For thirty-eight years God has sustained this ministry. We are so grateful and humbled by His many blessings and all the people we have met during the many journeys made around this great country.
Through our messages, retreats, resources, books, newsletters, pastor’s conferences, father/child programs, men’s events, and Special Kid’s Day Events, we have had the privilege of boldly proclaiming God’s Word. We take the challenge our Lord gave in Matthew 28 very seriously,
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— Matthew 28:18–20 (NIV)
The signs of our times suggest that we are very close to “the end of the age.” Time is precious as we work together in the final harvest. Men’s Ministry Catalyst is launching our most ambitious plan in almost thirty-eight years to spread the Good News. Our Year-End Report to our supporters is filled with creative ideas on how to reach those who don’t know Jesus. We embrace the many opportunities that will be present in the New Year!
Often people who do not have a dynamic relationship with Jesus are more open to hear about His story and your witness. Please pray in advance for every gathering over the holiday season that hearts would be open and that you would have an opportunity to share how Christ has changed your life. We have numerous resources to assist you in mentoring others.
Matthew 28 was not given to just the apostles or those who have studied at a seminary. Christ’s challenge and commission were given to all of us who call ourselves a Christian. We are reminded what the apostle Paul said about being involved with ministry, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20 NIV) The power of the Holy Spirit working through people like you and me can change the world for His glory. We can begin the process of change by taking advantage of the opportunities God puts before us each day.
Please consider taking a few minutes to write down the names of those who you will see in the next few weeks who don’t know Jesus. Pray for them. Encourage them with your love. Tell them about the love of God who sent His only begotten Son down to earth that they can be at peace with God and have eternal life.
I’m challenging you to spread the Good News by sending some of the Weekly Devotionals from our archives or at the beginning of the year to your acquaintances. We won’t embarrass you by putting them on a list for donations. We simply want to help you encourage others in their faith and journey. They can always unsubscribe to the devotionals.
Jim Grassi, D. Min.