Musings and Meditations

The Gospel is not how people get to heaven. The Gospel is how people get to God. John Piper Why Missions? This question haunts me, and maybe it haunts you too. When we think about the financial cost, the personal sacrifice, the family separation, not to mention the physical danger, the question makes sense. If […]

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I have found there are three stages in every great work of God: First, it is impossible; then it is difficult, then it is done Hudson Taylor Are you facing difficulties? Is there something in your life that you do not believe you can overcome? Are you trying to re-write a painful past? Perhaps you […]

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Man has two great spiritual needs: One is forgiveness The other is for goodness. — Billy Graham — When I encounter someone who’s life is falling apart, I can be so judgmental. They are lazy. They are immoral. They are irresponsible. Rarely do I think – they are looking for God and haven’t found him […]

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When all is said, that can be said on this issue (of lostness), the greatest remaining mystery is not the character of God nor the destiny of lost people. The greatest mystery is why those who are charged with rescuing the lost have spend two-thousand years doing other things. . . — Robertson McQuilkin — […]

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Do all the good that you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.  –John Wesley — “Sit down young man. When God pleases to convert the heathen, he will do it […]

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Behind the shameful apathy and lethargy of the church, that allows one thousand million. . . Human beings to go to their graves in ignorance of the gospel, there lies a practical doubt, if not denial, of their lost condition. — A.T. Pierson — It is hard for me to remember that every person I […]

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“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” William Carey   I spend a lot of time talking with people about God’s will. Students are concerned about jobs, marriage, calling, schooling, friends, priorities, etc. The more serious the decision, the more stress it generates. For many, there is […]

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“If ten men are carrying a log — nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end — and you want to help, which end will you lift on?” William Borden – Missionary to Egypt How many churches are in your city? How many ministers work in these churches? If your […]

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“Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love” — Roland Allen   “For God so loved the world that he gave…” (John 3:16) “But God demonstrated his own love for us …” (Romans 5:8) “We love because he first loved us…” (1 John 4:19) We […]

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“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” — Samuel Zwemer Missionary history is a fascinating story. There is passion, intrigue, bravery, death, success, love. In truth, anything you want in a good story can be found in the stories of God’s missionaries as they traveled the world and carried the gospel to […]

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