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  • Missionaries ‘Stand in the Gap’ For the Lord

    07/29/2012 12:11:07 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 29, 2012 | JP
    I admire the many faith-based organizations in this country that provide services to those who are homeless or hungry or substance abusers or unwed moms or domestic violence victims or ex-convicts or others who need loving-kindness. But I especially appreciate the work of Christian missionaries. Those who have accepted the Great Commission set forth by Christ before he ascended to the Father: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Jack...
  • The Great Omission

    05/06/2011 6:57:19 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 2 replies
    American Vision ^ | May 6, 2011 | Joel McDurmon
    In a previous partial review of Michael Horton’s The Gospel Commission: Recovering God’s Strategy for Making Disciples, I began documenting some of his duplicities in regard to the Lordship of Christ and the meaning of the subject matter of that book. I mentioned how clearly he writes of Christ’s all-encompassing power early in the book, but then spends the rest of the book qualifying it to death. … In order to escape the meaning of Jesus’ claim to “All power in heaven and on earth,” Horton simply relegates the application of this power to a future dispensation. Much like dispensationalists,...
  • Horton’s Great “But” Commission

    04/29/2011 1:24:12 PM PDT · by topcat54 · 12 replies
    American Vision ^ | April 29, 2011 | Joel McDurmon
    I have to say I am greatly impressed by at least one part of a paragraph in Dr. Michael Horton’s new book The Gospel Commission: Recovering God’s Strategy for Making Disciples. He begins his chapters with the important recognition that Jesus’ great commission to the disciples (Matt. 28:18–20) begins with an equally great announcement—an announcement we here at American Vision have emphasized many times: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (28:18). ... As initially enthused, however, it was with equally deep disappointment that I read on as Dr. Horton spent the rest of his...
  • The Strategic Plan (Protestant Caucus)

    02/21/2011 3:04:22 PM PST · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    The White House Inn ^ | February 20, 2011
    Hello and welcome to another edition of the White Horse Inn. Every mission statement needs a good strategic plan. If your mission is to make cars, then you need to figure out how you are going to design, assemble, distribute, and sell them. The one to who was given all authority in heaven and on earth entrusted his apostles with the message and the mission. He gave us the method to go along with the Gospel. There are a lot of details given to us in the New Testament concerning the proper organization and execution of the church's ministry. However,...
  • 'Come Follow Me': Grant Desme Lays Aside Baseball Career and Responds.

    01/23/2010 7:17:57 AM PST · by tcg · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/23/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Grant Desme spoke with great candor in an interview in November of 2009. His response was telling - and instructive for what it revealed. It reflected the thinking of a young Catholic Christian who lived his life reflectively, open to hearing the Lord call. He spoke with Sports writer Bill Mitchell of “Baseball America” concerning the effect that a separated shoulder injury had upon him in 2008. Of course, that injury was painful and constituted a possible career setback. However, Desme, with the eyes of faith and the insight which only faith can provide, said this: "I think it needed...
  • Three Questions

    03/21/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 4 replies · 356+ views
    Romancing Royalty Devotional | Dudley Rutherford
    Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these? " "Yes, Lord," he said, "you knoyv that I love you," Jesus said, "Feed my lambs. "Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me? " He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you. " Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep. " (John 21:15-16) The silver morning mist arises from Galilee, as we see Jesus speaking to His disciples after His resurrection. Jesus looks at Peter and three times asks, "Do you love Me more than these?"...
  • Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) - A Gift of a Bible

    12/24/2008 11:23:55 AM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 13 replies · 1,096+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 08, 2008 | Penn Jillette
  • United Methodist Church formally declares political mission, rejects salvation mission

    04/30/2008 7:05:29 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 60 replies · 2,638+ views
    United Methodist Church General Conference in Fort Worth ^ | 29 April 2008 | United Methodist Church, General Confer
    Yesterday, 29 April 2008, at 3:32 PM, the United Methodist Church formally and explicitely rejected it's long held and Biblically-based mission to make disciples of Christ by saving souls, and declared officially that its mission is to transform the world. This codifies in the Book of Discipline of the UMC, its book of law, what was already the de facto case in practice. Here's the new text: The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.Here's the previous text: The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ....
  • Reclaiming Occupied Territory: Christianity and the Cultural Mandate

    06/03/2004 11:20:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 57 replies · 4,604+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | June 3, 2004 | Charles Colson
    Some weeks ago I spoke to a gathering of pastors about engaging the cultural battles of the day. Afterward, the pastors had a lot of questions—but they were also a bit confused. One asked: “But won’t engaging the culture this way interfere with fulfilling the Great Commission? Isn’t this our job—to win people to Christ?” That people still think this way left me momentarily speechless. “Of course we’re called to fulfill the Great Commission,” I replied. “But we’re also called to fulfill the cultural commission.” Christians are agents of God’s saving grace—bringing others to Christ, I explained. But we are...
  • Official Release on the Death of Christian Leader Bill Bright

    07/20/2003 12:07:10 PM PDT · by No Fool · 10 replies · 294+ views
    Campus Crusade for Christ ^ | July 20th, 2003 | CCCI.org
    William R. "Bill" Bright, Founder of World's Largest Christian Organization Dies ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2003 —William R. “Bill” Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, the world’s largest Christian ministry, died today from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. He was 81. Fueled by his passion to present the love and claims of Jesus Christ to "every living person on earth," Dr. Bright spent more than five decades building and leading the Orlando, Florida-based Campus Crusade for Christ. As the world’s largest Christian ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ serves people in 191 countries through a staff of 26,000 full-time employees...
  • Missionaries Under Cover (Should Christains Convert Moslems?)

