Published: Monday, October 19 2015 16:07
I went to the refugee center earlier than usual. All the men were asleep, so I enjoyed coffee with the security and the administrator. Afterwards, the men began to awake and I moved on to conversing with them. After a while, one of the men with whom I have had the most contact asked to have some time alone. “I have many questions”, he said. I intend to meet with him tomorrow or Wednesday. Please pray that this is a door of opportunity toward salvation.
Published: Friday, October 16 2015 14:06
Had a great time with the three professing Christian Refugees. It was quite the adventure to get it together. I had limited time today and 5 different groups needed me all at the same time. One young man had a letter frome the police that he was worried about. One teacher needed help translating the meaning of a German song she was trying to teach, another teacher was trying to set up appointments for German field trips to the Mall and another young man was conscered about hurting his treachers fealings by taking a break from her class. He is destracted about his familie's safety in Syria and can't concentrate. Comunicating in English, German and Arabic often all at the same time can be a mental challenge. Thanks to Bible apps and smart phones we can all study the same text in all three languages.Read more: Bible Apps
Published: Wednesday, October 14 2015 14:58
Out of the refugees, three have come forward seeking contact with Christians and Church. They have fear to express that they are "christian" in front of the other refugees. Please pray for guidance and discernment. It is very exciting, but my greatest wish is to glorify Christ, live by example and love them. Please pray for a harvest. These last days in which we find ourselves are days of opportunity for the gospel.
Published: Friday, September 25 2015 11:32
I went to the gym today where the refugees are being lodged until housing can be acquired and renovated. I helped by translating, organizing German classes, being a cultural bridge. I was allowed to pray with some of the refugees. May God continue to direct and open doors to the hearts of men. translating, organizing German classes, being a cultural bridge. I was allowed to pray with some of the refugees. May God continue to direct and open doors to the hearts of men.
Published: Thursday, September 10 2015 17:49
I had a wonderful trip to my childhood. As a young person, nothing was more precious to me then meeting Jesus on my knees, having Him use me in unexplainable and sometimes radical ways. Soon after trusting Christ, he used me, as a little boy, to lead an adult to Him. Man was I excited! As ministry can become a thing you do rather than a miracle that God is doing with you, so have I at times sensed the wonder of my childlike fascination, dependence and joy, becoming foggy through the stresses of adulthood.Read more: Back to being a Child
Published: Wednesday, August 05 2015 10:47
Departing from sin, being appalled by sin, being vocally against sin, with love preaching repentance and forgiveness are the very nature of the being of a Christ follower. To embrace, ignore or to remain silent about sin is to be accomplice with sin and thereby an enemy of HIM, who alone is the righteous Judge.
2Tim. 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ DEPART from iniquity.
He will set His mark! The precident has been stated.Read more: Standing Right in this Present Day
Published: Wednesday, July 01 2015 06:09
God practices "equality", "For all have sinned..." (Rom. 3.23)
He commands all to repent and believe. (Ac 17:30)
He then commands believers to, " speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority!"
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;Read more: Equality, God Style
Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 06:39
Romans 1 is clear and incredibly applicable today. Beware to those who fly a "Proud" colorful banner claiming that abhorrent sin is "equal" to Holy Matrimony. Their position is grounded in a denial of God as creator God. They are not Christ followers. They are deceivers of themselves and those who are simple. They are proud of their sin.
Oh, those who are simply “happy about the change”, but are not "practitioners" you are not in the clear. Revelations chapter 3 calls you lukewarm. The last verse of Romans 1 is the clincher, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”Read more: SCOTUS' Denial of God
Published: Sunday, June 21 2015 22:00
We had a great time at our Baseball BBQ. 25 parents and players were present. The majority had never been to our church before. That fact gave rise to many great questions and opportunities to share the gospel. One particular couple, without any connection to church, God or the Bible, was so interested that telling of the gospel story was so easy and natural that it felt like a dream. The cool thing is, they grasped the simplicity of the need for forgiveness and reconciliation so naturally. Please pray for T___’s family as the Holy Spirit applies the spoken Word. They are so excited about our church and spoke of visiting. T__’s mother had perused our website before considering coming to our BBQ. She was so excited to see how many activities our little church offers.
Baseball is an outreach that seems to be catching traction. We were present during the school’s open house. It was great to meet more parents and present baseball as a sport. This is just one more way for our influence in the community to be used in spreading the gospel.Read more: Baseball BBQ