Three Growing Trends In World Missions

It is fascinating to observe the changes that are occurring in world missions, both in the United States and around the world. The ever-changing realities of the world we are seeking to reach with the Gospel are forcing pastors and churches to have to re-think their strategies to accomplish our God-given mission. As fundamental Baptists, our core principles remain the same when it comes to world missions: indigenous church planting. Our objective within the United States, and as we send missionaries internationally, is to plant churches that are self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating (reproducing).

The challenge is: How do we do it effectively? The models and systems that proven successful in times past are not necessarily as effective today. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I am intrigued to see a few growing trends in world missions, even among independent Baptists. I share these, not as an endorsement, but to challenge our thinking as pastors, missionaries, and missions-minded believers. Here are three growing trends I am seeing:

Church-based ministry training

I believe that there will always be a place for traditional academic institutions to provide quality education, both in ministry and in other vocational fields. However, the biblical reality is that the primary responsibility of equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry falls upon the local church (Ephesians 4). Those of us in the pastorate have a responsibility, especially toward those who feel called to ministry, to equip them doctrinally and ministerially, to provide both education and experience. That is why we are seeing more and more church planters and foreign missionaries who are being trained “in house” through local-church Bible institutes and structured internship programs. The challenge of this approach may include a lack of an accredited, academic degree when seeking a religious visa by a foreign government. The benefits include far less time and resources spent in getting missionaries and church planters to their place of service, and more effective hands-on church experience.

Smaller, specialized sending agencies

I believe that there is still tremendous benefit for churches to work together in supporting mission agencies that reflect our values and priorities, that interview and vet potential candidates regarding their beliefs and principles, and that defend the authority of local churches. However, in recent years there has been an unmistakable trend in smaller agencies being formed to reach a targeted need. Some of these sending agencies focus on a particular people group or region of the world. Others focus on a particular strategy in world missions. These sending agencies seem to be very small and streamlined, often led by a pastor or small group of individuals, and do not seek to exclude larger mission agencies. The challenge is that these agencies (and their leaders) are not always known and trusted on a broader scale, therefore the endorsement of the church planter carries less weight than a larger, more recognized agency. The benefits are that they do not require much financial overhead or operating costs, and they can focus their attention and resources more effectively.

Emphasis on trade skills

In the United States we call it “bi-vocational” church planting. In foreign missions it is referred to as “tent-making” missions. Those who are called to preach the Gospel and plant churches in a particular area are seeing the benefits of having certified training in specific trades and practical skills. Some have formal training in education, business or engineering, while others have certifications in construction, graphic design, or technology. On the home front, it allows church planters to support themselves financially, while building relationships and credibility within the community they are seeking to reach. On a global setting, it opens doors for missionaries to get into particular fields on non-religious visas, or to powerfully serve some of the serious social and cultural needs of a people group whom they are called to reach. The challenge is that the implementation of these skill sets can end up consuming valuable time that cannot be given toward structured evangelism and discipleship efforts. The benefits (ironically) are that they can create greater opportunities for evangelism and discipleship, and can create access where traditional religious training cannot.

Whether we like these trends or not, they are clearly taking place. I see them through the many missionaries and church planters that contact me for support. I see them through the testimonies of pastors and missionaries who are thinking “out of the box” and making some great strides in world missions. Our objective must be clear and unchanging: planting indigenous churches. Our methods, models, and strategies, however, require wisdom, constant evaluation, and direction from the Lord. What trends are you seeing in world missions?


What are you reading?

What are you reading?” I get asked this question from time to time, from friends, colleagues, or church members. It is usually asked by someone who is an active reader themselves. I have often read the statement: “Leaders are readers, and readers are leaders.” Whether that is necessarily true or not, I am a strong believer in the importance of reading, of being a lifelong learner, of always seeking to grow as a Christian, family member, and servant of God.

