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How the Church Hurts Singles

If we are silent about what God has said about the gift of singleness (1 Cor 7), those who are single in the church will be vulnerable to deceptive philosophies of the world. Consider these two...

My Uncle Would Not Be Pleased

Satan and the demons are doing all they can to war against the Lord of Hosts. They cannot hurt Him directly, so they focus all of their weapons on those He loves. Satan’s top priority is to strike...

Pregnant and Ashamed

A few weeks ago, a woman shared a heartbreaking story with me. God had blessed her and her husband with eight children. Every day, they were pouring themselves out with Great Commission intensity to...

Revival

One of the great revivals in the Old Testament took place when the servants of King Josiah found the lost Book of the Law (The portions of the Bible which had been given up to that point in...

Jesus and His Siblings

Jesus is the most important person who has ever lived. He is the one and only God-man. Christians study his life, as has been revealed in the Gospels, backwards and forwards. Yet for the first...

When The State Rules The Church

On May 13, 2007 the Chicago Sun Times ran a story from an Illinois middle school where students, as a part of a Health Class, were made to watch the R-rated movie, Brokeback Mountain.[i]  Not only...

My Attitude Toward the Bible Has Changed

The church service finished about fifteen minutes ago. You are talking with a group of Christian friends, when a visitor approaches you and says, “I have some questions. Can you talk to me?” You and...

Mission Malaysia: Day 1

On Tuesday, our team said goodbye to our friends in Singapore, and took a short 45 minute flight north to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is a very different place than Singapore. Most notably, it is a...

Mission Singapore: Day 5

Sunday was a highlight. Elim church has two services in English, and one service in Burmese (people from the country now called Myanmar). I had the honor of preaching in the two English services. My...

Mission Singapore: Day 4

I continue to be overwhelmed with what an honor and privilege it is to be here. Pastor Glen and Pastor Wilson from Elim Church in Singapore have been incredibly gracious and welcoming. To have their...

Mission Singapore: Day 3

God continues to bless our journey and our mission. Our brothers and sisters in Christ here have shown us tremendous hospitality. The food has been delicious. Although I had a funny experience at...

Mission Singapore: Day 1

What an honor to be here! I left Chicago Monday 500pm and arrived in Singapore on Wednesday at 1230pm. God is doing amazing things here in giving churches a vision for family ministry. I was invited...

Bashing Dads in Church

Father's Day is coming up fast. In many churches, an entire sermon will be dedicated to the issue of fatherhood. Sadly, many of these sermons will be laced with jokes about how men are bumbling...

The Family and Global Evangelism

The Family and Global Evangelism

God created the family to play an essential role in world evangelization. In this message, Rob Rienow walks through the Bible connecting the institution of family and the Great...

Husbands and Spiritual Warfare

Husbands and Spiritual Warfare

Men, if you seek to commit yourself to love your wife, to serve her, and to become the spiritual leader in your marriage, you should prepare yourself for major spiritual attack. Satan will throw...