Saturday, October 22, 2011

Grace: wk 1, "Chosen by Grace"

Click here for a free PDF version of my talk.
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Tuesday an MP3 shows up here.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Will You Buy a Bible for Haiti?

I'm heading to Haiti with a team from Oakbrook Church to share Christ with the rural people around the village of Koupon.

There is a huge shortage of Creole Bibles in Haiti. Many Haitians know how to read (and more are learning) and many have a serious desire for the Bible; but God's Word isn't available.

Would you buy a Creaole Bible so we can take it to Haiti in Nov? My hope is we would have have cases we can take down; some now and some with each team that goes.

Click here to buy one (black) for $25.75 +ship*. Or click here (red) if the other link says "sold out."

Simply drop it off at Oakbrook Church or have it shipped directly:
Oakbrook Church
3409 S. 200 W.
Kokomo IN 46902
Please help us share the hope and Word of God with the receptive people of Haiti.

Thanks in advance for your help. If you order one I'd love to know--think about posting on this blog if you do.

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." 

(*It is very hard to find any kind of Creole Bible. These are somewhat pricey but that is because the law of supply & demand. There is simply no supplier for an inexpensive Bible that Haitians can understand.)

Bible 101: Circumcision

A question that comes up a lot when people start reading the Old Testament is, "What's the deal with circumcision? What does it mean?"

We see this in Genesis 17:9-14. Click here to read it, then come back. I'll wait.

(Thought you'd never get back. Not a speed reader? Me neither...)

Why did God require circumcision:

1. As a sign of obedience to Him in all matters.

2. As a sign of belonging to his covenant* people. (*God promised to be with the Jews--His chosen people.) Once circumcised, there was no turning back. A man would be identified as a Jew forever.

3. As a symbol of "cutting off" the old life of sin, purifying one's heart and dedicating oneself to God.
(credit: NLT Life Application Study Bible)

Now aren't we all relieved Jesus is the way of a new covenant? ;-)

Monday, October 3, 2011


c2 stand for "Christ Centered." We're in a series based on the natural movements that one goes through from the beginnings of faith to maturity in faith:

EXPLORING Christ > GROWING in Christ > CLOSE to Christ > Christ CENTERED

This is my teaching on Relationships, or as I hijacked it; CONNECTEDNESS.

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By Tues an MP3 will be posted here.
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"If only there was an audio Bible narrated by Marcel the Shell." ;-)