Category Archive: Missions

Apr 21

Go Where You Are Needed

From Crawford Loritts https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2017/04-2017/2017.04.09-go-where-you-are-needed-part-2/ April 2017 – Go Where You Are Needed, (2 Parts)   After a while Christians have a tendency to hang around Christians.   7 barriers that make it hard for Christians to go to/reach out to/be with unbelievers   (over time) We Get out of touch with our own neediness. Fear …

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Oct 10

A Catholic, Baptist, and a Methodist Go to Heaven

A Catholic, Baptist, and a Methodist Die and Go to Heaven They go before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. All three are believers (and strong Christians) so St. Peter is going to let them in. However, their mansions are not quite ready yet and St. Peter doesn’t have any place to put them. With …

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Jul 13

In divisive times, who will lead? Who will Heal?

Very nice piece by @MJGerson  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-our-moment-of-division-who-will-lead/2016/07/11/1a8232fa-4798-11e6-acbc-4d4870a079da_story.html Gerson gives a good analysis of the current (decisive) political situation.  He sees a need (as do I) for politicians who do not “immediately fall into partisan ruts, or post Facebook banalities.”  Another good quote is: In fact, there are people on the left and right who benefit from …

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Jul 11

Pilgrim’s Progress Quote

Pilgrim’s Progress Quotes Christian now went to the spring, and drank thereof, to refresh himself [Isa. 49:10], and then began to go up the hill, saying– “The hill, though high, I covet to ascend, The difficulty will not me offend; For I perceive the way to life lies here. Come, pluck up heart, let’s neither …

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May 12

Christ Jesus, taking the very nature of a servant, humbled himself by becoming obedient to death. Therefore…

Imitating Christ’s Humility from Philippians 2 (NIV) 5 …Christ Jesus…7taking the very nature of a servant,…8humbled himself     by becoming obedient to death…..9Therefore,….10every knee should bow….11Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father.…[and].12Therefore,… 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. …

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Jan 17

Dare to be Great

Pastor Howard White’s January (2016) sermon series is title Dare to be Great. The Dare to be Great Challenge is: A Great Commitment to the Great Commandments and the Great Commission done with Great Compassion will grow a Great Church (and a great Christian). The 5 sermons in the series are Dare to Follow Matt …

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Dec 17

Prudence, balance, thought, and Christianity

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/19/3-tips-for-a-more-civil-conversation-about-syrian-refugees/ Mollie Hemingway offers 3 suggestions regarding the Syrian refugee issue.  The piece ends up looking at Christian beliefs – for good reason. She makes many good points, all of which I will not try to summarize here. One take-away (near the end of the article) is that the answer to the question “What should …

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Dec 09

“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

How To Get Better Perspective (In Just 90 Seconds) “We consume; we don’t experience. We settle; we don’t savour. All of this means that we “do” productive. We should “be” productive.” In order to make this happen, you need to be aware and have focus. (What’s even more interesting is that you need to be …

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Nov 29

Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most by Charles Moore

I came across a very nice Christmas story, titled, Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most. It is written by Charles Moore. Here is an Audio Recording of the story. (.m4a file) (On an iPad, you may need to download it.) The text of the story can be found at: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/christmas-presence I know …

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Nov 28

Missions Is Worth the Mess

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/missions-is-worth-the-mess Quotes:  Because we believe in the “already,” we can more readily and joyfully accept the messiness of the “not yet.” —- The Scriptures tell me that: I have to lose my life in order to find it. (Matthew 16:25) I have to count the cost of serving him. (Luke 14:25–33) Success isn’t always what …

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