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Interceding for Missions

April 25, 2017

Interceding for Missions Anyone who is on the mailing list of a missionary or Christian organization is familiar with the final paragraph of the letter explaining how supporters can help. Typically, this section includes a request for prayer, and it may be the most important part of the whole letter. As crosscultural worker Gloria Furman...

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Kingdom Mission

April 11, 2014

Kingdom Mission The so-called “health-and-wealth” gospel of today promises faithful Christians a life of health, comfort, and prosperity. Those who have enough faith only need to ask, and God will bless with an abundance of material possessions. No picture of the Christian life could be further away from the portrait we are given in today’s...

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One Mission, Many Ministers

July 25, 2017

One Mission, Many Ministers In his book Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eugene Peterson recounts the story of the fourth-century church father Gregory of Nyssa whose brother Basil had arranged for him to be made bishop of Cappadocia. “Gregory objected,” Peterson writes. “He didn’t want to be stuck in such an out-of-the-way place. His...

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A Peculiar Mission

April 8, 2020

Billy Graham was famous for his large evangelistic meetings. He followed in the steps of other evangelists, such as George Whitefield and D. L. Moody.

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The Mission of the Church

November 7, 2018

The nature of the church’s task requires the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. No matter how persuasive our message might be, ultimately it is the Spirit who convicts people of their sins (John 16:8). Marketing and branding tools might have their place, but they will never be sufficient to add new believers into the community of faith.

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Daily Devotional | A New Mission

January 25, 2021

In today's daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute...Living for Jesus is like running a marathon. It is not a quick sprint to the finish line.

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God’s Gift for Mission

December 25, 2017

God’s Gift for Mission The Christmas season is celebrated with gifts. Millions of families across the globe will gather to open packages big and small. Children love to peek into their stockings or rip the wrapping paper to discover what new toy or treasure or candy might lie inside. The greatest gift any of us has been given is God-in-flesh,...

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  • Jesus December 25, 2017

Personal Responsibility

October 17, 2019

Personal Responsibility The State of the Bible 2018 report, commissioned by the American Bible Society and conducted by Barna Research, found that Americans could be divided into five categories: (1) Bible Centered daily readers (9%), (2) Bible Engaged weekly readers (17%), (3) Bible Friendly (15%); and (4) Bible Neutral (5%). The fifth category,...

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Holy Desire: Its Surrender—and Mission

September 30, 2014

Holy Desire: Its Surrender—and Mission In 1998, Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending Church was published. It spawned a movement of churches and Christians arguing that “missional” should be the church’s posture toward the lost world. They would move toward it rather than retreat from it. “Missional” is a good way to describe Abraham’s...

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The Trinity and the Mission of John the Baptist

August 1, 2016

The Trinity and the Mission of John the Baptist The doctrine of the Trinity, God as Three-in-One, is one of the most difficult in Christian theology. John Wesley said, “Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God.” Though it is challenging, studying the Trinity can also be very...

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