Showing posts from June, 2010

Have You Joined The Evangelistic Prayer Team Yet?

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Are You In The Battle? Pt 2

Are You In The Battle? Pt 2
Don't Forget Who The Enemy Is!

I don’t know what it’s like in “your neck of the woods,” but I do know what it’s like here in Southeast Asia where we have been for more than 20 years. Here in this world, where I live and serve, we have had many occasions during which we have forgotten who the enemy is! Yeah, and it happens in a flash-guns blazing, focus diverted, target acquired! Bang!

How does it happen? Let me draw a hypothetical picture. The first time someone hurts your feelings by taking credit for your work-or perhaps misrepresents you to another turning your reputation into sushi, or when a new convert decides he wants to go to a different church right after he is baptized—that’s when it happens. Our scopes go up and wham! In a flash we have targeted the "enemy." We begin to doubt their motives. Criticize their actions-good and bad. Belittle them to our peers. Blame them for our failures. And we begin to focus our efforts on defeating th…

Crusade Starts In 6 Days SMCI, Philippines

Are You In The Battle? Pt 1

Are You In The Battle?
Part 1 : The Failures

Since January we have seen throughout our ministries an increased effort and effectiveness in the wiles of the devil to ensnare and entangle the brethren and bring them to spiritual ruin. It has, in effect, sent us more fully to our knees. It has also sent us to Word in search of the understanding and faith regarding the weapons provided by our LORD for the battle.

There are a few things that have really struck me in these recent fiery encounters. It seems we are quick to forget or reject that which is important:
We become deceived about who the enemy is.We stop believing that God really does know best.We forget what is true.We ignore the fact that we are in an ongoing, fierce battle.We neglect the daily need for the armour-some of us don't even know what it is.We forget to refuse to gossip.We become respecters of man, above God.I think we should spend a little time talking about these things… so I am going to write in the days ahead ab…

"Earn The Right Early"

I took a taxi to the Mandai Crematorium yesterday. It's a long ride.  My driver was confused and kept trying to drop me at different locations along Mandai Road... he was sure I wanted to go to a fish hatchery, a famous restaurant, or a place to swim.  "No it's the Crematorium." I said.  He missed the turn. He had to drive a long way before he could go back.  He was driving so slowly! "Please Uncle, if you don't hurry I will miss the burning!"  Finally he knew where I was going.  Now he was in a hurry.

When I arrived at the row of 4 cremation halls, I realized I had no idea which one I was going to. I decided to wait inside the glass doors of hall 3 so I climbed the steps and went in.  I wasn't alone. The Buddhist Monk awaiting the next set of grieving family members was already inside pacing and chanting through his beads. He wasn't happy to see me. He left. I waited.

At exactly 11:15, 4 different hearses zipped down the slope  and arrived-- eac…

Through The Lens...Philippines

There Is Someone Who Wants To Know . . . If You Are Willing To Be The One To Tell!

Rejoice The LORD Is King!

"I just want to thank you LORD for being such a generous and gracious King.

Thanks for another day to live for you LORD.


2 Cor 4:16

"Paul, Why Do You Serve God?"

Sunday our camp speaker for the week, Bro Dave Jaspers, preached in some of our services! It was a great encouragement and blessing and we saw at least 10 folks come to the LORD! I was encouraged by his answers from the Word to the question:

Paul, Why Do You Serve God? The Bible says Paul said:
   I am a debtor  (Romans 1:14)
   I am ready  (Romans 1:15)
   I am not ashamed  (Romans 1:16)

What wonderful thoughts to think about this week as we walk through life . . . ?
I am a debtor to those who have not heard.  I am ready meaning surrendered and committed to do it.  I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes...How does the reality of this truth change my coffee talk, blogging, phone calls, texting... if it isn't making a difference in my communication . . . I must wonder . . . why not?

Lord, light the fire again!

Through The Lens . . . A Charge, A Comission, A New Calling!

"We praise God for the call He has placed on Ian's life!  We ask Him to fill, empower, chasten, lead, use and love our dear brother in the way only He can!" 6 June 2010

Life-Style Evangelism--Oh Yeah!

" . . . I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."

KC and HM lead a Spiritual Family (small group) of lovely younger Christians! I got to have lunch with some of them last Sunday at a hawker centre in west coast and was the food ever great!!! After, we hit an ice cream place and had the greatest opportunity to start a dear man on his path to the cross! A great Sunday.

I love hanging out with this bunch as they are daily seeking the lost and discipling--it's their lifestyle for which they make choices to facilitate! Some of them take leave every year to join the evangelistic crusades in the Philippines.  Many of them are out one night a week at Street E and they go out to the streets to witness and invite folks to church on Sunday mornings! They see many brought to LORD each week!

During the chit chat, KC told me that they had all been going to the driving range every week as a group.  I asked if they knew how to golf? He said no, none of us. &…

An Original GLCC Vid

An original video from Rogan, Pastor Ian, and Ruby! Thanks guys! Very powerful!

Facebook Citizens To Make Up The 3rd Most Populous Country!

Looking for points of influence? How about considering this info from a TIME Magazine Article . . . ;)

Sometime in the next few weeks, Facebook will officially log its 500 millionth active citizen. If the website were granted terra firma, it would be the world's third largest country by population, two-thirds bigger than the U.S. More than 1 in 4 people who browse the Internet not only have a Facebook account but have returned to the site within the past 30 days.

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