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Our Mission - Be Leaders
 
There were about 120 followers of Jesus when He ascended into Heaven. What happened to all the crowds that followed Him at one time? We know that He once fed well over 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fish - “the number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.” (Matthew 14:21)
 
Yes, He was vilified and crucified, and perhaps some of these did not know He had risen from the dead, although it was the talk of Jerusalem at the time. And I Corinthians 15:6 says - After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time… Yet, only 120 were still active followers, waiting for the Holy Spirit to come.
 
It takes more than miracles for people to believe. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit. He had not yet come to indwell these believers, empower them to do God’s work, and convict unbelievers of their sin. And without His active presence on earth, nothing was happening. These believers were still waiting for Him to arrive. When He did arrive, this group began to change the world. Their numbers exploded to over 3,000 in just one day.
 
As you tell others what Jesus has done for you, be sure to pray for the Holy Spirit to be working in their lives. In doing so, we acknowledge our dependence on God, knowing that we can do nothing without Him. God will then respond by doing what only He can do; revealing truth and changing hearts and lives. Always pray for the power of the Holy Spirit.
 
Peter had become the leader of this group. The same man who denied Jesus is now leading. How did this happen? Jesus, Himself, is responsible. It happened the third time when Jesus appeared to the disciples. They had been fishing all night. In the morning, they saw Jesus on the shore cooking breakfast. They joined Him to eat fish and bread.
 
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
Again, Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?”
He answered, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.
Then he said to him, “Follow me!” (John 21:15-19)
 
When Peter denied even knowing Him, Jesus had “looked straight at Peter”. They both knew what he had done. Since Peter denied the Lord three times, Jesus questioned him three times about his love. Peter was hurt, just as Jesus was hurt. When Jesus concludes by saying, “Follow me!” Peter knew he had been forgiven, was ready to follow Jesus, and become a leader.
 
Yes, it is true; followers of Jesus become leaders of people. You must follow first in order to lead. Out of our desire to follow and obey Jesus comes the desire to lead others to Him.
 
You can be like Peter, because you also have been forgiven. You can be a witness to what Jesus has done for you. Your past does not matter, only what you will do from this day forward.
 
Will you be a leader of people? If so, the first place you lead them will be to Jesus!
 

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You are invited to have a personal relationship with God, your Creator!

To have a personal relationship with God, you must become a follower of Jesus. There is no other way. This decision must be a personal commitment from the heart. No one else can decide for you. This is the most important decision you will make in this life.  Here are the steps to become a child of God and experience His love and all of His blessings today:

Know that God loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
and whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
(I John 3:1)

    
Admit that you have sinned against God.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away... there is no one who does good,
not even one. (Romans 3:10-12)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)


    Believe and Receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.
(Acts 16:30-31)
 
But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God. (John
1:12)
  
Pray this prayer of commitment:
     Lord Jesus, I know that you love me. I admit that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.
I choose to believe that You died to forgive me and to follow you.
Right now, I receive you as my Savior and Lord, and ask you to come into my life forever. 
Thank you for hearing my prayer and giving me eternal life today.
      Amen
 
Declare your faith and let others know you have decided to follow Jesus
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
  
Trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the most important thing you can ever do.
We would like to help you learn more if you have accepted Christ as your personal Savior. 
Send us an email so that we may send you some helpful literature.
This will help you begin your new life in Christ and you will be taking the next step of declaring your faith to others.
Please tell us about your new faith in Jesus today!

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Do You Have NO TIME?

Symptoms:
  Those who are over worked, too busy, or have too much to do today: including dads and moms,
professionals and blue collar, rich and poor, and all others who fit this description.

 The Prescription:
Read one Devotional daily as long as you have NO TIME

Directions for Use:
Use only when you have NO TIME for your daily devotional.

Warning:
Reading this devotional may be helpful to your spiritual growth.
You may develop a thirst for God's Word and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
Common side effects are humility, honesty, obedience, joy, and thankfulness.
Some people experience less stress and more peace, which will definitely contribute to their emotional stability.
In some cases, people have become addicted to reading every day.
Do not read for more than seven days straight, unless you experience the symptoms above,
in which case you should consult with God, the Great Physician, immediately.
He will be very pleased to hear from you.
You may have a strong desire to worship Him with praise and glory.
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