John 11: 1 – 57

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A close up picture of a leaf with text over it that reads, "I am the resurrection and the life the one who believes in me will live. Even though they die; and whoever lives by beliving in me will never die." (John 11:25-26)

Scripture Reading: Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) So the sisters sent … Read More

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

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A drawn building of 7 floors.

I was teaching and facilitating the College of Prayer weekend in Mexico City with several other Latino pastors. The focus of the weekend was the heart cry, “Lord, teach us to pray!” This theme reminded me how two years previous, my wife and I had been teaching at Ambrose University … Read More

Called to Proclaim the Gospel

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Fog lingers over mountains.

We don’t often see much around us that gives us hope. From various news reports flying across our computer screens, to the resistance of our Nigerien friends when they hear the Gospel, we are faced with despair. We mourn the recent death of a Fulani friend who heard the Gospel … Read More

John 10: 1 – 40

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A picture of sheep with text overtop that reads, "I am the good shephered. THe good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep" (John 10:11).

Scripture Reading: “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.  The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.  The gatekeeper opens the gate … Read More

Overwhelmed by Brokenness

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Pink flowers decorate the outer wall of a beige building.

San Pablito, Mexico is a beautiful community built on the side of a mountain with radiant flowers, trees, and fruit. The people are welcoming, and hospitality is their natural gift. However, there is also much brokenness. During one of our weekly meetings I was overwhelmed by the weight of this … Read More

Isaac’s Journey

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Arabic text translated to English on a piece of paper.

One of the most amazing and enduring mysteries of Christianity is the radical transformation of a person through the power of the Holy Spirit by reading and applying God’s Word. According to Jared Wilson’s new book, The Gospel Driven Church, the Bible is so powerfully effective in transforming people that … Read More

Alliance Connection Fall 2019

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A small tile mosaic of the face of Jesus.

In the seat next to you on the plane. The Old Testament Christophany. In houses of prayer and coffee fellowships. In drug-addicted brothers, and alcoholic fathers. In reconciliation, theological conversation, even moments of desperation. It is our hope and prayer that you will see, and recognize, the face of Jesus. … Read More

John 9: 1 – 41

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A picture of hands with dirt on them with text overtop that reads, "I wasblind but now I see." (John 9:25)

Scripture Reading: As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be … Read More

Rising Concern

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City block that has been destroyed by war.

Globally, there is a rising concern among Christians regarding the recent developments with Turkey and Syria. As Christians, we need to partner together to pray and stand in solidarity for the thousands of people who are suffering. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), stated “The escalation of military attacks in the … Read More

John 8: 12 – 59

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Image of clouds with the text "Before Abraham was Born. I am. John 8:58"

Scripture Reading: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.” … Read More