Living Truth for Today

Posted: 06.20.2017
In June, many groups and individuals were challenged by the obstacle course at Bill Rudge Ministries. It was a delight to see the diversity within each group, from young people who were athletically gifted to those who looked at the obstacle course with apprehension. Several of Bill’s grandchildren assisted the groups through the course. As Bill...
Posted: 06.09.2017
Young children repeat what they hear, and imitate what they see. Youth receive moral instruction from television, movies, music, the Internet, and their peers. How can they stand against secular influences and the lure of this world unless they have wise and positive role models who display principles of truth and...
Posted: 06.06.2017
Dad is the head of the house, but Mom is the heart of the home. Faults are thick when love is thin. To improve or be a success in anything – you must keep one room empty in your house... “the room for improvement.” The door to your heart can only be opened from inside. We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving...
Posted: 06.02.2017
There already has been a lot of interest about Holy Land Adventure 10 scheduled for February 17- 26, 2018. Several people have signed up and others are trusting the Lord to provide the funds. Group size is limited to no more than 25 for this customized pilgrimage, mission trip and adventure. Comments from fellow travelers on previous trips...
Posted: 05.30.2017
Scripture indicates that Jesus spoke to large audiences (thousands of people) by the Sea of Galilee. Skeptics said it would be impossible for Him to speak to thousands of people without amplification equipment. However, I was in Israel at the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The hill forms a natural amphitheater that slopes to the Sea...
Posted: 05.23.2017
“There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is ‘guts.’” Louis Adamic, A Study in Courage (1944) “It takes courage to resist the peer pressure of your friends –...
Posted: 05.16.2017
This month we conclude our series on the principles of Biblical leadership. Whether you are in the role of leader or not, this study can contribute to the growth and maturity of every Christian. Building Confidence and Courage One of the great challenges leaders face is encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and overcome...
Posted: 05.12.2017
I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot always be there to lead you. I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe. I can teach you right from wrong, but I can’t always decide for you. I can advise you about friends, but I cannot choose...
Posted: 05.09.2017
Former porn stars Shelley Lubben and Jessica Neely shine a light into the dark world of pornography: In Lubben’s biographical DVD, Out of the Darkness, she states, “When people view pornography they are really watching mentally ill and physically diseased people have sex.” She also said that all the girls she has helped rescue from the...
Posted: 05.02.2017
This month we continue our series on the principles of Biblical leadership. Whether you are in the role of leader or not, this study can contribute to the growth and maturity of every Christian. Show Humility Humility may be the key characteristic God looks for in choosing a leader. But this is the one to whom I will look [esteem]: he...
Posted: 04.28.2017
As a teenager I wanted to be accepted by a group of older guys, so I was motivated to lift weights and train in the martial arts until I achieved that goal. However, the desire to be accepted by these older guys (which I accomplished) was replaced when I became a Christian at age 18, with a passion to be inducted into God’s Hall of Fame. The aim...
Posted: 04.25.2017
Following in Moses’ footprints after his death, Joshua’s example of dedication to the Lord inspired his generation. Joshua’s influence was felt not only during his lifetime, but for years after his death. This profound statement is recorded in Joshua 24:31: Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who...
Posted: 04.21.2017
Rev. Bill and Karen Rudge will host their 10th Holy Land Adventure to Israel February 17 - 26, 2018. 
Posted: 04.18.2017
Athletes and soldiers train hard and give their all to hear their coaches and commanders commend them. Their sacrifices and tremendous efforts result in amazing feats that reflect years of discipline and commitment. But there is greater acclaim than that given by coaches, fans and superior officers - God's commendation. Shortly before leading the...
Posted: 04.11.2017
It is extremely important that Jesus rose from the dead because the resurrection is the very foundation of the Christian faith. Paul stressed this point to the church at Corinth where many people were claiming there was no resurrection of the dead. In response, Paul asserts that without the resurrection there would be no Christian faith: But...
Posted: 04.04.2017
A healthy lifestyle can be developed by maintaining proper exercise and nutrition, keeping a positive mental attitude, and cultivating peace and joy (in spite of circumstances) through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Conquering daily fears and stress, as well as following the Creator’s example and instruction of taking one day off a...
Posted: 03.31.2017
It is not the one who commends himself or herself, or even the one who is commended by others, but the one who is commended by the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:12, 18). When all is said and done, the only opinion that really matters is the Lord’s. He is the One we stand before to give an account of our lives. He is the One who holds our destiny in His...
Posted: 03.28.2017
Speaking at a pastor’s conference I asked, “How many of you believe in God? How many of you truly believe the Bible is God’s Word? How many of you really believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Enthusiastic affirmation followed each question. “Then live like you believe it.” I said. “If you really believe in God and Jesus Christ and that the...
Posted: 03.24.2017
Whether you are in a leadership role or not, this study on biblical principles of leadership is essential for every Christian for growth and maturity. Making Excuses A few years ago I wanted to teach my soccer team the importance of keeping their focus and not becoming complacent, so I brought a jar of 18 marbles to practice. Each marble...
Posted: 03.21.2017
Three different groups of people — citizens, religious leaders, and the twelve disciples — asked “Who is this?” about Jesus. The first group were the citizens of Jerusalem at Jesus’ triumphal entry. “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’” (Matthew 21:10). They were told “the prophet from Nazareth in...
Posted: 03.14.2017
A couple years ago Bill Rudge shared with Jim Weikal what often happens when the Lord leads him to do something. First is clear direction from the Lord. Secondly, obstacles arise and thirdly – after persevering in faith – victory comes. True to the pattern, the very day our Holy Land Adventure 9 brochures were...
Posted: 03.10.2017
I think most of us, in our youth, expected to find pleasure, satisfaction and happiness in this world. But as we eventually discover they either elude, or are shattered by the disappointments of life: hardship, sickness, injury, tragedy and discouragement. However, I find peace and hope through Jesus Christ and the assurance of having unending...
Posted: 03.07.2017
It was a Saturday night in March 1993, when Bill Rudge and his team arrived back at the Mission Possible compound in Haiti after an outreach in Gonaives. They heard voodoo drums, so Bill decided to go research a Rara. Bob, Toni, and BJ went with him, while the others stayed back at the compound. The lights go out at the compound at 9:00 p.m. and...
Posted: 02.28.2017
A - Admit you are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness. There is nothing you can do to pay the penalty of sin or earn your salvation (Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin is death, and only God’s righteous and sinless Son could pay that penalty. So, there is no other solution to your dilemma other than coming to Jesus Christ in...

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