Day 4: Partnership With The Gospel
By: Bruce Matthews, Afternoon Announcer
Today is day 4 of our 7 days of prayer leading up to “Growing Together 2017”. As I share some thoughts on partnering with the gospel, I’m reminded of Paul’s words in Philippians 1:4-5 in which he states, “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now”. This month, WGRC is marking 29 years of radio ministry. That’s almost 3 decades of God’s word being presented over these Central PA airwaves. Through the song lyrics, short ministry features, and on air announcers, God’s anointed word, or some truth about our Lord is what’s heard 24/7. I mention often, on the air, that if it’s HIS word being spoken, there’s supernatural power in it for amazing things to happen in the lives of people who are exposed to it.
In my 10 years of service here at WGRC, I’ve heard countless stories of how God ministers in very specific ways to individuals with His truth and love through something they heard on WGRC at just the right time. 2 Timothy 3:16 reminds us that “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. That happens on WGRC. God’s word also comforts, as we see in just one of many “comfort verses”, Psalm 46:1. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. People get to hear that truth when they listen to WGRC.
We are so grateful for the multitude of WGRC listeners that have chosen to partner with this ministry over the years to make these stories even possible. Partnership comes primarily through prayer, and the sacrificial giving of time and resources. So many people continue to get behind this powerful radio ministry. Thanks! I really do believe, that when we partner with the gospel, we share in the testimony of every changed life.
When I think of partnership, it’s the idea of people working together in order to accomplish something great, something that couldn’t be accomplished alone. God’s word is getting out to thousands of listeners weekly, and that’s great!
We would ask you to pray about your continued partnership with WGRC, or perhaps partnering for the very first time to this powerful radio ministry, and we can watch together, the mighty hand of God move upon the lives of people in Central PA.
Father God, we thank you for the unconditional love you have for all of mankind, a love that is so deep, you sent your one and only son Jesus, to pay the price for our sins, so that we may have eternal fellowship with you. Thanks for all the tools you use, including Christian radio to convey your message. You’ve commissioned all believers to partner in sharing your priceless Gospel to the world. Thank-you too specifically, for calling many precious people to partner with your Gospel through WGRC. In Your name, AMEN!