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It is the fervent prayer of Chaplains Elmore and Faulkner that you trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

Here's how:

  1. God Loves you and has a plan for you: The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16). The only problem is,
  2. Man is sinful and separated from God. We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls "sin." The Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). Here's the fix for the problem.
  3. God sent His son Jesus to pay the price for your sins. Jesus died in our place so we could live with Him in eternity. "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). But it didn't end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! "Christ died for our sins. ... He was buried. ... He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me" (John 14:6).

  4. You can have the gift of salvation right now! All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Repent (turn away from your sins).

    A simple prayer: God, I know I'm a sinner but, I believe Jesus came and paid the price for my sin on the cross and that He arose and is alive today at your side. I accept Jesus as my savior and ask you to come into my heart. In Jesus name, Amen.

    If you have prayed this prayer from your heart then please let us know by clicking the "Prayer Request" link below and sharing your story with us! We want to pray for you and help you in your walk with Jesus. May we say, "Welcome to the Kingdom of G-d".


What We Believe

We specifically affirm the following doctrinal truths:

The Scriptures

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture. The Bible is therefore without error (inerrant) in its original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible, and it is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction for training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).

The Godhead (Trinity)
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) each of Whom is fully and equally God; possesses all of the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:14, John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14).
God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Father of all true believers (Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13, John 5:19-21, John 17:1-5; Isa. 40:21-28, Isa. 43:10-13, Isa. 46:8-11; Rom. 8:14-16).
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the only begotten eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man Jesus did not cease in any way to be God so that He is fully God and fully man inseparably united in one person forever. Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; lived a sinless life; died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning sacrifice for all of the sins of all men of all time; was buried; bodily rose from the dead; physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, resurrected body; is seated at the right hand of the Father performing His ministry of intercession; will return in the air to claim His bride the church; and will come again to earth in bodily form, personally and visibly, to conclude human history and consummate God's eternal plan by executing judgment and ushering in His Millennial Kingdom reign to be followed by the eternal state (John 1:1,14,18; John 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:3,9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24; John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Pet. 3:18; John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21; Heb. 1:3; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1; Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; 2 Thes. 2:7; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity Who specially came into the world on the day of Pentecost to glorify Christ and to enable men to appropriate the salvation wrought by Christ. He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration. Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit imparts new life, baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (His church), permanently indwells the believer, and securely seals the believer unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit fills (directs and controls) those believers who are yielded to Him, enables believers to bear fruit, and empowers believers to live a life free from sin's dominion. We also believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the purpose of edifying the church in accordance with the teachings of scripture (1 Cor. 13:8, 1 Cor. 14:22; John 16:7-8; 1 Cor. 6:19, 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14, Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:16-17, Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:5-13; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8).
Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God by direct act of God and did not come into being as the result of evolution. Man was created to glorify God, worship and serve Him, and have fellowship with Him. Man fell through sin by disobeying God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death, which alienated him from God. Man's nature was thus corrupted and he is utterly lost, "dead in trespasses and sins," and totally incapable of saving himself and coming back into right relationship with God by his own merit or effort (Gen. 1:26, Gen. 2:6,17, Gen. 3:17-24; Isa. 59:1-2; Rom. 3:9-19,23, Rom. 5:8; Luke 18:26-27; Eph. 2:13).
Salvation
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God's grace. Salvation is effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man's works or personal merit. Salvation is only appropriated by a person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ. Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a part of but not separate from believing faith. "The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God, are a new creation in Christ, and "are sealed by the Holy spirit unto the day of redemption" being kept by the power of God (Eph. 1:7:13-14; John 1:12-13, John 3:1-7, John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 1:16, Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 8:14-17, Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29, Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20; 1 Pet. 1:3-5).
The Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself and should, by the power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Christ to manifest His life through him to God's glory. By ever increasing obedience to the Word of God, each believer should mature and progressively become more like Jesus. In the power of the Spirit, each believer should live a holy life; not fulfill the lusts of the flesh; exercise his spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ; witness for Christ; be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the great commission; perform good works and bear fruit to the glory of God (Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:11; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Rom. 6:11-13; Eph. 2:10, Eph. 4:11-12, Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10; John 15:8, 16).
The Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the Head and whose members are those who have truly received Christ by faith. The local church is a tangible expression of the body of Christ in a particular location. Since all members of the body of Christ are united in Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love, harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose and accepting those sectarian or denominational practices which are based on a sincere interpretation of the Bible, which do not relate to substantive doctrinal matters, and which do not in practice cause disunity or hinder the ministry. The purpose of the church is to make Christ known to lost men and to make disciples, and glorify God on earth (Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:20-23, Eph. 4:1-6, Eph. 4:12-16; Matt. 28:18-20; John 17; Col. 1:24-29).



