember, the Bible promise in Romans 10:13, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Jesus always keeps His promises!

  • Dear God, I ADMIT I am a sinner. I am willing to trun from my sins. Please forgive me for all the bad things I have ever said, thought or done.
  • I BELIEVE Jesus died on a cross and shed His blood so my sins could be forgiven, was buried and rose again on the third day.
  • I CALL on Jesus to forgive all of my sins and to make Him the boss of my life from this day forward. Thank you for saving me as you promised. I will see you in Heaven someday. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
  • IF YOU PRAYED THAT PRAYER OR ONE LIKE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE DROP ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW SO I MAY REJOICE WITH YOU, PRAY FOR YOU AND HELP SUPPORT YOU AS YOU ENTER YOUR NEW LIFE WITH JESUS CHRIST.

    Pastor Garry

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    I'M A CHRISTIAN NOW - WHAT'S NEXT

    In order to grow strong as a Christian, you must be obedient to the commands of Christ. Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15). Some of these requirements are listed below in order that you may know what our Lord expects of His disciples.

  • 1. Be Baptized
  • Baptism is the first step of obedience for a new Christian. The first public act in the ministry of Jesus was His baptism by John the Baptist in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17). The New Testament teaches that baptism is an outward sign of an inward change (Romans 6:4). It is a public confession and testimony of what has already taken place in your heart. Baptism is a burial and a resurrection. We are buried with Christ (immersed in water) in the likeness of His death, and we are raised with Christ in the likeness of His resurrection (Romans 6:4). Not only does baptism picture the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, it also pictures the burial of the old sinful life and the resurrection of a new life in Christ. As a believer, you should be baptized not in order to be saved, but because you are saved (Acts 8:35-40). It is a witness of your faith in Christ.

  • 2. Read Your Bible Daily
  • Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4). Just as you need physical food in order to sustain physical life, you need spiritual food (the Bible) to maintain spiritual life. We suggest you begin with the New Testament by reading the Gospel of John or Mark. Set aside a few moments at the beginning of each day for Bible study. Look for promises to claim, commandments to obey, examples to follow and sins to avoid. Memorize key verses such as John 3:16. Your growth as a Christian will be directly related to your personal application of the Word of God.

  • 3. Pray Every Day
  • Prayer is talking to God. Jesus said, "Men ought always to pray." (Luke 18:1). In another place we read, "Pray without ceasing." (I Thessalonians 5:17). You should form the habit of praying (talking to God) daily for definite people and specific things. A prayer list may be helpful in making your prayers more meaningful. There is nothing too great and nothing too small to take to the Lord in prayer. Thank God for all He has done for you.

  • 4. Witness For Christ
  • The greatest work in the world is sharing your faith in Jesus with others. Every Christian can and should introduce others to the Savior. Jesus said, "Ye shall be a witness unto Me." (Acts 1:8). Remember that you witness by what you do as well as by what you say. At home and at school, there should be something about you that's different - love, patience, kindness. Let people know it was Jesus who made the difference in your life.

  • 5. Tithe Your Income
  • Tithing (giving one-tenth or one dime for every dollar) of your chore money is the Biblical method of supporting God's work. The Bible tells us, "Upon the first day of the week (Sunday) let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him." (I Corinthians 16:2). God says to bring the tithe into the "storehouse," meaning the local church. Your church is your storehouse of spiritual food, blessing and service, so this is the place to give your tithe.

  • 6. Attend Church Regularly
  • If Jesus loved us (the church) enough to die for it (Ephesians 5:25), this is an important reason for us to love and support it. Regular church attendance should be as much a habit as eating. "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25) is a clear command of the word of God. At the church services you will hear God's word read, explained, and applied to your everyday problems of life. If you try to live the Christian life alone, failure will result. In unity there is strength.

    There is far more to the Christian life than what is included here, but if these six steps are carefully followed you will find yourself growing more and more in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please accept this personal invitation to worship with us at Grace Baptist Church so that we may help you continue your growth as a Christian.

    Pastor Garry

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