Jesus Christ didn’t pave the way for another religion, rather He said: ‘I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly’ (John 10:10). The facts remain, you can visit Confucius’ tomb, Buddha’s tomb, Mohammed’s tomb, and Lenin’s tomb, they are all occupied. However, the tomb of Jesus Christ is EMPTY! Jesus said, ‘I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death’ (Revelation 1:18).
As 21st century evangelists we proclaim the same Good News about Jesus Christ: ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes’ (Romans1:16). As evangelists we recognise the biblical mandate to proclaim God’s love to a sin sick world, to ‘Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give’ (Matthew 10:8).
The Bible describes what the Gospel is in 1 Corinthians 15 verses 1-4: ‘Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that 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’.
The Bible says that we are all sinners (Rom. 3:23). We have all broken God’s Holy law and we are all guilty of having sinned. Consequently we are separated from God (Isaiah 59:2) we are dead in our sins (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:3) and cannot please God (Rom. 3:10-11). Mankind will therefore suffer damnation (2 Thess. 1:9). However, God in His love and mercy offers the way to escape this judgment by receiving Christ, by trusting in what Jesus did (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Pet. 2:24). Since we are sinners, we cannot remove the guilt of our sinfulness through our own efforts. Galatians 2:21 says, “…if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.” The Law is the do’s and don’t’s of moral behavior. In other words, we can’t become righteous by what we do. Why? Because we are dead in our sins (Eph. 2:3). This means that since we cannot remove our own sins, God must do it. Jesus, who is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; 8:58; Col. 2:9), bore our sins in His body on the cross (1 Pet. 2:24). He died in our place and paid the penalty for breaking the Law of God that should have fallen upon us.
It is only through Christ Jesus that we can escape what God will execute upon all who have broken his holy and perfect law. Do you want to be saved from the righteous judgment of God? If so, if you want to become a Christian and follow God, then you must first realize that you have sinned against God, and are under his judgment. Then, look to Jesus who died on the cross and trust what He did in order for you to be forgiven and saved from the judgment of God.
Romans 10 verses 9-10 says ‘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.‘ That’s good news! So call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ now and become his life-long follower as a baptized member of his Body, which is the Church.
“In 2004 the Lord put on my Heart a burden for the nation, that was the root of what developed into Strength Christian Ministries. In 2007 I started preaching the Gospel from place to place under the leading of the Holy Spirit and in 2006 the Lord gave me a vision of a tender twig which grew up into a mighty tree. I believe that vision relates to the growth and impact of what we are doing. To date I have been privileged to personally lead many hundreds of people to Christ. As a ministry we facilitate a growing number of committed and gifted evangelists nationally, God is growing what He has called into being”.
Keith read about and relates with D’Aubigne the Swiss minister and historian who recognised that: “There is a moment that exists in the life of God’s men, it is that in which they first recognise their helplessness and nothingness. From that time they receive their strength from God on high, it is from among the dry bones, the darkness and the dust of the Earth, that God is pleased to select instruments. Men must know their weakness before they can know God’s strength”
Keith describes the ministry as a planting of the Lord which:
* Encourages men to rise up to their evangelistic spiritual calling
* Raises up a standard through discipleship
* Equips men in bold public declaration of the Gospel
* Demonstrates God’s Love & Power
* Turns the heart of the nation back to God
Join this important and vital ministry today, there are three ways to get involved:
• Prayer. Pray for and with us, this is a vital part of the ministry, as you pray you join
with us in the Gospel cause.
• Join us. Get involved with evangelism through Strength Christian Ministries. You might be a novice or already in Christian ministry, perhaps you represent a church, we have a place for all Christians.
• Partnership. Join us as a partner by clicking the link below. We’ll send you newsletters, updates and teaching material.
• Giving. All our evangelists work without charge. Your practical support will allow us to print tracts, purchase teaching materials, and provide expenses towards the running of this ministry.
Tel: 07846 599193
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