I have a personal goal of completing two books a month (aside from my daily Bible reading). Some books are obviously longer than others, and I try to select a range of topics and genres, so as to be well-rounded and balanced. I want to stretch my thinking and understanding, but also minister to my spirit.

So for those of you who have expressed interest in what I have been reading, here is a list of the books I completed in 2014. Even though we are well into 2015, I will wait to share this year’s list until later on. In 2014 I completed the following 26 books:

Spark – Igniting a Culture of Multiplication by Todd Wilson

The Heavens by Kevin Hartnett

Small Church, Big Impact by Kevin Cox

Getting Things Done by David Allen

A Retrospect by J. Hudson Taylor

Does God Care What We Wear? by Cary Schmidt

The Blessings and Pitfalls of Social Media by Paul Chappell

Out of Commission by Paul Chappell

The Great Commission by Shelby Mayo

The Road Ahead by Paul Chappell

The Millenials by Thom and Jess Rainer

Prepare For Rain by Michael Catt

Scaling A City by Drew Jonke

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

The Go-Getter by Peter B. Kyne

Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

The 4 Ways Growing Churches Communicate by Tim Peters

Preaching to the Unconvinced by Vince Antonucci

Pastor to Pastor by Erwin Lutzer

Calico Joe by John Grisham

Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

A More Sure Word by R.B. Ouellette

The Effective Church by Geoff Surratt

Keeping Score by Dave Ferguson

The 7 Deadly Sins of Style by Antonio Centeno

Now, my question for you is: What are you reading? I would love for you to share in the comments below.

Getting To Know Our Shepherd Through Prayer – Part 1

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Psalm 23

One of the beautiful things about prayer is that it allows us to get to know the LORD. Maybe not when our prayers are just long “wish lists” or special orders that we place in God’s inbox. But when you and I spend time with our Father, our Abba, our Daddy, opening our heart, expressing praise and thanksgiving, seeking forgiveness, wisdom, direction, encouragement, and so much more, we come to experience our Heavenly Father in a personal way.

I believe King David experienced the LORD like this. He spent hours and days, from his boyhood years, out in the fields with the sheep, probably talking to the LORD, singing to the LORD, crying out to the LORD. And through all those daily, personal experiences in prayer, David got to know the LORD, not just as God, Creator, and King, but in a role that he understood well: the role of “shepherd.” In the most famous psalm in all the Bible (the one Spurgeon called “the pearl of the psalms”), David helps us also to get to know our Shepherd through prayer.

When I became the pastor of Vandalia Baptist Temple, I inherited the Shepherd Staff from my predecessor, Troy Todd.  It is a large, wooden staff that symbolizes my role in serving this local church.  The Bible uses the word shepherd to describe the role of a pastor. But on a much higher level, the Bible compares the LORD to a shepherd, and even describes Jesus as the “Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter 5:4), far higher than any earthly shepherds or pastors.

Over the next few posts I want us to look briefly at this beautiful psalm, which helps us to get to know our Shepherd a bit better, and reminds us of how we can experience Him personally through prayer, just like David. David begins this psalm with two phrases that set the stage for everything else:

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).

David expresses that:

Our Shepherd is a personal shepherd (vs 1a)
David uses the holy name of God: Yahweh (translated “LORD” with all caps in the KJV; at times, “Jehovah”). There was no doubt who he was referring to. In fact, the name Yahweh, Jehovah, LORD is understood by many to be an Old Testament reference to Jesus Christ, God the Son, the Creator Himself. So the New Testament references to Jesus as the Good Shepherd, or the Chief Shepherd, are no coincidence (John 10:11, 14-16; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4). He is the same Shepherd that David got to know in a personal way.

The LORD wants to be a personal shepherd to you. David said, “The LORD is my shepherd. I am a shepherd, but the LORD is my shepherd.” He says so with confidence (not “if” or “I hope”). He speaks in present tense (“is”). David was looking out for his father’s sheep, and caring for them in so many ways, but David knew that there was Someone who was looking out for him, who was caring for him in countless ways. That was the inspiration of this psalm. God wants to have a personal relationship with you, as your Shepherd. Not just as your Savior, but as One who is an intricate part of your daily life. Someone whom you spend time with every, single day. This is not a chore or a burden; it is a priceless blessing. The LORD is a personal shepherd, and you can experience that through prayer. Prayer makes this more than theory; prayer makes it a reality.

