Month: July 2016

A.P.T.A.T.

I-Challenge You

Galatians 5:16

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

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The link below is an amazingly, powerful little sermon that I greatly enjoyed. It is only 9:36. Get a pen and a notepad. You will not regret it.

Men, lets live this way. Lets learn how to walk in the Spirit more and more everyday. Lets learn what that looks like. Lets apply it more and more into every area of our lives, especially those difficult areas. We all have them, if we do not learn how to overcome them through Christ, we will continue to struggle in our faith. Living lukewarm, mediocre Christian lives…at best.

Enjoy this message. Act on it. Review it. Keep it close to you, make it a part of your everyday life.

A.P.T.A.T

Thank you Pastor John Piper for this message. Thank you Desiring God ministries…

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A Needed New Paradigm for the Good News

Whereintheworldismike

For so long many have bemoaned the “hardness of Japan.” Since I’ve come back to California, I often hear, “It’s so hard hear to proclaim the gospel, no one wants to hear.” I think the problem is the same as it was in Japan. I know several of the people in this article I am attaching. They have had above average success and I hope many will listen to them. We need to think about “people movements,” “going out to their turf,” and “person of peace.” The paradigm shift they are espousing is what I have been at times shouting and what I will be teaching at Promise Christian University.

Paradigm for Mission in Japan

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He does make our paths straight

the journey

I must confess that it is a real challenge to abide in Christ when things become busy for me. More specifically, when a flurry of unscheduled things come up. But God is great and in the midst of busyness and stress, the Holy Spirit reminds me to keep my focus on Christ.

As I look back on the past few weeks, here’s something I have discovered. As I seek to abide in Christ, I can actually see God’s hand in my life a lot clearer. A very familiar passage that I pray often is Prov. 3:5-6.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Looking back, I actually see God doing this! Here’s what I mean: I start this journey to abide in Christ in a deeper and more…

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