Midweek Article

Hello family and friends!

Greetings from Malaysia, the "crossroads of Asia-" the destination for European backpackers, the home to the Chinese, Indians, and Malay people, and some of the best street food in the world. The place where Buddhism meets Hinduism meets Islam and Christianity. The place where the scorching temperature never changes and "aircon" is a life saver. This is the place I've been living in and traveling around for the last three months. This is the nation that has slowly but surely made its way into my heart and that I oddly will miss when "it's time for Africa" in less than two weeks.

7 REASONS WHY ADOPTION IS THE APEX OF REDEMPTIVE GRACE (PART 2 OF 2)

Last week I introduced this topic from a church who has found its ONE THING in adoption.  The article introduced the theology of adoption and the first two points of this Biblical understanding: 1) Adoption is Planned and 2) Adoption Requires the Right Qualifications.  Let’s continue… ~Pastor David 

4) Adoption saves children from terrible situations.

Orphanages are some of the coldest places you’ll ever be in. They’re full of children who have been neglected and have had no affection. Some have also experienced abuse.

7 REASONS WHY ADOPTION IS THE APEX OF REDEMPTIVE GRACE (PART 1 OF 2)

I want to introduce an article from a church who has found its ONE THING in adoption.  Some of you at HMC have adopted…some of you plan to adopt…and some of you may be sensing God’s call.  Even if none of these apply to you (or so you may think), read the following as an adopted son or daughter in the Kingdom of God... ~Pastor David

7 REASONS WHY ADOPTION IS THE APEX OF REDEMPTIVE GRACE      (Part 1 of 2)

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Hello Friends!

Hello friends!

It's been a busy, exciting and eventful last couple weeks.  It is hard to remember all the things that have happened since I last wrote to you but I'll give it a whirl. 

“Till I entered the sanctuary of God…”

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from the burdens common to man; they are not plagued by human ills. Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; the evil conceits of their minds know no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression.

Eli House

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”.  Matthew 19:14  

On our mission trip to Mexico we were introduced to many children. 

The little girl motioned to me.  I knew that she wanted me to come and play soccer with her.  I haven’t had a great history with soccer.  The previous times that I had played soccer I found it hard to change direction so people often were run over rather than moved around.  But a little girl how can you turn that invitation down. 

STRENGTH FOR THE NEW YEAR

Eph 6:10-12 (NIV) Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (11) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.  (12) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Make an Impact In 2016

We have begun yet another year. Aside from our own personal resolutions, we should be asking ourselves, “how can I make an impact for God’s Kingdom this year?”. As faithful followers of Christ, this should give us pause to be still and focus on our prayer lives. If we truly desire to have an impact for God, WE MUST PRAY for the world that God loves so much. After all, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16).  And be encouraged, because it is Jesus who makes us righteous (for all those who believe in Him) our prayers have power!!!

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