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Exodus 18-20:23

  • Thumbnail Community is the vehicle of God’s mission. In this blog series, we are looking at the topic missional effectiveness . Once again, missional effectiveness is embracing the totality of the missio Dei—including its message, movement, and marks—and enacting it in the life of a local church. So far, I have covered the message and movement of God’s mission. In the next […]

  • 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)   1 year, 1 month 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: Thanking Our Immigrant Parents   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail How Master of None points to the joy, not the guilt, of “Honor your father and mother.” Our relationships with our parents are so important that they make it into the Ten Commandments. Exodus 20:12 instructs us to “Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Christians and the Sabbath   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Of the Ten Commandments, there is probably more confusion about this one than about any other: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). So let’s understand what it is and what it isn’t.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Key to Prosperity   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIt’s not knowledge or work ethic, it turns out. What are the most important qualities of a society that allow economic prosperity to take root? A lust for learning and knowledge? A blistering work ethic? Increasingly, academic research has highlighted a characteristic that may surprise many: Social trust. Trust and its inseparable counterpart, trustworthiness, are themes that […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Never-Ending Need of Multiplying Leaders   4 years ago · View

    ThumbnailLessons from Moses for the Continual Leadership Crisis in Growing Churches Pastors of growing churches know all too well the old adage of there being two sides to every coin. The excitement and energy of a growing congregation comes brings with it new needs and a constant demand of more people to help carry out the […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: VOM-USA Prayer Update for December 16, 2011   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Thank you all for praying for these special prayer requests this week.  The bible says in James 4:8 to draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.  As you pray for our suffering family in Jesus, ask the Lord to draw nearer to them during this time.  Thank you for sharing these requests […]