April 2017 Ministry Update

The Hope of the Gospel

As we are now into spring, the National Center for Life and Liberty is hard at work defending religious liberty on many fronts, advocating for truth and freedom in the public square, most importantly with churches who desire to see the Gospel go forward in their communities. With the celebration of Easter this month, we're reminded that the ultimate work was done for us, as Jesus solved our greatest need on the cross.

Isaiah 53:4-5 reminds us:

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Through the lens of this unchangeable truth, we have an eternal perspective that frames our present and future with peace and confidence. Nevertheless, work remains for the NCLL, as so many seek to silence the Gospel in communities all across the country. For this reason, we'll continue to work to ensure churches, pastors, and all Christians have the freedom to continue ministering in their communities and living according to God's direction.

Maximum Ministry. Minimum Liability.

As part of this effort, we must not forget to thank the Lord for His gracious provision. One praise is that NCLL attorneys were able to assist a day care center in establishing sound after-school pick-up policies, ensuring the safety of the students and legal protection for the day care center. This is one example of the many churches, Christian schools, and day cares that received help in the last thirty days, ensuring that their ability to minister is not threatened by frivolous lawsuits.

We also ask that you join us in praying for the following:

  • A Christian school we’re now defending that’s been shut down for two years by a local fire marshal without legal justification
  • A Christian TV station that’s having difficulty renewing its lease
  • NCLL as we counsel churches on the proper use of copyright law
  • A crisis pregnancy center facing employee issues
  • A church seeking to retain its tax exemption on church-owned property for a pastor’s widow

As always, we thank you for standing with the National Center for Life and Liberty as we defend the free exercise of the Christian faith in this post-Christian culture. Continue to pray with us for protection and provision for the many churches seeking to influence their communities with the Gospel message.