PACER MINISTRIES

Proclaiming freedom, hope and restoration in Christ

MISSIONARY WITNESS REACHES ACROSS GENERATIONS

Dr. Thomas Hermiz, President of the Avon Park Holiness Camp Meeting, shares a thrilling, yet tragic, account of how his family became Christians and some came to the United States to escape persecution.
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WHO REALLY IS JESUS CHRIST?

Why does the name of JESUS move us to awe or animosity? JESUS is a lightning rod because His name represents the division between God and Satan, good and evil, Heaven and Hell, light and darkness, and righteousness and sin.

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND WORSHIP TRENDS IN CHURCHES

In the midst of changing times, music and worship have been dramatically transformed in many churches during the past two decades. It is commonly referred to as "Contemporary Christian Music and Worship" which includes dressing casually, music that is upbeat, with a band, lead singers, praise lyrics projected on video screens, drama, and a brief message. Read More...

CHRISTMAS IS JESUS

In the midst of our busy lives and schedules, may we, once again, experience the wonder of this great event of Christmas and embrace the life-changing reason for this joyous season. Read More...

COMPULSIVE GAMBLING THREATENS FAMILIES

John was a gifted maintenance man. He was a valued member of the church staff were I served in pastoral ministry. He was dependable and willing to work long hours as needed for special church events.

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

What is Truth? Philosophers have attempted to answer the question,“What is truth?” for thousands of years. Truth is a concept in philosophy that treats both the meaning of the word “true” and the criteria by which we judge the truth or falsity in spoken and written statements. Read More...

HYMNS REACH ACROSS GENERATIONS TO THE PRESENT DAY!

Within the past two decades there has been a major shift in music styles in Church Worship services. In many churches praise teams, choruses and praise songs with keyboards, guitars, and drums, have replaced the traditional hymns, choir, pipe organ and piano. The focus of these dramatic changes is to reach those who are considered unchurched in our community.

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GOD'S HEALING GRACE IS BEYOND PHYSICAL

Does God heal today? There are evidences of God’s healing grace in a dramatic and miraculous manner. Yet, there are other indications that He does not heal even when prayer is offered. Read More...

WITH GOD'S HELP YOU CAN MOVE A MOUNTAIN

Today many people face great obstacles in their lives. They have reached the bottom and when they look up all they see is a huge mountain. It appears to be insurmountable, nor can they find a way around it, over it, or through it. They feel stuck in their situation. It appears hopeless and they are about to give up. But, they continue to struggle day after day just to survive. Read More...

ARE YOU A FENCE BUILDER OR BRIDGE BUILDER?

How do you handle conflict within your family, neighborhood or in the community? Read More...

REMEMBER THE BASIC ASPECTS OF WORSHIP

Worship is the cornerstone of the Christian life. The bedrock of the local church is its worship service, and all aspects of the church’s ministry are founded there. It is only as a Christian truly worships that growth begins spiritually. Learning to worship and praise God should be the believer’s lifetime pursuit. Read More...

IS THERE ANY OTHER NAME THAN THE NAME OF JESUS?


Why does "The Name" of Jesus stir both awe and animosity? Jesus Christ is a lightning rod because His name represents the division of life between good and evil, God and Satan, light and darkness, righteousness and sin, Heaven and Hell.  
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SACRIFICING GOD'S SON

Would you be willing to sacrifice your son for someone you never knew so that he may live? It is almost impossible to comprehend how anyone could sacrifice a child, let alone his only son in order to pay for the consequences of someone else’s actions. Read More...

ARE YOU READY TO GO TO HEAVEN?

“All those who are ready to go to Heaven please stand up,” A pastor urged his congregation. Nearly everyone stood up, except one boy. After the service the pastor approached the lad and asked, “Johnny, don’t you want to go to Heaven?” “Yes, sir,” Johnny replied. “Then, why didn’t you stand up in the service?” “Oh, I thought you were planning for a bus load to go there today!” Read More...

COPING WITH ADVERSITY

Where do you find strength and support to survive unexpected crisis or tragedy? I asked a friend how he and his wife were surviving a tragic event in their lives. He answered, "ONE MINUTE AT A TIME." Although surrounded by a host of family and church friends, the bottom line is that they suffered minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, hanging on to the promise and support of their Christian faith to literally carry them through one of the darkest period of their lives. Read More...

RECORDING ARTIST MICHAEL HARRIS IS NOW SET FREE

Recently I heard Michael Harris sing and share his testimony in a concert in our community. After his concert I purchased his CD of music and book, both entitled Set Free. Read More...

FIREFIGHTER JIM DAVIS SPEAKS THROUGH HIS PAINTINGS

Jim Davis has an extraordinary talent. His Inspirational Paintings showcase caregivers - firefighters, military heroes and policemen – in action under God’s protection. They hang across America in many firehouses. Widows of 9/11 have them. The President and Billy Graham each have one and so do the FBI and the Pentagon. Read More...

SHELTERED UNDER GOD'S WINGS

Everyone experiences unexpected circumstances. We never know what lies ahead. How do you cope with uncertainty and have the stability to live in victory each day? Read More...

HEAVEN IS OUR ETERNAL HOME

Many questions arise when we consider what Heaven is and what it will be like. Where is Heaven? When will we go to Heaven? Will Heaven be our eternal home? Read More...

SHADOWS, SCARS AND STARS

Mental illness is one of the most perplexing of all diseases. The stigma of this illness continues in contemporary society although attempts have been made to educate the public about this dreaded disease. This is my own story. Read More...

HAITIAN PASTOR SURVIVED THE EARTHQUAKE

“I was on my way home with Pastor Jocelyn Dufreine, from my office in the direction of my house near Delmas where the earthquake happened.” Read More...

GROWTH IN THE VALLEYS OF LIFE

50 years ago I climbed with my older brother, C.S., up the Lion Rock Mountain, in the Kowloon peninsula across from Hong Kong Island. We backpacked up the mountain slopes and camped out at nights. As we reached the summit we stopped to rest. The view of the valley and harbor below was breathtaking. Read More...

THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - FROM LIFT-OFF TO TOUCHDOWN

More than forty years ago I stayed overnight in Orlando at a local motel. The motel operator informed me that if I would get up early the next morning I could watch the lift-off of the Space Shuttle which was to be launched at Cape Canaveral about 30 miles away.What an exciting experience to watch John Glenn and the crew lift-off on their first flight into space as they orbited the earth.   Read More...

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A HUMAN LIFE?

What is the value of human life? What has happened to our society when we now consider statistical data as the only criteria to provide safety for our citizens? Read More...

GOD OFFERS TOTAL FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness is a struggle for many Christians. Yet, with God’s grace we can forgive those who have hurt or offended us. Recently I was impressed by God to call a former parishioner and apologize to him for my actions and attitude towards him fifteen years ago. He immediately accepted my apology and forgave me. There was a sudden release for both of us as together we experienced the dynamic of forgiveness. Read More...

CHRISTIANS CONFRONT THE MORAL DECLINE IN AMERICA

In the 1960’s a moral revolution burst upon the American scene radically changing ethics and morality. It placed in jeopardy existing ideals for marriage, family and society. Read More...

LIVING WITH HOPE

The old wicker rocking chair would squeak with a comfortable rhythm as grandmother held her grandson on her lap. As she rocked, she would tell him tales of her youth and how she was married at thirteen in her bare feet. He would always ask her to tell him one more story. But she would set him down from her lap and say, "LEAVE SOMETHING TO HOPE FOR, MY CHILD. IT MAKES LIFE SWEET WHEN TIMES GET HARD."   Read More...