DISCLAIMER #1: This post is not against missionaries, nor against any one preacher that has visited or spoke at any Slavic church. Most of these “guest preachers” are people who fear God, are called by God, and are doing the Lord’s work all over the world. Many of them do genuinely need financial assistance, and treat every donation with outmost integrity. DISCLAIMER #2: Many of … Continue reading A Call to Reform a “Culture of Guest Preachers” in the Slavic Church
Why plant a new church? I’m part of a team that is planting a new church in the diverse Northwest culture with a purpose to reach and impact the local community . Many have asked why. For my senior paper in college, I wrote a 50 page paper on the effectiveness and need of church planting. I have taken some small parts out of that paper, to … Continue reading Why Church Planting?
On Monday, November 30th, over 12,000 people jam-packed the Mabee Center of Oral Roberts University and thousands more watched online, as the world paid tribute to Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. He died on Nov. 22 of cancer. Undoubtedly, Pastor Billy Joe left behind a great legacy; he started Victory Christian Center, a church of 17,000 members. He also founded Victory Christian School, International Victory Bible … Continue reading Report from Memorial Service of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty
Who you surround yourself with has a tremendous affect on your life! The environment you place yourself in will either promote you to growth, or can be a hindrance to your growth and development. Did you know that some sharks, if allowed to develop and freely grow can be as long as 41 feet? But, when a shark is born and is placed in an … Continue reading who’s your friends
As I sit in Starbucks and enjoy a Tall Vanilla Latte as well as the sight of my beautiful wife, something comes to my mind that I need to do that I have been putting off. I have received a couple of emails from people asking me my opinions of Starbucks, and this “movement” amongst some groups to boycott Starbucks. The people who wrote me, … Continue reading boycott starbucks?
Coming revival or will things get worse?Recently, I have begun to look into scriptures, to find out what we, the church, will face, in the coming days. Some, especially in the church, proclaim that we are living in the worst of times, and it’s only going to get worse. Others believe the whole world is going to be saved. So whats really going to happen?Let … Continue reading coming revival, or gloom and doom
Did you know that many scholars believe that the 12 disciples whom Jesus chose were probably under the age of 20 when Jesus selected them, all except Peter? Very different then the common pictures of Jesus and his old bearded disciples.Recently, I was doing an exegesis on Mathew 17:24-27, where Jesus tells Peter to catch a fish, and in the fish, he would find a … Continue reading age of the disciples