Grace & Glory

Now the Lord is the Spirit,

and where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is freedom.

And we,

who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord,

are being transformed into His image

with intensifying glory,

which comes from the Lord,

who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17-19

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The Source of Strength

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It is only when we put ourselves in the hands of Jesus that we find He is The Source of Strength sufficient enough to overcome the evil within us and set us completely free.

Ruth Strait

Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.

Made Brand New

Children of God,

Remember you are defined by your Creator.

He defines you as a New Creation.

You are alive in Christ,

The One Who Died To Set You Free!

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I hope the words of the passage below

encourage you in your walk with God

and pray the joy of the Lord fills you with strength

as you remember Your Creator,

the One who defines you.


Romans 6:1-23


1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

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12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.


Much Love To You All,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

American Center For Law & Justice

To Our Brothers & Sisters In Christ All Over The World:

Asia Bibi’s appeal hearing has been postponed. She is a fellow believer. Though we may not know her personally, we know she is a Christian and is being persecuted for her faith. Asia Bibi has been charged with the crime of blasphemy.

Pray for her and her family, and I have placed the link for you below to see her story at the American Center For Law and Justice. The ACLJ has a petition and is collecting signatures to have all charges dropped so she can once again be back with her family. Please help your fellow neighbor on the other side of the globe, and please sign the petition.

Thank you for your attention in this most pressing matter. Her life depends on it.

http://aclj.org/…/breaking-pakistans-supreme-court-postpone…

In His Service,
Linda A. Knowles
Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.

SURRENDER: THE ULTIMATE SUBMISSION


SURRENDER: THE ULTIMATE SUBMISSION


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WRITTEN BY

TERESA CITRO, MICHAEL HEIL, & RUTH STRAIT


“Teresa Citro is the real deal.  She doesn’t encourage readers to do something she hasn’t already accomplished in her own life, forged through the valleys of tragedy and pain.  Pivoting off of the overwhelming circumstances of her life, Teresa is a true blessing to those around her.  She is a great source of encouragement, pointing others toward ultimate redemption through Jesus Christ.  Is there any greater freedom in life than the one He gives?!”  

TISH HAGEE TUCKER, Copyrighter/Editor At Cornerstone Church;  San Antonio, Texas; AUTHOR OF “Hear My Cry.”