Batiste Ministries

"Love Is Your Greatest Gift"

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is Love. (1 John 4:8)

For many of us, we have our own self-prescribed litmus tests for measuring whether we ourselves, or someone else is sincere about their Faith, and whether or not their relationship with God is authentic. Often that litmus test considers things like church attendance, the amount of one’s monetary donations, or serving in a faith community in some capacity. We look at whether someone has a title passed down by an ecclesiastical body, or whether they have mastered the vernacular and expressions of a particular faith community. All of these things, and more, serve as our litmus test for the religiosity and spiritual prowess in ourselves and others.

However, as scripture continues to teach us, God’s metric system is often different than ours. Not only is it different, but it is superior for “his ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts.” What this scripture teaches us is that God’s litmus test, God’s metric system is Love. The way that God measures whether or not we “know” Him, whether or not we are one with Him, and have formed an intimate relationship with Him, is to the degree in which we are able to Love.

The degree to which we are able to forgive indicates to God our knowledge of Him. The degree to which we are able to be compassionate towards our neighbor informs God of our knowledge of Him. The degree to which we are able to uplift, and encourage those around us serves as an indicator that we truly do “know” God. Also, the degree to which we are able to identify with the hurting, the poor, the grieving, the prideful, those with great short comings and indiscretions, and those who are different from us in any shape, form or fashion all are indicators of our Love. And the greatest of all is our ability to walk in obedience to God’s commands, and sacrifice our personal destinations for the desired ends of God.

“To Know God, Is to Love”…make the choice to Love today and every day, and become the light of your world, and the salt of your earth. For ‘Love Is Your Greatest Gift.’
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Partner With Batiste Ministries Today, and Help Us Teach the World About Loving God and Loving Others

We would like to extend a special invitation of consideration for your partnership with Batiste Ministries. By partnering with Batiste Ministries you will assists us in spreading God's message of Love to the ends of the earth. It is our mission to teach the world about the power of Loving God and Loving Others (Matthew 22:37-40), for Love Is Your Greatest Gift (1 Cor. 13:13).

"Dove Partner": $15.00 or less- Monthly Contribution

"Signature Partner": $30.00- Monthly Contribution

"Eagle Partner": $100.00- Monthly Contribution

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Get Your "Love Is Your Greatest Gift" Bracelet

For a minimum donation of $2.00, we would like for our partners and friends to have the "Love Is Your Greatest Gift" bracelet. It is the perfect way to remind yourself and others of our commitment to walk in Love daily. In addition, your donation helps us to continue spreading God's message of Love to the world.

Contact us at, and let us know which color you would like (White, Gold, Blue, or Pink). Then click on the donation link below to complete your order.

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