Posts in Life Youve Always Wanted
Good News

“If there’s anything in life that we should be passionate about, it’s the gospel.  And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others.  I mean passionate about thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world.  Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us.  And only the gospel ought to be.”– C.J. Mahaney

We'll never experience the life we've always wanted while we’re still spiritually dead in our sin. Like most dead things, we're incapable of bringing ourselves back to life. The gospel is the “good news” that what we can't do, God has done for us! He sent His Son to live the life we should have lived and to die the death we should have died. In love, He offers us the free gift of LIFE. Have you received it?

Your Greatest Need

Every person’s greatest need is to know God. To live rightly in this world we must know the One who made it. It’s easy to become distracted – and even overwhelmed – by all of the rules and rituals we feel make someone a “good Christian,” but God wants relationship. He wants intimacy with us. Paul prayed that the Christians in Ephesus would be enlightened to know God, so that they might understand the hope, the value and the power they have in Christ. Do you know Him?

“Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.” – J.I. Packer

Living the Will of God

Guest Speaker Ted Lawler shares about Breath of Heaven Childrens Ministries in Zambia.  BOH is an Impact Church supported ministry as Ted and Judy attend Impact as their home church.

Breath of Heaven Children’s Ministries is dedicated to helping meet the needs of a growing orphan population in Lusaka, Zambia Serving orphans is part of our Biblical commission, as stated in James 1:27, “…to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”

Our desire is to provide a stable, secure, family-like environment that will enhance the children’s interaction with their neighboring community. Breath of Heaven Children’s Ministries has an immediate mission to develop sustainable Children’s Village consisting of 14 children’s homes, a school, a medical clinic, and a church.

The children’s homes themselves will function as individual family-units within the larger village community, each comprised of 1 House Mother, an Auntie, and 12 resident youngsters.  (We have chosen this household model deliberately, in order to help minimize the stigma associated with more stereotypical, institutional approaches to orphan-care.)  BOHCM is thoroughly committed to facilitating and fostering as normalized a family-experience for our kids as possible.

When built-out entirely, Breath of Heaven Children’s Village will provide shelter and well-rounded care for 168 underprivileged children and their widowed House Mothers.  Additionally, our school, medical clinic, church, and supplemental facilities will enable us to reach out to even more orphaned children and widows in the surrounding community with the implementation of educationally- and spiritually-based day programs and accessible, affordable medical care.

The Life You Have Always Wanted

Everyone wants the best life possible – good health, great relationships, peace of mind, and a measure of success and purpose. For many people, however, this version of life is constantly eluding them. Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Church begins with a reminder that the life you’ve always wanted – the life you’ve been looking for – is only found in Jesus Christ. In Him, we’ve been chosen, redeemed and sealed.

“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.’
– 1 John 5:12