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Transcending Time

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As the nights grow from cool to cold we bask in the glory of our great God. I’m so excited about what the Lord is doing with and through CBU, and I am so encouraged by our partnership together. We just had an amazing time together at our November Gathering in Ridgecrest; when we get together, we generate a world-changing faith. For those of you missed our November Ga...

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Back To Basics

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Faithfully following Jesus means faithfully passing on to others what he has entrusted to us....

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Transfigured On Purpose

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By unveiling the glory of Jesus, the Father got the attention of the disciples so they would listen to him....

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Eagles and Turkeys

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God seats us in Christ in the heavenly places, but we often forget who we are and spend our time pecking around with an earth-based perspective....

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The Glory of Jesus

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Jesus came to show us the remarkable glory of God....

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Following Jesus

Someone exploring the Christian faith recently asked me: 'What does it mean to follow Jesus - practically - on a day to day basis?' That's a great question - and here's my answer....

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Harvest Time

Jesus is continually inviting us to partner with Him in the Father's harvest, even when it doesn't seem like it is the opportune time....

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Strength and Courage

Have you ever faced a moment of genuine intimidation? Have you ever been gripped with fear to the degree that you were paralysed - unable to move? This is what Joshua felt as he stood at the threshold of his moment of destiny....

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Reflections on my daughter's wedding

Weddings happen all over the world, every day. But it's not every day that my own daughter gets married. We just returned from Nagoya, Japan, where my oldest daughter Julia married Kazuyoshi Matsumoto. Here's the story behind the story, followed by some reflections from a fatherly perspective. ...

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The Mission of Easter

It’s that time of year when we get to hit the pause button from everything else going on ...

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Ministry Update: Busy But Blessed

A common response to the question, 'How's it going?' is 'Busy!'. And while it's true that we can be too busy, I often respond by saying, 'Better busy than bored!'. And while that's also true, there is something that's even better than being busy - and that is being blessed. In reflecting on what we've been up to, we've been busy ... but we're blessed!...

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Like a Mighty Rushing Wind

The active presence of the Holy Spirit is not something God intended to be limited to the early church; this is also our inheritance in Christ....

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Reading the Koran in Church

Recently an episode in Scotland reminded us about the need to be clear: there is only one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ...

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Ukraine Update

Who pastors the pastors? I was recently meeting with our pastors in Ukraine, encouraging them in their rewarding but demanding task of gospel ministry in Ukraine....

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Back to the Future

As great as the past was, God is calling us forward to the future. But the future God has for us is rooted in what he has already done as described in the Bible....

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Imagine a generous husband who gets a big bonus and decides to buy his wife a diamond ring for Christmas. It comes in small package, and when she opens it, she admires it, thanks him, but then sets it to the side. In the midst of all the Christmas-day chaos, the small but valuable diamond ring gets knocked off the end table, covered in Christmas paper, and lost. ...

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Faith for the New Year

As we prepare to enter the New Year, our focus on being faithful with the gospel is more important than ever. I was recently chatting with my dad about the impact CBU has had over the decades since our first conference in 1974. Thousands have been touched, but it has been for a purpose. ...

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My Perspective on the Presidential Election

Our nation is still processing the results of the recent election. As Christians, it is important to allow the Bible to frame not only how we think about this election, but how we position ourselves in a nation that desperately needs healing. For believers, the mission of God has to be the over-riding concern that governs our lives. ...

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Navigating Transitional Times

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We live in turbulent times of significant transition. How do we navigate these moments?...

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A Series of Fortunate Events

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Sometimes a small seed planted grows into something big - and grows into unexpected places....

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Crossing The Jordan

Every generation has the 'cross the Jordan' to enter the place, purpose, and provision God has for it....

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Restoration

Restoration is a hard thing to believe. Can the future be better than the past? That's what God's people in Jerusalem were wondering. ...

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Surviving The Storms

How do we navigate the storms that hit us as we follow Jesus? Several stories in the Bible point us in the right direction....

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Walking With the Father

What does maturity look like? How do we grow up in Christ? There are a few power verses that give us an answer. ...

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Pentecostal Power

God gives us the power of the Holy Spirit to make us effective witnesses. The compelling story of Ivan Vornaev show's God's power in action. ...

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A Power Paradigm

The Book of Acts describes an Apostolic Paradigm for Gospel Progress. We need the Power of the Holy Spirit - And More....

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The Wisdom of Seeking God

A Power Promise: Enjoy the reward of Seeking God in 2012...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

As we start a new year, we start with the faith that God has great things in store for us....

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