‘It’s Free’ Gospel Campaign Underway in Region | New

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church Launches “It’s Free” Gospel Campaign

The Cedar Grove Baptist Missionary Association of Yanceyville kicked off the “It’s a Free Gospel Campaign” conference on June 25 (2022) at NL Dillard Middle School in Yanceyville. The main emphasis was on: The Major – Making Disciples. Wearing ‘It’s Free’ t-shirts as supporters of the cause, sporting a variety of rainbow colors including black and white, the audience was thrilled to learn more about what is free.

The Cedar Grove Baptist Missionary Fellowship, made up of approximately 56 churches in Caswell and the Piedmont Triad area, continues to reach out to all. “We, the CGMBA family, have been called by God to save the lost, edify the body, and prepare leaders in Christ to carry out the mission of the church. Our vision is explained in our acronym TEAM – a TEAM focused on uplifting, evangelising, edifying and equipping others.

The training session sparked interest from the start with the CGMBA Praise Team of gospel singer artists including Minister Cathy Wilson, Sister Sharon Williamson, Sister Cynthia Petty and Reverend Kenneth Walker spreading the word to through songs and praise. CGMBA Moderator, Reverend Dr. Jerry O. Wilson Sr., enthusiastically welcomed attendees with great anticipation, issuing a warm appeal to all.

What is free? What were the bonuses of the freedom presentation? Key word: Hi. In stating the main objective of the evangelistic campaign, the moderator emphasized how we can all make disciples together using a realistic guide by examining and referring to the plan of salvation. How do we save those who are lost? How do we bring people to Christ? Why is Christ the answer to today’s problem? How to start a new you? In a five-part series, Dr. Wilson outlined the prerequisites for beginning the holistic approach with an outline of the plan of salvation.

The mission and vision of the “It’s Free” campaign began when a group of ministers were discussing strategic ways to recruit members and others to return to the church and revise their vows to the Lord. . As a group of Christian individuals, their discussions have led to empowerment to greater heights. “Taking this scripture as a basis, “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, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” Matthew 19-20 (NIV), we give God honor, praise, and glory. Through prayer, meditation and according to Luke 10:2, we pray that the Lord will send out workers into his harvest,” says Moderator Wilson.

According to Dr. Wilson and believers, it’s free. Salvation is free. Salvation is the great work of God. (Jonah 2:9) in which He forgives sin and gives eternal life to a believing sinner as a free gift of His grace. Dr. Wilson asked the question, “Did you hear that?” Please think about this.

Justice gets what you deserve.

Pity doesn’t get what you deserve.

Grace gets what you don’t deserve.

Dr. Wilson welcomed the facilitators to the podium as they introduced the components with a caring spirit, shedding light on the plan of salvation. Even you, the hours were spent in the conference, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, each session was very informative. Reverend Henry Long, pastor of High Rock Baptist Church, Blanch, and assistant moderator of CGMBA, speaks about Grace. “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”

Songwriter John Newton is known for the wonderful anthem Amazing Grace. The lyrics include a testimony of appreciation, love, and devotion to serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The first verse:

amazing Grace

How sweet the sound

It saved a wretch like me!

Once I was lost, but now I’m found

Was blind, but now I see!

We often sing the beautiful hymn, but have you ever thought about what makes grace so amazing? What is the true meaning of grace? Grace is a gift from God, revealed through His Son, Jesus Christ. Grace gets what you didn’t deserve!

Therefore, Grace can be defined as a gift offered with unmerited favor from God to men. Grace can also be defined as all the blessings, goodness, love and kindness of God that are poured into our lives every day. To fully grasp the full definition of grace, we must answer two key questions: Who were we without Christ? Who do we become with Christ? From a spiritual perspective, we were once blind, spiritually dead, unclean, and destitute. We are born in sin. But with grace, God extended his undeserved favor to us. Grace is what saves us. Ephesians 4:7 reads, “But to each one of us grace was given according to the gift of Christ.”

