More Than a Story
This time of year it's a tradition with many families to read the Christmas story—the story of Jesus' birth. People get sentimental and begin to reminisce about mom or dad or somebody else reading that story. The problem is that for too many people, it's just a story. But there is significance in the Christ child—that baby lying in a manger.
//SPECIAL REPORT: YEAR IN REVIEW
Tears rolled down Kenneth W. Hagin's cheeks as he looked out over the flags of all 50 U.S. states and many countries that have been touched by the Word of God carried by Rhema Bible Training College graduates.
"To see a vision
that God put in your heart
come alive . . . I am
moved with emotion."
If you haven't received Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can today. The Bible says, "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8 NKJV). God's plan for your life begins with your receiving His wonderful gift of grace, His Son. To accept Jesus into your heart, simply pray the following prayer:
We need to make prayer for our country the priority for this time. If we as Christians bind together and do that, things will turn around. We can make a difference.
We are in a desperate place in our nation. It's so important that we shake ourselves and do what is necessary to bring about what God wants for this country and the world—and that is a great spiritual renewal.
// Lynette Hagin
"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a
sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be Like
a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."
-Isaiah 58:11 (NIV 1984)
In our world, there is turmoil everywhere we turn. There are wars, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and every other type of calamity around us. Violent crimes seem to be everyday occurrences.