Evangelism & Missions

I’m Right, You’re Wrong!

This week I want to continue to build out on the topic I began two weeks ago. The basic premise of that post was that when God gives a clear command to do something in the scriptures, then we do not need to pray about whether we should do it and wait for Him to(…)

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Speak Boldly

Although I did not set out to do so, the last few weeks here have been very missions and evangelism focused. It began by discussing that the best evangelism happens when we see Jesus as a friend that everyone needs to meet. From there it went to the fact that we don’t need to pray(…)

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Love God and Do As You Please

“Love God and do as you please.” I think that is a great statement. Don’t agree? Well, don’t label me a heretic just yet. That is actually a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo, or rather a modern version of a quote from Him. Augustine’s exact quote within it’s surrounding context is this: “Once for(…)

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Salvation Leads to Salvation

The other day, I started reading the book of Matthew, and as I typically do while reading, I had some thoughts come to mind that I wrote down to come back to and think on later. And it didn’t take long in Matthew for one of these thoughts to come to me. The book of(…)

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The Tangible Kingdom

As I have been slowly working through the book of Matthew in my devotion time, there are certain themes that seem to recur again and again in the ministry of Jesus and the disciples – things like “the Kingdom of Heaven,” the testimony of things  seen, and the idea of bearing fruit. Very early on,(…)

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Haiti Update – Week 1

Well, it’s been a week since I flew to Haiti, so here’s an update on my experiences here. Missionary Flights International was awesome to fly with and their entire staff have servant’s hearts. We took off from Ft. Pierce, Fl in two DC-3 airplanes. Landed almost two hours later at Exuma Island, Bahamas to re-fuel.(…)

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Empowered to Serve

Last week I wrote a blog about the reality of God’s Kingdom touching earth through miraculous deeds, and the fact that the Bible testifies that those things continue in the church today. Knowing many people who read my blog personally, I know that the “charismatic,” “continuationist” viewpoint is one that some do not agree with,(…)

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Christ in You: The Hope of The World

I have slowly been working my way through a very large book called, “John G. Lake: The Complete Collection of His Life Teachings” compiled by Roberts Liardon. Last night, as I read one of Pastor Lake’s sermons from April 26, 1914, I was stirred to pray that God would give me the grace to become(…)

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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 1

Lately I have been spending a lot of time in the book of Acts, just making observations in my journal of the characteristics that marked believers and the things they experienced as they followed the Holy Spirit in this new life. In this post I share my findings from the first half of the book(…)

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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 2

Last week we began looking through the book of Acts at the characteristics that marked believers and the things they experienced as they followed the Holy Spirit in this new life, then known as “The Way.” As I have continued in this study in my personal time, it became clear to me that two posts(…)

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