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Jo Cromwell, host of local Christian TV talk show receives Music Love Awards Media Personality of the Year for 2019 [#MusicLove #ChristianTV #ThisIsTheDay]

Jo Cromwell, founder, CEO, and host of “This is the Day!” a local Christian TV talk show, received the Music Love Awards Media Personality of the Year for 2019.

4 years ago, Ms. Cromwell started broadcasting how God is expanding His Kingdom in Central Arkansas. She interviews leaders of area ministries who are raising a standard by providing unique, creative, and anointed ministries to reach, teach, and fill a void the churches are unable to reach.

I am grateful to Jonathan Beyer, his staff, and congregation of First Lutheran Church of Hot Springs for making this vision possible. I have only been doing this for four years, and I am an amateur in the area of TV. There were others nominated that have been in the business much longer and are professionals in the field. I was surprised but grateful to receive not only the nomination, but also to receive the award was an addition blessing! I want to thank the person that nominated me and all who voted for me to have this distinction. Above all I want to thank God who saw something in me that I never knew was even a possibility.

– Jo Cromwell

The Music Love Awards are sponsored by Anjelica Records in Little Rock, Arkansas a record label that manages the careers of Christian music artists. The Music Love Awards was created by founder and CEO Francez Riley to establish a scholarship fund for graduating seniors who wish to pursue a major in the Arts.

Local Christian TV show host wins media award:
Hot Springs Sentinel

Lewis County Christian Women’s Conference by Focus Forward Ministries at Corbet Theater, Centralia College in Washington State [#LewisCounty #ChristianWomensConference #FocusForwardMinistries #CorbetTheater #CentraliaCollege #WashingtonState]

The third-annual Lewis County Christian Women’s Conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2019 at the Corbet Theater at Centralia College in Washington State.

The event is organized by Focus Forward Ministries.

This year’s theme is:

“Heart of a Warrior: How to successfully succeed today’s daily challenges and struggles according to biblical principles.”

Doors open at 9 a.m. with opening speaker Charity Rattray from Idaho beginning at 10 a.m.

Charity Rattray is the founder of Untied by Love International. She has authored 2 books and has 4 children.

A lunch break will follow from noon to 1:30 and an afternoon session featuring Sherina Sours from Battle Ground will resume at that time.

Sherina Sours is an ordained minister with Grace International and serves on the staff at Landmark Church with her husband as worship leaders and youth pastors.

Director of Focus Forward Ministries Kandi Delos Santos is offering FREE tickets.

Tickets cost $25 and are available at Eventbrite.com.
For more information, call 360-790-4312.

Christian Women’s Conference Scheduled for Saturday:
Centralia Chronicle

Christian health care organization, Samaritan Ministries asks Latter-day Saint Ryan Baker to rethink his beliefs or leave [#ChristianHealthCare #SamaritanMinistries #LatterDaySaints]

Latter-day Saint Ryan Baker has been a member of Samaritan Ministries for about two years. Just a few days ago, the Christian health care organization told him he would need to rethink his beliefs or leave.

“As a community of Christians who help other Christians with their health care, our Guidelines require that all adult members are in agreement with Samaritan Ministries’ Statement of Faith in order to be members,”
– Illinois-based organization, Samaritan Ministries, in an email to Baker

The email continues…

The organization’s statement of faith is grounded in the Bible, while Latter-day Saints “historically … affirm additional scriptures as authoritative.”

The email adds:

Those scriptures, as well as leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have “denied at least some portion” of the organization’s statement of faith.

Christian health care organization asks Latter-day Saints to rethink their beliefs or leave:
KSL.com

Ravi Zacharias, Christian scholar, on the ‘toughest’ question for faith today: Why you actually exist [#RaviZacharias #WhyExist #ChristianNewsAndViews]

Ravi Zacharias has spent the better part of his life answering questions about Christianity.

The 73-year-old Christian apologist, who is known around the world for answering skeptics, gave his life to Jesus Christ at 17 years old on the verge of suicide, and for 47 years since he has been an itinerant speaker traveling the world defending the faith.

“I have come to the conclusion that it’s harder to find logic in life if there is no God.”
Ravi Zacharias, the author of “The Logic of God,” a book with 52 devotions for the heart and the mind.

According to the founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), which has speakers engaging in apologetics at college campuses and forums across the world, there is always a questioner behind every question, and that questions have changed dramatically since he started.

“We have progressed immensely in our capacity to communicate, in our capacity to digitize everything, but oftentimes what is happening is we are living in front of a screen and missing out in relationships, and so the questions are getting larger and larger and the soul is getting emptier and emptier.”
– Ravi Zacharias of the current generation.

When Zacharias began speaking years ago, apologetics was heavily focused on debates like creation versus evolution and questioning of the authority of the Bible.

“Basically, they were questions to challenge the very notion of God’s existence, but now the questions are more existential.”

Young teens, bombarded with social media, are asking if their life is even worth living, but Zacharias, who himself asked that critical question as a teen, said all questions hang on one thread.

“All the questions you ask can only be answered after you have found the answer to the first question: Why you actually exist. And when you find that that relationship with God through Jesus Christ, as I believe, then all the other questions are justified and the answers are forthcoming.”
– Ravi Zacharias

In addition to meaning, RZIM hears questions about sexuality, in some form, at every forum.

“Sexuality is the toughest one to deal with but let’s remember it this way. It’s a gift, but it’s a gift that has parameters. It is possible to break it. It is possible to find fulfillment in it.”
– Ravi Zacharias

The Christian scholar points to when people say things to him such as, “If two people really love each other, that’s all that really counts.”

“Well, then I ask ‘Why did you leave it at two? Why did you qualify it by love?’ You’re already setting boundaries that sexuality is not without boundaries, so as a follower of Jesus Christ, I take His boundaries as the guidelines to enjoy the gift with responsibility, otherwise you can break it.”
– Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias, Christian scholar, on the ‘toughest’ question for faith today:
Fox News

Evangelist Michael Job, actor playing Jesus at Christian themed amusement park The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, shuts down rumors he was the “second coming of Christ” [#MichaelJob #HolyLandExperience #SecondComingOfChrist]

Evangelist Michael Job, an actor who plays Jesus at the Christian themed amusement park The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida, shut down rumors he was the “second coming of Christ” during a recent visit to Kenya.

His acting fame increased the desire of Job to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. He is now an ordained minister who runs Jesus Loves You Evangelistic Ministries and travels the world sharing about Jesus.

While on his latest crusade in Kenya, media outlets and locals began using his photos while in costume claiming “Jesus visits Kenya.”

However, the posts of Job dressed as a mock Jesus for various plays he was performing went viral and people quickly started accusing the minister of being an “imposter” and a “false prophet.”

Some even claimed that Job died of pneumonia days after claiming to be Christ. Reports which are false.

Job decided to go on social media while still in Africa to clear all of the rumors and set the record straight.

According to Job, “hundreds of children are getting saved every day” while on the mission field.

Evangelist and Jesus actor slams ‘fake news’ in Kenya claiming he is the second coming of Christ
Christian Post