DO YOU NEED -HOPE, PEACE OR JOY ??
This Christmas video was made for you!
Bring Christ back into His Birthday –CHRISTMAS , “The Reason for the Season”
Reading of Handel’s Messiah, with comment and explanation. How to find Peace, Joy, and Hope.
The prophesy of Jesus Christ, His Birth, His role in our lives, the meaning of the Cross-the crucifixion,being Born Again, Good News, Good Tidings , Reinsertion, second coming.
No matter what hard times we may go through in our life, He is always there with us, going through the trial and helping us with His wisdom and His power. When we face trials and struggles, we need to remember that “HE is faithful” to bring about the calling He has given you.
Join us on His path. Start using Walking the New Path, Lesson 1 , Finding the New Path. Request your free copy today. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
WARRIORS FOR CHRIST NEWS
Warriors for Christ Online YouTube channel: is up and running. You can go to the channel and see videos of Walking the New Path. Search Warriors for Christ Online and go to the Warrior on a horse Currently, we are finishing Lesson 1, Finding the New Path, which has 3 parts. These life changing videos can be a training tool for disciplers, for small group discussion, or for the general public. The videos have been well received. In addition, we have Light for the Path videos which are topical studies. In the future, we will be adding Native testimonies.
Reaching Out: We are reaching out to Native Pastors on reservations and in urban areas to bring discipleship training to Native churches. It is our goal to provide training workshops in Native churches, to see lives changed, empowered by His Word, and then leave Walking the New Path, so those who have been through the training can disciple others. If you are a part of a Native church, give information with your Pastor about Warriors for Christ. We are available for discipleship training in your church, or at the Warrior’s Path, the Warriors for Christ headquarters in Port Townsend, WA.
Discipleship Center: Through a generous gift, Warriors for Christ we will be able to finish the Discipleship Center. We are so excited about this gift. but we could use your volunteer help with insulating, sheetrocking, painting, putting in a woodstove, etc. Your men’s group or youth group could come as a mission trip.
Prison Ministry: The prison ministry continues to grow, but could use your help to write letters and pray for those in prison. Please let us know if you would like to bring Christ’s hope to those that are in a hopeless situation.
Warriors for Christ outreach: Be a part of helping Warriors for Christ minister in your church. Whether a Sunday morning service, weekend workshop, or a weeklong discipleship seminar, WFC would love to share Christ’s hope for the Nations to your church, reservation, or with a group of family and friends. Please share our Facebook and Youtube with your friends and family.
Expansion: We want to expand Warriors for Christ by recruiting and training Regional Directors to represent Warriors for Christ in their area by going into Native churches to provide discipleship training.
Warriors for Christ Facebook page: We are adding the written material of Walking the New Path under notes– to accompany the YouTube videos of the course.
(Below is an excerpt of the Warriors for Christ discipleship course, Walking the New Path. Each newsletter we add a new section each newsletter.)
(LESSON 7, Talking with your Father Creator – Prayer, Part 1)
As you walk along the path, you hear your Father Creator’s voice again and you say,” Lord, I am here. “Why don’t you come sit on this rock and talk with me?” says Father Creator. You answer, “I didn’t know I could.” Father Creator replies, “Because you have a relationship with my Son, you can talk to me anytime.”
When you read God’s Word, the Lord through the Holy Spirit can talk to you, but you need to talk to Him also; we call this prayer. Thus, we can have two-way communication. Through the Word He talks with you, through prayer you talk to Him.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
There are many examples in the Bible of how Father Creator is moved (responds) to our prayer.
In Genesis, we see the power of prayer when Joseph went from being in jail to being in charge of Egypt
In Exodus, the Red Sea opened for Moses and the Children of Israel passed through the waters on dry land
Angels opened the jail doors for Peter
Your greatest prayer was when you asked Father Creator to save you and forgive all your sins through His Son, Jesus Christ
As you read His Word, the Holy Spirit within you helps you know what His will is and when you pray according to Father Creator’s will, He acts!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
· I am intercessor and prayer warrior. Have literally lost everything… have been truly hated and reviled by many Christians.. I just keep quiet.. cry quietly.. and pray for them, and the other things. Need help this day/night. Thank you. Saved 56 years.” – Anonymous· ” Please pray for my daughter Michelle. Things here at work have gotten worse for her. This evil co-worker is can’t seem to leave her alone. She at her worst behavior towards Michelle. Please dear lord remove this evil co-worker from her place of work. Michelle has worked for more than 13 yrs and can’t afford to lose her job. In Jesus name let us pray. Lord hear our prayers. Amen.” – Rose
“Dear God I’m hurting all over and very depressed. My Father in heaven please end our separation and talk of divorce so we can be reunited together again. Father please soften my wife’s heart and guide us to communicate again with each other. Lord guide us both to forgive and forget this unpleasantness that has darkened our lives. Please return us to the kindness, happiness, the caring, sharing and the love we had. Please Lord grant what I ask. I ask this through Christ Our Lord Amen” – Tom
· “For some reason, the devil has been attacking me bad lately. I have spent money on doctors and medicine but am still not well. I pray for God’s healing, deliverance and divine protection.” – Tina· ” need God’s help everything now. Am caregiver 24/7/365 for sister. She needs healing completely, and needs total healing and ability to function normally again [currently bedridden]. Finances… need to find special papers within 24 hours… loved ones – need safety 5 yr-old going heart checkup 3 weeks – she had same exam 2 1/2 years ago, died 6 times on examining table; born missing bottom half of heart. God has sent 2 special people to help – Satan trying to stop all contact. Have been having personal chest pains almost 30 years; 1st 2 were actually se
· “Please pray for Brown. He went to ER with a possible heart attack.” Brown has been a part of WFC discipleship for 2 years.________________________________________________________________________________________________
WARRIORS FOR CHRIST NEEDS
· Please pray for open doors as we reach out to Native Pastors in the Northwest.· Please pray for more volunteers to come alongside Warriors for Christ. There are increased opportunities to minister .
