Category Archives: Ministries

Pornography and Sexual Sin

Bondage of Sin

Bondage of Sin

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, –Luke 4:18

Today I would like to commend to you a wonderful ministry and resource called Setting Captives Free. This website freely offers courses to help people with various sin. Originally, this course was started by Mike Cleveland to help people overcome, by God’s authoritative Word and the help of the Holy Spirit, various sexual sins, specifically that of pornography.

 

There are a lot of resources out there, mostly books and seminars. This course however, is a notch above the rest.

This is a  60 day course, with actual accountability partners who in fact do a keep you accountable, not just pray for you and wish you a good day. Though it can be a little cheesy, and not always catered to one’s personal denomination, they make sure to do a pretty good job of sticking to the Gospel of Christ. I was actually surprised at how deep they get, and how firm they are. They mean business! If you actually want to ‘put off the old man, and put on the new’ they will be their with you every step of the way. If you are struggling with sin, or you know someone who is, by God’s grace, please make use of this ministry providing free help. They even graciously offer counselors with out pay, yet God is clearly using this ministry to transform peoples lives.

Pornography and self-gratification, lust and sexual immorality are not the only things that they address; gambling, substance abuse, self-injury, and eating issues as well.  These courses too, are at no cost. No their really isn’t a catch. If you find this a resource useful, please pass it along to a brother or sister in need.

Setting Captives Free


22-Year-Old Christian Is Mother to 13 Ugandan Orphans, Christian News

She's beautiful.

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Kisses from Katie

Katie Davis, author of “Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption,” is the mother of 13 daughters, Katie offers, “People tell me I am brave. People tell me I am strong. People tell me good job. Well here is the truth of it. I am really not that brave, I am not really that strong, and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am just doing what God called me to do as a follower of Him. Feed His sheep, do unto the least of His people.”

via 22-Year-Old Christian Is Mother to 13 Ugandan Orphans, Christian News.

I just had to press this! This woman, at the age of 22, is the mother of 13 children…none of whom are hers…now THAT is the kind of sacrificial love we need to see more of. This should not be the exception but the rule. Are you ‘just doing what God called’ you to do as a follower?


Christian Persecution in Columbia

     I would like to bring to everyone’s attention about the persecution of Christian brothers and sisters across the globe. The Voice of the Martyrs Ministry is a wonderful ministry that provides aid to the suffering families, starts petitions and letters to free Christian’s from prison, and promotes awareness of the current events in matters of persecution that is going on in the world, to an uninformed and ignorantly bliss America. If this is the first time that you have ever heard about such things…it is not new, nor has persecution of the Church stopped since Christ was hung on the Cross.

Currently Voice of the Martyrs is dropping parachutes into Columbia with biblical books and solar-powered radios tuned to a Christian broadcasting station. Their attempt is to reach the FARC guerrillas and anyone else the Lord, in His divine providence, may reach. Please pray with them, for people are dying for their faith. If you can afford to support this ministry, I strongly encourage you to do so. I pray that peace and love abound in all your lives, and that the God of the universe strengthens you.

If you would like to read the full article from the VOM ministry, you can go to the link below.

www.persecution.com

Picture taken from the Voice of the Martyr’s website.