Month: August 2016

Book Review: “Discipling” by Mark Dever

Originally posted on misterjoshuaray:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” —Matthew 28:19-20a (ESV) Discipleship: Jesus commands…

Why God Set You Apart

Momentum Missions

In July, 42 students and leaders had the amazing opportunity to travel nineteen hours to Ponce Inlet, FL to attend Student Life Beach Camp and learn under David Platt, head of the International Mission Board. This is what we learned:

set apart

Clutching all of their worldly belongings in five plastic shopping bags the family of six Syrians stepped out in faith into the dark night. The war in Syria had gone on far too long and their once safe home had become a battleground-they had no choice but to flee. They traveled at night, under the light of the moon, and slept during the day, hidden under trees and bushes. When they finally crossed through Turkey, only one thing remained between them and safety and freedom-the Aegean Sea. Scam artists would overcharge refugees to get in flimsy rubber rafts and sail across the tumultuous, frigid sea. The family checked into a cramped hostel…

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The Heart of “Why We Do What We Do”

The Tindall Window

These first couple days of New Staff Training (NST) for CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) have been full of many “pause and think “moments in which much self introspection and reflection have occurred for all in attendance. Personally, for me this has been great as I have felt the past couple months to be a big blur of life changes including college graduation in May, a cross country move from Kansas to California over the summer and the biggest life change of getting married in August. With all these things happening in my life, it has been hard at some points over the last couple months to feel the passion I have for serving as a missionary with CRU and how God has divinely called me to serve him in this capacity. The training staff here really understand that people are coming from all sorts of possibly vision draining…

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What’s New?

The Tindall Window

Moving is intense, a flurry of emotions. Excitement mixed with fear, thrill mixed with dread, longing to arrive mixed with a longing to stay. The last four weeks have definitely been a whirlwind. We left for Indiana on August 3rd, taking five days to drive. We moved into our brand new apartment on August 8th, and officially began work by attending a Cru retreat on August 12th.

IMG_1031 Standing in front of our U-BOX, which held basically all of our worldy possessions.

Where do I even begin? God has been doing tremendous work in us these last 3 ½ years. We have been exhausted beyond what we thought was possible, forced to rely on the Lord for every single piece of our lives. What a thrill, when He is doing the work we cannot do! We are so grateful to finally be in Indiana beginning…

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Characteristics of an Ambassador of Christ Series: Table of Contents

Do Not Stagger

Reaching the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform– Romans 4:20-21

Abraham, the Bible says, was strong in faith; he was FULL PERSUADED at the promise of God. You see, strong faith doesn’t stagger at the promise of God; it maintains confession in the face of overwhelming opposition.

In your life, refuse to consider the natural circumstances or evidences that seem to war against your faith. Refuse to be moved by them. 1 Peter 5:8-10 say, “Be sober, be vigilant; because YOUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 WHOM RESIST STEADFAST IN THE FAITH, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the GOD of…

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