In Church and Not Saved: A Powerful Story

The other day I ran across this testimony on Facebook from Jackie Hernandez. After reading this, I reached out to her for her permission to share her powerful transformation. Her story reminds me of a young girl I ran into several years ago. You can read about it here titled, "The Empty Offer". It is …

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Mercy Home Story: Surrendering the American dream for Christ and Kenya

The Bys family sold all they owned, gave away career and savings to serve God as full time missionaries to help the needy. But why Bungoma, Kenya? The reasons are many, but ultimately it was through trips originally made by AFM founders who traveled on Gospel missions to work with various pastors in Bungoma, and …

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Jesus – The Only Expected Person

Jesus - The Only Expected Person. “In all the history of the world Jesus emerges as the only 'expected' person. No one was looking for such a person as Julius Caesar, or Napoleon, or Washington, or Lincoln to appear at the time and place that they did appear. No other person has had his course …

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The Empty Offer

Why is it that so many people, people who claim to be Christians, are left to live in their sin, bound by guilt, and without victory, power and joy? Could the answer be found in Luke's account of the lame beggar? (Acts 3:1-10) "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have …

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Memorial Service: A Friend Who Found Freedom

There is rarely in life anything more difficult than loosing a friend, a co-worker, a loved one, or a spouse. Any yet in this life, death will come, the hour usually unknown, and most often never prepared for. Today a memorial service, a celebration of life, was held for a dear friend who found freedom …

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The Durick’s: Spreading The Gospel and Fighting Human Trafficking

Last week I was privileged to sit with Nick Durick, a young man I have not seen since 2004. I first met Nick through our church in Stillman Valley, IL. At that time, we had the upwards of 60 people, both youth and adults, meeting in our home every Monday night, sometimes meeting for 6 …

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The Father’s Bargain: John Flavel

The Father’s Bargain—John Flavel In the later 1600's John Flavel wrote this picture of the God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, "The Father's Bargain." “Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you. …

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