Jesus, The First Missionary

One girl, in an emergency room, through tears while being stitched up expressed to the doctor that she was hoping to get home in time to attend the final night of the missions conference. 

No Chance Encounter

No Chance Encounter One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.  John 1:40-41 Andrew heard the preaching.  God’s Word affected his heart.  John the Baptist wasContinue reading “No Chance Encounter”

Missions, Buildings, and Growth

Missions, Buildings, and Growth But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 Does our giving money to missions have a direct impact on the blessings of God on a local church?  Does our involvement in missions have a impression on our own church growth?Continue reading “Missions, Buildings, and Growth”

I Missed the Conference

I Missed The Conference Red face. Swollen brow. My left eye was nearly swollen shut.  It was somewhat difficult to breath. The headache was paralyzing.  “You look terrible.” My doctor said to me Monday morning.  I appreciate it when my medical doctors are straight up with me.  “Take this medicine and you will be betterContinue reading “I Missed the Conference”

God’s Desire for Missions

With our annual missions conference starting Saturday, I thought I would search out several Scriptures that indicate God’s Desire for Missions.  God’s heartbeat should be the heart beat of His church.  The most important indicator of any churches vital signs (indicating good or poor health) is it’s pulse for missions and Gospel witness. Psalm 67:2Continue reading “God’s Desire for Missions”

A Call to Ministry is a Big Deal

A Call to Ministry is a Big Deal “So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, andContinue reading “A Call to Ministry is a Big Deal”

Be Like Zach

Be Like Zach Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Remember the days when people would say: “Be like Mike.”  On the basketball court, winning and work ethic could be found in Michael Jordan.  Kids would wear his shoes, shoot the ball like him,Continue reading “Be Like Zach”

The Initiative of Missions

The Initiative of Missions Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  John 20:21 The tomb was empty.  The disciples were hiding in the Upper Room.  Jesus shows up.  He appears in the middle of the room even with all the doorsContinue reading “The Initiative of Missions”

The Night Will Come

The Night Will Come I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.  John 9:4 The perfect example of Jesus Christ can be applied to our lives.  Here He is teaching His followers that He is doing the work of God, the veryContinue reading “The Night Will Come”