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Putting in order what was unfinished

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One of our great challenges of this mission effort has been to establish elderships. A recent poll showed that there are now 326 congregations in Brazil since churches of Christ began sending missionaries 65 years ago. However, less than 5% of these have elders. In the New Testament, we see that elderships were common in […]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

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Every Christian wants to grow spiritually. Our lifelong goal as disciples is to be more like our Lord. As the apostle Paul sought to do with those to whom he ministered, “…we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). To this end, Recife’s […]

Love One Another: Updates from the Field

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“Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” After his monumental failure of denying the Lord, Peter is reinstated to his ministry by Jesus in John 21:15-19. While many dismiss the differences in the two Greek words used for “love” in this passage (agape and phileo), I believe the Holy Spirit inspired John to choose […]

2019 Annual Ladies Retreat: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

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Inspired by this famous phrase from the classic Snow-White story, we decided on this theme for our annual ladies’ retreat of Northeast Brazil. I was asked to select the Bible lessons for the event. I chose: The Mirror Smudged by Sin, The Mirror of Religiosity, The Stage Mirror (Social Media), The True Mirror, and The […]