MIDEAST UPDATE…9/29/2022…” And They Loved Not Their Lives Unto The Death”

I have been on a trip for a few days and although it will be a rather short update, it will be my attempt to catch up, at least a little bit. In light of the world news in the last couple days, with the war rhetoric becoming increasingly ominous, many are wondering how long until something really serious begins […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…9/18/2022…”God’s Love in Action”

Even though there was only one Apostle Paul, variations of his salvation story can be told by countless believers and followers of Jesus today, who at one time had declared themselves His enemies. A small portion of Paul’s lengthy testimony before King Agrippa of His encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus reads this way: 13 “…at midday, O […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….6/23/2022….”The Good News!”

Maybe it is because I am now an old guy, but it seems like time is flying by faster every day! Here we are, nearly at the end of June, 2022. The House of Blessing is already preparing for its evangelism effort during the time leading up to and during the yearly Muslim Hajj. Officially, the Hajj begins July 7 […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…10/20/2021…”Trusting Him to the Very End!”

  In today’s update, as is the case so often, I have both good news and some that is a bit hard to take. If you’ll remember, my last update was quite short because I was on an out of state trip at the time that I received Pastor R’s call. I received another call while still on the road […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE…7/22/2021…”The Power of Humility”

As an introduction to today’s update, I would like to refer to an Old Testament story that I believe is particularly applicable to the latest news from Pastor R and the House of Blessing. The Old Testament has recorded within its pages the records of the kings of both Israel and Judah. The majority of the kings ended their reigns […]

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MIDEAST UPDATE….3/18/2021….”Just As I Am”

In the last update, I told the story of five men; a father named Suleiman, and his four grown sons, Majd, Mustafa, Refaat, and Aref. These five men had been raised Muslim but eventually became Islamic State (Daesh) militants. When in God’s providence their paths crossed with House of Blessing’s missionaries, Omar, Sami, and Mussa, they found that Jesus Christ […]

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AUTHOR and FINISHER…Messiah Part Four

The Church That Lost its First Love After the Messiah revealed Himself to John the Apostle in the first chapter of Revelation, He gives him a message for seven specific churches of the many in existence at that time in what today is modern Turkey. Jesus was not only speaking to these seven churches with facts descriptive of their individual […]

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THE DIVINITY OF JESUS……As Shown By The Apostle John—PART FIVE

E. JESUS, THE MESSIAH (John 1:35-42) Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” […]

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THE DIVINITY OF JESUS……As Shown By The Apostle John—PART FOUR

D. THE LAMB OF GOD: (John 1:29-34) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ I did not know Him, but that […]

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THE DIVINITY OF JESUS……As Shown by the Apostle John—PART THREE

C. JESUS: THE SON OF GOD (John 1:15-28, 49) John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace […]

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