Jesus is our Refuge
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
“Christianity is a crutch for the weak.”
This is the atheist’s argument against putting one’s faith in the God of the Bible. They argue that anyone who depends on anything other than themselves is feeble.
Medically speaking, a crutch is a tool the injured use for support. Only the wounded need crutches. But here’s the thing: somehow, someway, we are all wounded. We all need help. Some just prefer the bottle over the Bible.
When we don’t feel good about ourselves, where do we turn for assurance? We have enough options to choose from: earthly goods, food, alcohol, drugs, money, work. The problem with many such crutches is that they offer only temporary reprieve and often only mask much deeper issues of the heart.
The heart of the issue is that we are all weak. We are all broken. We are sinners in desperate need of saving. And the only one who has the power to help us is Jesus Christ. He took up our infirmities. He carried our sorrows. And by his wounds, we are healed.
God graciously allows us to go through hardship so that we seek the only one who can help. When we seek Jesus in our struggles, he finds us in his Word.
You say, “I can’t.” Jesus says, “I AM.”
You say, “I’m too tired.” Jesus says, “I will give you rest.”
You say, “I’m all alone.” Jesus says, “I am with you always.”
You say, “I don’t know where to turn.” Jesus says, “I am the way.”
You say, “I’ve had enough.” Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you.”
You say, “I’m afraid.” Jesus says, “My peace I give you.”
You say, “I can’t forgive myself.” Jesus says, “It is finished.”
You say, “I have my doubts.” Jesus says, “Whoever believes in me will never be put to shame.”
One Christian, reacting to the sufficiency of Jesus, observed, “Lord, you created us for yourself. And our hearts are restless until they find rest in you” (Augustine).
What was his point? Nothing satisfies like Jesus Christ.
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Faith Webbing is a deep, purposeful approach to connecting youth to faith through a congregation. Our vision is to wrap our children & youth in a web of faith so loving and caring that they will know Christ and always want to be a part of a local congregation. Explore our website to access our abundant resources for parents and church youth ministers.
What do we do?
faithwebbing.com is designed to...
Introduce your congregation to "Faith Webbing," which is an intentional method of filling relationship voids among church members
Introduce your congregation to "Outcome-based Youth Ministry," which is an intentional method of equipping members for ongoing personal development and ministry
Help create a healthy youth & family ministry culture in your congregation
Provide a first stop for gaining access to the best of the best when it comes to links to Great resources
Provide access to scores of templates and example forms
Provide guidance on developing Best Practice Systems for Safeguarding Children and Youth
Provide web-based connections to resources for moms & dads
Provide the latest thoughts on movies, tv shows, music, and video games from a faith-based perspective
Give free access to regularly scheduled Webinars (live and post-production)
Access to scores of video clips designed to enhance your ministry
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Helping Families Thrive
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture, and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.
No matter who you are, what you’re going through, or what challenges your family may be facing, we’re here to help. With practical resources - like our 1-800 Family Helpline, counseling, and websites – we’re committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.
Copyright © 2021 Focus on the Family
Insight for Living Ministries is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner so that people will come to an understanding of God’s plan for their lives, as well as their significant role as authentic Christians in a needy, hostile, and desperate world.
How do we fulfill this mission? Since 1979, the Insight for Living radio broadcast, with its extensive national and international reach, has been the ministry’s major vehicle in teaching the truths of Scripture and for presenting a message of genuine hope and encouragement to a worldwide audience.
The broadcast is the initial step in our mission to teach the Bible, proclaim the Gospel of Christ, mentor and train international pastors and ministers, and provide uplifting messages from the Scriptures that touch the hearts of our listeners around the world. Insight for Living Ministries is also committed to walking alongside our listeners after the broadcast ends, by providing support and prayerful encouragement via biblically trained pastoral counselors, Searching the Scriptures studies, Touching the Heart gift books, MP3s, and much more.
If you have a few more moments, please take a more in-depth look at some of the behind-the-scenes support ministries devoted to serving our listeners across the world.
The Insight for Living Ministries Biblical Counseling department comprises seminary-trained pastors who help meet the spiritual needs of Insight for Living’s listeners around the world through biblical counseling and training others for ministry. Our confidential biblical counseling includes a ministry of prayer, comfort, spiritual direction, and instruction to promote growth in Christ. We accomplish that mission by developing educational and counseling content that is fashioned into letters, Web articles, and other printed products. We also offer biblical advice to listeners who call our direct line for phone counseling appointments, and we provide training and consultation for our field pastors and their ministry teams around the world.
Our pastor-to-pastor line offers help to pastors, church leaders, and their wives by assisting them with questions on the Bible and its application as well as counseling for personal or professional issues. We also have a specialized ministry specifically to prisoners. Our staff responds to roughly 3,000 phone calls, e-mails, and written letters per year.
