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Why We Should Be Involved In Our Canaan Project Yesterday’s entry gave persuasive reasons why our congregation has no business being as deeply involved in the missions work we call our Canaan Project as we are. We’ve sent some very […]

In the 1990’s, the church with which I serve embarked on a journey, with the goal of reaching a previously unreached people group with the gospel of Jesus. The planning and preparing took a little more than 10 years, but […]

[Mark 3: 22-30 (HCSB)]    (22)  The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul [“Lord of the Flies”) in Him!” and, “He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!”  (23)  So He summoned them and […]

I once knew a man whose life embodied great complications and contradictions: He was a preacher who declared the Word of God, strong and true; he was a preacher who failed to learn some of the great lessons of God’s […]

>Weakness is humbling. No, more than that . . . it’s embarrassing. It’s terrifically difficult to say, “I need help,” when the help you need is for something you think you should be able to do. It starts when we’re […]

>“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift […]

>Picture Jesus saying those words. Kinda hard to. “So what? I don’t care.” Now, it doesn’t translate just that way in Matthew 15, but that’s what he’s saying. He’s in the middle of raking the religious leaders over the coals […]

>Don’t want to let this go without saying something about it. Like you, sometimes I come thru a time of scripture reading or sermon listening or lesson hearing, and just get absolutely NOTHing out of it. Sometimes it’s the preacher […]

>Apparently my brain is already taking the holiday. I’ve done my reading, but I’ve got nothin’. Lots of note-taking material in today’s passages, some good teaching material for a larger context, but as for the purposes of this blog-in-progress, I’ve […]