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South Jersey Evangelism Monthly Newsletter

written by Bob Ponchot, Director of Evangelism  


 July 1, 2015

THE SOLUTION

239 years ago, America declared their independence and became a sovereign nation. We were a nation that believed in God, the Bible, and we cherished freedom. Over the years we have fought and died for these principles.

But as we reflect on our God-blessed country, we are saddened to see the direction we are now heading. We are becoming a nation that is void of God, Jesus, and morality. Can we stop or turn around this "run away train" in America? Is it too late to save this nation? It just might be. I do know this. If America is to survive, we must return to the Bestower of Blessings, Almighty God. We must, once again, seek His face.

THE SOLUTION FOR OUR PROBLEMS IS FOUND IN THE WORD OF GOD. After Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, the Lord appeared to him and said, "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND." 2 Chronicles 7:13,14.
 Notice God says, "If my people." The answer for America’s woes, lies in the hands of Christians. We are God’s people! We are the ones who believe in God, Christ, and the Bible.
 

THERE ARE 4 THINGS THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR FROM HIS PEOPLE. They are in our text.

1. HUMILITY 2. PRAYER 3. SEEKING GOD 4. TURN FROM SIN

Humble people lean on God for strength and blessings and not on themselves. They see their spiritual need. This is missing in America, today. We are to be people of prayer. We acknowledge God as the Giver of every good and perfect gift. God’s people pray every day. We need to thank God for America and ask Him to save our nation so that we can remain free to honor and worship Him. We are to seek God. If we keep divorcing ourselves from the Bible, and neglect the reading of it; we will surely fall as a nation. We are also to turn from sin. This is repentance. We cannot continue to sanction sin when God has already condemned the practice of such sins. Adultery, homosexuality, murder, and many other sins will cause God to turn His face from us.

THIS IS THE SOLUTION FOR AMERICA’S PROBLEMS. We must be people of humility, prayer, seekers of God, and turn from our wicked ways. If we will do these things, God will truly bless us again. THIS IS THE SOLUTION, THE ONLY SOLUTION.

 
BUSY MONTH IN JULY
 

We look forward to seeing many of our friends this summer as we attend two important meetings. Karen and I will be attending the Delmarva Family Camp Meeting in Delaware, July 13 - 17. Bob will be preaching on Tuesday evening, July 14th. We also will be attending the Hillsboro Family Camp Meeting, July 27-30. Paul will be preaching on Tuesday morning, July 28th. Bob will be singing.

 Karen had cataract surgery in June, and will have the second eye done on July 9th. If you are on FaceBook, read Bob’s article on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on homosexual marriages. His article is entitled, "THE SUPREME JUDGE SAYS, NO!"
 

Milmay is reporting 2 more baptisms. We thank God for each increase to His Kingdom. Thanks for your prayers and financial help. You are a blessing to the work in Southern New Jersey.

 


BOB IS ON FACEBOOK. I write an article, daily, and post it. My desire is to teach and encourage. "Friend" me and you will be able to study along with us. 

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