Church, Ministry, Missions, and Wine Skins

Jesus’s saying about “new wineskins” is one of His best known sayings: And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2:22 ESV) Over

The Apostolic Pattern of Acts 13 (2017)

Luke’s description of the church in Antioch in Acts 13 presents Antioch as the prototype church in the nations and Paul and Barnabas’ sending from Antioch as the biblical pattern for formation and sending in the church. This chapter is foundational for our understanding of church, formation, and sending.

#PrayFirst – A Call to Intercession for Refugees

The political solutions to the refugee crisis are incredibly complex. Christians who love Jesus even disagree deeply on the proper political solutions to the refugee crisis. Political solutions are important, but as the global church let’s prioritize prayer for a great harvest among the refugees.

The New Testament, Israel, and the Nations

It is a common assumption that the New Testament shifts the focus from Israel to the nations. The New Testament does give a clear directive to take the gospel to the nations and also describes the spread of the gospel among the gentiles. However this Great Commission is not disconnected from God’s promises to Israel.

Finishing the Great Commission – The Gospel of the Kingdom

Evangelism is the beginning of the Great Commission but the Great Commission goes much deeper than that. Evangelism is a key activity of the Great Commission, but the Great Commission is also intended to prepare the nations to be judged on a single question.

The Battle Over Ishmael’s Promises and the Coming Revival in the Middle East

It is impossible to understand God’s redemptive plan without understanding both the promises given to Israel and the promises given to Ishmael. Though we need far more, there are a few believers speaking about Israel’s promises. Right now there are very few speaking about Ishmael’s promises.

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