Grace is far greater than sin. Grace gives us victory over sin. Grace is the reason for all deliverance. God has given us the ultimate new life with Christ. Look where He brought us from! The cost of the pardon, however, is free for the recipient; the donation is not free for the donor who bears the costs. There is simply no merit and no value on our part because we have nothing to do with being the receiver. It is an act of God. The gift of salvation costs us sinners nothing. But the price of such an elaborate gift cost our Lord dearly, who died on the cross in our place. The result of grace is to have inner peace, an expression of God’s love. We can be at peace knowing that God will deliver in all respects.

A great example of Grace can be found with John Newman, the songwriter of Amazing Grace. Its history can be summed up as a slave business that did not go wrong. One day in the 17th century, John Newman attempted a fantastic voyage, or what he thought was a fanatical voyage, with a large number of slaves captured on a slave ship, returning to England. Sailing, poking fun at religious sectors, and drinking heavily with his crew, Newton thought he was at the top of his game as a slave trader and sea captain. Then suddenly, during the voyage, Something happened. The ship sailed through a raging storm like no other storm. Turbulence hit the ship with lots of strong winds, violent waves, battering the slave ship and partially tearing off its sails.

For hours and hours, Newton and his crew of sailors struggled to keep the slave ship afloat. The strong winds made it impossible to anchor the ship. In vain, Newton concluded that the ship would sink and all would be lost – the crew members, the slaves for sale, and him too. In desperation, Newton made one last attempt – to pray, to give Jesus a try in a desperate plea for mercy. To the Lord he pleaded, “Please have mercy on me? Did he deserve mercy?

Whether you think he did or not, Newton received mercy that night. He, the crew and the slaves survived the outrageous storm that same night. After all, it was a fantastic trip. Will Jesus take you even if he has to reach down? Won’t he come to your rescue? Many years later, according to Newton’s bibliography, and as an old man, Newton wrote in his dairy, this story, March 21, 1805. ‘Prayer and Praise’. Only the amazing grace of God could and would take a gross, profane, slave sailor and turn him into a child of God. Newton was saved by the grace of God. Newton continued to be impressed with God’s work in his life and spread the “gospel of the good news” until his death.

So what’s so amazing about grace? Reverend Long offers a clear explanation.

Grace offers accessibility to God through His Son, Jesus – (Ephesians 1:6)

Grace trains us in “how” to honor God (Titus 1:11-14)

Grace comforts and strengthens us (II Corinthians 13:14)

Grace encourages us (II Thessalonians 2:16)

Grace grants us immeasurable spiritual riches (Proverbs 10:22)

Grace justifies us (Romans 3:24)

Grace gives us hope (Titus 2:12-13)

Grace saves us from sin (Romans 6:23)

Grace is for all (Revelation 21:22)

Grace is the “last word,” according to Phillip Yancey, author of Christian books. For example, we learn to say thanks at the table, giving thanks to God for the abundance of food, shelter, clothing, security within a loving family, the strength to pray and to give to the less fortunate. . We’re free for grace periods on magazines, book club subscriptions and overdue library books, student loans and more. Realizing that God is the giver of all gifts, we should be grateful and continue to praise him.

Reverend Long explained how grace works. Salvation by grace through faith is the heart of a Christian. In the Christian doctrine of salvation, “For by grace you are saved through faith; and that does not come from you: it is the gift of God: not of works, so that no one should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9). The trilogy is salvation, grace and faith. God’s grace is his undeserved special favoritism bestowed upon those whom he has called to salvation. It is the grace of God that saves us from sin. God has chosen to give us his precious grace through faith. In return, we are redeemed from sin and delivered from its consequences. God has saved us through Christ! By the grace of God, we receive the faith that enables us to believe that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he who comes to God must believe that he exists and that he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6). This same saving grace is one of the Christian’s responses to problems. God is in control and certainly in charge of everything. We must keep moving forward in faith, trusting that he will be with us through this difficult time. God had given us a wonderful gift. In these troubled times, God’s grace is truly amazing and sufficient. Ask the Savior to help you experience His amazing grace today.

Next week, we’ll be sharing the third installment in the series, “What is Mercy?” – Hosted by Reverend Kenneth Walker, pastor of Graves Chapel Baptist Church in Yanceyville. While you’re on the go this week, and if you see people wearing “It’s Free” t-shirts, stop them and ask them to further explain “What’s Free?”

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