An Outreach of Grace is a ministry dedicated to reaching out to people.
Our vision and mission is to:

  • Reach the lost for the kingdom of God
  • Encourage all our Christian brothers and sisters
  • Teach the Word of G-d, showing Jesus in the Holy Scriptures
  • Teaching Discipleship classes Using the example that Jesus left us.
  • Work with restoring those who have fallen along the way, encouraging them to re-dedicate their lives to Jesus.

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.


James 5:19,20 KJV.

This area is of main concern for Chaplain Elmore. His heart is towards the backslider.

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"The heart of a man is his worst part before it is regenerated, and the best afterward; it is the seat of principles, and the foundation of actions, The eye of God is, and the eye of the Christian ought to be, principally set upon it. The greatest difficulty in conversion is win the heart to God; and the greastest difficulty after conversion is to keep the heart with God."

John Flavel (1627-1691)

John Favel was a puritan preacher in Dartmouth, Devon England. The quotation above comes from his book "Keeping the Heart" and is used with the permission of Christian Focus Publications.

Testing Our Faith

October 7, 2017

Why have you dealt ill with your servant? Numbers 11:11

Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to test our faith. If our faith is worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: The imitation gem dreads being touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no test. It is a poor faith that can only trust God when friends are true, the body is healthy, and the business profitable; but it is true faith that rests in the Lord's faithfulness when friends are gone, the body is ailing, spirits are depressed, and the light of our Father's face is hidden. A faith that can say, in the deepest trouble, "Though he slay me, I will hope in him"1 is heaven-born faith.

The Lord afflicts His servants to glorify Himself, for He is greatly glorified in the graces of His people, who are His own handiwork. When "suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope,"2 the Lord is honored by these growing virtues. We would never know the music of the harp if the strings were left untouched, nor enjoy the juice of the grape if it were not trodden in the winepress, nor discover the sweet perfume of cinnamon if it were not pressed and beaten, nor feel the warmth of fire if the coals were not completely consumed. The wisdom and power of God are discovered by the trials through which His children are permitted to pass.

Present afflictions tend also to heighten future joy. There must be shade in the picture to bring out the beauty of the light. Could we be so supremely blessed in heaven if we had not known the curse of sin and the sorrow of earth? Will peace not be sweeter after conflict, and rest more welcome after labor? Will the recollection of past sufferings not serve to enhance the bliss of the glorified?

There are many other comfortable answers to the question with which we opened our brief meditation; let us think upon it all day long.

Let us repent, and turn back to God For He loves you with an ever lasting love!

**Emphasis added**

Take a look at this video with J I Packer


As a young man, I used to sing this invitational hymn in church.
It came to me while I was sleeping and I felt as though it needed to be put on the site.

O Why Not Tonight

by:Elizabeth H. Reed

Oh, do not let the Word depart, And close thine eyes against the light; Poor sinner, harden not your heart, Be saved, oh, tonight.

Tomorrow's sun may never rise To bless thy long-deluded sight; This is the time, oh, then be wise, Be saved, oh, tonight.

