To truly understand your nature as a Christian, and to better know yourself, you must first realize there is two natures inside of you. One is the spirit and the other is the flesh. “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please….”
Today, in the modern church, the word tradition has almost become a dirty word. There are valid points of where tradition should not be accepted, such as non-doctrinally sound teachings and heresies that are anti-christ. But for the most part, we should embrace the true traditions of the Word of God and reject those that are not of Christ.
Problems are ever present in life. Those who can overcome them find success, but those who succumb to them find failure. The way you deal with problems will define who you are as a person. Time keeps going with or without you, so you better have a strategy to deal with problems or they will eat you up and spit you out. There are all sorts of ways of dealing with problems in life, some of which will yield good results and some that are a waste of time, but the simple fact is — The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems.
Throughout the Bible we see a pattern of prophets and mighty men of God hear the voice of the Lord in solitude. There is something powerful about separating oneself from the world to hear the voice of God. Jesus practiced this more than anyone and as you read the Gospels you will see that Jesus constantly sought solitude. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” — Mark 1:35
Humans are driven to explore the unknown. For some, there is an irresistible urge to find new paths, discover new lands, blaze new trails and push farther than anyone thought possible. The journey of discovery is often fraught with hardships and many failures, but to those who press on, against all odds, they are the ones who stand as pioneers and explorers.
Thank you, Tim and Will, for faithfully and boldly carrying out the work of Christ by literally being the hands and feet of Jesus in the most unreached and remote places of the world. I've followed your progress throughout the last 13 years since I became a new believer, and recently God put you guys on my heart to see what He has been doing through you…
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” — Deuteronomy 31:6. Strength and courage are callings of the Lord. The Lord tells us to believe in Him and to act accordingly. In essence, the Lord calls us to have a strong resolve and to trust Him. But you can’t have a strong resolve without an unshakeable faith. Below we discuss what it means to have a strong resolve and how to stand firm on the promises of God.
Oftentimes, life can feel like one big juggling act. There are bills to pay, jobs to work, mouths to feed, goals to achieve, problems to solve, ventures to plan, etc… Don’t get us wrong, these activities are important, but it leaves the vast majority of people feeling overwhelmed and physically and mentally exhausted. The simple answer would be to own less stuff or cut down on a busy schedule, but as important and helpful as those minimalist activities are, they are treating the symptom and not the cause. A cluttered and unfulfilled life cannot be cured through external fixes, but only through a change of the heart.
In each of us, there is an explorer’s heart. We all have a need to learn more, discover more and do more. Even from infancy humans are exploring. Kids try to utter words until they can finally speak, they crawl until they can finally walk, they take risks and learn how to navigate the world around them, and oftentimes, to the consternation of their parents, these infant explorations result in a few bumps and bruises. But such is life, and as we grow older, exploration of the world around us shapes who we are.
Can you tell us one of the most memorable ministry opportunities you had in your travels?Well, one of the most impactful testimonies that always comes to mind is the divine meeting with the Reindeer tribe. Most people are familiar with the episode and it is one of the most viewed ones that we’ve done…
The Earthquake: Day One - 11:56 AM Thamel District - Kathmandu, Nepal: A low rumble of what seems like a large truck passing by begins to vibrate the desk I am working at in our 2nd floor room. But something is different. The vibration begins to increase and I take my hands from the desk and lift them up like I have done something to cause this. I then look at a water bottle near me as it teeters around in a dancing motion and then falls to the ground. The deep rumble increases and the entire room begins to sway. I look over to William and both of our eyes grow wider as the vertigo motion takes hold. It feels as if we are aboard a ship in high waves and passing over debris. The rumble increases and from every direction we hear screams of terror.