Insight for Living Ministries desires that all people know the truth found in God’s Word. Our ministry calls this passion Vision 195—our hope that individuals in all 195 countries of the world can hear, read, and understands Chuck Swindoll’s biblical teaching and be ministered to in their heart language. People of all walks of life and languages are desperate for the truth that provides genuine hope and encouragement that can only come through Christ. To meet that need, we employ theologically trained pastors in many countries as well as capitalize on Dallas Theological Seminary graduates and interns in our home office. These pastors and interns work to ensure that our content is presented in an accurate, clear, and practical manner, all the while offering hope and real-life applications to the lives of people everywhere. We currently minister in Arabic, English, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. Our international-language ministries offer broadcasts on more than 1,000 stations, language-specific Web sites, as well as provide many printed publications.
One of the strengths of our international ministries is that our pastors live, work, and minister in many of these 195 countries, so Chuck’s heart for preaching and teaching God’s Word and offering the hope of the gospel can be expressed locally. This allows these pastors to lead local churches, mentor young pastors, and provide counseling in person. For more information on our international ministries, visit www.vision195.com. If you would like to hear one of our international broadcasts, visit www.insightworld.org.
A Christian ministry with an international emphasis must realize what an increasingly powerful ministry tool the Internet has become and will continue to be in the future. We desire to offer our worldwide listeners and supporters instant, round-the-clock, and convenient access to a wide variety of biblical media resources that can only be made available through the Web. Our Web staff seeks to offer you an easily navigable Web site where you can find help on specific issues and questions and where you can access both current and past messages from the Insight for Living broadcast. We also send out timely and relevant e-mail updates to those who have requested them, as well as Chuck Swindoll’s daily devotional. Our Web site is constantly expanding with new products, articles, blogs, and topical sites, so browse through our various pages often.
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Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
Family Talk is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child development. Since its inception, Family Talk has served millions of families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books, and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms.
Dr. Dobson's flagship program, "Family Talk," is aired on more than 1,200 radio and online outlets, Family Talk is broadcast coast-to-coast in the United States and is heard all over the world online.
To help preserve and promote the institution of the family and the biblical principles on which it is based, and to seek to introduce as many people as possible to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Specifically, the focus of the ministry is on marriage, parenthood, evangelism, the sanctity of human life, and encouraging righteousness in the culture.
1. We believe "Through wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established." Proverbs 24:3
2. We will not allow ourselves to get so busy with the cares of life that we neglect our children.
3. We will make our voices heard regarding the impact of godly families - on our children and on culture.
Statement of Faith
1. The Bible to be the inspired, only, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
3. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory;
4. That for the salvation of lost and sinful men and women, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential;
5. In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life;
6. In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;
7. And in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Copyright ©2021 Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk is a ministry of the James Dobson Family Institute. All Rights Reserved.
In Touch Ministries is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley and is dedicated to leading people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthening the local church.
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch evolved out of a half-hour program called “The Chapel Hour,” which aired on Atlanta-area television stations. Today, the current “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” can be heard around the world via radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, the handheld In Touch Ministries Messenger, In Touch apps, and on this website.
Quickly, Clearly, Irresistibly
At In Touch Ministries, our mission is to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church. We remain committed to advancing the gospel from person to person and place to place as quickly, clearly, and irresistibly as possible.
We have a sense of urgency about spreading the gospel.
Dr. Stanley’s teachings make the good news easy to understand.
We share God’s compelling message of love and grace.
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Real people. Real needs.
That’s what we’re all about at City Rescue Mission. Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, thank God there is a place for each of us.
A division of Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan(R3M), the City Rescue Mission is a nonprofit, faith-based, state-of-the-art emergency shelter providing assistance to people of mid-Michigan.
Compelled by the love of God to equip the hurting and homeless of Mid-Michigan through guidance and godly care that leads our guests toward God-honoring, sustainable solutions, and permanent housing.
To glorify God by serving people in need, proclaiming the Gospel, and establishing disciples among disadvantaged people.
The principles of the Bible guide our thoughts and actions demonstrated by compassionate care and integrity.
Luke 10:30-37; Jude 22
Instilling programs and services that guide people toward sustainable godly living.
Joshua 1:8; II Thessalonians 3:10; II Timothy 3:16-17
Working with churches and other service agencies to help provide a network of Christian care for the low-income and homeless of Mid-Michigan.
Welcome to the Place of Hope and Care!
The City Rescue Mission of Saginaw has been in existence since 1905, providing emergency shelter and compassionate Christian care for people in our community that have nowhere else to turn.
Our history demonstrates the longstanding commitment to helping the homeless as we provide a level of care that models our Savior’s love. We network with other community service providers and organizations in meaningful ways that open doors for our guests and guide them to meaningful and sustainable permanent housing solutions.
In the time you spend on our website, I hope you will gain a greater understanding of the dedicated work of our staff and volunteers and a greater passion for the needs of the homeless in our community. Consider joining us in assisting our neighbors in need.
Copyright © 2021, City Rescue Mission of Saginaw
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Look around TCT and you will find award-winning exclusive programming, live broadcasts from across the country, top praise & worship music programs, the most requested ministry programs, and much more.
