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“Always Abounding
in the Work of the Lord”

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

This ministry work would be furthered in the hearts of men and blessed to have you assist us in any of the following ways (email at bottom). We are all Christ’s disciples, servants, and friends (John 15). As blood-bought members of Jesus’ body, we are all just regular people – former sinners now saved by His glorious grace – who have His desire inside of us to help others grow in His grace and for lost souls to be saved/rescued before it’s too late (Luke 19:10; Mark 4:19). Each of us know inside that our time is short – we have a very limited window and must act now. Many who read these words desire and have even prayed for something to do for Jesus.

So that we are all on GOD’s page per se, I want to encourage you to read the 4-chapter book of Colossians. Please pray before you begin and as you study these words of our LORD, ask Him to reveal His heart, wisdom, truth, and full-counsel to you. Ask Him to reveal Himself – Jesus Christ – to you. Don’t miss the apostle Paul’s warnings and 1:28 which gives us the PWT principle of preaching, WARNING, and teaching. Here’s a brief help to launch you and your life into a higher orbit with Jesus! – Colossal Colossians!

By His grace, our whole goal is simply to magnify and elevate and uphold Jesus Christ and no mere man or ministry (Colossians 1:18; 2:18-19). He alone is worthy and He “must increase” but we “must decrease.” (John 3:30) Read 2 Corinthians 1:9; 3:5; 4:5.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

Let’s abound in the work of the Lord together beloved. Read 1 Corinthians 3:6-9.

OPPORTUNITIES/NEEDS

– Most prolific, prevalent opportunity: Disciples of Jesus who will push out/publish links with teaser lines on social media. This will create feeding, edification, rebuke, exhortation, encouragement, and binding and sealing divine truth among Christ’s remnant disciples who will in turn begin communicating His Word (Isaiah 8:16). Peruse, be edified by, and publish pages on the ministry site. It’s a large resource covering dozens of important biblical topics. If you have social media accounts, please join us in pushing out the Scripture-rich resources on https://whatshotn.me/  – articles, outlines, study guides, books, etc.

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Money. This ministry work is about Christ alone and offers the opportunity for us all to “lay up” treasure with our LORD, in His safe keeping (Matthew 6:19-24). Setting up a recurring gift is extremely vital to the operation of this work. Please realize that no organization or even one rich person bothers to support this work. One person gave $5.00 once and that, to a degree, is what determines how many people we can reach (printing soul-winning Gospel tracts, giving away books to help Christians grow in Christ, etc.).

Translations of books into the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • German

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Financial gifts to help the ministry operate at optimal fruitfulness (John 15:16)

  • Monthly Sponsorship’s (E-Mail).
  • One Time Gift (E-Mail)

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– Again: Ministry via replies and postings on Facebook and other social media sites. Getting God’s Word out via social media platforms.

Now because money is so important in this world, it is very difficult to develop the right mindset about it. This is when the practice of tithing a specific percent, even though it is no longer required, can be a very helpful way to develop the right attitude about money. By making ourselves give away some specific percent, we remind ourselves that all our money is God’s in the first place.


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So far for this donation drive to provide food for the hungry and homeless, We have received nothing to put into the food bank, many have seen it and have done nothing, what a sad day this truly is looking at them and not being able to give them food for their belly, that is one of the few commands Jesus gave us to do! the ones who turn their backs on the hungry their Christianity is in question! How can I say that? I didn’t Jesus did! Remember His message about the sheep and the goats?

Help Wanted For God's Ministry

Help Wanted For God’s Ministry

All love offerings are so very appreciated. We are not supported by any organization but rather dependent upon the love offerings of individuals who love the LORD Jesus and want to help further His eternal kingdom in the hearts of men. Your donation(s) will greatly assist in keeping us on post and in greater fruitfulness for our KING’s glory!!!! 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 

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John 1-2

John 1-2

John, the son of Zebedee, and one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ is thought to have been the author of this book. His gospel is different by nature from the other three. It is an interpretation of the facts of Jesus’ life rather than a presentation of its facts in historical sequence. His purpose in writing is unique, as is his interpretation of the life of Jesus. He emphasizes the deity of Jesus, as well as focuses on the words “signs” (miracles), “believe”, and “life”. John’s gospel is evangelistic and written so others might believe. He also writes for the believers that they may be sanctified, as he speaks of the promise of the Holy Spirit, the truth that Jesus is the True Vine, and Simon Peter’s denial and restoration. Most think this was the last gospel to be written, perhaps while the “beloved disciple” of Jesus Christ was at Ephesus about A.D. 85.

John 1

1:1-5 The Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was

Who is the Word?

Who is the Word?

God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

1:6-18 The true light

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light. 9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

the sons of God, as little children

the sons of God, as little children

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].

1:19-34 The testimony of John the Baptist

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I [am] the voice of one crying in the wilderness,

Crying in the Wilderness

Crying in the Wilderness

Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

1:35-51 The first disciples

35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two which heard John [speak], and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and

The first disciples

The first disciples

saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these. 51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. (John 1:1-51 AV)

John 2

2:1-12 The miracle at Cana

1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do [it]. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them,

Jesus First Miracle, Jesus turns water to wine

Jesus First Miracle, Jesus turns water to wine

Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare [it]. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: [but] thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

2:13-25 Christ cleanses the temple

13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was

Christ cleanses the temple

Christ cleanses the temple

this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast [day], many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all [men], 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. (John 2:1-25 AV)

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US TO BE A “DISCIPLE” OF JESUS CHRIST?

