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December, Issue 12
And He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 2 Corinthians 5:15Download
Letter from the Editor
As the days are winding down for 2014, there is a spirit of revival in the air, not only with Inspiration Ministries here in Auburn, Indiana, but also in our local churches and in prisons across the country. The Lord continues to pour His Spirit on those who are and will be His children. Perhaps you are one of those on the “will be” list, and we pray that you will turn to Jesus Christ this season as the Savior of your soul and best friend in your time of need.
Merry Christmas, Church, and a blessed New Year from all of us with Inspiration Ministries and the Cupbearer Café. May your life be revived by knowing that Jesus is the King above all kings, and in this season we remember His willingness to relinquish His position in Heaven to take the form of a baby, so that we may receive from His life, sacrifice, and death-defeating resurrection. I remember the days of pulling out my mini calendar that I got from the chapel and marking off the days, months, and around this time, being able to mark off an entire year. What an incredible feeling. This month marks three years since I was released from the Florida DOC, and what an amazing ride it has been. In just a few months, I will get to experience being a dad for the first time with my beautiful wife, Kirsten; Inspiration continues to grow; we are on the tail end on the first half of our Discipleship Floor; and we have ended 2014 by printing 3,500 Inspiration Newsletters. Hallelujah!
Brethren, let’s seek the Lord together about how we can best serve Him and others in the year to come. My attention recently has been focused on the idea that the New Testament church started because people saw the resurrected Christ personally. The stories were first hand, and the response was salvation and transformed lives. I can’t help but think that if we want to see revival, we must accomplish one thing: Allow the world to see Jesus again! We must be His hands and feet; display His attitude and character, etc...People don’t need to know our thoughts about Jesus, our theological opinion, or attend our Bible studies. What they need is to see and experience Christ in the way that you serve others, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him. When people see your good works in the name of Jesus, as you display the love of Christ and be a light to the world, the Bible tells us that they will glorify our Father in Heaven...exactly where their attention should be! Jesus is the reason for the season! AMEN!
Inspired by Jesus to inspire others,
Inspiration Ministries, Director
- Letter from the Director by Andrew Foster
- Art of Inspiration by Brannon Goodyear
- Correction by Leonard Rera
- He Did What? by Dan Evans
- God Wants you Happy, Healthy... by Chad Anderson
- Merry Christmas by Inspiration Ministries Team
- Minstrel Minister Across America by Greg Lamoureux
- The Wilderness, Part 5 by Chris Bachmann
- My Humble Testimony by Don Wood
- Are you a Prism? by David Owen