There’s A Great Day Coming

By Justin Hopkins | May 5, 2019

In John 5:24-29 Jesus speaks of two resurrections; one that began with His teaching, and one that is still in the future. The first one is the spiritual resurrection of those who hear the words of Christ and believe (v. 24-25). Because of sin we are all spiritually dead without Christ, but if we hear…

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Talawanda School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | May 4, 2019

The start of this month saw Lee Wright and Greg Surles in Tanzania for the official start of classes at Talawanda! Lee taught a short course on principles of Christian living. Toward the end of the month the director of the school, Gasper Wissibo, was able to visit Gage at the Chimala mission for additional…

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Rwenzori School of Preaching Update

By Justin Hopkins | May 4, 2019

During the month of April, the students started the second quarter of the school year. Their studies are going well. Their evangelistic efforts have born much fruit. 61 Bible studies were conducted, resulting in four baptisms and four restorations. During the first quarter there was a congregation of the denomination known as “the Brethren” that…

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He Knows What He Will Do

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 28, 2019

The opening verses of John 6 provide an account of Jesus feeding 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. Jesus prepares to work this miracle by asking one of his disciples, “Where shall we buy bread…?” (v. 5). Philip’s response is rather reasonable. He points out that buying a catered meal for 5,000 people at…

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A True Witness

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 28, 2019

Throughout history, many religious teachers have appeared claiming to carry a message from God or a god. The reliability of their source and of their record has usually been difficult to verify at best. They emerge from a secret meeting with an angel in a cave or in the forest with no witnesses, and declare…

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Sin No More

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 15, 2019

Some time after healing the lame man at the pool of Bethesda Jesus seeks him out again. Our Lord’s words to him are few, but quite pointed. (John 5:14) First, Jesus reminds the man of the great blessing he has just received: he has been made whole! He wasn’t just better, he was complete and…

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Ask Itasca

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 11, 2019
Damian Lowe answers the question, “Is The Bible Really True?” with the help of Neil Stidolph

Over first couple of months in 2019 I ran a social media campaign and asked members of our community, “If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?” I took the questions that came in and ranked them by popularity. The six most popular questions became sermon topics for our Gospel Meeting. It…

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Who Are You Looking For?

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 3, 2019

As John 5 opens, an interesting scene is set before us. The pool of Bethesda is occasionally imbued with healing powers, but only for the first person to get into the water after the angel stirs the pool. There sits a man who has been lame for thirty-eight years. He explains that he has been…

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Hit the ground running in Tanzania

By Gage Coldwater | Dec 14, 2018

It is so hard to believe that we have officially moved to Tanzania!  The last few weeks have been a total blur.  On Monday morning our little family boarded a United Airlines plane and began the 22 hours of flying it took to get here.  The children loved flying until the last few hours when…

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