QUYỀN NĂNG CAO CẢ CỦA ĐỨC CHÚA TRỜI Ở VIỆT NAM (Ê-phê 1:4-5)

Prayer mirrors the gospel: Miller

‘Prayer mirrors the gospel. In the gospel, the Father takes as we are because of Jesus and gives us his gift of salvation. In prayer, the Father receives us as we are because of Jesus and gives us… Read More

A wrong view of maturity: Miller

‘We tell ourselves, “Strong Christians pray a lot. If I were a stronger Christian, I’d pray more.” Strong Christians do pray more, but they pray more because they realize how weak they are. They don’t try to hide… Read More

Resources for Christian Living

Ray Ortlund Jerry Bridges Scotty Smith Don Whitney John Piper Mark Dever David Platt Jerry Bridges Greg Gilbert Millard Erickson J. I. Packer Zane Pratt Tim Keller Paul Miller GSiV Resource Page

Missions: Success, faithfulness, rapid, deception

‘Let’s be honest: faithfulness is not the first synonym that springs to mind when we hear the word success. ‘Over the past 20 years, a proliferation of new missionary methods has shifted the definition of missionary success. Increasingly, I meet missionaries… Read More

Expecting Rapid?

Should those planting churches overseas expect their work to unfold rapidly? That’s a question posed and answered by Mr. Clark. ‘Missionaries often start their journey into ministry with high expectations. Chief among them is a hope for fruit… Read More

Debate about methods of church planting and discipling

Within recent days there’s been more discussion of the legitimacy of CPM (Church Planting Movements) and DMM (Disciple Making Movements), etc. The question is, Are these systems biblical tools that a missionary can (should?) use? Many see serious… Read More

Unreached People Groups and Overemphasis on Speed

‘UPGs [unreached people groups] are hard to get to, difficult to live among, and it will take men and women of character and grit and good training—supported by churches with sober expectations (not measuring success by converts and… Read More

Cross-cultural ministry and hardship

‘Gospel work, especially when it is compounded with the wear and tear of cross-cultural ministry in a hostile context, is accomplished because of hard things not despite them. For example, learning a new language and a new script is hard work. There’s… Read More

Missionaries and Difficult Plodding

“A missionary plods through the first year or two, thinking that things will be different when he speaks the language. He is baffled to find, frequently, that they are not. He is stripped of all that may be… Read More

“Success” and Missions: G. Aylward

What would the Baptist missionary Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) teach us about biblical missions? ‘As an adult, Aylward stood less than 5 feet tall in her ragged clothes, and she had little formal education. This small woman looked unlikely… Read More