Category Archives: Gospel – Salvation

Church Planting: Indigenous & Foreign Seeds

Indigenous, Insiders, Locals, Nationals… these terms refer to the critical resource of those people within a particular target context. Indigenous seeds are able to account for and either benefit from or are able to grow despite of their particular contexts. … Continue reading

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God with You: The Gospel is about Relationship

In the perennial discussions of Calvinistic-Reformed theologies and the various other interpretations of soteriological reality, from extreme to extreme, these tertiary issues of “how” one is saved overshadow the main thing: God himself and the fact that he saves [in … Continue reading

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A Call to the Church for the Unengaged & Unreached from 1645: Simon de Figueiredo & Jesuits in Tibet

After about 15 years of Christians engaging the Tibetan world, in Ladakh, Guge [a former kingdom in western Tibet], and Utsang [central Tibet]. The Portuguese mission work in India and China was coinciding with the European-Asian trade, and as new … Continue reading

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Relational Proclamation of the Word, Personally and in Church: Practical “Distractions” for Sharing Christ in the 3rd World

Following a blog post from ThomRanier.com—http://ow.ly/k8vh1–I was reminded of a very real issue for expectations and reality of being a faithful Christ follower in the non-West cultures. Talk about “First World Problems,” Ranier’s list and the subsequent comments show the contextual … Continue reading

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On the Image of God

GENESIS 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all … Continue reading

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What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part IV): The Result

“For we are his masterpiece, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God previously prepared that in them we should walk.” Much more than workmanship (Romans 1:20), those who believe in faith and hope and trust in Jesus for their salvation and only hope become God’s children: this new life and identity means mere workmanship becomes masterpieces! Continue reading

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What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part III): The Difference

God is. He is holy and gracious and rich in mercy and abounding in love, and this love he loves us with is the greatest conceivable kind of love ever! “But God…” is a promise: Continue reading

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