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Will Churches Prioritize Missions in 2021?

Will Churches Prioritize Missions in 2021?

A friend of mine that served with me as an intern many years ago recently asked me, “Are you finding churches less active in missions today because of COVID, civil unrest, and ethnic tensions? Are they focusing more now on staying afloat and on domestic needs?” I...

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What Drives us?

What Drives us?

Our passion is to see a movement of local churches rise up and take their place in the greatest movement in history, namely the Great Commission.  We long to see churches join God in His invincible, unthwartable mission to fill heaven with worshipers from all nations,...

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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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Making Mobilization a Top Priority

Making Mobilization a Top Priority

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: BEHOLD THE MAN!

Easter Musings: BEHOLD THE MAN!

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 had...

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