In God’s Corner Ministry was established to…
Offer encouragement for life in a complicated world
Provide opportunities for spiritual growth
Share a message of hope
During her most intense days of recovery, Caroline recognized three distinct and ongoing steps necessary for personal and spiritual growth.
Hope is the first step in the healing process. We can walk with the expectation that life can get better, even when walking in heartache and pain. We can trust that God has a plan for our lives and wants to lead the way.
Transformation is a lifelong journey winding through inspiring mountaintops and deep valleys. Each experience shapes who we are and prepares us for the future. When we turn to the Lord, we can rely on the Holy Spirit to renew our hearts and minds with transforming power.
Victory is won with every obstacle we overcome. We walk more confidently as we realize we can persevere through the brokenness of this world. Because of the love and sacrifice of our savior, Jesus Christ, eternal victory is guaranteed.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
Foundation For Ministry
In God’s Corner Ministry is built on a Christian foundation. Even with the challenges we face on this earth, we can find hope, transformation, and victory when we trust in our savior, Jesus. Knowing that the God of the universe loves us and will never leave us can be a great comfort in times of joy or pain.
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What does it mean to be a Christian?
Followers of Jesus Christ are saved by the grace of God when they put their trust in his son, Jesus. Faith opens the way for a personal relationship with the God of the universe. The Holy Spirit lives in the hearts of those who believe giving wisdom and guidance on a daily basis.
Recognizing My Brokenness
1. We live in a world of broken people.
Any problem we encounter, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, is ultimately a result brokenness. At the beginning of time, sin entered the world with Adam and Eve’s disobedience toward God. Sin is a part of our lives from the time we are born. Consider how quickly we develop selfish attitudes and seek to get our way. In Jesus, we find forgiveness.
2. We are influenced by spiritual forces of evil.
A spiritual realm exists all around us. Angels and demons are a reality, not a myth. Satan is our greatest adversary. Being aware of his presence and attempts to deceive us is necessary to recognizing our need for the victorious power of God.
3. We will encounter situations outside of our control.
Life in this world is hard. We may try to ‘fix’ our problems on our own or make poor choices leading to additional distress. It is difficult to accept that we cannot control everything in our lives.
Recognizing My Need
There is only one person who is capable of saving us. Jesus came to Earth, God in human form, so that he could take the punishment for our sin. When Jesus died on the cross, he paid the full price for all sin – past, present, and future! God is waiting for us to accept his gift of life when we place our trust in his son, Jesus.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Receiving the Gift
How do we receive the gift of life God offers? It’s actually quite simple: ask for God’s forgiveness and invite Jesus to come into your life. The Bible, God’s words, tells us how this is accomplished. A paraphrase of one verse in the Bible beautifully expresses what it means to be saved.
Say the welcoming word to God – “Jesus is my Master” – embracing body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. (Romans 10:9, The Message Bible)
Calling out to God is praying. If you have never prayed before, that’s okay! Prayer is a conversation with the God who loves you desperately. He is ready to listen when you are ready to talk. He is ready to give you the gift of life.
A sample prayer: Dear God, please help me. I know I am a sinner. I know I need you. Please forgive me for giving in to temptation over and over again. Jesus, I am ready to begin a new life with you as my Savior and Lord. Please come into my heart. I want to live for you by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Saying "Thank You"
The gift of eternal life is the greatest gift you will ever receive. Once you are welcomed into God’s family, it’s time to say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!” Each individual is uniquely created by God. The way you choose to express your love and appreciation to God will be as unique as you are. How has God gifted you? How can you serve the Lord so that others recognize your new approach to life? Only you, with guidance from the Holy Spirit, can answer those questions. It is exciting to know that your expression of gratitude to the Lord will continue to grow as you deepen in your relationship with Christ.
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)