BDCMINISTRIES

BDCMinistries--The Website of Bruce and Geneva Collins

Greetings dear friends,

I’m Bruce Collins. I am an evangelist and teacher of the Bible. I became a child of God by faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ on November 24, 1963 and have tried to serve the Lord in various capacities since then. I am presently a self-employed minister of the Gospel. I do not work for an organization but I try to serve the Lord in the best way that I can wherever He leads. That means that my wife and I have our financial needs met by the Lord as we do not have a salary from any church or organization.  We believe that the Gospel is free so we have never made a charge for our services.

I am available for Bible studies, conferences, Gospel meetings, children’s meetings and camp work. I have traveled throughout much of the United States and Canada in my service for the Lord. My wife helps me, and we attend the Bethany Bible Chapel in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They have encouraged us by commending us for this work.

My wife, Geneva and I live in Waterloo, Iowa. We have four children. One of them is married and has provided us with two grandchildren.

This web site has a weekly meditation that I hope will encourage you. It has links to literature and organizations that I think are helpful. You can also listen to my weekly radio program here.

Yours because of Calvary,

Bruce Collins
3828 Memory Lane
Waterloo, IA 50701-9351

319.230.9140
collinsbd@hotmail.com

INDEX:

If you would like to read a classic Gospel Tract called GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION go here

For another classic Gospel Tract called God is Satisfied! Are You go here

For Important Personal Scriptures go here

For an open letter to my friends and neighbors go here

For the story of how I was saved go here

For the story of how my wife was saved go here

For the story of Merlyn VandeKrol–You Have About a Year to live! (a friend who died from cancer) go here

For the Rest of the Story–Merlyn’s Wife Karen go here

For answers to questions that I have been asked go here

For a women’s perspective on head coverings go here

For a manual on how to preach the Gospel that has been used with camp counselors go here

For an OVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE AND SOME PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION go here

For a PROPHETIC CHART go here

For a published article on FAITh, What is it? go here

For the story of the George Street Evangelist go to George Street

For links to other helpful websites go here

For the On-Line Blue Letter Bible go here

For the On-Line Bible Studies Tool go here

Bruce and Geneva

 

This is a Day of Good News

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.” (2 Kings 7:9 NKJV)

The Lepers Had Good News

The Syrians had besieged Samaria and there was a great famine in the city.  However, God caused the Syrians to hear what they thought was a great army coming against them and as a result they had gotten frightened and had fled leaving their supplies behind.  

Now, there were four leprous men who were lingering outside the city gates of Samaria.  They were supposed to avoid contact with others, but they decided to go to the camp of the Syrians in order to see if the Syrians would feed them or if they would kill them.  When they got to the Syrian camp and realized that they had all fled, they started out hoarding the supplies of the Syrians for themselves.  Ultimately, they realized they were doing wrong.  This was a day of good tidings.  The people in Samaria could eat because of a miracle God had wrought, but the lepers had to tell the people in Samaria that food was available.  And who was going to believe lepers who could not even approach those they wanted to help?  However, somehow they got their message across to the gatekeepers who told the king.  He sent scouts and found that the message of the lepers was true.  The famine was over.  The siege was over and the lepers had been faithful in telling the King of Samaria that food was available.  The lepers (who are pictures of sinners) had good news and they didn't keep it to themselves.

We Have Good News

As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:15 NKJV).  Today many people are going to die.  Many are dying needlessly in Ukraine and in other wars.  Many are dying of the pandemic.  Many are dying just because their lives have run their course.  Some are dying in unexpected accidents.  But we who believe the Bible have the good news.  Are we hoarding it?  Or are we preaching the Gospel to those who need it?  And if we aren't able to preach it because of circumstances or ability, are we supporting those who are preaching it faithfully?  We can pray for them, and we can support them financially.  We should encourage them because this is a day of good tidings and we should not remain silent. 

If we had the cure for cancer, we would not remain silent.  If we had the formula for world peace, we would not remain silent.  Obviously, we don't have the cure for cancer or the formula for world peace, but we do have good news.  Christ has come.  He has died on the cross to bear the punishment we deserve as sinners.  As a result sinners can be saved and go to heaven.  But they have to trust in the truth that Christ died for them.  Since eternity is long and time is short, we should be preaching the good news to everyone who will listen and by every means possible.

Bruce Collins

Meditation for the week of May 15, 2022

PROGRAMS:

For Archived Radio Programs go here

For Archived Meditations go here

 

THREE MUSTS:

Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' (John 3:7 NKJV)

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:14-15 NKJV)

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." 
(Acts 4:12 NKJV)