Here is the hard cold truth: When you were a citizen of darkness, that's what you were.
What do you think of when you hear the term “sinner?”
However, that name has a silver lining to it. While Jesus was on earth, he gravitated toward sinners. They were his mission.
As Paul wrote, “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners...” (1 Timothy 1:15).
Jesus saves sinners, and every time he does, he gives the sinner a new identity.
Think back to the day you were saved. On that day, your identity changed. It happened through new birth. You were born into Adam’s family as a sinner. You were born again into Jesus’ family as a child of God, fully forgiven and righteous in His sight.
I recently visited New York City. I wish you could have been there to see how your partnership with us truly makes a difference!
As you know, identity is a huge issue in our culture today. People search long and hard to find an identity that validates their worth and gives them purpose. Yet, what the world offers on this front always falls short and leaves them wanting.
There is only one identity that can provide a person with the stability and confidence they need. This identity is God given and comes through new birth. “To all that received him,” John wrote, “to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” (John 1:12-13).
Basic Gospel addresses this problem of identity head-on each and every day on the radio broadcast. Through the singular and consistent proclamation of the Gospel, we help people understand and live out who they are in Christ.
This is where your prayers and financial support come into play. Every time you pray for this ministry, or contribute financially, you help deliver the timeless truth of God’s love as the answer to one of the biggest problems our society faces today.
In other words, through your prayers and gifts, you make a difference in our troubled culture by connecting people to an identity that cannot be shaken or ripped away.
Recently, Christopher from South Africa wrote to share the impact of the ministry in his life.
Thank you for your incredible ministry... Your programs are a daily nourishment, filled with hope for life in this world. The Truth you share is a true blessing to me.
Many thanks and God bless...
Can I count on you again this month to stand with us in ministry by making a gift to Basic Gospel?
Our monthly radio and internet outreach costs are $42,000. This does not include all the other expenses it takes to do ministry. Your gift, combined with the gifts of many others, keeps the good news going out over the air-ways each and every day.
Please send your most generous gift this month. Here is the simple math. 800 people who give an average of $150 each month will more than adequately meet the monthly budget and provide resources to expand the outreach. Your gift of $50, $100, $150 or more will make a difference in the world today.
Thank you in for helping others discover who they are in Christ.
Let me end with this word of encouragement: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1-3).
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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