We need your help. Areas you can help Warriors for Christ: Website Word press, prison ministry, prayer board and many more. Just ask how you can be involved.·
We need your financial help in several areas :· Scholarship fund for discipleship training at the WFC headquarters, Warrior’s Path – $250 per week per person· Travel expenses for discipleship training to Native churches – to provide discipleship training for Native churches, we need your financial help. Our costs include: discipleship materials $30. per set, and food and lodging.·
Salary for technical help, graphic design, and illustrations for our son, Trent – $200 per mo. He is willing to leave his job to help Warriors for Christ, but as a college student, would need a small income to help cover his costs. Will you pledge all or part of his expenses each month so that he can help Warriors for Christ?·
Stove/Range – Presently we have no kitchen stove. We can get one used for about $300.·
NEEDED NOW– Nikon DSLR Camera for taking photos for Walking the New Path and other ministry events. Used $300. Newer upgrade $550. ( We lost it on the trail while filming Lesson 1 for YouTube)
Ways you can help: Please look at the list of opportunities above, and pray about which needs the Lord would have you fill by partnering with Warriors for Christ through your financial gifts.
Send us a Email -firstname.lastname@example.org—with your name and address and we will send you a stamped return envelope for your gift.
. Visit www.wfconline.org – then “how you can help” and use our secure site to make your gift through PayPal.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Regional Directors and Executive Leadership positions, Work parties, Illustrations, Student Internships, Prayer Circle,
Warrior Council, Headquarters maintenance and work parties, and many more.
Please contact us to discuss how you can be involved in ministry through Warriors for Christ.
WARRIORS FOR CHRIST
North American Headquarters: 7026 Highway 20, Port Townsend WA 98368
“A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere … in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement… beginning from New Year’s Day…
The most common reason for participants
New Year’s resolution
their New Years’ Resolutions was setting themselves unrealistic goals (35%), while 33% didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. – “.wikipedia.
“The New Year is a time when many people pause to take stock of how they live their lives and set goals for how to do better. Yet more often than not, New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside as the holidays fade and the hustle and bustle of everyday life descend upon us once more. “(cnn)
Common New Year’s resolutions are commitments to quit smoking, to stop drinking, to manage money more wisely, and to spend more time with family. By far, the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, in conjunction with exercising more and eating more healthily.
They fail because there is no power in a New Year’s resolution.
Know what has Christ already done for you:
Quotes from/-Lesson 5: “Keeping on His Path”, from Walking the New Path- by Warriors for Christ)
When you became a commitments all your sins were “crucified on the cross.” You no longer have to continue in the old sinful habits of the past. You are free from those things that in the past hurt you, because you are a new person. Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
It is through Jesus Christ’s resurrection that you are “born again.” When Jesus Christ was resurrected by Father Creator, you were there in Christ and when He arose in a glorified body, you were given a new nature, an inheritance of righteousness. Know, accept, and claim His resurrection power; His life.
When you become a Christian– by faith, you put yourself on the cross with Jesus Christ. You were crucified with Him and you died with Him. Now you live in your new nature – your new righteousness, victorious life in Christ Jesus.
Accepting His truth —
It is important to know and remember that you have victory through Christ over sin
• Your sinful nature died with Christ, you were buried with Christ. Romans 6:11 “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
• You rose as a new person with Christ in His resurrection. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
• God has already done His work for you through the cross. Psalm 37:5-6 says, “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn
• Choose to live in God’s truth and accept His grace for your life.
”Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ J
• Your job – accept His finished work on the cross and thank Him. Philippians 4:13 tells us, “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
Your role is to accept His “finished work,” the new life He gave you and then thank Him for His love and sacrifice. By thanking Him, you are accepting the new life He has given you. Romans 6:6-8 “ For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin — because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.”
Then what sort of New Year’s resolution should a Christian make?
(1) Ask the Lord for wisdom as to how to fulfill the calling the He gave you.
(2) Rely on God’s strength to help you in your New Life in Christ. Claim His many promises for your life
(3) Get a Discipler who will help you and encourage you in His Word.
(4) Don’t become discouraged with occasional failures.
(5) Give God the glory
John 15:5 declares, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Let me end with two thoughts–
“Stop tempting to make self-improvement our new year’s resolution but what we need is SELF-SACRIFICE. Don’t give up a habit- give up your heart.”
Quote from Rend Collective – December 26/ Facebook
“This year has been the best year of my life so far, I’ve done so many things I never thought I would have. I’ve met a bunch of you guys that I’m now proud to call friends. But next year will be even better! Last night in church I felt like I was led to speak to some of you, but for all of you, I have this. God has a plan for you no matter who you are, and if you choose to take it, you’re bound for greatness, so do so without fear!!! I hope to grow closer to some of you next year. And others I just want to support, and spend more time with. Thank you guys, for being awesome! You changed my life!” Trent Shadburne -Facebook