Tuesday, January 29 2019
And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:47
"Jesus started the church with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. It is not a building or a weekly service, although these are good. Jesus builds his church one follower at a time. Christ-followers are the church." — Pastor Gregory A. Johnson, founder of LovingGodFellowship.org
Tuesday, January 22 2019
I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. — Jesus, Matthew 16:18
"Jesus is the first to mention the church. He says it is his, that he will build it, and that nothing is able to destroy it. His teachings and actions reveal his church to us. It is made up of Christ-followers who will not be conquered by evil and hate. Not now. Not ever." — Pastor Gregory A. Johnson, founder of LovingGodFellowship.org
Friday, December 28 2018
There are now 7.3 billion people in the world and 7 billion mobile phones in use. I will get to this a bit further down. Please keep reading.
When I was a young child growing up in a Christian home and church, I always wondered how the Gospel could be proclaimed to all nations prior to Jesus’s return as Jesus declared.
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." — Jesus, Mathew 24:14
Church, Missionaries, Christian radio, and Christian television alone cannot do it. These were the only means available when I was growing up in a pre-Internet society.
Now with the Internet and mobile technology, millions of people are learning the Gospel of the Kingdom each day. Many are in nations where there is no freedom to worship God, read the Bible, or attend a church. They are receiving the Gospel through technology.
My wife, Becky, and I founded LovingGodFellowship.org (LGF) in 2005 for this cause. LGF is utilizing technology and social media to reach thousands of people per day in countries around this world with the Gospel of the Kingdom in their own language (translated into 103 languages). We are thankful for all those who partner with us, making this vital ministry possible.
Back to what I shared with you in the first sentence. In countries around the world, there are 7 billion mobile phones in use, connected to the Internet and social media. It was not like that when I was a child growing up in church, pondering how billions could be reached. I truly believe that this generation will be the generation that reaches the nations with the Gospel of the Kingdom. It is happening now through technology.
Every $1 donated enables us to reach 114 people around the world with the love of Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom—$25 reaches 2,850; $50 reaches 5,700; $100 reaches 11,400 people with the love of Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom. We operate the ministry debt free, relying solely on charitable contributions, given online or through U.S. mail, to sustain our worldwide ministry. LGF is not funded or endowed by any group or denomination.
Please click here to make a secure online donation today. Any amount will help us reach more people around the world with the love of God and the Gospel of Christ.
Know that you are loved,
Pastor Gregory A. Johnson
Friday, September 23 2016
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. — Martin Luther
Tuesday, July 05 2016
But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love (NRSV).
Friday, June 10 2016
The church is an organism, not an organization; a movement, not a monument. — Chuck Colson
Monday, December 01 2014
"The church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not by inflicting it." — Jerome
Monday, October 13 2014
"Tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for [God] to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God."
-- Alice Walker
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Things calmed down after that and the church had smooth sailing for a while. All over the country -- Judea, Samaria, Galilee -- the church grew. They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully.
-- Acts 9:31 MSG
Thursday, May 15 2014
“Those with whom Jesus identifies himself are regarded by society as misfits. And yet Jesus is that person who is hungry; Jesus is that woman who is confused and naked. Wouldn’t it be extraordinary if we all discovered that? The face of the world would be changed.”
-- Jean Vanier from, From Brokenness to Community
Monday, February 17 2014
I am thankful that we are one day closer to the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Media has utilized the date-setting false prophets of our day to desensitize society to the reality of the return of Christ, but that does not negate its truth. I feel the Holy Spirit compelling me, more and more, to remind people that Christ is returning as he promised, and we are to always be ready.
So many in our day, both inside and outside the walls of the church building, base what is right from wrong on what feels good, what is socially acceptable, what media and Hollywood suggests, instead of on Scripture. They are not hearing much different coming from behind the pulpits, and they are not reading the Bible on their own. Many go to church and only hear about receiving God's blessings. This bless-me-and-all-that-I-do message mimics many of the books written today by popular television preachers. Continue Reading >>
-- Jesus Christ Will Return, by Gregory A. Johnson
Monday, September 09 2013
"In the last days, the Bible tells us of a horrible series of events that will take place in the lands of Israel and Syria. One of these events is the disappearance of Damascus as one of the premiere cities in the world." Read more at RaptureReady.com...
Sunday, September 01 2013
We sang together, we worshiped the Lord together, we laughed together, we cried together, we hugged each other, and we loved on one another. It was a glorious service and gave us all a taste of what it will be like around the throne of God with people represented from all nations worshiping God for all eternity (Revelation 7:9-10 ESV).
Monday, August 26 2013
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: 'I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive -- but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God.'"
-- Jesus, Revelation 3:1-2 nlt
Tuesday, July 02 2013
Beloved, Jesus promised that the end of this age would come. Jesus promised that he would return for his faithful followers. Be ready. Until he returns for us, continue to proclaim his kingdom through your words and your actions. Doing so builds endurance. Read more...
Monday, May 13 2013
One who receives this Word, and by it salvation, receives along with it the duty of passing this Word on... Where there is no mission, there is no Church, and where there is neither Church nor mission, there is no faith. -- Emil Brunner
Monday, April 01 2013
"I'm going to speak to you simply as a pastor, as one who, together with his people, has been learning the beautiful but harsh truth that the Christian faith does not cut us off from the world but immerses us in it; the church is not a fortress set apart from the city. The church follows Jesus, who lived, worked, struggled, and died in the midst of a city, in the polis."
- Archbishop Oscar Romero
Tuesday, November 01 2011
We are thankful for the people that God gives us who make this worldwide ministry possible. Because of giving people, the ministries of LGF are now touching 17,772 people per day around the world with the message of Christ. It's a message of conviction mixed with God's grace that will help many grow strong in Christ and avoid the eternal consequences of sin. We know that many give to this ministry sacrificially. Please know today that God honors the sacrifices made for His Kingdom.
We are praying to be able to do more ministry to more people around the world as God supplies the needed resources through generous people who love God and people. LGF is very thankful for monthly supporters, and also for those who can donate when they can. No donation is too small and all are answers to prayer. If you would like to help keep this ministry going strong, helping touch even more people for Christ in the days ahead, please click here and find out more about supporting LGF
Together, we can make a difference in our day!
Thanks for partnering with us!
Thursday, September 22 2011
The Christian faith for most people is not communicated by doctrinal pronouncements ... but by what goes on in the church in its most local setting. It is here, in the church down the street, that people are caught up in the Gospel promise -- or are turned away.
- James C. Fenhagen, from his book Mutual Ministry
Saturday, June 11 2011
Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church... nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence.
-- Susanna Wesley
Saturday, January 22 2011
Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
-- Ephesians 2:20-22 nlt