The need to evangelize and to make disciples is a call and challenge for every Christian…

…”As “disciples: of Jesus-Christ, we deeply appreciate the riches of God’s grace. We have received his love, and that love motivates us to “share the gospel with others”. We want others to enjoy the same relationship that we enjoy with Jesus-Christ. We “cannot keep this precious understanding a secret”…

“Jesus-Christ invites us all to come to him: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”…Matthew 11:28-30…

…”As those who have accepted Jesus’ call, believing in him and committing our lives to him, we have already responded to the invitation to God’s kingdom. Christ now charges us with “extending this same invitation to others”……..

…”Making Disciples”…
“As Christians, we go into the world with the good news of the gospel of Jesus-Christ. We share with others the good news of salvation, of reconciliation and of forgiveness. We proclaim the riches of God’s grace to those who are without hope in a broken and sinful world. As we go, we need to keep certain priorities in mind…

…”The first requirement of anyone who wants to share the gospel and make disciples is to personally be a disciple. Now that does not make them a Preacher or a Teacher those are different callings, And the ones who are called into this peticular Ministry are considered shepards and the rest are considered flock, Though we are all called to Discipleship. Those who proclaim the love of Christ must “believe in him”…”accept him”…”obey him”…and “follow him” as his disciples. We must first “experience the saving grace of Jesus-Christ” before we can share it with others. Only disciples can make disciples. Jesus calls us to “take up our cross” and follow him…Luke 14:27…

“It is possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Once someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, “So and so tells me that he was one of your students.” The teacher answered devastatingly, “He may have attended my lectures, but he was not one of my students.” It is one of the supreme handicaps of the church that in it there are so many distant followers of Jesus and so “few real disciples” or to put it another way Jesus has no real “Flock”…

…”We must first experience the saving grace of Jesus-Christ before we can share it with others. Only disciples can make disciples.Teaching What Christ Taught…

“A second requirement needed to make disciples is to make sure that we “know”, “understand” and “believe the message”. The great commission does not instruct us merely to go out and make disciples. We are called to make disciples and to “teach” them those things Jesus commanded and taught…hummm…

…”The world is filled with people who make disciples of themselves and for themselves. Christians have no such commission. We make disciples of Jesus-Christ. Our calling is to “bring people to him”…. It is necessary for those who disciple to remind themselves of the need to proclaim Christ crucified. Christians are agents of salvation, “deputized” by Christ for the purpose of making disciples of all nations…

“A third priority and directive we have in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus-Christ is the need to be “faithful”. As ambassadors for Christ, we are called to be faithful to him. Paul shares this insight: “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ”..Galatians 1:10..Those who share the gospel of Jesus-Christ “need courage and conviction”….They need a “commitment” to be “faithful”, to “proclaim only the one “true gospel”…nothing else!!!…

…”Fulfilling the Mission of Jesus-Christ”…
“How can individual Christians fulfill the great commission? The first step is to understand that it is not enough to be a member of a church and expect the corporate, organized body to take complete responsibility for evangelism…

“The call to evangelize puts a continual demand on the local, organized church. The church must examine itself to see how it is fulfilling the goals and objectives of the great commission. In the same way, the individual members of the Body of Christ that is us…should also examine themselves to see how they are following Jesus’ commission…

…”Believers look outward for opportunities to evangelize. The mission fields are white with harvest, and they motivate disciples of Christ into action. Sometimes the mission field is near, sometimes in our own homes. Our families, our places of employment, our neighborhoods even next town near You, and our friends are fields in need of the gospel of Jesus-Christ…

“Even a church is a place to share the gospel of Jesus-Christ. Membership and attendance do not necessarily mean that the person has become a disciple of Jesus. Those who are most in need of help and ministry can be those everyone assumes have already been helped. Sometimes regular churchgoers have little understanding of the gospel, and have never made a commitment to follow Christ…

…”We are often understandably excited about impoverished, desperate areas of the world that need the gospel of Jesus-Christ. While these opportunities promise excitement and adventure, we must not ignore those who are close to us and who also need help…Sometime we need not go afar to teach others…

“The contemporary Western world has become a global village. There continue to be areas of the world that are decidedly not Christian, and these areas are

Are you one of Christ's Disciples?

Are you one of Christ’s Disciples?

desperately in need of the gospel of Jesus-Christ. But the world economy, the information superhighways of media and technology and massive immigration all contribute to the cultural pluralism that exists in many of our Western countries. Christians are a minority in most of the Western world…

…”The challenge to evangelize all nations does not necessarily involve traveling to a far-off area. Opportunities to share the gospel are within reach of most of us. “Making disciples” is a call and challenge for every Christian, and it is as urgent and necessary today as it has ever been…

” By your examples and attitudes of life You will have easier access to bring disciples to Christ. Know your biblical words, study and read your scriptures to show yourself “approved” by God to continue the work of the great commission of our Lord and Saviour Jesus-Christ started about 2000 years ago!!!

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