Tag Archives: Engaging Mission

Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?

The Muslim religion is prominent in American culture. Islam is in the American news cycle daily. Currently there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion.[1] Yet, many followers of Christ are uninformed … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

The concept of a bucket list is pretty well known. It is a list of experiences or achievements that a person seeks to fulfill before they kick the bucket.[1] There was a movie made a few years ago staring Jack … Continue reading

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Paul’s Message on Mars Hill

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens… Acts 17:22 Paul’s message to the wondering crowd of the Areopagus (the NIV calls this place “Mars Hill,” recorded in Acts 17:22-31) is one of the great … Continue reading

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A Life That Backs It Up

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how … Continue reading

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Your Gospel Means Little Without Your Life

…but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To “Weep for the Lost?”

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Raise Trust-Fund Brats  

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God … Continue reading

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Things May Turn Out Bad (at first)

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the … Continue reading

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The Gap: Seek the Welfare of the City (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post looked at the parallel between the church and the people of God in the Old Testament, specifically as it relates to Jeremiah 29 and the call of God to “seek the welfare of the city where I have … Continue reading

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Seek the Welfare of the City

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord…” Can you complete that verse from memory? Many Christians can. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most referenced verses from the Old Testament. If you’re not as familiar … Continue reading

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