Renewing a Commitment to the Gospel

Last week in a revival meeting in Ohio, we scheduled a pre-service youth rally in which we encouraged the teens of the church to invite as many unsaved teens as they possibly could. After playing some cool games (Danger Games, as Evangelist Micah Self calls them), we fed the teens some pizza, showed them a . . .
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fixing the wrong problem

Worried About The Wrong Things (Part 1)

Have you ever looked back on your life to see times when you were focused on the wrong things? Looking back on the early days of my marriage, I realize now that the freedom that came with an independent household contributed to me losing focus on the most important things. I still struggle with focusing . . .
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Journey with the Master Fisherman

The Sea of Galilee is a deep water lake about twelve and a half miles long and seven and a half miles wide. The main fish is tilapia, which today in that part of the world is called “St. Peter’s Fish.” At the time of Christ fishermen by trade fished with circular throw nets. These . . .
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Chin Hills

Life and Death in the Chin Hills: A Revival Perspective

If you haven’t heard about the Chin Hills of Myanmar, take a few moments to read this account and its followup of the recent revival amongst the Hakha Chin and view these videos that John Van Gelderen made during his trip there earlier this year. God’s work there is wonderful to view. I have been . . .
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Gold wedding rings

Knowing God: How to Know God Intimately

After the Lord revealed to me that my discontentment with the Christian life was because of my do-do theology (pun intended), He showed me that the life I desired—Christ’s life being lived through me—should not be based on my self-effort to keep the law but on a deepening intimate love relationship with Him. I needed . . .
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Christ Life Clinic 2015

This year’s Christ Life Clinic focuses on the provision of Christ in you and you in Christ. All of the speakers will focus on the Spirit-filled life and Otto Koning—veteran missionary and author of The Pineapple Story—will focus on spiritual warfare. Please pray about coming and joining those who desire to know more of Jesus! Christ Life Clinic . . .
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eternal life

“Eternal Life” Tract Now Available in Print!

A while back we offered our new Eternal Life tract as a free download. This full color, tri-fold tract written by Jim Hollandsworth presents the gospel by pointing the reader back to the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and explaining the effects of sin upon mankind. The necessity of depending . . .
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Praying for Rain: A New Year’s Greeting

The Lord has challenged me afresh with His challenge in Zechariah 10:1: “Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain.” For me personally this is going to be my theme verse for 2015. Merry Christmas to all . . .
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Jonathan Beazley

Meet Evangelist Jonathan Beazley!

Every so often a pastor will ask me, “What evangelists could you recommend that preach on the Christ-life?” Among the ones I could mention, I would like to suggest Evangelist Jonathan Beazley. He and I got connected some years ago through both being a part of the Neighborhood Bible Time training with Larry Koontz. I love his passion to understand and . . .
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Announcing New Venue

For the past three years the Lord has burdened my heart deeply about the coming millennial kingdom and our need to prepare for it as believers.  I believe the church of Jesus Christ has grown lax and flippant because of not correctly understanding what lies ahead at the Judgment Seat and how our verdict there . . .
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