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Reaching the Least-Reached in Restricted Times

August 11, 2020 |

With Covid-19’s ongoing impact on our world, is it possible to continue reaching least-reached people with the Good News of Jesus? Yes. Despite rapid changes and restrictions, disciples of Jesus—people like Sara—continue to find ways to carry out His Great Commission. Sara leads a discipleship-mission training in a predominantly Muslim region of Kenya. She was…

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Living in the Love of Christ

July 21, 2020 |

“I was living my life in darkness, totally ignorant about Jesus Christ and His love,” Amrit said. Born into a Hindu family in northeast India, Amrit was raised to worship the gods and goddesses his parents did. As a young man, he observed all the festivals but often as an opportunity to drink or gamble.…

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Fruitful Out of Season

June 30, 2020 |

Towards the end of His ministry on earth, Jesus was hungry one morning as He traveled to Jerusalem. When He saw a fig tree, He only found bare leaves though He searched for fruit. The Gospel records that it was not the season for figs. Jesus was obviously disappointed; he commanded, “Let no one eat…

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Transformed by the Power of God’s Presence

June 23, 2020 |

In December 2019, I was given an amazing opportunity to travel to Uganda to capture stories for Global Disciples. I’m usually dreaming for clients at a computer, filming around the Lancaster County, or editing stories I have filmed. While my two young sons make sure I don’t stay too clean for too long, typically my life…

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24 Hours of Global Stories

May 13, 2020 |

Ever heard a story so good you had to share it? Global Disciples is sharing 24 never heard stories from all around the world. We want to share this current good news with you! Check out #24HoursOfGlobalStories on Instagram and Facebook to view more of these stories. 1. “During this period of COVID- 19 where…

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What Can I Do Today?

April 17, 2020 |

What can I do today? Have you been asking yourself that lately? Has your routine suddenly and radically shifted away from the tasks and activities that mark your time and energy? Maybe it’s not about finding a routine or rhythm but you’re asking this question out of a sense of helplessness, a need to fix…

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Creative in a Global Crisis

April 14, 2020 |

Our friends have asked Global Disciples how Covid-19 is affecting our international staff and training directors. Well, we’re only beginning to hear stories about God at work in these unusual days. Restrictions on travel, the size of gatherings, stay-at-home orders, lockdowns, and social distancing in some form are a common experience. These have forced Global…

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An Unusual Easter

April 9, 2020 |

This is not the Easter we had planned. Not the Good Friday we expected. It was going to be all spring and celebration, a time to rejoice in new life and the power of the Resurrection.   We planned to share our worship in the company of the family of God. To gather and raise our voices in…

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Do I Lean on the Holy Spirit’s Equipping and Work with Other Disciples to Accomplish the Task?

April 9, 2020 |

As a disciple of Jesus, do I lean on the Holy Spirit’s equipping and work with other disciples to accomplish the task?  Read Ephesians 2:8-10; 4:15-16 Yo-Yo Ma is a gifted and renowned cellist, a musical innovator who’s poured his life into knowing and perfecting his instrument. When I’m creatively stuck, I often reach for…

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Lent: Equipped to Work Together

April 7, 2020 |

  As you consider your life as a disciple of Jesus, do you allow the Holy Spirit to equip you and work to accomplish His task? This task is to make Jesus known to people and to disciple them. We call it mission or the Great Commission. Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that we’re created in…

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Do I Follow the Spirit’s Prompting that Leads Me to Multiply Disciples?

April 2, 2020 |

As a disciple of Jesus, do I follow the Spirit’s prompting that leads me to multiply disciples?   Read Acts 8:27-38; 9:10-19  Have you ever experienced “the nudge”? Not the nudge your mom gave you for making noise in church. Or the one from your spouse letting you know you just “over-shared” with your friends.   I mean that divine nudge from the Spirit. The one…

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Lent: Acting on the Spirit’s Nudge

March 31, 2020 |

As a disciple of Jesus, do you follow the Spirit’s prompting to share Jesus with others? To recognize and act on the Spirit’s nudge is part of effective discipleship. In Acts, the Spirit prompted, spoke, directed, and yes, nudged Christ-followers to fulfill the mission. And the same Spirit still prompts us to act in obedience…

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