Monthly Archives: March 2012

Roger Miller: A Man Who Loved to Fish!

My friend, Roger Miller, was buried today.  After a lengthy fight with cancer Roger finally succumbed to this disease, but he did so with the words of St. Paul in his heart, “For I am convinced that neither death nor … Continue reading

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A FREE Lutheran Hour Ministry Witness Webinar! – April 28th!

Join Dr. Micah Parker for a live MISSION U webinar, “God can’t use me now … can He?” Parker will bring encouragement that God can and will use you regardless of life’s circumstances. Evangelism occurs when Christians ask God HOW … Continue reading

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Education brings hope and joy to the people of Serte

The  following video presents one of the highlights of my recent trip to Ethiopia with Canadian Lutheran World Relief.  The people of Serte, including the children, are filled with joy that a new school is being opened.  Education is essential … Continue reading

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The House Church in the Old Testament (Part 3)

Elimelech and Naomi (Ruth 1) Elimelech and Naomi established a house church in Moab.  The house church originally consisted of only Elimelech, Naomi and their two sons, Mahlon and Kilion.  These two sons married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth, who … Continue reading

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners — Casting Crowns

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Much of the World is Thirsty

As I turned on the tap this morning to fill the coffee maker, I was struck by how simple it was to do so.  I pulled up the water faucet and water flowed out the tap.   It took only seconds … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for Some Books/DVDs to Read/Watch/Discuss as You Nurture an Outreach Mindset/Action Plan for Your Congregation?

Many congregational leaders are looking for resources that can help them nurture an evangelistic mindset and action plan for their congregations. Here are some suggestions: 1. Have a Bible study on the Book of Acts.  There are numerous resources that … Continue reading

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Take Your Vacation Bible School to a Local Park Near You!

This is the time when preparations for Vacation Bible School are ramping up.  The curriculum is selected. Volunteers are being sought.  Craft materials are being collected.  The location for the VBS is being debated.  [DRAMATIC PAUSE]  The location for the … Continue reading

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Exponential 2012: Sifted

Sifted – the theme of Exponential 2012 – emphasizes the planter’s spiritual, physical and emotional health as the very foundation for reproducing. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus’ reference to Peter being “sifted” is based on the process of sifting wheat from … Continue reading

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The House Church in the Old Testament (Part 2)

Old Testament Evidence (Continued) House churches were used in the Old Testament to evangelize and integrate His chosen people into his family. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob By the time Abram was born false worship and corruption had again become predominate … Continue reading

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