Our Shepherd takes care of our needs (vs 1b)
The fact that the LORD is our personal Shepherd means that He is there to meet the needs that we face. “I shall not want.” The word want refers to being needy or destitute (Merriam-Webster). David uses the Hebrew yiqtol, which refers to being devoid of, having too little of, or being deprived of something. A shepherd takes care of the needs of his sheep. And having the LORD as our Shepherd is an implied promise that He will not allow us to be deprived and destitute of life’s essentials.

While you and I struggle to distinguish between wants and true needs, God repeatedly promises to meet the needs of His people (Matthew 6:31-33). Jesus reminds us that our part is to seek God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, but His part is to take care of life’s essentials (Philippians 4:19). Our seeking the LORD, seeking the Shepherd, is done through our personal prayer life (Matthew 7:7-11). When we seek the LORD in prayer, we have no legitimate reason to worry. He is our Shepherd; we shall not want.

You and I can get to know our Shepherd through prayer. We will get to experience the LORD in a very personal way (“my” shepherd), and experience Him meet the needs in our life, family, home, church (“I shall not want”). Are you praying – really praying? Are you getting to know the Shepherd, or are you just going through the motions? Let me encourage you to give yourself to prayer; not just to give God a “wish list,” but to know Him and experience Him as your Shepherd.

In what ways have you gotten to know the Shepherd through prayer?

How I Make It Through Leviticus


I get it.  Reading through Leviticus is tough.  Real tough.  In fact, as you read it, your mind is probably wandering off to other things, fighting the urge to turn to more enjoyable portions of Scripture, while struggling with guilt that you aren’t really engaged or enjoying God’s Word.  I get it.

In fact, I have heard countless testimonies of people being gung-ho about starting to read the Bible, flying through the awesome historical events of Genesis and Exodus.  Things start slowing down like a traffic jam when they get to the Exodus guidelines for the Tabernacle and its furniture.  And then … they hit the wall with Leviticus, and the progress stops.  Discouragement sets in.  The Bible gets closed for far too long.

I get it.  Leviticus has been described as the Manual for the Jewish priests, the sons of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi (hence the name).  When was the last time you read a manual, dictionary, or encyclopedia for pleasure and inspiration?  But, who would question the importance of their content?

All of the Bible is necessary and profitable for Christians to read and study (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  It may not all be light reading, or immediately inspirational, but it is there for an important reason, and we need to understand and appreciate its content.  So, what can we do to “make it through” Leviticus in our Bible reading?  Here are some things that help me:

  1. Use a colored pencil or highlighter.  Those who are closest to me know that I am OCD with red pencils (“Thanks, Dad!”).  I have used highlighters, but you just can’t be as detailed with them.
  2. Mark the various key words or subject changes.  I put boxes around the words that mark a shift from the references to the different sin offerings, meat offerings, burnt offerings, or trespass offerings.  These kinds of transitions help me follow the movement of the book, but also make it easy to come back later for reference study.
  3. Underline repeated words or phrases.  I love noticing phrases like “without blemish,” or “lay his hand upon the head,” or “sprinkle the blood.”  When God repeats something in the Bible, pay extra close attention!  Those patterns and repetitions are both interesting and meaningful.
  4. Reflect on the symbolism of it all.  Everything points to Jesus, the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).  It points to the Cross.  The book of Hebrews spells it out beautifully.  Don’t overlook this as you make your way through Leviticus.  It’s about Jesus!

I get it.  It’s tough.  I’m reading there now myself.  But it’s okay.  Don’t get discouraged.  Just get more engaged in a way that works for you, so you can better glean the precious treasures that can be discovered … even in Leviticus.

