When God makes things happen

I am ashamed to admit it, but as a pastor, too often, I don’t expect God to show up. My default is to trust in human systems and working the angles. It is a part of my fallen human nature. It is a lack of faith and trust. It is a sin in my life against which I must struggle, learning to take every thought captive and making it obedient to Christ (2Cor 10:5). How…

The importance of Prayer and ministry

Though this video is on pastoral ministry and prayer, the lesson is applicable to every Christian and the ministry they do in the home, the marketplace, at fun. Wherever we may bring the Word we must pray. #Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. John Currid “What is the importance of prayer in pastoral ministry? from Reformed Theological Seminary on Vimeo.

Serving a 15-Year Sentence

 Chinese Persecution of Pastors Alimujiang Yimiti was leading ethnic-Uyghur Muslims to Christ in western China when he was arrested by Chinese public security officers. Initially, officials closed his business after accusing him of using it as a cover for “preaching Christianity among people of Uyghur ethnicity.” But when his case went to trial in 2008, the charges were…