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

Suffering in vocational ministry

‘We must suffer without self-pity, resentment, and murmuring, but with rejoicing. Then we advance the gospel.’ ‘As a young pastor, I entered the ministry prepared for the rejoicing but not for the suffering. When the inevitable buffetings and… Read More

Hope of the coming kingdom

‘…You look at me in this wheelchair paralyzed for 52 years and most people would think, “Oh, you’re looking forward to your new body?” And, yeah, Ok. That’s, again, one of those fringe benefits. ‘But I’m looking forward… Read More

Pride growing in our hearts

Key statements: “We know the disease, but we don’t recognize the symptoms.” “We certainly don’t think we deserve suffering, heartbreak, or discipline.” “But when we experience these things, we grow bitter, frustrated, and disturbed because we believe we’re… 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

Recent posts of interest–part 2

Gospel Grace Versus Dead Religion–part 6 (Mục sư phạm tội ngoại tình) Doctrine of the Church for Calvinists Gospel Grace Versus Dead Religion–part 5 Gospel Grace Versus Dead Religion–part 4 Suffering in vocational ministry Cơ đốc nhân Việt Nam: Bạn… Read More

Key ways to love one another

DeYoung lists 11 key ways for Christians to love one another. Here are a few: ‘Pray and follow up.I always find it amazing (and encouraging) that so many people will pray for me in a time of crisis… Read More

Prosperity Gospel?

Regarding her mom’s cancer, Hong writes: ‘My “why” question assumed a direct relationship between sin and suffering: the person in pain did something bad; therefore, she’s suffering now. ‘Much to my surprise, I realized this line of thinking is… Read More

The gospel for Christians (Spurgeon)–In 1856 English

Phúc Âm cho Người Cơ Đốc (Spurgeon)–Bằng tiếng Anh từ năm 1856 Here is a very important perspective from Mr. Spurgeon about grace in the life of the Christian even though preached to those who had not yet… Read More