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1 Peter 2:4-10

  • Thumbnail The mission of God is attractional and incarnational. I don’t know why, but I have a fascination with yo-yos. Now, I can’t yo-yo. Nevertheless, I find it amusing and entertaining as a skilled yo-yoer (if I can use that term) cast the yo-yo out with great rhythmic force only to have it return with an energetic bounce […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Most Read Posts of 2016 (11-20)   7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail It’s that time of year. (20) Ten Scripture Texts on God’s Mission This post from January 2010 was a Twitter-generated list in answer to the question: “What are the key passages or texts that speak of God’s people (OT and NT) being on mission?” The top 10 Scriptures were Genesis 12:1-3, Exodus 19:5-6, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:18-20, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Gospel-Centered Evangelism for a Multiethnic World   1 year ago · View

    Thumbnail So what does high-definition evangelism look like? The vast majority of local churches in America are not growing. This should break our hearts. This statistic means that more and more people in America don’t know the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. This fact will increase divorce, addiction, injustice, greed, sexual immorality, idolatry, oppression, and a multitude of other […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Modes of Mission: A Missional People   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In the first of a series on posts on modes of mission, we look at how Peter modeled mission. To help clarify, challenge, and encourage church leaders (and their churches) towards missional effectiveness, it may be helpful to consider three modes of mission as embodied by the Petrine Mission (1 Peter 2:9–12), the Johannine Mission (John […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years   2 years ago · View

    ThumbnailDespite the headlines, marital scandals don’t define the church. My husband and I bought a house today. It’s a green house on a little hill, built in 1927, and owned since 1966 by the local fire chief and his wife, now recently widowed. “Oh, the Flaherty house!” people around town said to us, “What a great […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Sean Hannity adds to America’s national conversation on race   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    The New Testament suggests that Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, died to reconcile Jews and Gentiles to God and to each other, and to recreate them into one new race (Ephesians 2:11-22). This does not mean He erases their old racial identities but that He transforms them by giving Christ-followers a new racial identity (2 Corinthians […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: God’s Special People   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Sometimes, even believers have trouble remembering their purpose in life. In the busyness of our day-to-day activities, it is rather easy to forget how wonderfully and purposefully designed we are in the eyes of our Creator. Yet 1 Peter 2:9-10 brings our focus back to God, showing us that He made us to be . […]