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Bombs April 22, 2014


At our mission’s conference in Sandy Cove, North East, Maryland, we were surprised by a couple of huge concussion booms. I was leading a meeting when one boom shook the room, and I said to one of the staff members, “What was that?”

He said, “It’s the Aberdeen Proving Ground. They’re testing ordnance and bombs.” Continue

When Brothers and Sisters Get Along April 18, 2014

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In The Message, Psalm 133:1 says, “How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along!” By saying “brothers and sisters,” he’s not talking about our nuclear families, but about the family of God. He’s talking about people who love Jesus and want to see Him glorified.

Our mission has just completed its annual Refresh conference for our field staff. I want to tell you there was unity there, a connection between people that was God-breathed. Continue

Promises April 15, 2014

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In Joshua 23:14, Joshua is just about to die, and he’s giving his last charge to the Israelites. This is what he says: “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed” (NIV). Continue

Joshua 12 April 11, 2014

My guess is that few people who memorize Scripture make Joshua 12 their number-one choice to memorize. It’s simply a list of kings the Israelites defeated by the power and might of God’s army and their dependence on Him. This chapter is king after king and region after region of God’s victorious battles. Continue

Making God Too Small April 8, 2014

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The Second Commandment is about idols. God says in Exodus 20, “Do not make idols.” An idol is anything that tries to form an image of God with material things.

The Bible talks also about idols of the heart (Ezekiel 14:3). Those are mental idols. Continue

The Problem with Being Rich April 4, 2014

Let’s face it – if you live in the United States of America or in another First-World country, you are, on global standards, rich. If you have a car, a house, or your own bed, you’re rich. If you have access to education and medical care, you’re rich. By global standards, it’s unlikely that anyone reading this blog could not be classified as rich.Continue