And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us the ministry of reconciliation
2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV
Jesus once gave one of his disciples a simple yet powerful charge. He told him "If you love Me feed my people." With this in mind Jaime Torres Ministries presents the Slangin' Hope Tour!
We'll be in different cities that have been riddled with drugs and violence, and we'll share the life changing truth about God's love for people. Jaime Torres is bringing a team of folks into each city ready to feed these communities food, ready to pray with them, and give them Jesus!
These all day events will consist of music, testimonies, baptism and prayer. Our next stop is in Wilmington, NC.
We need your help! If you would like more details about how you can join us and help us at the actual event, please contact us using the form below. If you would like to support this movement financially, please use Cash App $jtmtour or by mail PO Box 2762 Morganton, NC 28680. Please specify your gift is for the tour. You can also give at Real Faith Real Talk every Friday evening on the campus of Open Door Baptist Church in Hickory at 7:00pm.
You Can't Kill the Miracle
Jaime had been in and out of prisons for much of his adult life. Among these were Fort Leavenworth Military Prison and Riker’s Island. But the real turning point in his life came when he was going to spend his whole life in prison: A life sentence.
For many years I was sick – sin sick, but He loved me.
How is it this guy can go to prison and get his life back?
How can I come from this hell hole and be raised up?
The miracle got shot six times in the chest and survived.
The miracle earned his GED in prison.
– Jaime Torres
Get your copy of "You Can't Kill the Miracle" today!
Be Clothed With Humility
And be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
- 1 Peter 5:5
Most believers don't know anything about true humility. If you tell them they're the righteousness of God, they'll fight to keep from believing it. You can give them scripture references to prove it, and they'll still argue.
"Oh no," they'll say, "I'm not righteous. I'm just an old sinner saved by grace." They're making a sincere attempt to be humble. But they're sincerely wrong. They're so afraid of being exalted by pride that they've let Satan trick them into falling right into it.
Let me show you what I mean. According to 1 Peter 5:5-6, to be truly humble is to submit to God. That means when God says something, you believe it no matter how foreign to your "religious" thinking it may be. When He says you've been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you say that too. In fact, you wouldn't dare say anything else because to do so would be to dare to disagree with God. And, when you get right down to it, that's the ultimate form of pride, isn't it?
Don't let Satan keep you groveling in the dust of false humility. Agree with God. Find out what His Word says about you, then be bold enough to say it yourself. Banish pride by submitting to His truth. Clothe yourself in true humility. It's sure to look good on you.
Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-11
Honoring Mama Cline
service with a smile by caron cline
Mother’s Day is observed each year on the second Sunday in May to celebrate the sacrificial love and commitment shown by mothers toward their children. In my own experience, the word ‘mother’ is synonymous with ‘servanthood’. I do not remember one morning during my childhood and adolescent years that my mother did not cook a large breakfast which included meat, eggs, toast, and cereal. She was convinced that proper nutrition was crucial for the brain to retain the information gained in the classroom. Every evening we also gathered around the table for a great Southern home-cooked meal. I generally took these meals for granted until I was old enough to realize that not everyone had the gift of cooking. Partaking in substandard cuisine left me longing for home.
My mother was also willing to sacrifice her time in service to those outside the family. My dad was a pastor and for some time, visited the Caldwell County jail twice per week. On one particular visit, a man sentenced to a short stint in the jail asked my father if he would keep his four-year-old daughter until he was released. My parents did not know this man nor had they ever met his daughter, however, my mother graciously agreed to welcome this child into our home. The extra care and attention required by a neglected four-year-old must have been quite a sacrifice, especially since I was about 9 and my brother was two years younger. Yet, my parents lavished this little girl with love and grace. We have no idea where she is today, but I do not doubt that my mother made a difference in her life.
In 1976, my father was called to be the pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morganton, NC. This required a move; therefore, my mother chose to resign from public employment and partner in ministry with my father. Naturally, this meant less income for the family but it was never discussed in my presence. Many years later, my dad shared with me that for a few winters my mom sacrificed a warm coat so that my brother and I could have one. What a portrait of a selfless mother! We also lived next door to the church in the parsonage. People would pop in and out throughout the week during those early years of ministry. My mother always had a made-from-scratch cake available to those who crossed our threshold. On top of that, I cannot count the times that my dad invited unexpected guests for Sunday lunch. Somehow my mom always seemed to find enough food for everyone.
Hospitality is definitely my mother’s spiritual gift and she always offered selfless service with a smile! My mother is now 80 years of age, but in the last ten years, she has been involved with Jaime Torres Ministries, an organization focused on supporting prisoners and those bound by substance abuse. In fact, she inspired the formation of the ministry. This multi-generational and multi-cultural group affectionally refers to her as Mama Cline. Although her health has slowed her down in recent months, she is still a vital part of mothering an incredible group of people. Her greatest desire is to be healed for the express purpose of serving others. Many times, I have heard my mother echo the words of John, the beloved disciple, when he said, ‘Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth’. (1 John 3:18) My mother, Meredith Cline, has not grown weary in doing good and someday she will reap an abundant reward!
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