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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

Couples breakfast (17Feb19)

“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 […]

School of the Bible: 2018 In Review

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Before we get into the stats, a quick reminder about the School the Bible’s purpose: The School of the Bible in Recife started off as a Great Cities church planting effort and played an important role in helping plant over 20 new local churches in Greater Recife. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown and […]