My Apology to you, lessons from Jonah
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Over the past several months God has put a lot of messages on my heart to write about and share on ETM. But sadly, I have been too busy or distracted to write them. I mean, it’s not really a big … Continue reading

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Lust, a Looney Tunes Worthy Trap
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Who remembers watching the old Bugs Bunny cartoons where the bad guy would always fall down the really obvious trap door? I got to thinking – that’s kinda what Solomon was talking about in Proverbs 5 & 7. Lust is … Continue reading

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Would we do more, if following Jesus wasn’t so easy?
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This morning while reading the Bible I came across the story of Naaman, a commander of an army who also had leprosy.  He does what any of us would probably do when facing such a severe disease, he turned to … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Discipleship
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Last night at church we had a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) demonstration followed by some teaching.  It was a great time.  I got some great notes from the speakers.  The first speaker was Carlos Machado who is friends with Chuck … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames of Passion for God
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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

The previous article in this series on Neglecting our Mission Field talked about how we are ignoring our mission field and focusing on entertaining ourselves and living a life of comfort due to the fact that we do not have … Continue reading

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When we do not love God
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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

In the past few articles I talked about how we have neglected our primary mission field because we have turned our mission field into a comfortable home that we do not want to risk loosing or downgrading.  And I mentioned that instead … Continue reading

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The Distraction of Entertainment
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This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

In the previous articles in this series we discussed how we have neglected our mission field because we have gotten too comfortable in our life here, in the culture.  We think nothing of this problem but when we look at … Continue reading

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Blending in with the culture
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This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

In the previous articles in this series we talked about why we do not view where we live with the same focus and intensity as we do when we go to other countries for missions because we spend all of … Continue reading

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The Problem with Getting too Comfortable
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This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

In the previous article we discussed how we do not need to go to other countries to do missions, but that our mission field is right here, where we live and work and spend our day to day life.  But … Continue reading

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Quit living the lie! Do you really love God?
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How can you believe that you really love God while you purposely live a life in defiance of Him?  Really?  Choosing to live in the sin, in the filth, that He freed you from is you showing that you love … Continue reading

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