Our Lord in pity lingers still, And wilt thou thus His love requite? Renounce at once thy stubborn will, Be saved, oh, tonight.

Our blessed Lord refuses none Who would to Him their souls unite; Believe on Him, the work is done, Be saved, oh, tonight.

Refrain: Oh, why not tonight? Oh, why not tonight? Wilt thou be saved? Then why not tonight?

Please watch this video about The Prosperity Gospel


As a person who was once in the Prosperity Gospel cult, My views are the same as John Piper's in this video.

 

We've been asked why we do not spell out G-d's name. This is my answer to those of you that are wondering why.

We do not write G-d's name in a place where it may be discarded or erased. Treating G-d's name with reverence is a way to give respect to G-d. I suppose that on a computer the name is not really being erased, and "G-d" is only an English term used to translate G-d's holy name, it is in keeping with this respect that we write "G-d" in our emails and on-line articles.

It's a matter of conviction. If you wish to spell out G-d's name or use the word HaShem (The Name) we do not look down on you. So we hope you now understand why we write G-d or even HaShem,instead of spelling it out.

Weekly Prayer

Almighty Father, thank you soo much for your mercy and grace. Thank you G-d for loving us so much that you sent your son, Jesus to Calvary to die in our place. Thank you for the precious Holy Spirit who leads and guides us each day. Who convicts us of our sins. Thank you for your Holy Word. Honor,power,and glory are yours Lord G-d. Blessed be thy name forever!

Whose name is above yours? Whose power is greater than yours? Who can call those things that are not, as tho they are and yet be true? There is no other, my G-d! Father, if we had to name our sins one by one, we would never be able to, for our sins are so numerous but your grace is sufficent and, Jesus' blood so powerful to erase all our sins.

So give us a heart of flesh and not stone. Help us not to be stubborn and stiff necked people but forgive us our many sins. For thine is the power and the glory for ever and ever. We long for thy coming Lord Jesus. In the lovely name of Jesus we pray and ask these things ........AMEN.


Scripture Reading

from the book of 1 Thessalonians  

A Life Pleasing to God

Chapter 4
1 Finally, my dear friends, since you belong to the Lord Jesus, we beg and urge you to live as we taught you. Then you will please God. You are already living that way, but try even harder.
2 Remember the instructions we gave you as followers of the Lord Jesus.
3 God wants you to be holy, so don't be immoral in matters of sex.
4 Respect and honor your wife.
5 Don't be a slave of your desires or live like people who don't know God.
6 You must not cheat any of the Lord's followers in matters of sex. Remember, we warned you that he punishes everyone who does such things.
7 God didn't choose you to be filthy, but to be pure.
8 So if you don't obey these rules, you are not really disobeying us. You are disobeying God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
9 We don't have to write you about the need to love each other. God has taught you to do this,
10 and you already have shown your love for all of his people in Macedonia. But, my dear friends, we ask you to do even more.
11 Try your best to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work hard, just as we taught you to do.
12 Then you will be respected by people who are not followers of the Lord, and you won't have to depend on anyone.

The Coming of the Lord


13 My friends, we want you to understand how it will be for those followers who have already died. Then you won't grieve over them and be like people who don't have any hope.
14 We believe that Jesus died and was raised to life. We also believe that when God brings Jesus back again, he will bring with him all who had faith in Jesus before they died.
15 Our Lord Jesus told us that when he comes, we won't go up to meet him ahead of his followers who have already died.
16 With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and a blast of God's trumpet, the Lord will return from heaven. Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life.
17 Next, all of us who are still alive will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky. From that time on we will all be with the Lord forever.
18 Encourage each other with these words."

Anon, 2005. The Everyday Bible: New Century Version, Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

...Emphasis added

BLESS THE LORD O MY SOUL!
some of my favorite verses


I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Psalm 122:1

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. John 21:25

And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Rev 22:6,7

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  Rev 22:20



Verses taken from the KJV unless otherwise noted.
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