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The Truth About Life: A Case for Church (Rev. 1:12-20) Chris Altrock – 6/14/15

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life I met Jerry on a Sunday afternoon in the oldest neighborhood in Fort Worth, TX. He and I had gathered with a small group for Sunday dinner at the home of Steve and Lindsay. Steve preached at a nearby congregation. He and his family of five practiced a ministry of presence in this racially and economically diverse neighborhood. After devouring Lindsay’s pot roast, we pushed back from their long wooden plank table and shared stories. Most of our tales had a common theme: church. Steve and I preached for churches. A married couple at the table were training with Pioneer Bible Translators so they could take the church and its Book to others. Jerry and his wife taught the junior-high students at their church. We listened while Jerry discussed his desire to share Jesus with his patients and bring them to church. As a cancer doctor, he intersected the storylines of peoples’ lives in some of their most challenging chapters. Jerry believed God had called him to not just treat their bodies, but their hearts and souls as well. Still, he explained, he hadn’t been sure how to do this. He noticed another doctor who modeled one approach. This physician aggressively evangelized patients, sometimes explicitly telling them they didn’t have long on this earth and, unless they changed, they didn’t have a shot at heaven. Not only was the method ineffective, it was unethical. A visit from members of the medical board ended his pugnacious proselytizing.     

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China is the Next Big Thing (Myths About China)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Myths About China

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Myths About China   Members of the Highland China Missions Team recently spent two weeks in three cities in China: Beijing, Qingdao and Wuhan. We visited church leaders and Christians in house-churches, Three Self Patriotic Churches (the government approved church) and in other types of […]

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The House-Church Model Limits Growth (Myths About China)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Myths About China

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Myths About China   Members of the Highland China Missions Team recently spent two weeks in three cities in China: Beijing, Qingdao and Wuhan. We visited church leaders and Christians in house churches, Three Self Patriotic Churches (the government approved church) and in other types […]

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Book Review of Scot McKnight’s “Kingdom Conspiracy”

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Book Reviews

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Book Reviews           I met Jerry on a Sunday afternoon in the oldest neighborhood in Fort Worth, TX. He and I had gathered with a small group for Sunday dinner at the home of Steve and Lindsay. Steve preached at a nearby congregation. He […]

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