What are some tips or suggestions that have helped you read and study difficult passages of the Bible? Share them in the comment section below.

Multiply: God’s Plan For His People

In a recent message, I opened my heart on a topic that has been building inside of me for a very long time.  The concept is not mine; it’s Biblical.  The terms are not mine; they’re adopted from others.  But as I seek God’s direction for the future of my leadership, and the church God allows me to pastor, I have a growing conviction and clarity about what needs to be done and what is at stake.  If we are to reach our world for Christ, and be truly obedient to the Great Commission, we must be committed, not just to growing by addition, but by multiplication.  Individually, we must multiply as disciples.  Collectively, we must multiply as churches.  There is simply no other way to effectively reach the world in time.  Multiplication has been God’s plan from the beginning of time.  Here is the message I shared:

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4 Reasons Why I Delegate Preaching

It’s that time of year when I invite other seasoned preachers to bring God’s Word to our congregation in a more extended way, through a series of messages. I may do so at different times throughout the year, but in January, it is more focused than at any other time of the year. Why is this necessary?

Preaching is one of my greatest passions. As the pastor of a congregation, it is also one of my responsibilities. In fact, I will soon be teaching a Bible institute course on homiletics, equipping others to prepare and deliver Biblical messages. So, why delegate this privilege?

  1. I need to be refreshed and renewed. Yes, I’m human. I get drained and weary at times. Members may think that pastors can go “full throttle” at all times, but it’s not true. Nor is it wise to even try. After one of the most intense ministry seasons (Fall and Christmas), it is important that I catch my breath, and allow other godly preachers to minister to my soul through the Word. It is also a time when I can evaluate the Lord’s work, seek God’s direction for the coming year, and do extended planning that I rarely have time to do.
  2. It is healthy for the church. A congregation can get into a comfortable rut of always hearing the same preacher, the same style, maybe even the same diet. They “enjoy” the preacher, so why listen to anyone else? Even though I seek variety in my preaching content, it is not the same as hearing God’s Word through the heart, life, and experience of another man of God. It expands our horizons, recaptures our attention, and reminds us (as I will point out in a moment) that it’s about God’s Word, not God’s servant. It is also healthy for a church to have a healthy pastor.
  3. We are a Body. The Bible is clear that the New Testament church is a body, made up of many members (1 Corinthians 12). The only Head is Jesus – not the pastor. The early church clearly had a team of pastors (elders, bishops) that ministered God’s Word in local congregations. There were also multiple preachers and teachers. In fact, it is the responsibility of local church leaders to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16), and above all, that includes preaching and teaching the Word of God. How are God-called preachers going to exercise their gifts if the Senior Pastor does not delegate any of the preaching?
  4. It’s not about me. It’s about hearing from God. Some members act as if they can only hear from God through the senior pastor, or their favorite teacher. As flattering as that may appear on the surface, it is not a good spiritual indicator. Paul rebuked the carnal Corinthians for focusing on those who were “of Paul” or “of Apollos,” when we are all simply ministers, and should be “of Jesus” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9). We need to remember where our focus should be.

I remember growing up on the mission field, as my Dad planted churches and trained nationals to preach, teach, and lead the congregations. Any time some of the new “preachers” were scheduled to speak, there were members who would not come. Despite the accent, they preferred hearing from “the missionary.” The others weren’t as skilled, developed, and experienced. “It’s just not the same,” they would say. “I don’t get as much out of it.”

But I also remember one church member who would consistently say, “I’m here to hear God’s Word. It doesn’t matter who is the one speaking. I want to hear from God.” He was right. When we all come to church with hearts ready to hear and respond to the Word of God, through the Holy Spirit, God is going to speak and do wondrous things. I’m looking forward to church on Sunday.  Are you?

Remember Where The True Battle Is

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Ephesians 6:12

As you and I face the trials and adversities of life, it is very challenging to keep the right perspective. We live, move, work, serve, and struggle in the physical, material world, so that is how we tend to look at things. But the Apostle Paul reminds us that the true battle, true warfare, true struggle is not physical at all: it is spiritual. And this kind of battle is fought on our knees.

