Note from Les
This quarter we got out of the winter doldrums by hitting the road again. We had a great weekend in San Antonio the last part of April. On Friday we met with a group of retired military people who use our DVDs for a weekly Bible study. It was such a thrill to hear their testimonies. We held another exciting all day seminar on Saturday then Sunday morning, we drove down to Hondo, Texas to speak to a group of over 200 prison inmates. Again, what a thrilling experience. They too use our DVDs for a weekly Bible study. A couple of weeks later, we drove down to Jackson, Mississippi for an all day Saturday seminar and then a Sunday morning service. On the way down, we spent an afternoon in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where Iris and I met, and then married four months later. A couple at the church where we were both active as singles just had their garage apartment vacated so they rented it to us. Believe it or not, after 60 years, it was still there and we took pictures of it. What memories! On the home front, all the tornado activity in Moore and other places in the state stayed approximately 140 miles straight west of us, but we were blessed with 4 inches of rain out of that same system P.T.L. We have also been holding our Oklahoma classes pretty much on schedule. There's always a reason to keep going. At one of the Tulsa classes, I had been teaching on rightly dividing and noted that Acts 2:38 was connected to Acts 2:36. I went on to show the difference between those two verses and Paul's Gospel of 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Shortly after that class was over and nearly everyone was out of the room, a gentleman came up and said "I was a lifelong Church of Christ until 20 minutes ago! God just opened my eyes!" And so we continue to bring them in, one by one.
Q & A's
These are some questions that are often asked here at the ministry:
Q: How old is Les?
A: Les is 86.
Q: Is Les is good health?
A: God has definitely blessed him and Iris both with fairly good health as of yet. Although, Les is definitely slowing down some, he is still doing some traveling and teaching.
Q: Is Les going to continue to travel and teach?
A: Although he will probably do less in the future should the Lord tarry, he has always said he will continue as long as he is able bodied and bright minded. Please pray for Les and Iris as they have numerous engagements in August and October of this year.
Q: If something happens to Les, will the Ministry continue?
A: Should something happen to Les and/or Iris, the ministry will continue. The programs will continue just as they are now, cycling back to Genesis approximately every 4 years.
Another couple of questions we often get have to do with “The redhead on the front row”. Is she Les and Iris’s daughter and (for those who know she’s had brain cancer surgery twice) how is she doing? Her name is Sharon Martin and she is no blood relation to the Feldicks. However, Sharon did most of the close captioning for the program and was one of the many who were faithful in coming time after time to make the program taping class. Here are her own words as to how she is doing now:
“My health is not where I want it to be but that really makes me wait on the “calling out”, whenever we get to hear it. It will not be too soon for me but I’ll just be satisfied until the time my Lord tells me. I still play the piano at church for the evening service and Wednesday, too but I help with the 3-5 yr. olds on Sunday mornings.” Sharon reports that she has been declared cancer free at this time and although has had previous problems with seizures, they have seemingly been brought under control with medication. Her main residual problem now an unsteady gait but Sharon still says “I am blessed”.
We here at Les Feldick Ministries realize that many people have a problem accepting the fact that Paul is our apostle, and everything we need for salvation and spiritual growth is found in Romans through Philemon. However, as stated in a previous newsletter, God’s Inspired Word tells us twenty times that Paul is the Apostle to the Gentiles; we find further argument of the importance of Paul and his message when we see that God tells us that Paul’s message is THE most important message possible for the world today.
Romans 2:16(KJV) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Romans 16:25(KJV) Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.
2 Timothy 2:8(KJV) Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.
Approximately a year after my accident, I went to Washington University rehab hospital in St. Louis. While I was there, there was a young man who was only 22 years of age, who had been in a car wreck and had the exact same neck injury that I have. He was also a quadriplegic. Unfortunately, he had already been a quadriplegic for about four years. After our rehab session for the day, everyone else had left the big rehab room except for him and me. I was sitting in my wheelchair looking out the window and he drove up to sit beside me. He looked at me with total despair in his eyes. I had never seen total despair before even though I had been a nurse for many years and had seen a lot of sad and bad things. With that totally naked despair in both his eyes and in his voice, he said to me five words that I will never forget. He said, "It never gets any better.”
