When: 1967

Where: Asbury Park, New Jersey

  God, in His mercy, reached way down to Abury Park, and that was WAY down there.

Through: The gracious and compasionate ministry of
Pastor John "Jack" Ludlam of First Baptist Church

  I grew up in church and I had been around a lot of preachers, 
but this preacher was like no other preacher I'd known. 
He had no condemnation in him. When he walked into a 
room it would light up with the Grace and Love of God. 
I wanted to have what he had. He had JESUS!

Pastor Ludlam writes:

Mickey Holiday had something that drew "rock-lovers' night after night. The JAYWALKERS and Mickey Holiday --- this was the group that captivated the "now" crowd along the Jersey Shore. They had everything going for them --- EVERYTHING but LIFE! The action was there --- every kind, at any time. But not LIFE. And no one knew it better than Mickey himself. LIFE finally came when Mickey Holiday and Jesus Christ met on a person to person footing. When that happened, everything blasted loose. The endless groping for the "kick that counted" was jettisoned . . . New LIFE took over. Music and Mickey are as natural as breathing and air. There'd be no life apart from song . . . God had just made him that way. It had always been that way . . . as long as Mickey could remember. Only now that he has LIFE . . . Christ's Life . . . the song is real! Just as real as all of living came to be. Mickey put it this way: "Hold on to Jesus -- this world has proven untrue." Those aren't untried poetical jibberish . . . Mickey is crying out from way down deep, deep in the center of his new self: "One day I was wonderin' 'What's it all about?' " In his new song . . . that splashes searching years: "I know where I'm goin', and who I'm gonna see. I HAVE A FRIEND NAMED JESUS waiting there for me!" Here we have Mickey's soul.

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First Baptist Church 1967

The Grand Rapids Press, Saturday, June 24, 1972

 Best Deal I Ever Made


The Human Condition -
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. (Romans 3:10)

The Reason -
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

The Cause -
By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned. (Romans 5:12)

The Penalty -
For the wages of sin is death... (Romans 6:23a)

The Remedy -
...But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23b)

God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)


The Connection -
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9-11)

The Result -
Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame. (Romans 10:13)

By HIS Grace - Thru HIS Faith - On HIS Word - With HIS Power - For HIS Glory

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