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Looking into the Word

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Reading: James 1:19-27We look into the mirror and then so soon forget. We are searched by the scripture and so soon forget, we are moved by a sermon–but then go our ways, “one to his farm, another to his merchandise.”James makes his point clear. The Word of the Lord, or the minister, may draw the portrait. And it may be accurate enough. It may be frightening and sometimes embarrassing. But then so soon we go our ways and forget to do anything about it. Hearers but not doers of the work. We are like a man that promises to pay his bill and yet never does. However, the man that looks into the perfect law of liberty and then continues therin, he being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deeds, and whatever he does shall prosper.We must do at once what we know to do. There must be no delay and no forgetting. Most people know what to do to become a Christian, and most Christians know what to do to become better Christians, and that is the place to…

My Heart for The Tide: Jonathan Lloyd

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My walk with Jesus began when I was a five-year-old who was convicted of my sin and wanted to be forgiven.  I was blessed with a rich heritage of faith, and as I grew older, I also grew in my understanding of and commitment to Jesus Christ.  After college I worked as an engineer, but felt a nudge from the Lord to gain discipleship training and ministry experience.  I joined what was then Kingdom Building Minstries’ summer discipleship program in 1999 where I had my first experience in overseas short-term missions, spending a month in Thailand teaching English as a practical mission outreach.  During this time, I sensed God’s calling to future mission service. I returned to my engineering job at the end of the summer and then interned with KBM to help lead a team to China for a month in the summer of 2000.  During these trips, God confirmed in me a heart for reaching the nations with his love and a commitment to be obedient to participate in this great task. I married my wife, Erica, i…

Reaching Out to the Poor in Kosovo While Spreading the Gospel

We have been partnering with local pastors and Christian groups in Kosovo for more than two years, and tangible impact is being felt. A pastor in Kosovo who broadcasts Gospel radio programming in partnership with The Tide ministry also leads a congregation in Gjakova. The group has expanded its outreach into the nearby town of Klina through contacts with radio listeners there.“Our partner pastor reports that the opportunities and the openness of people in Klinahassurprised everyone,” said Director Don Shenk. “God has opened many doors and allowed our ministry partners to meet key and influential people, but also many poor families. This spring, a local church visited the director of Social Welfare in Klina and was provided with a list of 11 families in need. Soon after, they spent a day visiting these families and distributing food. Many were widows, orphans or sick, but all were in need of the love and care of Jesus.”The pastor in Kosovo also reported that three people from one of th…

The Tide® Connects With Those Worshipping at Creation

Thousands of music fans and followers of Jesus gathered at Agape Farm in Mount Union, Pennsylvania, last week to hear from their favorite musicians, worship God and enjoy creation. For many years, The Tide® has had a presence at the Creation Festival at the center of the Keystone State. And for the past several years, The Tide ministry has shared just how easy it is to share the Gospel with people around the world.We broadcast Gospel radio programming in 25 heart languages in eight nations on three continents. At Creation, the ministry shares that just $1 can reach 20 radio listeners with the Gospel. Last year, donations at Creation enabled more than 35,000 worldwide to hear the Gospel, and the exciting totals are still being tallied from last week.“Year after year, The Tide ministry has enjoyed connecting with people who are worshipping the Creator and telling them how our partners and radio programming worldwide helps people in all corners of the globe build a lifelong relationship …

Museum of the Bible Bus Trip

We’re going on tour to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.! This trip will be on October 25, from 7:30 AM-6:45 PMItinerarySelf-guided walking tour of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC and an evening meal on the way home. Hosted by The Gospel Tide staff members Mark Story & Don Shenk.Cost$95.00 per personCost includes chartered coach bus, full admission to the museum, an evening meal with beverage at the Golden Coral (Frederick), and all associated trip gratuities.  Our group will receive early admission to the museum, expedited entry, a personal group host, and 20% off all merchandise at the gift shop. Note: lunch is on your own at the museum.  This is a walking intensive day trip that requires participants be able to stand and walkabout for extended periods. There are strategic locations to sit and view multi-media presentations throughout. More information available at www.museumofthebible.org.Meeting PlaceWeis Market located at 1056 Wayne Ave in Chambersburg. Mee…

New Bhatri Language Broadcaster for The Tide Gives Testimony of Life Change

The Tide® recently began offering Gospel radio messages in the Bhatri language to a primitive people group in India, and the broadcaster of this new programming is sharing his testimony of life change. David was brought up in a Hindu family, and began listening to the Trans World Radio Christian programs on a radio his father had purchased. Slowly, David came understand there is a living God who can give him peace, and he was able to see the power of God that changed his life. Once he gave his life to Jesus, David attended Jharsuguda Bible College and earned a bachelor’s degree in theology. He began preaching the Gospel and planted several churches.“The Tide ministry is blessed to be working with David, as he records programming in the Bhatri language for the Bhottada people in India,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “David is honored and thrilled to be the speaker of the Bhatri language for this people group so they can hear the Good News Radio Hour in partnership with The Tide min…

Forgiveness

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Reading: Mark 11:22-26There are two marks of a Christian–giving and forgiving. No one can become intimate with Christ and remain selfish. If one draws close to the Lord, his selfishness will disappear. You can generally know how close on is to the Lord by how unselfishly he lives. I have never known of any truly great Christian that lived selfishly.And as for forgiveness, nothing that I know puts more sweetness deep down in the sould than forgiveness. An unforgiving spirit and bitterness go together. So the way to develop sweet Christian radiance is to be forgiving–not only when others may ask it, but before they ask–forgive. It was while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He has said, “If we forgive not, then we will not be forgiven.” If we forgive, God will forgive and then we can come boldly to a throne of grace. Ask for what you need and it shall be given to you.Prayer: Lord, I do forgive my friends, family, _____. I leave any and all injuries with You. Eliminate any selfish…