THE SPIRIT NET
ATTENTION FRIENDS OF THE SPIRIT NET: It is with a lot of sadness that I announce the end of the Spirit Net nightly Bible study. After 11 years I've felt led to move on to another area of ministry; One with more of a political leaning because it is so necessary today. We've had many blessings but we've also had many of Satan's children trying to distract us from our work but God prevailed through the years and the blessings outweighed the distractions. I'm hoping to take God's Word into the political realm and re-introduce them to Him. We can never have peace on earth as long as they keep taking God out of everything. Pray that God will allow me to be as effective there as I've been here. I need to say what too many Christian leaders are not saying! I want to thank all of you for your faithfulness to the group over the years. It will surely be missed but I hope others will come in and do what we did. I thank everyone who made the group the success that it was and I hope you all will take what you've learned out into the world to make it a better place. God bless you all! Phil WA3MNS (Feb 10, 2015)
The Spirit Net was formed on April 24, 2004 by Phil WA3MNS, Dick WB8HNX, Barry WA1ANA & Patty KC2GLQ for the purpose of reading & studying the Bible "on the air" through Amateur Radio. Our Net meets around 3.905 each night except Friday from 9:30pm ET until 10:30pm. We are not an “in depth” Bible study group because today, people need a quick, clear & simple understanding of what the Bible says. On the Net we won’t argue over trivial or secondary Bible issues for long and we will keep any arguing over the primary issues of the Bible at a minimum so as not to give a platform to those who just want to disrupt the group. We do not pray on the net because we do not want to sound too “churchy” to our listeners. Phil reads from the New International Version (NIV) because it is easier to understand, but you may use whatever version you like. We do not reject anyone because of their beliefs but, if we don’t agree on ANY issues, we ask that they don’t bring them up repeatedly so as to cause disruption. We read a chapter or part of one, and then we stop for questions, clarifications or comments about what was read. (Many thanks to Fred KB2IXT for "The Spirit Net" name).
OUR PRIMARY BELIEFS ARE; The Bible is the source for all truth directly from God Himself. No person, tradition or denomination will override it. There is one God, the creator of all things and He is revealed to us as 3 distinct beings: The Father, The Son (Jesus) and The Holy Spirit. Jesus came to earth and became human to reveal God to us and to die for our sins so that we could enter Heaven someday. He was born of the Virgin Mary, was fully God, fully human and sinless. He died on a wooden cross but came back from the dead so that we can live forever with Him someday. We are saved (born again) by believing in Jesus Christ (who He is and what He has done). Then, we start living the lifestyle that He requires of us.
Got your reservation for Heaven? It's free but you can't get in without it! If you're serious about following God's plan for your life, simply ask Him to forgive your sins & come into your life! SAY;
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner but I am sorry for my sins. I believe that you died on the cross so that I can be forgiven and that you came back from the dead so that I can have eternal life with You. I ask you to forgive my sins and take over my life from now on. Amen
(If you do this, let someone in the Spirit Net know by email or letter).
"growing" as a Christian?
(Answer "yes" to one or more of these).
1) You are more aware of sin in your life.
2) When you sin your response is quick repentance.
3) Spiritual battles are stronger but you know they must happen.
4) You realize that all things in your life now come from or through God.
5) You view trials & temptations as opportunities for growth.
6) Bible reading, prayer & serving God are now high priorities in your life.
7) Because of The Holy Spirit living in you, it takes more to upset you now.
8) You are eager to share your faith & experiences with others.
9) Although you aren't "sinless" you do sin less.
10) You sense God's presence with you & pray to Him more each day.
11) When the Bible tells you that something you believe is wrong, you willingly
accept it and readjust your thinking on the matter.
Attention Internet Listeners:
Atmospheric conditions affect our communications, so the Spirit Net might not be running some nights because of them. Phil or someone will be there every night (except Friday) at 9:30pm to announce if we'll do the Bible study or not. Please bear with us and don't give up. Sometimes we're off for as long as 3 straight weeks!
Listen to the Spirit Net Bible study "LIVE" online and hear what Amateur Radio sounds like!
(This link made possible by: www.thestreamtv1.com ministry)