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Testimony

Two and a half years ago we received the following testimony on the booklet, How to Be Free From Bitterness. It had been forwarded twice when we received it. You can download the booklet from our website www.ccmbooks.org or you can write us for hard copies (we ask $1/each). A paperback version can be ordered from Canon Press at http://www.canonpress.org/shop/item.asp?itemid=392&catid=

To Whom It May Concern:
Wanted to share: Because I’ve had deep-rooted bitterness and anger for so many years, I kept re-reading the pamphlet, highlighting stuff, but only up to about 2/3rds of it. I couldn’t “sincerely” say the prayer it calls for. After several months of this, I was able too, and found that the other essays after it were XCLNT and informative also. My anger made me a felon almost 7 years ago. Within the last year I’ve been blessed with having that dismissed even. This pamphlet impacted my life, and I will always keep it and reread it to maintain the level of forgiveness it help…

More on Prayer

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 1 Timothy 2:1-6

Here is another comprehensive paragraph.

First of all that:
1. Requests
2. Prayers
3. Intercessions
4. Thanksgiving
5. Be made for everyone

Why?

God is pleased to use our obedience in this to save men by bringing them to the knowledge of the truth.

Who is your Hero?

What are the differences between the following lists of characters in books?

1. Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Nancy Drew, Oliver Twist, Huckleberry Finn, Jim Hawkins, and Penrod.
2. Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, Amy Carmichael, Adoniram Judson, David Brainard and, Gladys Aylward

The first list of names are fictional, the second are real people.

The first list are heroes without being Christian.

The second are heroes because they are Christian.

The first list are forever boys or girls. They never grow up.

The second list we have their whole life.

The first hat cannot be, or should not be imitated.

The second list can be and should be imitated.

I encourage you to read biographies of Godly people.

Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Hebrews 13:7

Teaching the Truth

We have many ways of teaching truth. These include Sunday Schools, Vacation Bible Schools, camps retreats, confirmation classes, Bible studies, Bible colleges, Christian elementary and secondary schools, Christian colleges and universities, seminaries, parachurch group like the Navigators, CBMC, Young Life, Inter Varsity, Campus Crusade for Christ, Youth for Christ, Child Evangelism Fellowship, mass evangelism, radio and TV evangelism, preaching in churches, personal evangelism, literature evangelism, Bible translation, Gospel recordings, foreign missions and parent-child evangelism.

Assuming all of these are effective, but considering how much of the above there is, this nation should be a converted and godly nation. Of this list we have participated in, prayed for, or given to all but confirmation classes. Some of the works are very effective, some are less effective.

Less effective:

1. where law and judgment are not presented before the good news
2. where there is not genuine love f…

Can money make you secure?

Do you have enough money to be secure?

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it an unscalable wall. Proverbs 18:10-11

Notice the difference. The name of the LORD is a strong tower. The wealth of the rick is an imaginary defense.

One is real; the other is not. The righteous are safe. The rich are not.

How are you praying?

How are you praying?

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18
Notice how comprehensive this sentence is.

Pray:
1. in the Spirit
2. on all occasions
3. with all kinds of prayers and requests
4. be alert
5. always keep on praying
6. for all the saints.

Why Pray?

Why are you praying?

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. 1 Timothy 2:1-6

Here is another comprehensive paragraph.

First of all that
1. requests
2. prayers
3. intercessions
4. thanksgiving
5 be made for everyone.

Why? We do this because it pleases God our Savior and because it is part of the process of people being saved and coming to a knowledge of the truth.