My wife and four-year-old son just returned last week from a two-week missions trip to Panama. While there, God allowed us to be in church with our missionary friends on two Sundays and their Thursday mid-week service, see their childrens and teenage classes, and meet a lot of their wonderful church members. On one Saturday … Read More


The wave of persecution came crashing into the shores of the church at Jerusalem.  The last few hours and days had seen a landslide of affliction and affirmation sweep into the Lord’s church at Jerusalem; though the church was no stranger to persecution, this kind provoked God’s people to assemble and to pray.  With the … Read More


Just before the Lord Jesus ascended back to Heaven, He gave the Great Commission to His followers in that day and to all of us to take the whole Word to the whole world (Matthew 20:18-20).  The word “commission” means “an authoritative command.”  He was giving us His desire to be engaged in reaching all … Read More


“And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” –Acts 1:8b In this passage, we are commanded to take the Gospel to all people, and based on the wording of this verse, we are to do it simultaneously. What … Read More


“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40 Have you ever been approached by someone begging at a stoplight or in a parking lot and didn’t know what to do for them? Have you later wondered if they had a place … Read More


In Colossians 1:28, Paul uses the phrase “every man” three times.  As we prepare for our annual World Missions Conference, that phrase stirs my heart as I realize that we have a responsibility both personally and corporately to reach “every man” with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This responsibility begins right here at home.  You … Read More