Looking back, I often think about that day and I think how sad it is that most people would say the same words which the young man said that day. But we as believers can say the total opposite! We know without a shadow of a doubt that things are not only going to get better someday, they are going to be gloriously better. The apostle Paul called the rapture our blessed hope because he had seen a glimpse of heaven. He knew what was waiting for us in our future!
God's word is full of scripture telling us about the hope that we have. It's not a maybe thing, it's a sure thing. God has promised us an eternity that is going to be glorious and so wonderful that it is going to be beyond our comprehension. Below are just a few of the many references with regard to our eternal hope. How wonderful (understatement) to have this hope. (Of course, scriptural hope does not always carry the same meaning as the present-day word "hope". The present-day meaning of hope is "to wish for something with expectation". The meaning often used in Scripture is “To look forward with confidence".)
Psalms 16:9, Psalms 31:24, Psalms 39:7, Psalms 43:5, Psalms 71:14, Psalms 119:114, Psalms 130:5, Psalms 147:11, Proverbs 10:28, Lamentations 3:24 & 26, Ephesians 2:12, 1st Thessalonians 2:19, 1st Thessalonians 4:13, 2nd Thessalonians 2:16, Acts 24:15, Romans 5:2, Romans 15:13, Galatians 5:5, Galatians 5:5, Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 1:5, 1st Timothy 1:1, Titus 1:2, Titus 2:13, Titus 3:7, Hebrews 3:6, Hebrews 7:19, 1st Peter 1:13 & 21.
The word hope is mentioned 133 times in God's word. It is used in a variation of three different definitions but, nevertheless, we as believers have a holy book that is all about hope!
From the Mailbag:
You are always telling us about all the people who dislike Paul. My observation is that people who dislike Paul don’t read Paul and if they don’t read Paul, they never hear the gospel. If they don’t hear the gospel, then how can they be saved and if they are not saved how can they understand Paul? So it goes round and round.
-Submitted by Listener BG
"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other have gets the ides that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of the nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." – Adrian Rogers
To all of you who make this ministry possible by financial giving, we want you to know how very much we appreciate your help! Unfortunately, as most of you have noticed, it routinely takes a few weeks to process checks from the date mailed to the date they clear your bank. Although we cannot speed up the mail – and it routinely takes 5-7 days to get mail from most parts of the country – we have initiated a couple of new policies that we hope will cut down your check turnaround time. However, please allow 2 weeks from the day you mail your check until you can expect it to clear your bank. We apologize for past inconveniences and will do our best to speed things up while maintaining friendly and personal phone service to those of you who call. We thank you for your patience and appreciate your continued support.
As we see everything going on in the world today, it follows that we as believers give frequent thought to the rapture. However, there are very many in the world that scoff at the idea of the rapture, saying the word rapture is not in the Bible so it must not be scriptural. We know that the word rapture comes from the Greek word, harpazo, meaning "caught up"as found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. Paul spends several verses on the mystery of the rapture in three different places-- 1 Cor 15:51-58, 1 Thes 4:13-18, and 2 Thes 2: 1-16. Paul also mentions the rapture numerous other places fleetingly such as in Titus 2:13 and Phil 3:20 & 21.
Attention all ION station listeners
Ion will no longer be airing our program on Fridays effective July 4, 2013. Instead the Friday program will be aired following the regularly scheduled program on Thursdays.
** ION will be showing a 1 hour block of Through the Bible on Thursdays starting JULY 4, 2013.
Attention Canadian Listeners
We are no longer airing on Grace TV. However, we are now on JOY TV. (see the TV and Radio Schedule for details)
Refer to the TV and Radio Schedule for NEW stations or station changes.
Les Feldick Ministries
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