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Health & Wealth: Moving forward or backward?

             (Part 2)

As a columnist and active Evangelist, I am sharing Part 2 of the message I shared during the Sunday morning Worship Services at the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California last May 12, 2024 to commemorate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and my 77th Birthday on August 18, 2024.

3.    Third, LOOK FOR EVERY DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY THAT GOD WILL OPEN FOR YOU–  By getting out of her comfort zone and walking by faith, God opened doors of opportunities for Ruth. The best door of opportunity that was opened by God for Ruth was when she met Boaz, her future and new husband. Ruth move forward and found the door of opportunity opened through her new husband Boaz. Not only was he wealthy, but took good care of her, and they had a son from whom descended both King David and  Jesus, our Lord and Savior, whose Death, Burial and Resurrection (DBR) gave us hope for eternal life in HEAVEN.

Like Ruth, let’s look for every door of opportunity that God will open for us to serve others and to glorify God. Many doors of opportunities are already  opened for us  (collectively and individually)here at the Golden Gate Church of Christ in San Francisco, namely:  1. PRAYERS –Pray that God will direct us for the sharing of the gospel to our FRANCS  “O God, please guide and direct me to a precious soul today; 2.  GOSPEL TRACT – We have the gospel tract “The Mystery that Brings  Eternal Life” with translations in Tagalog, Ilocano and soon in Spanish and Chinese prepared by brother Terry Denis and his son Gilford Denis; 3. BOOKS MINISTRY – The BOOKS MINISTRY initiated by brother Steven Prine, brother John Jeffrey and yours have several books available through Amazon; 4. FISH BRACELET – We can share the FISH STORY to bring our FRANCS to the Prince of Peace and then initiate Gospel Presentation; 

5. WE CARE NEW TESTAMENT CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE;- anybody who can read and write can share the gospel to their FRANCS  using this WE CARE NEW TESTAMENT CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE. Just like a young lady who was baptized  on Sunday presented the gospel to her close friend on Wednesday, who  also obeyed the gospel in baptism.  6. FOLLOW ETERNAL LIFE OUTLINE- We used this in our gospel presentation to Jack Wang and Boris Quinionez. They are now our brothers in Christ. 7. WE CARE MINISTRY APPROACH ; What if Christ were to come right now, or if you’ll die tomorrow? Would you know for sure that you’ll go to heaven?” 8. SUPPORT MY ANGEL RADIO  and IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY TV PROGRAM every Sunday morning; 9. EVAGELISM PROSPECTS REGISTRATION LOG – to monitor your year-round outreach and evangelism; 10. JOIN WORSHIP SERVICES, LORD’S SUPPER AND EVERY ASSEMBLY OF THE SAINTS –  to exhort and encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25).These are some of the doors of opportunities opened by God for All of us here at the Golden Gate congregation.

CONCLUSION & INVITATION: As a summary and conclusion let us ALL move forward as Christians  by: 1. GETTING OUT FROM  OUR COMFORT ZONE, 2. WALKING  BY FAITH, NOT BY FEAR; 3. LOOKING FOR EVERY  DOOR OF OPPORTURNITY THAT GOD WILL OPEN FOR US.

If you’re not yet a Christian, you can start to move forward by getting out from your UNSAVED CONDITION as a sinner destined to eternal damnation in HELL;  and move to a SAVED C0NDITION  as forgiven sinner  destined for eternal life in HEAVEN by repenting and  obeying the gospel in baptism for the forgiveness of ALL your sins (Acts 2:37-38). Last Sunday, brother Steven Prine discussed the Power of the Gospel  and  the urgency and necessity of obeying the gospel in baptism for the remission of your sins (Acts 22:16).  

To those who have not obeyed the gospel in baptism, let me have a heart to heart talk with you for a moment. On the very important issue of personal salvation,  please remember that  Jesus is the final and supreme authority when He gave and proclaimed the Great Commission . He said in Matthew 28:18-20  “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo I am with  you always even to the end of the age.” Jesus said in Mark 16:15-16-  “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved.”  

Obeying what Jesus said and commanded, Apostle Peter preached the gospel in its purity and simplicity on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem and 3,000 precious souls obeyed the gospel in baptism (Acts 2:41-47) .Please do not follow the false teachings of denominational preachers  who teach that one needs only to believe and put Jesus into his/her heart or recite the Sinner’s Prayer  in order  to be saved.  Please be persuaded that on the very important issue of personal salvation, YOU must obey what Jesus said and commanded rather than the false teachings of denominational preachers who are wearing high-sounding titles like “Reverend-Doctor” of Divinity or “infallible  Pope”  Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15, NKJV)

We persuade and plead for YOU to come forward and obey the gospel in baptism today  for the forgiveness of ALL your sins before it’s too late.  I repeat, we persuade and  plead for YOU to come forward and obey the gospel in baptism today for the forgiveness of ALL your sins before it’s too late.

If you’ve been a Christian but became lukewarm, we encourage you to repent and rededicate your life to Jesus. Whatever your needs, we encourage and invite YOU to come forward as we sing the invitation song TRUST AND OBEY.

                     FREE “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” BOOK

As book author, columnist and Evangelist,  my beloved wife and I  are offering FREE autographed copy of the updated “HISTORICITY OF JESUS”  subtitled “Facts and Evidences for Agnostics, Atheists, Believers and Christians” to our readers and the general public  to commemorate  our 50th Wedding Anniversary  last May 5, 2024.

The updated “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” (393 pages, now available at Amazon in Hardcover, Paperback and E-book)  is excellent addition to your Personal Library or Family Library. Foreword was written by Atty. Junas T. Sagurit, President of Asian Christian University.

The back cover includes group picture with then Congressman and former senator and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao  during a Courtesy Call & Prayer Meeting with the WE CARE Ministries Team inside his mansion in General Santos City, Philippines last February 19, 2024. Here are some reviews and comments on the “HISTORICITY OF JESUS:”

“This book can help bring millions of Filipinos to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, for salvation and spiritual awakening<” wrote CORAZON M. NERA, former Chair, Regulatory Board of Librarians, Director of Libraries, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila, Philippines.

“For reformation, moral and spiritual regeneration, I recommend this book to everyone especially to Filipinos at home and abroad,” echoed Manny Pacquiao, boxing icon and former Philippine Senator, General Santos City, Sarangani, Philippines.

“I urge ownership of this book for faith building and antidote to fear and worry,” said DARLENE GAMBLE, Teacher who finished BA in Special Ed and MA in Reading at Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, USA.

For your FREE autographed copy of the updated “HISTORICITY OF JESUS,” just send $9.85 (for mailing, handling & shipping) in check or money order to: ART G. MADLAING, 730 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112 Tel. (650) 438-3531 or (415) 584-7095 or email: artmadlaing@hotmail.com This Special Offer is good only in the United States until August 18, 2024.

(ART GABOT MADLAING is accredited and commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (DRE#00635976) in California since 1981. He is founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, FITNESS FOR HUMNITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST) and ACAPINOY. Art is active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California USA.)

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