Earlier this year, Luke Proctor and I had the privilege of traveling to Monterrey, Mexico to encourage and observe our partners there. Here is an update on the highlights of their work. The Lord is doing many great things through these men!
Sexuality defines my generation. Our identities are wrapped in our sexual preferences, our self-worth is defined by the state of our latest relationships, and hidden secrets isolate us from close friends and family. But I think similar problems affect all generations, not just my own.
IS SEXUAL SIN THAT BIG OF A DEAL?
Pornography addiction. Premarital sex. Lust. Homosexual attraction. Extramarital affair. Do you ever feel like sins are “ranked” in their importance, and that all of the ones having to do with sex are the worst? None of us is immune from the temptation to choose what is easy and pleasurable over what is holy and life-giving.
“The Bible is irrelevant for two reasons: It’s inaccurate, and it’s outdated.”
Odds are, you’ve probably heard objections like this to the relevance of Scripture. We don’t want to believe such accusations, but the questions still linger in the back of our minds: Can the Bible really be trusted? Is the Bible really relevant? To answer those questions, we have to answer two other questions first…
This is a tough question. We believe in a good and powerful God. If this is all true, why doesn’t He answer our prayers? This is a question with which I have struggled personally.
I recently read this passage about Jesus’ ministry:
A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all. The crowd was amazed! Those who hadn’t been able to speak were talking, the crippled were made well, the lame were walking, and the blind could see again! And they praised the God of Israel, (Matthew 15:30-31).
June 5-18, 2018 | Plainfield, IN
Vacation Bible School was a blast! 700 kids gathered together each day for a week of VBS fun, games, and learning about the love of Jesus. These kids even raised over $15,000 for missionaries who serve in sports and education ministry in the Balkans! Kids, adults, and families were greatly blessed by this week and we are thankful for all those who were involved.