Spring is well underway and with it, thoughts of new birth as, all around us, the land awakens, trees put forth their leaves, green growth and brilliant flowers push up from the earth and warm temperatures invite us out-of-doors once again.
Spring is the season of regeneration and new birth, and it reminds us of the new life we have through Jesus. When we accepted Christ into our hearts, we experienced a spiritual "Springtime," according to 2 Corinthians 5:17, which says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." Just as old leaves give way to new ones and seeds die in order for new growth to rise up, we must shed the "old man" and die to self in order to experience the fullness of new life and new growth as Christians.
John 12:24 says, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain." What kind of "grain" are you producing? What fruit are you bearing for the Kingdom?
In Galatians 5:22-23, we read that, "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." These are the evidences of our own "spiritual Springtime," our rebirth and regeneration. When we yield to the Master Gardener, the Tender of Our Souls, He is faithful to bring that harvest of righteousness through us to the world!
Jesus said, "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples (John 15:5-8)."
We, at TCT, are committed to bearing as much fruit for the Lord as we possibly can. Our desire is to reach out to the masses of hurting, hopeless people who have yet to experience this Springtime in their own souls. We want to bring them the Word of God through quality Christian programming that can meet them where they are and minister to their individual needs. We want to support and encourage new growth in believers; and we pray for salvation—new birth and regeneration—to come to the precious unsaved viewers as they tune in and listen to the message of the Gospel, via the music and the teachings that we offer.
We are also committed to prayer and have a dedicated Prayer Team standing ready to take phone calls, letters and emails from viewers seeking prayer support, as well: like this precious individual, who asked us, "I am deaf in my left ear, and I have tinnitus. Please pray for me." My friend, we stand with you for a total victory over that hearing loss and tinnitus!
Another shared this request with us: "My ex-husband is an alcoholic and has just been told his liver is failing. He has other medical issues as well. He is only 52-years-old. He is not saved, but does listen to Christian music because my son and I do. We have a 16-year-old son together. He desperately needs salvation. Please pray that God will deliver him from the alcohol and heal his body." Absolutely! It is our pleasure to hold your ex-husband up in prayer and ask the Lord to save, deliver and heal him. May it be so!
Still another viewer asked, "Pray for protection against any demonic entity attempting to influence and oppress myself, my daughter and brother. Thank you for your prayers." We will be glad to pray with you for protection against any demonic attacks upon you and your family, according to Luke 10:19 and Ephesians 6:16.
We love hearing from our friends across the nation. If you would like us to pray for any special needs, or if you would like to share a praise report, please let us know! You can submit your prayer requests or praise report online at www.tct.tv
We are excited about what this year holds in store for us. So many doors are opening to take Christian programming around the world, and we definitely want to go as far and wide as the Lord will send us. However, in order to do this, we need your help.
Would you consider partnering with us? If you have never done so, would you take this opportunity to join with us in making quality Christian programming available to the world? If you have partnered with us in the past, would you do so again? We ask you to pray and seek what the Lord would have you to give. Perhaps He would ask you to become a monthly partner for $15, $20, or $30 a month or more; or perhaps He would ask you to plant a one-time seed in some larger amount. Know this: Whatever you can give, the Lord will bless it back to you! Remember that no amount is too small.
We appreciate you and want you to know that you are an integral part of all that we accomplish for the Kingdom of God! Your love and generosity make it happen. Truly, we couldn't do what we do without you!
Thank you for being faithful to give. Everyone we reach is because of you. May the Lord richly bless you for your generosity!