The Human Perspective

We wrestle not against flesh and blood.” This statement seems to contradict everything we face. Our conflicts and challenges are often with other “flesh and blood” human beings! Our health struggles are with our “flesh and blood” bodies. The financial needs and hardships we face are in the “flesh and blood” material world. Even as Christians going through life and ministry, the natural human perspective is that we are facing “flesh and blood” adversaries or opposition. And that affects our attitudes, and even our prayer life. But Paul is trying to get us to see another perspective.

The Spiritual Perspective

In these verses Paul is introducing the concept of the armor of God (vs 11, 13). He describes the Christian’s armor of defense and weapons of attack. Our life is held together by truth, just like a belt. Our heart is protected and kept pure by the righteousness of Jesus. Our feet are covered with the Gospel that we take everywhere we go. Our faith in God and His promises protect us like a shield from Satan’s flaming arrows. Our mind and thoughts are protected by the truths of salvation and who we are in Christ. Our offensive weapon is the mighty Word of God. All of this armor is then empowered by the Christian’s prayer life (vs 18).

You see, God’s perspective on life is that it is a spiritual battle, a spiritual war, that is raging against Satan and his demonic forces and strongholds. Our enemy is not our brother in Christ, our spouse, our boss, our co-worker, our neighbor. Our enemy is not our physical body, or the IRS, or electric company. Our enemy is the god of this world, and it is a battle for the glory of God to shine in our life and in the world. And it is a battle that is fought on our knees in prayer.

I don’t know the struggle you are confronting right now, but just remember where the true battle is. Remember that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood.” Let’s take our burdens to God, call upon Him for victory in every battle front, and invite His glory to shine and cast out the forces of darkness.

Remember Your Father’s Heart

Luke 11:5-13

Have you ever heard anyone ask, “Do you know who you’re talking to?” Or simply say, “Remember who you’re talking to.” Every once in a while we need people to remind us of who we are are talking to. Maybe we are talking to our parents, our boss, a police officer, or the President. Depending on who that person is, it will affect how we address them and speak to them.

Believe it or not, the same is true with prayer. When we open our heart before God, we are speaking to the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, the Almighty God who is holy, holy, holy, the King of Kings. He deserves our utmost respect, reverence, and godly fear. However, if we are born-again believers, God is also our Heavenly Father.

When Jesus was giving His disciples a lesson on prayer (Lk 11:1-13), He gave them a model prayer (as also recorded in the Sermon on the Mount). However, Jesus then closed by teaching His followers to remember their Heavenly Father’s heart (vs 5-13). When we pray, it is important to remember what our Heavenly Father is like, and what He is not like. You see, that affects how we approach Him when we pray. We need to remember that:

1. God is not bothered by our ongoing requests (vs 5-8).

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

We all know what it’s like for someone to come to us at a bad time asking for a favor. We want to be kind and helpful, but sometimes it is just not a good time! Ever been there? But that is never the case with our Heavenly Father! He doesn’t see our prayers as a nuisance or irritation. You may feel like you are asking God for the same things over and over again, and that you are driving Him crazy. But that’s not true! It is never a bad time to pray. In fact Jesus reminds us that:

2. God invites us to make personal requests (vs 9-10).

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Just like in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock, with specific, personal requests. James even wrote: “Ye have not, because ye ask not” (4:2). We could study the difference between these three commands, but the point is the same: God will answer! Jesus even says it is true for “every one.” You may think your request is too small, or maybe too big, but don’t keep it to yourself. Go to your Heavenly Father in prayer and ask Him! Seek His face about it! Knock at the door of God’s throne room! Don’t ever feel hesitant to make your requests known unto God (Php 4:6)! He invites you to, with a personal promise. Jesus then explains that:

3. God wants to give you what is best (vs 11-13).

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

I find it strange that we often feel like God would do something to us that we would never dream of doing to our children. Some people believe that God is out to get them, or that He takes pleasure in making us suffer or do without. Jesus knew that some people have this misunderstanding of God, thinking that they could pray for bread, fish, and eggs, and God would answer by sending stones, snakes, and scorpions. That is not our Heavenly Father! If you and I want to give good things to our kids, God’s desires are infinitely greater. Our Heavenly Father puts every earthly father to shame! It may not always feel pleasant at the moment, but God will always do what is best for His children. We need to remember that.

