Monday, 2 July 2018

TH GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 54TH EDITION

WHERE DO THE CHILDREN FIT IN? By M. Deborah Senese

Hello and welcome to our 54th Edition of the Good News Magazine. I am going to start with this question:
Where DO children fit in when it comes to Christianity? When it comes to church? When it comes to growing in the Lord? When it comes to encouraging them in the Lord to continue on to be strong Christian young people who truly love the Lord? Personally, I believe the individual Christian as well as the Church (yes, I mean the united body of Believers) have a problem in this area. One that we are very capable to fixing with the Lord's help and a willing heart. There needs to be a special love for these children that some are blessed with instinctively, and others must learn. However, either way, children are vitally important to the Lord!

I was blessed enough to be raised in a church that was more like family than an assembly of people. For a short while when my mother first had my brother, she was not able to go to church with me, and I had the church bus picking me up and then dropping me off after church was over. The Sunday School bus, as I called it, was great! I was only four years old at the time, but the driver of the big school bus was Mr. Kelly. He always had a big smile and you could tell he just loved to see you as you climbed on that big bus! Along with him was another man that we only knew as Roy. Roy would hold on to the two rails in the front of the bus and lead all us kids in Sunday School songs as we drove from one house to another picking up other kids. I don't know whatever happened to him, but after a while, I just knew he was gone. I believe he went home to be with the Lord, but I was too young to discern that.

Once we arrived at church, from a young child's perception, everybody was so happy to see us. Hugs were given (but not always appreciated as much as I should have, and now, wish I had) small talk was always going on asking things like, “How was your week?” or “What did you do over the weekend?”. “Anything exciting happen this week?” Believe it or not, these people genuinely cared. Then up to Sunday School we would go. Once again, we were welcomed, told we were missed if we were sick the week before and so on...Click HERE to continue reading the Good News Magazine 

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Thursday, 31 May 2018

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 53rd EDITION

Difficult Times Will Always Be There - By Justus Ondieki 

Precious friends and readers of the Good News Magazine, hello and welcome back to our 53rd Edition. We pray and hope that this editio
n will encourage you and propel you to walk faithfully with God even when in dire situations…
“I tell you, if you come to Jesus Christ everything will be ok! On Jesus’ side it is joy and happiness! No problems when you are with Jesus; come repent and your troubles will end!” Unfortunately these words which were uttered in a crusade a few years back by an upcoming televangelist aren‟t true.

It is very unscriptural to tell people that when you get born again you will have a better life free of problems. Jesus Himself lived amongst us, He went through trials and temptations while on earth and He overcame the world. Look what Jesus told His disciples in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Although we have God's favorable presence, although we look sometimes happy and at peace in Christ as if we aren't going through some hot stuff, as a matter of fact we cry a lot until we find solace from the Lord.

Let no one therefore lie to you that when you come to Jesus there won‟t be suffering…As long as we are living here on earth we will continue to encounter many challenges and trials…But It is also true that it is only through Jesus Christ that we have peace with God, and so in Him we have peace in our own minds.

How Do We React To Problems?

How do you respond to difficult situations? Do we fret and get angry because God did not do something about our situation? Are you questioning God frequently and complaining almost about everything? Wait a minute, Will you believe it if I told you that besides your suffering, besides your trials, God has a better plan for you? Many people in the Bible like Naomi went through a lot...
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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 52nd EDITION

WEAK BUT STRONG -  By Justus Ondieki

We are glad to share with you our 52nd Edition of the Good News Magazine. Have you ever heard people say, “I'm only a weak human” and “I don't have strength or vigor to do this anymore?” I am sure you may have heard that. I have said that often and when I look at some of my friends doing so well in the things which I said I couldn't do it makes me reflect on 'why' I couldn't do it then.
However, there are so many people in the Bible that felt weak and yet through their weakness they glorified God. Moses was such a good example. God gave him a task to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt but look what he said to God in Exodus 4:10, “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue”.

