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January 19, 2016

January 19, 2016 Issue #118

A life changing message for the curious only

More Internet hype in this email's subject line? Not this time. This promise not only delivers, it overdelivers.

If you've ever wondered what all the commotion is about Jesus Christ, this issue is for you. Curious singles only. Look, I'm not going to convince any atheists here and I'm not even going to try. I'm only looking for singles who are curious about why people follow Jesus.

If you have no religion at all, I'm going to introduce you to Someone who hundreds of Inspire-O-Gram readers call Savior. He has literally changed our lives now, but the best part is he has changed our lives forever. We're talking eternal life, single friend, the kind that goes on without end.

Inspire-O-Gram readers are a smart bunch. You'll never catch me talking down to you. I respect your intelligence. So here's the thing: We don't follow Jesus because of reason or logic. We follow him through faith. That's why they call it religion instead of science. Personally, I believe God can be proved through science, but that's a whole other discussion altogether.

This truly life-changing message is for open-minded folks only. I have no reason to lie to you. I get no money from this, no fame, no power. If you haven't noticed, this newsletter is f'ree.

Enough intro, then. If you're curious, here's why you need Jesus.

Something was missing

Something was missing but I didn't know what.
My life wasn't perfect at all.
I thought I had everything but something was missing.
I still felt so empty and small.

Clothes didn't do it or my house or my car.
My career left me dry as the dust.
Friends didn't bring the fulfillment I wanted.
Was there anyone left I could trust?

I should have been sitting on top of the world,
Success left me longing for more.
But more of the same was a meaningless game,
and life's not about keeping score.

Unexpectedly one day He reached out to me.
It shocked me how much He cared.
But He had a purpose and His purpose was love
A love so intense I got scared.

"Why do you love me? I'm nothing," I said.
I did not expect his reply.
"I see something inside you of infinite worth;
It's for you that I came here to die."

You can't turn away from His love on the cross.
He's what you've been searching for.
From the moment you welcome Him into your heart,
You'll never need anything more.

~ Jack Zavada, 2016 ~

January quote delivers good advice

For our January Quotation of the Month, we turn to William H.P. Faunce, an American clergyman, author, and educator:
No one can follow Christ and go astray.
~ William H.P. Faunce (1859-1930) ~

Mr. Faunce, who died before the age of television, never had a chance to see those "name-it-and-claim-it," "blab-it-and-grab-it" prosperity gospel preachers who pollute our airwaves today. But I suspect he would have figured them out quickly: They don't follow Christ. They twist the Bible like a pretzel to make it say what they want, and the only ones getting rich are them.

No, following Christ means this: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’" (Mark 12:30-31, NIV)

But Jesus Christ is no mere philosopher or wise teacher. He is the Son of God, who died for your sins and mine, then rose from the dead. Follow him and he will lead you straight to heaven. And that is not going astray.

Outsmarting Loneliness is a decision you make

Loneliness seems to be an unstoppable force when it comes to living the single life. The secret most people never discover is loneliness starts in your mind.

Loneliness is a feeling, a way of viewing your situation. When you understand you can beat it by certain actions and thoughts, you're on the path to Outsmarting Loneliness.

This PDF ebook shows you the steps to take. It goes into great detail on proven ways to control your mind so loneliness thoughts wither like a dry weed. Each step enlarges your comfort zone so you can go as far as you like.

Outsmarting Loneliness is only $7.97 and comes with a money back guarantee.

You can read it on your computer or a tablet device, with the f'ree Adobe Reader program, or you can print it out.

Decide today if you want to get the upper hand on loneliness and banish it from your mind. Check out the full details on Outsmarting Loneliness.

Who is Jesus and why should you care?

You may be one of the Inspire-O-Gram readers who has heard of Jesus Christ but know very little about him. I've gathered some articles from my second-favorite web site (after i-f-s, of course) to give you a true understanding of who Jesus is and why he matters in your life:

Who is Jesus, anyway?

What is the Trinity?

Why do Christians call Jesus the 'Son of God'?

Can you get to heaven by being a good person?

Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?

What is God's plan of salvation?

F'ree Jesus comic book!

If you enjoy comic books and graphic novels, here's a super freebie for you.

Some of you may not know that I minored in Art and studied for a year at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, in cartooning and animation. I've done some painting and illustration over the years, but wanted to try my hand at a comic book.

The Jesus Comic Book is different because it's 100% f'ree. No strings attached, no address capture, no hoops to jump through, no funny business.

It's in PDF format, readable with the f'ree program Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Jesus Comic Book runs 10 pages and there are two versions. One has English captions and the other is a Missionary Edition that has NO captions, so you can translate the English language version into your local language.

You ARE allowed to photocopy the Jesus Comic Book as long as you give it away and do not charge money for it.

Download the Jesus Comic Book

Will anyone listen? Will anyone change?

Every month Inspire-O-Gram goes out to nearly 3,000 subscribers. I know that many are already followers of Jesus.

But what about you? Is your life as a single person frustrating or hope-filled? Are you on cruise control as far as God is concerned? Do you believe things will turn out all right for you after you die because you're basically a "good person?"

The choice is yours alone. Jesus never forces anyone to follow him. Are you listening? Are you ready for a major change in 2016? The time is now.

Did you love this issue of Inspire-O-Gram or hate it? Want to give me an earful? Go ahead! You can do it using our f'ree speech contact form or email me at I always appreciate hearing your comments on the newsletter or web site.

That concludes our January "Life-changing issue." This single life can be a load of laughs or a sackful of stinko, but things can be totally different tomorrow. So if you're having a bad day, or a bad life, remember that things can turn around on a dime.

Keep a good attitude. Cry if you need to; it can help. And do something kind for somebody. It'll make both of you feel great.

Until February,

Jack Zavada
401 Indiana Ave
Streator, IL 61364 USA

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