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Category Archives: From the Pastor

  1. Own your weaknesses

    I’ve been thinking about weakness lately. Frankly it is a subject I’d rather avoid.

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  2. 5 things we learned on mission in London and Dubai

    Pastor Jon Heeringa and two of our covenant partners recently returned from nearly two weeks in London and Dubai. There, they learned about Christian outreach in the Muslim world. Jon says he took away several main lessons from their time. Here are Jon’s thoughts, with a short video on each.

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  3. The power of one Bible

    On December 2, we will take a special offering to provide Bibles to new Christians in places where getting Bibles is not only difficult; it could be against the law. But the Word of God is the power to save, and so we are helping equip these new believers so they are grounded in truth.

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  4. Jesus is on the Move

    “Asian is on the move.” It’s one of my favorite lines in C.S. Lewis’s classic “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and my affinity for the line has grown on this trip because it is clear Jesus is on the move in the Persian and Arabian world.

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  5. From prisoners to friends

    It’s a jail break! Or at least that is the best metaphor I can come up with. This is a land in bondage but it feels like in the process of transferring prisoners from the jail of Islam to what might be an even more secure jail of consumerism/materialism our Lord is staging a jail break. And make no mistake the Dubai Mall attached to the Burj Khalifa and the Emiratis Mall with its Ski Dubai facility are as much temples of demonic worship as the Grand Mosque. Yet God is at work and in powerful ways.

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  6. The worth of worship

    The words “worth” and “worship” are related, so what is worship worth to you?

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  7. The key to growth: Talking about Jesus

    I love it when I get a “Sacred Echo.” A few years ago I read a book by that same title that noted that God will often give us a “Sacred Echo” by repeating Himself in a variety of contexts. God certainly did this yesterday.

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  8. Martyrs and Leaders

    Yesterday was a rich day as we had a chance to learn more about what God is doing in Iran. Bottom line is God is mightily at work. The conservative estimate is that the church is growing at something like 19% annually.

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  9. A Great Cloud of Witnesses

    Today I visited Westminster Abby with the other 16 people of our group, all of whom arrived safely from a number of ECO churches scattered all over the USA.

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  10. Becoming a captivatingly diverse church

    I’ve been writing over the past few months about how the Biblical church in Antioch provides a model for us today. So far we’ve seen how the church was distinctly Christian, radically innovative, a teaching and leadership-developing church, and a church that practiced Spiritual disciplines. Now, let’s look at how the church in Antioch, and the early church in general, was captivatingly diverse.

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