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Intro to Missions Course – Part 6

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a friend and I taught at our home church. In the sixth lesson, Aaron, my missionary friend in Morocco, discusses the vital work of establishing believers. Aaron talks about the mission of the church and shows that it really cannot be reduced to anything less than reproducing ourselves […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 5

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. Here in the fifth lesson we talk about efforts to evangelize cities. The first part of the talk centers on the advantages and challenges of church-planting in an urban context. The second talks about the Apostle […]

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The Hard Part

I wonder sometimes what kind of work I’d be qualified for if I couldn’t be a missionary anymore. Speaking Chinese might open up some doors. But I think the occupation that I’d be most qualified for would be one of those guys on Shark Tank that listen to inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their investment proposals. At […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 4

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. This is the fourth lesson in the course, and it attempts to provide a framework for measuring the need for the gospel around the world. We emphasize in this lesson that our efforts in […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 3

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. In the third lesson, we talk about what are the proper motivations for involvement in missions. There are some clearly defective motivations that nevertheless seem to propel some Christians. There are, however, multiple ostensibly good motivations […]

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The Lofty Status of Peons

I’ve just got one more post I want to share about our getting the boot. The drama continues there in northeast China, of course. The Chinese pastors occasionally get phone calls from the police. About a week ago, the police wanted them to turn over my bank card number so that they could check to […]

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Intro to Missions Course- Part 2

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. This second lesson talks about what the mission is. It focuses on the OT prophecies of what this NT mission will be. How does Jesus Christ direct us to fulfill this Great Mission given […]

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Intro to Missions Course – Part 1

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. This first lesson talks about how missions relates to God’s cosmic purposes for mankind. It focuses mainly on a survey of the Old Testament, particularly God’s selection of Abraham and his descendants. How do […]

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Rethinking Unreached People Groups (Part 2)

In the first post about the ‘people groups’ interpretation of the Great Commission, we said that it depicts the ethnic groups of the world as the target or ‘hoop’ of our missions efforts. To be successful by this plan, we must aim to evangelize some from each and every people group on the planet. In […]

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Product and Process

I just finished my rookie season as a parent, so I’m far from knowing it all. But I think I at least have figured out the goal of parenting. Might say it like this: “the goal of parenting is to train a healthy, mature, fully-functioning adult.” I think most parents would agree that this is […]

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