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Confession and Community

Last week I preached for Missions Emphasis Month at my church (you can listen to that sermon here). What I want to share this week is something that the Holy Spirit began convicting me about while I was preparing that sermon, to the point that I had to take action. It wasn’t the sermon message(…)

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Pixelated – Taking a Closer Look at Our Lives

I have a graphic design friend who is a genius at his job. Watching him work photoshop is like watching a master pianist quickly playing his keyboard to create something beautiful. Out of sheer inspiration after seeing him work his magic, I decided that I need to learn to do what he does. Unfortunately, as(…)

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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 ┬áseen, and the idea of bearing fruit. Very early on,(…)

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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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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 3

For the last couple of weeks I have been sharing my observations of characteristics and experiences had by the Christians in the book of Acts. If you have missed them, be sure to read part 1 and part 2. And then today, to close it out, here is the final section of the book of(…)

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Jesus, Who Do You Say That I Am?

There is a great story in the Bible that you’ve probably heard preached many times where Jesus comes to the disciples and He asks them, “Who do you say that I am?” Eventually Peter speaks up and declares, “You are the Christ, the Son of God.” That’s powerful, right? But what interests me the most,(…)

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Do You Not Remember?

In my quiet time, I am slowly reading through the book of Mark, which is the shortest of the four gospels, but is packed with great stories, teachings, and examples set by Jesus. Mark didn’t mess around with his writing, and as such, often packs quite a punch. The other day in my study time(…)

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Responding to Reckless Faith (A Personal Confession)

Here in Haiti, unless I have other church engagements, I have been attending Port-au-Prince Fellowship, which is an English-speaking church originally targeted (it seems to me) at the large number of expats, NGO volunteers, and foreign government workers. Today the church has a pretty balanced congregation of English-speaking Haitians and us foreigners. I love this(…)

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March Ministry Update

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS UPDATE LETTER Ministry Update I am sad to announce that due to circumstances with the government in the Middle East, we had to cancel my outreach there that was to take place this month. Originally I was set to fly out on March 5th for a two week(…)

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