Yearly Archives: 2012

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

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission FieldThe 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 … 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

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission FieldIn 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 … 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

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, … 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

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission FieldIn 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 … 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

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission FieldIn 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, … 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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A mission field forgotten
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This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission Field

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Neglecting our Mission FieldWhile listening to Francis Chan the other day something he said really struck out at me.  He said that if you went on a missions trip to Africa, every single … Continue reading

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Picking A Translation
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Book Reviewed:  How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth By: Gordon D. Lee; Mark L. Strauss Purchase Links: Westminster  Or  Amazon There are tons of bible translations on the market today. Why? Does commercialism drive the choice to produce … Continue reading

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Done with the old self
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But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image … Continue reading

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