THE “THREE-STRIKES-AND-YOU’RE-OUT” SIN

In Matthew 12, Jesus encountered a growing storm of controversy. The crowds around Him were swelling to thousands and tens of thousands in size, and at the same time there was a plot in motion to kill Him because He kept healing people and increasing in popularity. Jesus did not stop healing people. In fact, […]

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PRAYER GUARDIANS

There is a fellowship of churches in New Zealand called the Christian Community Churches of New Zealand. Their tagline is “working together to take the good news back to New Zealand.” It is always great to see churches work together for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. I know little of the structure of […]

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COLLEGIATE DAY OF PRAYER

The Missionary Church is blessed to have one of the best universities in the country, training people in a Christian environment to do ministry in a variety of fields of study. Their focus on discipleship and their concern for the spiritual growth and well-being of students is worth celebrating. The founders of Bethel College (now […]

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Spring Quarter Enrollment:

Registration deadline is Sunday, February 2, 2020. Whether pursuing MC credentials or seeking spiritual development, meeting prescribed educational requirements or selectively cherry-picking, PLI courses could provide just what you’re looking for! All courses meet weekly in an online classroom and include required reading, assigned writing, and hands-on projects. Level One PL111: Biblical Interpretation Tuition: $200 eProf: […]

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A Beginning as Simple as a Conversation

World Partners staff members Nathan and Christina Duran have not been in Argentina for long, but they are already making a difference! Nathan is part of a small group that goes weekly to a hospital to feed homeless and sick people. The small group appropriately named themselves Samaritan Ministries. Nathan’s small group is made up […]

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2020 GLOBAL YEAR OF THE BIBLE

The 2020 GLOBAL YEAR OF THE BIBLE is a relational network of people who wish to encourage a fresh movement of re-engaging with God’s Word at a grassroots level all around our planet. More than 2.4 billion individuals self-identify as followers of Jesus. Many of their globally known leaders have declared 2020 to be the […]

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TWO WOMEN SHARE A CANDLE

A CERTAIN WOMAN, A CERTAIN TIME. Her beauty couldn’t protect her from the gossip. If the men fell silent when she walked into town (and followed her with their eyes until she was out of sight), it would only have caused their wives to be more vicious behind her back. How many times did they […]

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WHAT IF…

God is in the practice of interrupting ordinary time and ordinary events to do extraordinary things. It was an ordinary Sabbath when Zacharias went into the temple to burn incense. It was significant for him because it would have been his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to offer incense representing the prayers of God’s people, but it was […]

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COLLEGIATE DAY OF PRAYER

The Missionary Church is blessed to have one of the best universities in the country, training people in a Christian environment to do ministry in a variety of fields of study. Their focus on discipleship and their concern for the spiritual growth and well-being of students is worth celebrating. The founders of Bethel College (now […]

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21 DAYS OF PRAYER

In 2 Chronicles 16:9, we read that “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (ESV).  Several years ago, I read this verse and thought, what if we could be THAT people? What if, when God’s eyes come […]

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