Monday, August 30, 2010
Carla McDougal is founder of and author/speaker for Reflective Life Ministries. Her true passion in life is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage women to live every day for Him.
Carla and her husband, Fred, have three sons and one daughter.
Her newest project, Reflecting Him, released May 20th to the public. This study is designed to motivate and inspire you to make Jesus a part of everything you do. Before you know it, you will be reflecting Him in ways you never dreamed possible!
It is becoming increasingly difficult to reach lost adults with the Gospel of Christ, far less win them to the Lord Jesus. I was blessed to be working with God Mobile manager Doc Earl Powell for many years and the tireless Dennis but there is a huge gap widening between the offspring of and their elders of our fellow citizens! This is similar to the Israelites who came out of Egypt and the Lord only allowed Joshua and Caleb to live and then lead the children of the Exodus into the Promised Land. Every one of those, whom I led and showed through the Scriptures, that we are all sinners and have a need for a Savior. When they believed and trusted in Christ, it is noteworthy all of them were 17 years old and under! All of them already went to church and two of them thought they were saved because they got baptized...and these kids were co-youth leaders!! Almost all were from conservative bible teaching churches! This confirms Ken Ham's book "ALREADY GONE", which exposes our churches as they promote the disconnect between God's Word and how to live within its pages.
The saddest and most heartbreaking things are these two examples of the lost generation. Why would a really nice guy - a combat hardened United States Marine from Chicago land run from a guy sitting in a booth with a paperback bible??!! He and his daughter were the ones who came up to inquire about going to heaven! Then there was this 60 year old woman who obviously had a very hard life. My heart went out to her and broke as I kept preaching Christ and she hung on every word. She not only understood the Truth but was visibly shaken by it. But just like the Marine, just at the moment of approaching the Fountain of Life, she turn and fled without drinking.
The rich man was in agony in hell and asked Father Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him some cool water (Luke 16:19-31). While he was alive, the rich man refused to drink of the Word and Truth of God's Living Word. Abraham himself rejected the rich man's idea to send Lazarus back to warn others. Friends, we have the "True Truth"! We have the Source of Life in our little hands - the Gospel. Those who knowingly rejected face terrible judgment one day. If we can reach just one person for Jesus, even if this person is a teenager, it is worth your time. Never give up trying or preaching Christ and Him Crucified. Amen
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Business Men in Christ's THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT was launched on Saturday August 14, 2010 by Bernie Lutchman at the Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Il. The Transformation Project comes out of a desire for a closer walk with Jesus.Through months and months of worship, prayer, intercession and study the Lord brought me to a point of complete surrender or walking away.
The choice was clear and becoming a certified Minister of the Gospel was the “Jump the Shark” moment. Witnessing and participating in miracles of healing of body and relationships….the School of Revival led by Sergio Scataglini and the 100% Walk of Holiness which Christ demands of His followers….the critical and spirit filled expository teaching of Dr. David Nichols…and more before that and since…the Lord basically wrote the entire script for this – HIS – project!
After all, what are we even “transforming “to?! I know from where – STAGNATION! Here is what the Lord says in Romans 12:2 (AMP) “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]“.
Please keep checking this website in the near future. A lot of the Training on this unlimited project will come from several different men – Worship; How to Study the Bible; How to Pray the Bible; Healing; Accountability; Sexual Purity; Evangelism Inside AND Outside the Church and more! Most of all, BEFORE we even get to this point, we will challenge all men to see if they are truly saved and regenerated into the Kingdom of Christ. One can hit what looks like an inside the park home run, run all bases and reach home plate…but if your cleats never touched First Base (or ‘got saved’), all the rest of it is meaningless and will burn up in Eternity.
A lot of these teachings will be in person at our meetings, but two upcoming pages on this site will handle the traffic and the teaching – Dr. Earl Powell’s page will be freewheeling. My blog as well as a Forum to bounce thoughts and postings off are coming soon. This website will be interactive and will be YOUR website. It is a mouthpiece for Christ and as we unfold more and more of the Transformation Project, stay tuned! We’ve only just begun to fight for our families, our fellowship and our community of believers! We can only do this while being transformed in the Renewing of our minds, to the very Mind and Will of Christ! (BL)