We trust you are praying for our country as we face the election next Tuesday. The need for a spiritual awakening is desperately needed. Proverbs 14:34 declares, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people!” America is not excluded from this proverb! Do what you can, but more than anything depend upon God and pray. Whatever the outcome next week we need to pray that we as Christians might rise to the challenge and be ambassadors of righteousness and peace.
As we approach the Thanksgiving season we need to be reminded: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1st Thessalonians 5:16-18).
I want to thank you for your prayers, especially for the six Sundays I preached in four different churches. The response was gratifying and I believe lives were encouraged and challenged to live for Jesus. In one church a man shared that 30 years ago he was in a desperate state. While driving down the road he cried out to God, “Speak to me!” Without thinking he turned the radio on and lo and behold he heard me teaching the Bible. God spoke to him through what I was saying. He stopped the car and prayed a prayer of surrender to Jesus. His life was turned around. Thirty years later he is going strong in living for Jesus. Praise the Lord.
Recently I received the following notes from listeners. What an encouragement to know the short, daily, two minute programs are encouraging listeners to listen and then follow up with study, and sharing what they are learning with others:
Hi Pastor Golz, I am from Charlotte, North Carolina and am a regular listener to Bible Broadcasting Network where I am blessed to hear your program from time to time. In a recent program you explained the Inductive Bible Study Method and I would like to get a written copy of that presentation. Can you help me as I would like to discuss this approach in our personal Bible study in a meeting I am conducting. God Bless you, Jim.
Dear Sir: Thank you for your ministry. I listen to BBN Radio as often as I can. I really like to go to your website later and read the transcripts. Steve.
Dear brother Lud, Thanks for your book A CALL TO RESPONSIBLE FREEDOM. A great thought provoking book. Our Sunday school is doing a coarse on discipling. Your Chapter 11 “It only takes a Spark” would have been a great way to introduce this series. Romans 12:1-2 needs to be ingrained in our daily thinking. Love your life’s verse, 1st Corinthians 9:19, which is difficult to get across in America. Considering anyone a slave is politically incorrect and counters the self-esteem idea. But slaves we are indeed – delightfully serving our loving Master who has redeemed us from Satan’s deadly grasp. We enjoy your daily teachings on the radio and thank our Lord for you, your family and ministry. In Christ, Steve and Carol.