Monday, November 23, 2015

A Great Way to Get to Know Romans from Tim Challies

The book of Romans is an absolute treasure. J.I. Packer expresses it well when he says, “All roads in the Bible lead to Romans, and all views afforded by the Bible are seen most clearly from Romans, and when the message of Romans gets into a person’s heart there is no telling what may happen.” I want the message of Romans to continue to get into my heart and life. To that end, I listened to Michael Kruger’s recent lectures on the book and want to commend them to you. Read more …

Friday, November 20, 2015

Items Needed to Encourage Needy Pastors in the Philippines

There are over 41,000 untrained and undertrained pastors in the Philippines; many make less than $30 monthly to support their families. They therefore, have no extra funds for study material, health items, personal and family apparel, etc.

Below is a list of new and used items we would like to collect throughout this year for distribution to some of these needy Filipino pastors:

Books (new and used) on evangelical pastoral ministry, commentaries, and Bible study helps
Study Bibles (new and used)

Laptops (new/ used)

Hearing aids (new/used)

Bottles of Multi-vitamins for adults and children (new)

Hygiene kits (new only) [band aids, first aid ointment, safety pins, wash  clothes, tooth brush, comb, fingernail clippers, etc.] Please place neatly in new ziplock bags.
Dress ties (new/used) Please fold neatly and place in ziplock bags.

Dress shirts (new) all sizes small, medium and large
Please fold neatly and place in ziplock bags.

Dress Shoes (new/used in very good condition), sizes 7-10

Packages of undershirts (new) all sizes small, medium and large

Socks (new)

Watches (new/used)

Back packs (new/used) All sizes.

Small radio, battery operated (for pastors in remote areas without electricity)

Cell phones (used)

These items can be sent to Kim Craig, (Ministry Assistant) 13011 55th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208 (residence), ph: (425) 316-1971 to be repacked in special shipping boxes and shipped to the Philippines.

(Please feel free to print this list and enclose in your church bulletin and newspaper.) Thank you!

(Please DO NOT send soiled, damaged, broken, torn, wrinkled, or dirty items. Send only items that will be a help and encouragement to our needy brothers in ministry. If possible please put each item in new ziplock bags.)


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling

by Tim Challies

Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling is a phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down… Publisher Thomas Nelson … is involved in an expansive new marketing campaign that involves a new web site and daily radio devotionals.

Yet it is a deeply troubling book. I am going to point out 10 serious problems with Jesus Calling in the hope that you will consider and heed these warnings. Read more …

Monday, November 9, 2015

5 Reasons You Should Take Your Bible to Church

by Lauren Hunter

Several years ago I posted a “tongue in cheek” article about NOT bringing your Bible to church. A number of readers missed the humor in it completely.

As the conversation unfolded one interesting thought emerged: Many people lack the self-control to just read their Bible during church and not text, Facebook, Tweet, check email, etc.

This article is a response to my original article. This time taking a positive, non- “tongue in cheek” approach to ways you can “bring your Bible to church.” Read more ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Commission to take the Gospel to the Nations

CTEN, is short for Commission To Every Nation, a service mission with 605 missionaries. When Margaret and I joined CTEN in 2013 there were 264 missionary units totaling 457 adult missionaries. Today in November 2015 there are 340 missionary units with a total of 605 missionaries. May God be praised!

Since 1994, CTEN has been composed of missionaries serving in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, as well as Canada and the USA. Most of the staff raise their own support. This keeps the overhead low, allows more resources to reach the field, and enables better counsel and support to missionaries.

CTEN provides financial accountability, is a member of ECFA, issues tax receipts, provides pastoral care for all its missionaries, conducts three new missionary orientations yearly, and also provides excellent newsletter service. Yes, may God be praised!

Commission To Every Nation
PO Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029-1307
Phone: (830) 896-8326; Toll-Free: (800) 872-5404

Commission To Every Nation Canada
PO Box 22017
11500 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Windsor, Ontario N8N 5G6
Toll Free: 888-863-4810