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Making The Most Of The Time

Making The Most Of The Time

Paul the Apostle, in Ephesians 5:15-16 wrote, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” The Apostle urged Ephesian Christians to redeem the time, literally to “buy up the opportunities”...

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The Good News About Bad News

The Good News About Bad News

The Good News About Bad News “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always...

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After Easter Musings: Jesus’ Final Teaching

After Easter Musings: Jesus’ Final Teaching

Six weeks after the Resurrection, Luke records what is likely to have been Jesus’ last message to His disciples.  Don’t rush past that, pause…this was his final teaching before ascending to heaven. Lean in closely, listen with rapt attention…pause then pause again....

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Why Mobilization Must Be Our Top Priority in Missions Today

Why Mobilization Must Be Our Top Priority in Missions Today

There is widespread awareness that the global missions movement would be appreciably enhanced if more local churches could be brought into meaningful engagement. But for that to happen we need more missions education and mobilization at the local church level....

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Easter Musings

Easter Musings

May The LAMB That Was Slain Receive The Reward Of His Suffering Perhaps you've heard of Count Nicolas Ludwig Von Zinzindorf. A German born in 1700 to a very wealthy family.  He came to Christ while he was still a young man and he went on to found a Christian community...

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Time is Full Once Again

Time is Full Once Again

Galatians 4:4,5 (KJV) "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."   Over 2,000 years ago when the fullness of time...

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Reflecting on the death of John Allen Chau

Reflecting on the death of John Allen Chau

Disturbing, Extravagant Love - John 12:1-8   Calvary was near, Gethsemane and Golgotha were drawing close…the smell of death was in the air.  Jesus was going to love us to the uttermost.  He was going to demonstrate a disturbing, extravagant love.  The Guiltless...

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Who Cares About Definitions?

Who Cares About Definitions?

Definition: the act of defining, or of making something definite, distinct, or clear. “Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.” Anna Jameson  (2 Timothy 2:15) So, who cares about definitions?  Well, we do…and we believe you do too. Words have meaning....

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MISSIO NEXUS Highlights BLOG Post

MISSIO NEXUS Highlights BLOG Post

Does the Church Need a Reformission? October 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On All Hallows’ Eve, October 31, 1517, the Roman Church received the world’s most memorable trick-or-treater at its door, when a monk named Martin...

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