First Thursday Prayer – April 2015

Prayer is our communication with God. It is vitality important to the life of any believer.Praying Hands bible And it is critical to our mission to reach the lost. We must be praying for God to fertilize the hearts of the unbelievers to be ready to receive the seed of the Gospel.

Each First Thursday of the month we gather for prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. Will you join us? In Carrollton we meet at City Hall. In Dallas we meet at HOBI International. Join us at one of these locations. Or start you own First Thursday prayer group at your office or City Hall.

This month the First Thursday is April 2nd which is also Maundy Thursday of Holy Week leading up to Easter. As we pray, let’s remember the sacrifice of Jesus to pay for the sin of the world. The verse selected to focus on is

And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. (John 20:7)

If you start a group and would like to be added to our Meetup Group calendar please let us know. For the background on the First Thursday Prayer please see the Pray, Learn, Go website. As we look ahead to May, our First Thursday prayer coordinates with the National Day of Prayer. You can register a group with their website.

 

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First Thursday Prayer March 2015

Each month we gather in our communities and places of business to pray for our nation,2015-02-05 06.36.13 leaders and revival. Jesus said to pray to the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers to go into the fields. This is a great opportunity to do this. Traditionally we meet at noon on the First Thursday of each month. But for some, noon may not work. So we would encourage you to schedule a First Thursday Prayer meeting in your community any time on the First Thursday of the month through the following Sunday. If you’d like to be listed on our Meetup Group then you can contact us.

For this months prayer meeting we encourage you to spend time in Psalm 18. David pens maybe his last Psalm (quickly capping the entirety):

  1. David tells of his love for the Lord.
  2. David tells of his deliverance by the Lord.
  3. David tells of the faithfulness of God.
  4. David tells of God’s Power
  5. David lifts his voice in praise to the Lord

He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. The thought was a note taken in church some 22 yrs ago, “Anyone can walk down hill, It’s hard to walk uphill” Give encouragement that Jesus by his grace gives us the strength to keep on keeping on even when we feel we are walking uphill! (Psalm 18:33)

Please join us at one of our locations in Carrollton and Dallas. If your city is not listed let us know and we can add an event for you.

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Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trailblazers Outreach

Twenty Nine of us met in Dallas on February 7, 2015 to share the Gospel before the Dallas Mavericks game against the Portland Trailblazers. We had students from Gospel for Asia’s School of Discipleship, Jim Wolfe, his son and two men from his church in New Boston and Tom and Martha with Seed Sowers of Texas join us.

We handed out over 5000 Gospel tracts to the 20,398 people who attended the game. That means that one in four people attending the game received a Gospel tract. Given that people are there in groups it is possible that half the people heard the Gospel that night! Praise the Lord!

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January 2015 First Thursday Prayer

The first Thursday of every month we gather for prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month since the first Thursday was on New Years Day, we postponed a week. So the January 2015 “First Thursday Prayer” will be Thursday, January 8th. You can join us in Carrollton or Dallas or host your own prayer meeting at your own City Hall or place of business.

Our suggested theme verse for prayer this month is Jeremiah  32:27

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”

For more information please see the Pray, Learn, Go website.

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Last minute Christmas Shopping

Are you looking for a last minute Christmas gift for someone on your list? Don’t know what to get them? Afraid what you buy might sit around and collect dust? Why not contribute to building the Kingdom of Heaven? You could make a donation to Bezeugen in their honor. We will email you a certificate suitable for giving to them on Christmas Day! Here are some ideas of how money given to Bezeugen could be used to spread the Gospel. And, money given to Bezeugen by December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,014! You can donate online and then contact Mande to request your certificate.

$5 – case of water for college campus outreach

$10 – Sponsor five tract club envelopes (consider a monthly donation)

$17.50 – Ten Tract Club envelopes (monthly)

$20 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a month (monthly)

$21 – One Tract Club Member for a year

$25 – Send 25 tract club envelopes to a church (monthly)

$50 – Print 20 copies of “The Truth May Impact Your Opinion”

$75 – Purchase a case of Bibles for distribution

$100 – Five Bezeugen Builders for one month (or five months for one builder)

$125 – Bookmark tracts for an outreach (like NCAA Championship game)

$200 – 1000 door hangers will be distributed

$240 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a year

$500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States

$1000 – Invest in the infrastructure of Bezeugen (like web site updates)

$1750 – One monthly tract club mailing (assumes 1000 members at time)

$2500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States

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New Mission Statement

Bezeugen Ministries is pleased to announce that it has adopted a new mission statement mission statementthat is more streamlined and more in line with the work of the ministry. The new mission statement is:

Equip and encourage believers in Jesus to share the Gospel.

More information will be forthcoming about the the functions of the ministry in association with the new mission statement.

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First Thursday Pray December 2014

Pray, Learn, Go – It’s the motto of our ministry. Join us the First Thursday of each month man in praiseas we pray for our nation, leaders and revival!

So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. (Matthew 9:38)

If you are in Dallas or Carrollton (6:30AM or noon) you can join us at one of our existing locations. Or you can host your own prayer meeting at your city hall or place of business. If you’d like to add an event to our meetup group so that people can join you then please contact us!

The suggested verse for this months prayer time is 1 Corinthians 10:12-13.

12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)

The United States is the first country to set aside a national holiday to give thanks to God. thanksgivingWe as a nation have a lot to be thankful for living in a free country. As believers we even have more – salvation through Jesus Christ. When you couple the two together we have the freedom to share the gift of salvation with everyone we meet. Bezeugen Ministries exists to equip and encourage believers in Jesus to share the Gospel. We are thankful for all of you who partner with us through the tract club and outreaches to reach the lost with the Gospel. Join us today for a special Thanksgiving Tract Challenge by handing a tract to someone while wishing them Happy Thanksgiving. Then join the challenge every day on one of our social media pages!

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God Bless. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Bezeugen Ministries!

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Legend of the Candy Cane bookmark now available

candy cane bookmark FrontThe December 2014 mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club contained a new Legend of the Candy Cane bookmark which is a combination of the popular bookmark that we have been sending out for years coupled with the design and text from the Legend of the Candy Cane tract. Since the mailing went out a couple of weeks ago a number of people have contacted us about how to purchase more of these bookmarks. Many people are planning to use them at outreaches at colleges, malls and parades. Others just want to have more on hand to hand out at Christmas time. We are pleased to announce that these bookmarks as well as all of the Bezeugen Tracts are now available for purchase at One Million Tracts. Order some today to have them in time for Christmas witnessing!

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Follow us on Pinterest

PRESS RELEASE: Bezeugen Ministries is pleased to announce that it now has a social media presence on Pinterest! You can follow Bezeugen on Pinterest to get updates on the ministry, daily tract challenges, encouraging Bible verses and more!

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According to Pew Research Center, Pinterest is now the third most utilized social media site on the Internet. Bezeugen’s presence on Pinterest provides the opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel as well as to encourage and equip believers in Jesus to share the Gospel “As You Go”!

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