A Note from Les
A Note from Les: Dear Friends: Once again, we take this opportunity to respond to the hundreds of you who have written personal letters or notes to us.
First, in response to all the inquiries concerning the weather and the cattle, we had a beautiful winter and spring with ample amounts of rain. The timely rains have continued right up to the present and it is just now getting dry. Our hay crop has been 3-4 times better than the previous 2 years, (when we had drought conditions) and our pastures are also the best we've seen in years. The Lord has truly blessed our part of the country this year. Our hearts go out to those of you experiencing drought conditions!
The Lord continues to bless the ministry as well. In spite of the shaky economy, our contributions are holding up and we are able to pay the bills.
We just returned from North Carolina and Georgia. What a blessing to see old friends and make so many new ones. Again, our personal thanks to all of you who support us faithfully with your prayers and offerings. With all of our love in Him, Les.
P.S. This couplet was sent in by Fred Moore of Colorado and is worth memorizing:
The Law demands
but gives me neither feet or hands.
A better thing the Gospel brings,
It bids me fly, and gives me wings.
Secretary's note: We are always so humbled by all of you who support us financially. It is amazing how God uses his people to meet our needs each month. We have been able to keep up with the bills and have not had to drop any stations this year. Although we are not in a position yet to pick up new stations, we feel our viewer numbers are growing daily.
We praise God daily for not only providing for our needs, but going above and beyond. For example, the month of July was full of surprises. First, the ministry was given all new office furniture as well as office supplies including computers and a big copier. Secondly, the ministry was given a much-needed vehicle (as our previous car was totaled when Iris got hit from behind - no fault of hers, and no apparent long term injury - just very sore for a few days!) Thirdly, August is usually a month that donations drop, but God used His own and we ended up above average for the month. Anyway, we just want everyone to know that we truly appreciate the support and even though we know you give as unto the Lord, we thank you for your generosity so that we may continue to teach His Word.
Also, in response to the increased postal rates, we have had many ask that no receipts be sent. This is fine with us, but be sure to ask for a year -end report at the end of the year if you need one. Also, one of the reasons we continue to send donation receipts with each donation (unless requested otherwise) as well as a return envelope, is because donations drop dramatically when no return envelopes are sent (a lesson from experience).
Next, we get so many calls from people looking for a home Bible study in their area. If you happen to be teaching and would not mind giving out your name and number, please call us at 1-800-369-7856.
Lastly, our apologies for taking so long in getting the Question/Answer book out. It was a case of every single step of the way being somewhat of a problem in getting it printed thus delays every step, causing the delivery date to be almost two months later than originally planned ..Thank you for your patience with us!
Attention Cruisers!An Inside Passage Alaska Cruise is planned for August 1, 2003 on Holland America Cruise Line from Seattle, Washington. If interested, please call for a brochure (1-800-369-7856) if you have not already requested one by phone or at a seminar. Update: The cruise line has just notified us that they have lowered their rates for our cruise through this October, so this is a great opportunity to sign up!
What In The World
We seem to be getting more and more letters where some form of this statement is made, "We like your teaching but cannot agree with your theory of the rapture." Theory? Equating it with something like evolution? Please consider the following:
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 3:24-26 "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say , at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:" (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 5:20 "Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:" (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Romans 8:38,39 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, not things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
I Corinthians 1:18 "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness: but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
I Corinthians 15:1-4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:" (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Galatians 1:8,9 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
Ephesians 2:8,9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Pauline doctrine not theory!)
I Corinthians 12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
Ephesians 1:22,23 "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
Colossians 1:24 "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his bodys sake, which is the church:" (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
I Corinthians 15:51,52 "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
I Thessalonians 4:17 "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
II Thessalonians 2:1 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him," (Pauline doctrine- not theory!)
So, disagree if you must, but please do not refer to my Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;") as a theory.
The newsletters that are sent to reader's by regular mail always contain the upcoming seminar schedule, the TV and radio schedule, the class schedule, and the ministry's contact information. But on this web site, all of this information is kept current on their own pages at these four links. To avoid confusion, the older information that is less up to date has been removed from the newsletters that are placed on-line.
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