    06/24/2003 2:54:53 PM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 29 replies · 309+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | June 30, 2003 | David Van Biema
    Growing numbers of Evangelicals are trying to spread Christianity in Muslim lands. But is this what the world needs now? By David Van Biema Posted Sunday, June 22, 2003; 12:31 p.m. EST She wasn't a Muslim, but she would do for now. Last March, at just about the time American troops were massing outside Baghdad, she shuffled, dressed in a dark burqa, into a cramped schoolroom in the New York City borough of Queens. The class she was addressing was organized by the U.S. Center for World Mission and packed with eager evangelical Christian students wanting to learn how to...
  • Should Christians Convert Muslims?

    06/22/2003 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 64 replies · 2,227+ views
    CNN.Com / Time ^ | Sunday, Jun. 22, 2003 | By DAVID VAN BIEMA
    A new flock of missionaries has launched a campaign to take the Gospel to Islamic countries. But will they inspire more backlash than belief? She wasn't a Muslim, but she would do for now. Last March, at just about the time American troops were massing outside Baghdad, she shuffled, dressed in a dark burqa, into a cramped schoolroom in the New York City borough of Queens. The class she was addressing was organized by the U.S. Center for World Mission and packed with eager evangelical Christian students wanting to learn how to be missionaries in a foreign country. The black-clad...
  • Giving God a Break (Get your anti-Christian barf-bag out!!)

    06/10/2003 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Jimmyclyde · 42 replies · 131+ views
    June 10, 2003 Giving God a Break By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF God must be feeling dizzy, listening to American evangelicals pray for help in converting Muslims from their vile faith while Muslims appeal for assistance in stomping out bloodthirsty Christian infidel invaders. So maybe God, along with all of us, will find relief following a milestone last month: some leading evangelicals called on their own prophets of pugnacity to zip it. We can, er, pray, that responsible Muslim leaders will follow that wise example and similarly rein in their own extremists. The "loving rebuke" by conservative Christians of their fire-breathing...
  • Evangelicals stir new animosity toward Islam

    06/05/2003 10:36:05 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 111 replies · 1,009+ views
    In this otherwise stagnant economy, one growth industry is making headway. It emanates from the evangelical Christian community and it is aimed at converting Muslims to Christianity. One can understand the attraction to clearly drawn lines and the “we’re right, so they must be wrong” approach of evangelical Christians to Islam. Clear lines and, best of all, an opponent one is willing to fight for God’s sake, make life easy to figure out. Otherwise, contact among world religions can be a difficult undertaking, requiring great understanding, patience, study, respect for other traditions and a willingness to allow actions rather than...
  • Seeing Islam as 'Evil' Faith, Evangelicals Seek Converts

    05/26/2003 8:21:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 776+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 05/27/03 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    GROVE CITY, Ohio — On a recent Saturday in a church fellowship hall here, evangelical Christians from several states gathered for an all-day seminar on how to woo Muslims away from Islam. The teacher urged a kindly approach: always show Muslims love, charity and hospitality, he said, and carry copies of the New Testament to give as gifts. The students, scribbling notes, included two pastors, a school secretary and college students who said they hoped to convert Muslims in the United States, or on mission trips abroad. But although the teacher, an evangelical preacher from Beirut, stressed the need to...
  • NY Times front-page article on Christians and Islam (barf alert)

    05/26/2003 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Texas_Dawg · 8 replies · 115+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/26/03 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    GROVE CITY, Ohio — On a recent Saturday in a church fellowship hall here, evangelical Christians from several states gathered for an all-day seminar on how to woo Muslims away from Islam. The teacher urged a kindly approach: always show Muslims love, charity and hospitality, he said, and carry copies of the New Testament to give as gifts. The students, scribbling notes, included two pastors, a school secretary and college students who said they hoped to convert Muslims in the United States, or on mission trips abroad.
  • I need help finding PowerPoints on global missions

    05/09/2003 6:55:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 3 replies · 116+ views
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    Next month I've been asked to speak at a local church for their Missions Sunday and to speak in their adult SS class. I'd like to do a PowerPoint presentation for the SS class that gives some basic information about the Great Commission, Unreached People Groups, the task remaining, how people can get involved, etc. I've seen some good PowerPoint presentations available online from Joshua Project 2000 and Caleb Project, but the ones I've found are at least 6 years old and not as up to date as I'd like. If you know of some websites with good information...
  • Time magazine targets Christian missionaries

    04/23/2003 12:36:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 297+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2003
    Time magazine is working on a major cover piece to tell a story many evangelical missionaries don't want told – of their covert efforts to preach the gospel to the Muslim world. The mission groups say the primary reason for keeping their work low key is to avoid the risk of imprisonment, torture or death for Christian workers in the Middle East, according to a report by World magazine. Nevertheless, Time editors have sent a four-page e-mail to their reporters worldwide explaining their wishes: "We are planning a major piece on the flood of Christian missionaries, most of them evangelical,...