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The Wise Men: Faithful and Focused Expectancy

December 20, 2019 |

Read Matthew 2:1-12   Imagine following a star, a single light among many, a sign only seen in the dark of night.    When we look at the story of the wise men, we do not know how many there were, how long their travels took them, but we know they set their sights on a star and followed it. They traveled on with…

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Advent: Willing to Follow–the Wise Men & Muslims

December 16, 2019 |

As I ponder and prepare for Christmas, I’m reminded that God loves to work through the one, through the individual. To draw us into His plan with Him. Take the wise men. I don’t know if there were two or three or more, or exactly where they came from. But what faith! They knew this…

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Joseph: Willing to Risk

December 12, 2019 |

Read Matthew 1:15-2:25  What are you willing to risk to be part of God’s mission?   That’s not the question you usually get asked at Christmas, is it? Maybe you have more on your mind in this season than how you will fulfill God’s mission.    Christmas is about God’s mission to bring the Savior into the…

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Advent: Willing to Risk–Joseph & Innis

December 9, 2019 |

At Christmas, I’m reminded of how often God uses just one person to move His plan along. And we know that with God, one is a big number. Think about Joseph. He doesn’t get the attention that Mary does but when God spoke to Joseph, he obeyed. God asked him to do a hard thing,…

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Mary: Willing to Serve

December 5, 2019 |

Read Luke 1:26-38 Oh, Mary! She gets all the good press each Christmas. She enters the story in this amazing scene with the angel, hearing the news that God has chosen her to be part of fulfilling His promise for the Messiah.      We’re so familiar with her role in the story, we can easily…

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Advent: Willing to Serve–Mary & Nira

December 2, 2019 |

With God, one is a big number. He often uses just one person to make a difference in multiplying His Kingdom. Even in the Christmas story, we see how one can be significant in the Father’s plans. Think of Mary. She was a young woman with nothing to commend her, no position or wealth or…

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Learning from Rehoboam: Leaders Choose to whom they Listen

October 15, 2019 |

To whom do you listen when you have a tough decision to make? Rehoboam, like all leaders, had a choice to make. And the choice of who the leader listens to can have significant outcomes, as it did for Rehoboam. We have already seen that Rehoboam learned that failing to listen would cost his leadership.…

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Stewards Seek Wisdom in Trials

October 7, 2019 |

James 1:1-5 is a passage rich with words to those whom God has entrusted with leadership responsibilities. As stewards operating in leadership roles, it is wise to be constantly reminded we serve one Lord and one Savior, who is King over one Kingdom. Acknowledging we are bond-servants following the direction of our Lord helps us…

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Why We Do What We Do

September 25, 2019 |

The way I hear people on our team talk about Global Disciples is changing significantly. I’ve noticed is that as we introduce people to Global, more of us start by explaining why we do what we do. Why Global Disciples exists gets to the heart of the matter. It’s about our motivation. And it’s about…

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Nothing is Impossible

August 19, 2019 |

“Bringing one Muslim to faith in Christ is not easy,” Mamo, an Ethiopian church leader explained. “But nothing is impossible for the Lord!” Mamo lives and ministers among the communities bordering Somalia, a region that is staunchly Muslim. He has witnessed God doing amazing things to bring people to the light and salvation found in…

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Who is This Jesus?

August 13, 2019 |

“Who is this Jesus who loves me?” Zala asked, tears running down her face. For the first time in her life, she had heard the name of Jesus. And the message that He came, the Son of God, to die for her sins…all because He loved her. Can you imagine what would your life be…

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Fulfilling the Great Commission

June 29, 2019 |

Jesus left His disciples with a mission to fulfill. And the Global Story looks at how disciples around the world are carrying on this mission today…

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