Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The Lord has been speaking to my heart about the days we are living in. In the next few weeks, please be looking on our blogs for more on this subject.
Let me say for today, that in the months to come be prepared to have your faith tested. It is very important that you drive out, forcibly, all unbelief. You and I are going to need to fully depend on the Lord as never before. We will have to trust God to provide for us during some tough economic times ahead. Remember, His word promises His provision. If you and I will remove all idols of greed from our hearts and drive out all unbelief, we will live in Goshen during the upcoming hard times. There is some sensitive information that I am not sharing with you here at this time, and I will have to pray about just how and when I can share it. But I want you to trust the Lord and give no place to fear. God will take care of His children.

Fear and unbelief will rob you of much needed faith and focus that you are going to need in the coming days. Please, do not believe the soft, pillow prophets that are telling you that all is going well in our world. Folks, we are living in the last days. But truly, that is no cause for fear. Hard times ARE COMING, but God WILL PROVIDE for His children. You have got to know that. Many people, who truly love Jesus, panic in times of crisis. They worry and they fret. Listen, Jesus hears all cries, loud or soft and He invites us to come and dine with Him. In the coming days, you and I must walk closely with Jesus. Trust Him and believe His promises.

Do as David did when he was overwhelmed by circumstances: he encouraged himself in the Lord. Even your best friends or relatives cannot give you the comfort and direction that you need. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. Here is an eternal word for your encouragement; THE LORD WILL NEVER TURN YOU OVER TO THE POWER OF SATAN, our enemy. Read Psalm 31:8 and Psalm 31:24
Really, you and I should spend much time in the whole of Psalm 31.

" Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." Hebrews 3:12

" And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not ? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief." Hebrews 3:18,19

Sunday, May 18, 2008

UPDATE- May 18th, 2008

I thought I would take the time to update you on happenings here at the ministry.

The Lord is so good and has opened up so many doors for us that it's hard to know where to begin. 

First, let me encourage you to take the time to check out the Telecast that we have on our pod-cast page at www.acts2618.com
At the time of this writing I believe we have 16 of the programs for you to watch online.
Of course, we plan to add to that number.

We have been on TCTV-2 in Traverse City, MI for a little over 6 years now and there are plans ahead to possibly start a Internet TV channel for new Telecasts. I will keep you posted on that.
But  the testimonys that we are receiving about the programs online are outstanding and we give the Lord all the praise and glory.

Also, at the direction of the Lord, we began Acts 26:18 Prayer Chapel Fellowship.
It is a group of believers dedicated to the harvest and to prayer for each other and our nation. The Chapel has its own blog-site-- prayerchapel.wordpress.com
Check it out sometime. It is also an audio and video site; with, for the most part, different material than what is on our other pod-casts.  We are offering classes at the Chapel, which will begin sometime this summer. Our first class will probably be on " Praying with purpose and power."  When it is time to enroll, I will post it.

Acts 26:18 Prayer Chapel Fellowship is a home church that will meet on Thursday Evenings at 6:30, and Sunday Evenings at 6:30.  Classes will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings. The times for the classes has not yet been determined.  
We are also going to New York City, Sept. 7th for Prayer in the Square which is put on by Times Square Church. Thousands of Pastors and other believers will gather to pray for New York and for America. I thank God for calling Angie and I to take part in that this year.  Let me just tell you how much that we love Times Square Church. The Pastors; Dave Wilkerson, Carter Conlon, and others, are true men of God.

Like I said, there is just so much that we could talk about; It is really mind boggling what God is doing. I am going to ask some of you to become partners with me by giving a financial gift to this ministry on a monthly basis. I know that the Lord would be pleased with that and I promise that we use every penny in this work to reach people with the message of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. We can not do this alone, and I really do need your help. Pray about supporting this worthwhile work for Jesus, today. If you desire, you can mail your offerings to: Acts 26:18 Ministries at PO Box 5714.  Traverse City, MI  49696  or you can give online at 

Thank you in advance for all you do. Please check back to this Cross Focus blog, or any of our sites, for up-to-date info.

God bless you,
     Len Paxton

Thursday, May 15, 2008


This month, our church of the month is Truth Chapel World Evangelism Fellowship Church in Spartanburg, SC pastored by Scott and Nikkie Corbin.

We are long time friends and associates of this dear couple, and highly recommend this church to all our readers and friends in their area.

Truth Chapel is an independent full Gospel church that is all about the preaching and teaching of the uncompromised Truth[ the message of the Cross.... Christ and Him crucified], and is affiliated with World Evangelism Fellowship and Jimmy Swaggart Ministries in Baton Rouge, LA.  Please check out their web-site at www.truthchapel.org
Also, you would be so greatly blessed and benefitted by tuning in to their 24/7 Internet Radio Station; Sound of Truth Radio.

From time to time, I have posted articles by Brother  Scott on my blogs and we hope you have taken the time to read them.  Angie and I so totally endorse this dear family.

The most important things about a church, any church, is that it stands for truth unashamedly and that the true Gospel of salvation is preached from behind it's pulpit.  Truth Chapel is a place where you can rest assured that you and your loved ones, will hear the Gospel preached each Sunday.  If you are in their area, why not pay them a visit.


Monday, May 5, 2008


  MAY 11, 2008

This is a picture of me and my MoM recently taken as we were vacationing in Grove, Oklahoma.

I pray that Mothers would always know that they are very precious in God's sight.

Just as my Mother is precious in my sight. 
All this week, we honor our Mothers. Thank you for all you have done for our lives and for the many sacrifices you have made for us. We appreciate everything that you have put into us. 

Albert E. Bailey tells the story about two bills-- Harry's bill to his mother and Mother's bill to Harry.  The first bill itemized the various jobs Harry had done about the house, and ended: " Total that Mother owes Harry: $3.00

But the next morning Harry found a statement from his Mother, and this is what it said:     Food for Harry, 10 years............. $0.00
               Clothing and home, 10 years........ $0.00
               Toys, Skates, and Bicycle...............$0.00
               For dishwashing, cooking, and 
                                        Laundry and Ironing...$0.00
              For nursing Harry during 
                                        pneumonia ................$0.00
             Total Harry owes mother...............$0.00

Think about and be thankful for Mother, not just on May 11th;  But all the days of life.    

Friday, May 2, 2008


Dr. Lester Sumrall is one of my heros.
I have sat under his teaching for many years and even though he passed away in 1996; whenever I hear his voice or see him on tv, it is as though he were still alive.

My favorite teachings of Bro. Sumrall are the series on David, Nehemiah, Samson Rides Alone, plus many others. I like them all really. Lester Sumrall is truly a champion for Christ.

You will find links on this blog to Lesea Broadcasting and Feed The Hungry. Please check out this great ministry. From time to time, I may be adding to my list of godly hero's.
The world needs godly role models today as never before.  I very highly recommend that you read " The Life Story Of Lester Sumrall"  It is an inspiring book about a very inspirational man of God. 
All of Dr. Sumrall's material is available from Lesea Publishing. It would be a real honor for you to obtain anything put out by Lester Sumrall.

So, today we honor you Dr. Sumrall.  Thank you for all you have meant to our lives and ministries.