We’d love to see you this week at America’s Keswick. Manny Mill is speaking Sunday night through Thursday night, and Pastor Robert Reidy is speaking Monday – Thursday morning. You can also watch live at: www.americaskeswick.org. We’d love to see you. Check out our new website or call 800-453-7942 for more information.
Ring The Bell
“In the same way, I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life.” Luke 15:10 CEV
This year we watched a great DVD called “Ring the Bell.” It is a powerful story about a young man who is a baseball agent and in attempt to sign his next big player, God steps in and does something totally out of the ordinary.
The setting of the story is a boys ranch for orphaned kids. Whenever a young man trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, he would run out in front of the house, ring the big dinner bell, and everyone would come running to congratulate and pray with him.
After watching the movie, Robert Hayes and I began to look for a bell to use at America’s Keswick. This week the Lord miraculously provided a bell for us to use when people get saved. And during our summer week, 8 kids prayed to receive Christ as their Savior.
On Thursday night we had our first bell ringing ceremony and it was so cool.
Dr. Charles Zimmerman reminded us this week that when someone gets saved, there is a great celebration in heaven.
I love Luke 15:10 from the CEV – “ … I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over ONE sinner who changes both heart and life!” I don’t know how many angels get to party, but my guess is that it is more than one. The vision I have in my sanctified imagination is a grandstand filled with angels and they just go wild over a sinner who gets saved.
We are hoping to hear the bell often at America’s Keswick and the plan is that when we hear the bell, we will go running out to celebrate with the child, teen, young adult or adult who trusts Jesus as their Savior. There will be rejoicing on earth and in heaven.
When was the last time you rejoiced over a sinner coming home? – Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 27-29
Think About This: We belong to Jesus because He has purchased us by His blood. He will not return or exchange what He has bought. —Anthony Carter
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31