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Sermons on Outreach

As I said, we’re parachuting into a narrative here. Let’s back up. Let’s back up and find ourselves; let’s start with a familiar place first of all. Let’s start with the stoning of Stephen; the martyrdom of Stephen in Acts chapter 7. In the beginning of Acts chapter 8, there is the first general persecution against the church beginning in Jerusalem. And that persecution is engineered in part...

Not a typical message, not a typical passage you’d expect to be read at a Missions Conference. I was teaching a Bible study for a group of men and there were several non-Christians in that group and after we read the passage one of these non-Christian men said – one of the reasons I like studying the Bible with non-Christians, they tell you the things we don’t dare...

Deep and Wide

So as we talk about our motivations for missions, let’s just go ahead and stop pretending and let’s go ahead and confess that we are a people in our day and time that are not very good at defining and even naming or even knowing our motivations for anything. Can we just rest by acknowledging that? Everybody say, “Amen!” If anybody asks you – this is how you’re...

I was on the second floor of our house in Chiba, Japan, right outside Tokyo, and I heard this great big commotion downstairs. The kids were fighting and screaming and I ran downstairs, angry because I was interrupted from my work, and my son, Danny, he was fifteen years old - he’s now a church planter in Atlanta - had my daughter, Sarah Beth, who was eight who...

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