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Repost: The Hard Part of Missions by Jake Taube

My good friend Jack Taube, who is a missionary and church planter to China, wrote the following excellent article about “The Hard Part of Missions.” Many people waste so much effort trying to overcome imaginary challenges instead of focusing on the really difficult tasks that are worth their efforts. Read below for more about this. I […]

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Snode Ministry Update – July 14, 2014

This past Tuesday, we had one new visitor come out to the Bible study. Please continue to pray for all those who come and those who are unsaved. Teri and I celebrated 12 years of marriage on 6 July. It was nice to go away for a night to Eastbourne on the south coast of […]

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Why Normal Christianity Looks Radical Today?

My good friend Trent Cornwell who is a pastor at Vision Baptist Church wrote the following excellent article that I wanted to repost on my blog. At the center of our faith is a Man who though rich became poor for our sakes, who removed Himself from complete security in the Father to be butchered […]

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When They Laugh You to Scorn

Nehemiah 2:18-20 “Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem […]

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Supposing We are Ready to Lead

Acts 7:25 “For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.”  Moses had the calling, the strength, human wisdom, training, and confidence that he thought necessary to lead, but he was not ready. He supposed that his brothers would understand that He was […]

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What It’s Like To Be a Christian in North Africa During Ramadan

Jillian is a good friend of Teri and I. She and her husband are working to spread the gospel in North Africa. I wanted to repost an article she wrote about the challenges Christians face during Ramadan for believing in Christ in North Africa. Please pray for the Christian there and for the work of […]

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Snode Prayer Letter – July 1, 2014

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, We have had several new visitors to our evangelistic Bible study in Eltham. Two of those who have visited are ladies that it seems God has been dealing with about salvation. Both of these ladies have no real church background other than maybe attending Sunday school a few times as […]

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News from South Africa: 3 Challenges to Ministry in the Townships

Kevin Hall is a church-planting missionary working in the Xhosa-speaking townships in Port Elisabeth, South Africa. I have known Kevin for a long time. We were both students in Bible college at the same time. We worked construction together while in college. And we have been privileged to remain friends in the ministry for over a […]

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News from Bolivia: Opportunity to Help with Church Land Purchase

Kevin White is one of my missionary friends in Bolivia. I have know him for many years. We were in Bible college together, and I am thankful to know him. I wanted to pass along an update about some land for which he is trying to raise money. The land will be for one of the churches […]

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Book Review: Ready, Steady, Grow by Ray Evans

I just finished reading Ray Evan’s new book Ready, Steady, Grow: Equipping Today’s Gospel Churches. Ray is pastor of Grace Community Church in Bedford, England. The book came out a few months ago, and I was very curious to hear his thoughts on leading churches to grow. Below is a description of the book and a few quotes […]

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