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Why Easter Is My Favorite Holiday

As a child, I suppose my favorite holiday was Christmas.  An explanation probably isn’t necessary, right?  What child doesn’t love Christmas?But now I am 42 years old…the reality that life can be hard and painful and that we all have an appointment with death can no...

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Why I Am Not a Missionary!

Guest Blogby Larry SharpMy wife, Vicki, and I have been career missionaries for over forty years.  Being a missionary has been my identity, both overseas in Latin America and in my executive position in North America.  Churches and individuals have supported us...

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To Send or Not to Send?

Should the local church in America still be sending missionaries to the ends of the earth?  Let's continue the conversation.....In many cases, sending just a portion of our surplus, $50 to $100 each month, will provide support for one full-time national worker.  While...

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Our Naughty List Has Been Nailed To The CrossTruth is, we are all naughty, “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. But for those who trust in Jesus Christ, the naughty list, which is the record of debt that stood against us — God set...

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A Merry Christmas Eulogy?

A Merry Christmas Eulogy?   In a recent EUnleashed Special Edition entitled, Mission Accomplished I shared how my dad was treading that thin place where heaven and earth meet, and how his ministry on earth was coming to a close.  My dad had played an instrumental...

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Sixteen:Fifteen is sharing an article from "The Gospel Coalition", written by Matt Smethurst.  Please enjoy! Why Less Is More in MissionsI doubt you could find a solidly evangelical church that denies the importance of missions. We know missions matters, a lot more...

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Mission Accomplishedby Matthew Ellison Several months ago we sent out an EUnleashed newsletter entitled, "We've Got Your Back" following is an excerpt: "Nearly nine years ago my mother and father began a weekly prayer ministry for Sixteen:Fifteen. On Wednesday...

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