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One Week in Yucatan

Acts 13: 46-48 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I…

Why Do Missions Work

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have…

Change is Important

  Ephessians 4:22-24: “ You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”…

Just Doing Our Duty

Luke 17:10  So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’” (ESV) Has this ever happened to you? Say, you go out of your way to help someone and at that person doesn’t even say thank you. Or maybe you…

Accept It

Proverbs 19:20,21 Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand. Facts of life are hard to accept, and at times, very difficult to handle emotionally and spiritually. There are times when in…

Lessons From Paintball

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what…

Pay Closer Attention

Hebrews 2:1 “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” (NIV) We must pay careful attention to what we hear so that we do not drift away. There are some things in life that we must pay attention to and there are some…

Great Faith

Luke 7:9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” (NASB)   Jesus said these words about a person. Do you know who? Think for a second before you…

Moving Forward

The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Exodus 14:14-15 (ESV)   I was reminded this week of an important saying of the Lord in Exodus. I believe the Lord does want us…

A Good Man

Luke 5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” (ESV) Why would this man want to see Jesus? My assumption was the obvious state of his physical body. He…