Gleanings March-April 2015

Health Report: Barbara had some follow up tests done on March 25th. The results of which revealed that the infection is once again present.  She is continuing treatment with a new medicine.  Something specifically developed in Switzerland for this problem. We thank God for His providential provisions.

Another Open Door

A new Bible Study with group of several “church” leaders in San Filipe, Quetzaltenango.

We characterize this as a rescue mission to the disillusioned and deceived.

We have been able to be involved with several groups who use  New Testament labels.  That is, they call themselves a church and their leaders pastors but by definition they are not.

Not churches and not pastors and not teaching the Bible.  They are preaching “another gospel” which is not the gospel and teaching the doctrines of man.

These groups have been deceived and fleeced by the false doctrines of Neo-Pentecostalism. They played the Pentecostal game and pretended they were gifted and called by God. But now they are burned out and can’t hype the people anymore.

The offerings fall off and so do the “pastors”.

We have not sought this aspect of the ministry directly.  It is rather a by product of our radio ministry.  There are mixed in these groups some genuine blood bought Christians, who when they hear the Word of God know it is their Father speaking.

It is to these believers we have responded and set up group studies.  Our approach has been expound the Word of God and let God’s Spirit apply it as He will.

We have seen some evidence that God is using these studies. However some reject the truth of God’s Word and prefer to go their own way.

Much like any group that hears God’s Word unmixed with God given faith.  They go away more ignorant of truth then ever.

Our goal: To be available to God for this aspect of ministry as long as He wills.  We have the expectation that He will eventually establish  Churches made up of true believers upon the foundation of His Word and for His own Glory.

We use God’s Appointed means, the Bible, and God’s Appointed method, preaching.  (For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God 1 Cor. 1:18)

Depending on God to apply the finished work of Christ to those He has called through His Word and by His Spirit.

1. “Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” (2 Tim 4:2-5)

2. “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:21-24)

3.Because: “Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.” (John 10:25-30)

Thank You For Praying

Personal: 1. Barbara’s Health 2.Near Future Plans

Ministry:  3. The New opportunities in San Filipe, Quetzaltenango 4. Jorge and his family 5. Temple Baptist Church San Juan and Xela

Radio Ministry: 6. Stations  7. Production of Programing

Pastoral Training: 8. San Filipe  9. Uspantan 10. Nahuala

11. San Antonio Suchitepequez

These Last Days: 11. The testimony of Christians  12. God sent revival to His church  13. Protection and Courage For God’s Pulpits 14. The Revival 0f God called pastors, Return to the Bible and with dependance upon God’s Spirit and Restoration of the Gospel. 15. Repentance. Turning away from trusting in fleshly means.

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