Moses' big issue to him was that he didn't know how to speak well, he could stutter all the time. But what seemed impossible with him God made it possible. Although he was weak, God made him strong enough to deliver His people. God sometimes makes choice of those as His messengers, who have the least of the advantages of art or nature, that His grace in them may appear the more glorious. Even Christ's disciples were no orators, till the Holy Spirit made them such. They became powerful vessels which God used to reach out the world with the Good News message.
Sometimes people might look at us as weak people, yes they may be right but our God always makes us strong in such times. We may appear weak but our strength is drawn from the Lord. David, was despised by Goliath...Click HERE to continue reading The Good News Magazine

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Friday, 30 March 2018

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 51ST EDITION

DON’T YOU CARE? By Justus Ondieki

Hello precious friends and readers of The Good News Magazine Global. Welcome to our 51st
Edition. The Lord has been so good to me and I am glad to share with you this Month‟s edition with joy and gladness knowing that God will do something new in your life. No matter the storms of life, I have learnt to trust in the Lord at all times. Sometimes back, I came across a young man; he seemed to be in some kind of trouble. I knew this when he started talking tome about his dad, how he had kicked him out oftheir house because of some "bad behaviours". Life seemed harder until he said that he needed to commit suicide as no one cared about him anymore.He had come to the end of himself. I had to counsel him and tell him that although no one seemed to care about him, Jesus did.

The Bible does not remain silent in regard to storms. As a matter of fact, Jesus took His disciples right into the midst of one, leaving them to face the storm while He took a nap. Do you ever feel as though the Lord was sleeping while you faced your storms alone? Jesus' disciples experienced the exact same thing. After a long day of ministering to the crowds, Jesus told the disciples they were going over...Click HERE to continue reading the Good News Magazine.

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 50TH EDITION

SALVATION FOR ALL - By Justus Ondieki
 
We are glad to share with you our 50th Edition of the Good News Magazine. I thank the Lord for this far He has brought us. Our main objective is to preach Christ and the Good News message of salvation to all that we come across. Nothing makes me happier than to see one person come to Jesus.
From the village I come from, many despised the men of God that preached the Gospel of Jesus. They despised them because of the plain truth of the Word that they preached. It is a village full of evil, that when you mention God it sounds as if you are the worst of all, hence people start ignoring you and murmur among themselves when you pass on their way. But the fact is that people will always talk about you, whether good or bad, they did the same to Jesus and believers should be ready to face such critics in this life. 

God’s Divine Plan
One thing however is very clear. God had a beautiful plan for each one of us from the very beginning. Surely, He couldn’t have created us with having a perfect plan for mankind. God’s vision supersedes man’s agenda. God is willing and is ready to use anyone who heeds to His call to share His message to the world. Even before we were formed in our mother’s womb God already knew us...
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 49TH EDITION

CALLED TO SERVE - By Justus Ondieki

Hello and welcome back to our 49th Edition of the Good News Magazine. Sometimes back I watched a drama on television. Two kids were left in the house by their mother. Just before she left for work, she asked them to clean the house and make it tidy. At their age this was too much to ask and the mother knew this every well. After a long day of work, she came back and was very happy for what she saw. The house was well cleaned and what amazed her is that the kids told their mom that they needed to do more and more of that work because they loved her!

The story above is a very good example for us to emulate. Our Lord Jesus Christ will soon come. And as believers, we know what Jesus commissioned us to do and soon the Lord will come back with a reward for everyone. You may say, I am not qualified to work for God…but this is a lame excuse. What I know is that God has called us into service and has given each one of us the grace to complete what He started...CLICK HERE to finish reading #TheGoodNewsMagazine

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

THE GOOD NEWS MAGAZINE 48TH EDITION

The INs and OUTs of God’s Will - By Justus Ondieki

Praise the Lord! It is the New Year with new things. The Good News Magazine team would like to wish you a happy new year 2018 full of God‟s blessings. May the Lord walk you through this year, and may God‟s perfect will and grace be upon you all.
In our previous edition we learnt about ‘Knowing God’s Will' and we saw that God‟s will for us is to first seek His kingdom and His righteousness and the rest shall be added unto us. Also, in this 48th edition, we are going to take you through ‘The Ins and Outs of God’s Will’. When I say the Ins and outs, it could mean when you are in-sync with God‟s will and out of sync with God‟s
will. Do we sometimes get out of order, not doing our Father‟s will? Let‟s cross check from the scriptures. Mark 3:35 says, “For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.”
Clearly, from the above scripture we notice that Jesus commended those who did God‟s will. In other words, whoever does not do God‟s will won‟t be recognized by Jesus. Jesus said that His true relations are those who know and do God‟s will. In the parable of the two sons, Jesus rebukes the chief priests and elders for failing to do the will of the Father; specifically, they did not repent and believe as we see in.... Click HERE to continue reading reading #TheGoodNewsMagazine

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