Is the Bible Holy? In other words, do you believe it to be the “Word of God?” Is it true, and does it
have value? Can it help in decision making, and does it provide direction as we travel life’s highway? Is
the Bible the “road map to heaven” and the “textbook on living?”
The Biblically correct answer to these important questions is a resounding YES! II Timothy 3:16-17
says, “All Scripture is inspired (God-breathed) and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and
training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” And Psalm 119:11 says,
“Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee (God).” Also, Psalm 119:160
says, “The sum of Thy word is truth….”
Is the Bible Holy? What do you say? How does your lifestyle respond? Does your character,
conduct and conversation confirm that you believe the Bible is Holy? Can your actions cash the check
that your mouth is writing?
Let me encourage you to be a Bible student (II Timothy 2:15). Get into the Word of God (Holy Bible)
and let the Word of God get into you. John 8:31-32 says, “…If you abide in My Word, then you are truly
disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”by Executive Director Tony Cooper
For many of the homeless in our community, just taking care of the basic necessities can be difficult. While providing food and shelter is a top priority to those who have none, other needs need to be met for a decent quality of life. Needs that some of us take for granted, like dental care.
Jennifer Davies checks the teeth of several of the men
at the Jimmie Hale Mission.
One of our volunteers, Jennifer Davies, came up with a great way to help the homeless. Ms. Davies is currently is currently in school to be come a dental hygienist and also works at North Jefferson Pediatric Dentistry. So her idea was to donate her services and help the homeless have something to smile about.
Jennifer visited the Jimmie Hale Mission and met with several of the men in the program. During her visit, she checked their teeth and gave them a quick assessment of their dental health. She also chose a few of the men to visit her office at a later date for x-rays and cleaning.
Ms. Davies will use the practice she gained working on the men at the Jimmie Hale Mission to help fulfill her requirements needed for school.by Mission staff
When my children were born, I gave them all names from the Bible. I watched them grow and learn, and I realized how smart they were. I wanted to be the best father I could be for them. But I shut God out of my life, and even though He was always with me, I was not with Him, and that hurt the relationship I had with my children.
Joe and his son Jonathan have a relationship again
Their mother and I separated, and I was not around as much as I needed to be. I became depressed after the separation and felt helpless and lonely. I didn’t even know my sons’ address to send them the letters I wrote to them. I became lost in this world.
I began using drugs and alcohol, thinking I had everything under control — after all, I had a good job, money and friends. But my addictions overcame me, and I was overwhelmed. I lost my job, had no money, no friends and nowhere to live. If I’d had a dog, I think he would’ve bitten me.
I knew I needed help. In my deeply depressed state, I cried out to Jesus and begged him to help me. I was ready to change my life. Now, the evidence of the power of prayer lives in me today.
He heard my cries and was there with me the day I walked into the Jimmie Hale Mission. Of my successes since coming to the Mission, finding the Lord was my greatest.
I now know why I wake up every morning. Since being here, I’ve learned that I have something to offer. I was made Head Mentor in the program here at the Mission, and I enjoyed helping others. I have also recently found a full-time job. All of this, thanks to the strength of God.by Mission Staff
Father's Day is just around the corner!
A wonderful way to celebrate is to make a donation in honor or in memory of your dad or
someone who is like a dad to you. Click here to learn more about how to give.by Mission Staff