Don’t believe the distorted views that many people have of God. When you spend time in prayer, you need to remember your Heavenly Father’s heart. He wants to hear from you. He invites you to come to Him. He delights in giving you His best.

5 Reasons Why Cross-Cultural Integration Is Necessary In The Local Church

     No, I don’t have all the answers.  In fact, I realized long ago that I don’t really know all the right questions to ask.  So, with that disclaimer out of the way, let me give five reasons why I believe cross-cultural integration is necessary in the local church.

     The United States has always been a melting pot of cultures.  Unfortunately, what may be true of our nation is often not true of local churches.  It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who famously said that eleven o’clock on Sunday morning was “the most segregated hour of Christian America.”  He was speaking of segregation between blacks and whites, but we are also seeing the same when it comes to cultures from around the world.  Christians know that we need to reach people of all nations, languages, and ethnic groups.  The challenge is: How?

     As you look around the church landscape in America you find that a predominant strategy is one of cultural segregation.  In other words, let’s have separate churches for whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, wealthy people, poor people, traditional people, contemporary people, younger people, older people.  If we do reach another culture or people group, let’s put them in another building, or have them worship at a different time than everyone else.  That way, everyone can play the music they like, speak the language they prefer, dress the way they like, and no one has to get out of their comfort zone or preference box.
     But, is that the New Testament way?  Is that how the Gospel is to shine in the world?  Is that what the Body of Christ is supposed to look like?
     I believe the church should be a living reflection of the Gospel message, which must include cultural integration.  People from different cultures ought to be able to come together in one Body to worship their one Savior and Lord.  Here’s why:
  1. In the Gospel, there are no cultural or gender differences (Galatians 3:28).  There are no Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free, male or female.  We are one in Christ.  Our churches should display that to the world.
  2. Cultural segregation feeds our selfishness and pride.  Our flesh and the world bombard us with the idea that life is all about us, that our ways are the best, and that we should get it “our way.”  Just like Frank Sinatra.  Just Burger King.  But not like Jesus.
  3. In Heaven, there will be no cultural segregation (Revelation 5:9; 7:9,  12).  People from every nationality, ethnic group, and language will be worshiping Jesus together.  We should be able to do so on Earth.
  4. Cultural segregation disobeys the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8).  No matter where you read the commandment of our Lord, it involves God’s children reaching and discipling all people groups.  Focusing on one culture exclusively was never part of the Plan.  In fact, it brought God’s intervention through persecution (Acts 8:1).
  5. Cultural integration is what God used to reach the world (Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-4).  Antioch is our model, not Jerusalem.  Through this local church, God sent out the first foreign missionary team.  Through their cultural integration, the Gospel eventually made it to America (and the world).

We must change our mindset.  We must align our heart and perspective with that of the Lord and the Kingdom of God, in light of dying souls all around us.  The need is too urgent to insist on our preferences and comfort zones.

What reasons could you add to this list?

An Answer To Prayer (video)

It was into one of the darkest moments of national history that God shone a bright light. He raised up a man who would be faithful in the midst of an ungodly world. He would lead God’s people spiritually, morally, politically, and see them transition toward becoming a nation led by a man after God’s own heart. The man whom God would raise up for this unusually dark moment of history was a man by the name of Samuel. It is his life and story that I begin to look at in this new message series entitled, “Samuel: Faithfulness In Ungodly Times.”  Listen to this message, and share any comments you have in the space below.

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