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

Who needs grace most?

‘All of us need grace, the saint as well as the sinner. The most conscientious, dutiful, hardworking Christian needs God’s grace as much as the most dissolute, hard-living sinner. All of us need the same grace. The sinner… Read More

A lifetime message: the gospel for believers

‘If it’s true our relationship with God is based on his grace instead of our performance, why are we so prone to fall into good-day-bad-day thinking? It’s because we’ve relegated the gospel to the unbeliever. Regardless of when… Read More

Not on probation as performers

‘Why is it that every time we feel a little disconnected from you [God], or hear the condemning voice of the enemy; or encounter other believers more zealous, missionaries more generous, or young converts more committed than us–why… 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

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

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

Redefinition of Success

‘… is there any higher priority in every generation than to stop and pray and consider what it means to do the Lord’s work in the Spirit to the exclusion of the flesh? Many important matters press upon us… Read More

Real Freedom in Christ

What does it mean to really know Christ and be set free to enjoy the Lord? Is it about following rules or following the Ruler? Is it about laws or about our Lord? To find out, let’s look… Read More

Pragmatism in Practice

‘Let me define what I mean by “pragmatist.” It’s the approach that says a church can use any effective means to win people to Jesus, make disciples, grow the church, or build the kingdom. A church may adopt… Read More