Don’t Take GRACE Lightly!

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 3-4)

I recently received a letter from a person who considers it a sin if we don’t keep the Sabbath on Saturday. We have exchanged letters through the years because she had questions about their neighbor who is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She had told me they attend church on Saturday and asked what I understood about that. Continue reading “Don’t Take GRACE Lightly!”

The Philosophy of Popcorn

As with all on line discussion groups for ex Jehovah’s Witnesses, a variety of views about God and religion can stir up strong emotions. We encourage members in our Meetup to be honest about their doubts and to share what they’ve been led to explore in matters of faith without fear of being reprimanded. That means ALL views are welcome. Continue reading “The Philosophy of Popcorn”

Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook

Know the Truth – Make Sure Ministries Workbook Helping Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

Click Here to Download the full Bible Study PDF (87 MB)

Todd and Betty Ellis were saved out of the Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower organization in December 1981.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing their testimonies and have helped countless Jehovah’s Witnesses leave the Watchtower to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This workbook is a compilation of Bible Study lessons that Todd and Betty developed to disciple Jehovah’s Witnesses out of the Watchtower in Biblical Christianity. Continue reading “Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook”

Once Saved, Are We Always Saved?

ONCE SAVED, ARE WE ALWAYS SAVED? —If we are Saved by Grace, do our works keep us saved?

“I have a question about the doctrine of ‘Once Saved Always Saved.’  Several of my friends believe in this teaching, but I have a hard time believing that a person who gets saved and willfully continues to practice sin is still saved.  Do you think that it is possible for a person like this to lose his salvation if he continues in a pattern of sin?”

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Who Am I? According to God

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WHO AM I? …ACCORDING TO GOD 

Your behavior is motivated by what you believe.  Once you embrace your true identity in Christ by trusting what Jesus did for you and who God says you are your behavior will begin to reflect your new identity.  The following list is taken from “Living Free in Christ” by Neil Anderson. *

I AM ACCEPTED… Continue reading “Who Am I? According to God”

Understanding Grace

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UNDERSTANDING GRACE—What is it all about?

What is grace?  We read, discuss, and even sing about it; but do we truly comprehend and apply it in our lives?  Hebrews 12:15 states that one can come “short of the grace of God,” and the result of “coming short” leads to a “root of bitterness” in the heart.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we truly understand the depth of God’s grace and learn how to implement it in our lives.

Strong’s Concordance describes the Greek word for “grace” (charis) as: “the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life.” 1. When writing about his “thorn in the flesh”, the apostle Paul illustrated God’s grace by relating the following experience: Continue reading “Understanding Grace”

One-on-One Phone Discipleship

todd-bettyOne-on-One Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Christian Biblical Discipleship over the Phone

Are you out of Jehovah’s Witnesses but lost and confused not knowing what to believe?

Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Todd and Betty with Make Sure Ministries know how you feel and they want to help. They offer a Christian / Biblical Outreach to help people struggling with their experiences in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading “One-on-One Phone Discipleship”