2007 Monthly Letter
Jesus said…let down your nets for a catch. Peter answered,
'Master, we toiled all night and took nothing. But at your
word I will let down the nets'. And when they had done this
they enclosed a great shoal of fish." Luke
I was at a historical Bible teaching and believing church
near Cincinnati. All those in attendance at every session
brought their Bibles and would quickly turn to each book
of the Bible I called out--even Habakkuk! Each Sunday-morning-worshiper
also came carrying a Bible! I wondered how many would actually
respond to a "first time" prayer to receive Jesus at the end
of the sermon.
persons did respond. I visited with a couple on the front
pew who prayed with me to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The two questions I always ask those who have prayed
were "Was that really the first time you prayed to receive
Him?" and "How would you describe what was happening
to you as you prayed?"
husband said, "I may have prayed that when I was a small
child, I am not certain. But I now know for sure that
He is my personal Savior." The wife with tears on her
smiling face said, "Yes, that was the first time. Yesterday
was my natural birthday. Today is now my spiritual
birthday. What an easy way for me to remember both each year!
Thank you for inviting us to pray to receive Jesus. I know
our marriage will be even more blessed than it is now."
people from College Hill Presbyterian Church came to this
service. They are partners in ministry with us. I was so thrilled
that they were able to personally witness for themselves
what I write about in these monthly letters. They saw the
Holy Spirit at work in the sanctuary that morning. They, too,
were greatly blessed by the experience.
while visiting with the pastor he said, "This has always
been a Bible teaching and believing church. Yet just because
people know the Scriptures doesn't automatically mean that
they know the Savior revealed in the Bible. Thank you for
allowing those in our worshiping congregation, who certainly
know about Jesus, to personally meet Him today!"
response was one that the Holy Spirit taught me long ago in
fishing for others; "there is always a few fish in the
pond to be caught, if we will only cast the net."
you, fishing partners. I keep casting the nets because of
your support both prayerfully and financially. And the Holy
Spirit keeps filling the nets!