Look closer and you will find a heart for taking the Word of Jesus to the world. TCT's primary mission from its inception has always been to share the Gospel with the world. Every salvation and rededication makes it worth all the hard work that goes into this huge unending task.
Ever growing, TCT is currently airing three channels and reaching over 60 million homes through satellite, multisystem cable services, on-air broadcast, mobile applications and the internet. TCT programming is live streaming 24/7 at www.tct.tv. Plus visitors to the website will find "Video on Demand" for convenience of their viewing schedules, streaming all three TCT channels, 24/7. TCT Mobile is a free application that allows you to take TCT with you wherever you are by iPhone/iPad and Android applications. Download yours today from iTunes or the Google Play Store and take TCT with you anywhere.
Through the leadership and vision of Drs. Garth and Tina Coonce, TCT continues on a path of staggering growth. TCT uses every means available to reach people of all cultures, right where they are. Thanks to the favor of God, and the prayers and financial support of TCT's loyal Partners, TCT will continue to expand throughout the world with a message of hope. TCT's Partners make the difference!
TCT offers exclusive programming that is relevant for today's generations, addressing topics and issues that affect our everyday lives. Engaging the whole family with an array of fresh and relevant program choices, TCT viewers enjoy the best in faith and family television!
Evangelism - Broadcast the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world
Education - Teach and edify the body of Christ
Entertainment - Provide a Bible-Based alternative that is wholesome
Enhancement - Promote unity between local churches in each market
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE is the inspired, infallible and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.
WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONE GOD, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE ONLY HOPE for man is to believe on Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind and Who rose from the dead so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His Blood.
WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST in person will return to earth in power and glory.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT dwells in those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives.
WE BELIEVE THAT THE CHURCH is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelization on the one hand and the nurture and discipline of Christians on the other hand.
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Who we are:
ADF Church Alliance is a legal membership for churches, launched by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Alliance Defending Freedom is the largest religious freedom legal organization in the world. In addition to advocating for religious freedom, we advocate for the sanctity of life, free speech, and marriage and family.
We desire each expression of the Church to be all it is called to be. Our team is comprised of Christians, and ADF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
What is ADF Church Alliance?
The ADF Church Alliance provides affordable legal assistance to churches of all sizes and denominations so they can freely live and preach the Gospel in their communities.
Through this membership program, we advocate for religious liberty, provide legal advice, offer valuable resources to churches to ensure proper religious liberty protections are in place, and when appropriate, litigate on behalf of churches to preserve and defend religious liberty.
How we serve:
We provide practical help to churches across the country through our legal membership. ADF Church Alliance acts as a hub for churches to gain access to experienced First Amendment lawyers. Our lawyers are available to answer religious liberty questions, conduct document reviews and provide advice, and even represent your church in court if necessary and appropriate.
ADF Church Alliance offers virtually all-inclusive legal help for religious freedom issues.
Why do we exist?
The Church is the tool by which God desires the Gospel to go to the ends of the earth. We work so that the rights of churches – to freely operate, preach, and minister – are not infringed.
Quite simply, ADF Church Alliance exists to keep the doors open for the Gospel.
Since our founding in 1994, ADF has been a steady advocate for religious freedom. We represent individuals, churches, and organizations that seek to freely live out their faith.
After serving the Church for more than two decades, ADF saw a trend emerging. Churches faced increasing legal concerns, but did not have access to attorneys who could help with the wide range of religious freedom questions and issues they had. Churches rarely had the resources – both legally and financially – to adequately protect their religious freedom.
We launched ADF Church Alliance to create a sustainable way to help every church with its religious freedom legal needs. This membership initiative makes it possible for churches of all sizes and denominations to access affordable legal help.
Alliance Defending Freedom was founded by 30 Christian leaders who recognized the need for a legal response to religious freedom threats. In today’s culture, the need to protect religious freedom is greater than ever before. We are so grateful that, through ADF Church Alliance, churches are standing together to protect the Church for this and future generations. When we stand together, freedom is protected, churches are empowered, and more people hear the Good News.
ADF Church Alliance partners with organizations, denominations, associations, and others to benefit churches across the country.
Our Purpose: To Serve The Church
We Stand With You
When talking about religious freedom, many people envision Christians in foreign countries being persecuted for sharing their beliefs or having to worship in secret. But religious freedom goes beyond being able to preach freely or pray in public, and religious freedom isn’t just an issue abroad. Individuals and churches in America face religious freedom legal challenges all too frequently.
Many of the religious freedom challenges churches face relate to operational aspects of the church: getting equal access to government grants or property, navigating zoning laws and permits, considering the impact of gender identity laws, abiding by employment regulations, knowing the limits of tax exemptions, and more.
Churches should have the freedom to operate in accordance with their beliefs, without facing discrimination from local, state, or federal governments. And they do not have to face legal challenges alone. ADF Church Alliance takes on the legal burden of your church, so that you can focus on ministry.
Alliance Defending Freedom™ 2021.