An Exhortation For Missionaries To Keep Their Eyes Fixed On The Kingdom

For our sake He became poor…so that by His poverty, we might become rich.

This is an exhortation to act, not for the sake of doing, but for the sake of being in the presence of your Savior. To get a glimpse of His life, what He did, how He felt, how He hurt, how He loved, how He healed. How His eyes were fixed on another kingdom. With intentionality in His every step, He came, He laid down His life. Pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities, upon Him was the chastisement that brings us peace. By His stripes, we are healed. Because of the wrath of God that was poured out on Him, He can say ‘I died, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys to death and hell.’

Our Time In The Amazon

Earlier this month myself, Mark Vann, and Nick Crawford were able to travel to the Benjamin and Javari area of the Amazon and work with two of our network church planters Richard and Ashley Whittemore as well as several local church planters that they are building partnerships with. Richard and his family have lived in Benjamin Constant, Amazonas Brazil for over two years working with local believers, fighting for justice in their city, and taking the gospel everywhere they go. I hope that I can share a bit of their story well ...

Getting In The Trenches

I recently had a conversation, and we were talking about an old friend. It intrigued me when they mentioned that they were doing great because of a prestigious job position. It was familiar to me, because of my former way of thinking that making good grades, majoring in the right field, getting a good job and then working until retirement was how I, and the world around me defined success. This pursuit can be a worthy one, but one major thing cannot be forgotten ….. to fully live in Christ. Jesus has called His followers to a life of self denial, a life where less is more, first is last, giving is receiving, and loosing your life is finding it.