Government Sponsored Missions

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The world of politics is not for the faint of heart. Politicians (and their staffs) are constantly trying to gain the upper hand in situations. It is an ongoing battle –much of which takes place in the media. Many times political opponents will try to smear each others reputations with lies, leaks, and slander. Praise God for the Christian politicians … Read More

Get out of the Huddle!

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I remember my first year of playing football. I loved competing and playing with my friends. In seventh grade, the coaches did not have sophisticated headsets and hand signals to relay the offensive plays to the quarterback. Instead, our coach would substitute a wide-receiver into every play. Before the receiver would run on the field, the coach would give him … Read More

Candlelight Services and Babel

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I remember attending a candlelight worship service as a child. Everyone was given a candle as they entered the sanctuary. As the service began, the lights were dimmed and the pastor stood at the front of the congregation holding a lighted candle. After reading a Scripture about Jesus being the light of the world, He walked to the first row … Read More

World Famous

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Suppose two concerts were taking place in your area on the same night. One concert features a local band while the other concert features a world-famous band. Which one do you think will have the largest crowd? Most likely, the world-famous band will attract the most people. Why? Because we assume that the band with more fame is better. Fame … Read More

First

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We naturally understand that being first has value. Have you ever argued over a toy and said, “I had it first?” Or have you seen two people fight over a place in line by saying, “I was here first?” First implies we have rights that those who come after us do not have. When it comes to being first, nobody … Read More

MJ, Discipleship & Missions -Part Three

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Recapping parts 1&2: God has created us in His image to reflect His glory. God’s glory is spread throughout the world when we are “fruitful and multiply.” Multiplying God’s Image around the world is the heart of the Great Commission: to make disciples of all nations. Nike makes use of vast resources to project Michael Jordan’s image around the world. … Read More

MJ, Discipleship & Missions -Part Two

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God created us in His image to reflect His glory (see part 1). And His goal is to see His glory cover the earth as His image is spread to all nations. Habakuk 2:14 states, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” But how will this … Read More

MJ, Discipleship & Missions -Part One

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You’ve seen the logo. No matter your age or interests, most likely you recognize the Michael “Air” Jordan logo. It is Nike’s goose that laid the golden egg. Created in 1985, it is officially known as the “Jumpman” logo. For years it exclusively branded a line of “Air Jordan” basketball shoes and apparel. Today, however, the logo touches everything for … Read More

Are Missionaries Unbalanced?

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I recently came across this article by T. Norton Sterrett. It made an impact on me and I wanted to share: Are missionaries unbalanced? Of course, they are. I am one; I ought to know. A missionary probably began as an ordinary person. He dressed like other people, and liked to play tennis and listen to good music. But even … Read More

Road Trip: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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In my recent trip to Myaguez, Puerto Rico, I was blessed to see Ephesians 4:11-12 in action. Ephesians 4:11-2 states, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” On one day in one room, I saw a team of … Read More