Monthly Archives: January 2013
This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of legalized killing in our United States. My wife and I gave ourselves a challenge to intentionally start a conversation with 40 different people this month that we might declare the sad reality that this year marks the death of 55 million babies and to share the gospel through the 180 Movie!
We rejoiced today as church members took 13 of those dvd’s to give to co-workers, store clerks, or family members!
• Please pray for divine appointments as we seek to distribute the rest (27 more)!
• Please pray that those who receive the movie will watch it!
• Please pray that the Lord would reap a harvest of souls!
Below is a recent blog post (by Kevan) written to stir up the church in regards to God’s word and this American tragedy! Please read and consider what the Lord would have you or your family do!
40 Years Too Long!
January 22nd, 2013 (this COMING Tuesday) is a significant day. It marks 40 years since the United States of America declared it legal to slay babies before they are born. At this time we have slaughtered over 55,000,000 (55 MILLION) children!
Our nation, still in horror at the deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut (and rightly so), must consider the 3,000 American boys and girls that are violently butchered each day! Sadly, our nation as a whole, is unmoved at these facts. These babies are much more defenseless—they cannot run, hide, or even cry out for help! God makes it very clear that His people are to speak on behalf of those who have no voice. “Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9). I hear a lot about how we must care for the needs of the poor and needy in society.
But is it not true that the unborn are the poorest and most needy of the land? Do we think that God will be silent concerning this matter? Did not the blood of Abel cry out to Him? Are not “hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:17) an abomination in His blood? Did God not overthrow the Canaanites because of their wickedness, chief among which was declared by Moses? “…For even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods” (Deuteronomy 12:31). Abortion is a human sacrifice to the god of self. Who are we to think that we have the jurisdiction, not only to choose when we have children, but also to think that we can murder innocent people in the womb? Those who promote abortion both “condemn the innocent blood” (Psalm 94:21) and “contemn God” (Psalm 10:13). Did not the LORD judge even the kingdom of Judah and Jerusalem, the apple of His eye, for their national sins, led by king Manasseh, who “shed innocent blood very much” (II Kings 21:16)? How can we think that our own nation should be able escape the judgment we deserve? Why should we expect God to bless the people that murders their little ones? Remember, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). There is reproach on this our nation today, for we have cast God’s laws behind our backs (Nehemiah 9:26) and have framed “mischief by a law” (Psalm 94:20). We are told that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD” (Psalm 33:12), but does it not follow that conversely, that the nation which rebels against the LORD, and slaughters the innocent is in danger of judgment (Matthew 5:21)? The Scripture warns, “Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). Does it not follow that cursed is the nation who protects, promotes, and provides for the continuance of such a vile practice? Sober thoughts indeed.
Our nation has allowed the murder of the innocent and it’s money making industry 40 years too long!
A multitude of believers in churches today are slumbering in apathy toward this great massacre. Some even promote abortion as a good thing, calling evil good. Woe unto them! Did Christ not tell us that we are to be salt and light in society? Many others recognize the problem, but do nothing of substance about it. We need to hear the rebuke of Paul: “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame” (I Corinthians 15:34).
Much of the church has chosen to ignore the murder of the innocent and, even at times, defended it’s money making industry 40 years too long!
Let us stand for truth, and declare the word of God concerning Life, and Life Everlasting!
Let us consider this charge: “If thou forebear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” (Proverbs 24:11-12). What is the believer to do when society is contemning God and condemning the innocent blood? “They that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them” (Proverbs 28:4). We must obey His word and contend for Life, pleading the cause of those who are unable to speak for themselves! We must also cry unto the Lord to work mightily to change hearts. “It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law” (Psalm 119:126). If the Lord has given you a burden for this ministry, and you would like to find out ways that you can get involved in the battle for lives and souls, please contact me. I would love to share resources and ideas, and encourage you as you go forward. There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.
We welcome 2013 with praise on our lips and hearts filled with gratitude! Last year was brimming with the tender mercies of our great God and we would be remiss not to recount His goodness AND say thank you to those of you who were a prayerful part in this ministry!
JANUARY—Enjoying the gift of our precious daughter. A nice long visit from Aunt Jess! Pro-Life Ministry at our local abortion mill—eight different days to hand out literature and preach the gospel. Bible Studies! Kevan answering internet questions each month on Creation and other Bible topics.
FEBRUARY—Tirzah’s first time to “stand” for life! Went nine times to offer women help and preach the gospel. Published Deana’s booklet, “Her Beautiful Dwelling Place”. Preached twice to a local congregation! Began one-on-one discipleship Bible studies.
MARCH—Nine Pro-Life stands! “Dinosaurs Through History” for a youth group and preached at a church in Abilene, Kansas. Bible studies. Kevan, as the “Apostle Paul” to a Good News Club (in a Public School), preached the sermon on Mar’s Hill.
APRIL—Preached on Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday to a local congregation. Neighborhood, Movie Theater, Union Station tract blitz using the Titanic 100th Anniversary as a springboard. Preached a “Titanic” message at the City Union Mission! “Something To Think About”—an afternoon at the Museum on Sea Creatures. Kevan as the “Apostle Paul” to another Good News Club. Eight Pro-Life stands. Sunday Schools and Bible Studies.
MAY—Seven Pro-Life stands. Continued to answer internet questions each month. Sunday Schools and Bible Studies.
JUNE—Kevan taught at Christian Youth In Action Training in Newton, Kansas for a week. Preached in Newton. Five Pro-life stands. Preached twice to a local congregation. Taught daily at a “Vacation Bible Club” using Answers in Genesis curriculum in Leavenworth, Kansas. Excited to discover we were expecting another child (due February 9th).
JULY—Six Pro-Life stands. Preached twice to a local congregation. Deana threatened a miscarriage. Sunday School. A Creation Seminar!
AUGUST—Eight Pro-Life stands. Heard our precious baby’s heart beating strong—everything normal in pregnancy! God provided a job for Kevan!
SEPTEMBER—Taught at a Family Camp in California! Six Pro-Life stands. Missionary Fair. Went into early labor and grieved the heart-wrenching loss of our first born son ♥ William Livingstone Samuel—at 21 weeks—we continue to bury our pain in God’s comfort and abiding peace. Preached!
OCTOBER—Kevan taught two breakout sessions at the Proof of God Conference in Orlando, Florida! Five Pro-Life stands with the knowledge of 5 women who turned around! Kevan began to teach weekly at a Good News Club. “Something To Think About”—an afternoon at the Museum on Bugs. Kevan interviewed by French TV on Abortion and the Christian Vote. Sunday School!
NOVEMBER—Eight Pro-Life stands. Taught on Dinosaurs at a local Kid’s Club! Deana began to teach weekly at a Good News Club. Tirzah’s 1st Birthday! Bible Studies and Sunday Schools!
DECEMBER—Six Pro-Life stands—finding the mill to be closed 3 of those times, praise the Lord! Preached on Christmas Sunday! Sunday Schools!
…we love YOU, dear friends, and thank YOU for your prayers!!!
♦For an outreach using the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade (January 22) as a springboard to pass out the “180 Movie” and tracts during this month—please pray for seed sown
♦For our weekly teaching in the public school—GOOD NEWS CLUBS
♦That God would continue to reap a harvest of salvation as our family engages in the pro-Life ministry
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