I was thinking the other day and a scripture came to mind. Well, two scriptures anyway. They got me thinking… so here we go!
Every day in the temple complex, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 5:42 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. 1 Corinthians 1:23 (HCSB)
When is it necessary to preach anything other than Jesus Christ? [..]
We are always in the Father’s house. Friends, we are always welcome in His home and He dwells with us. Since the work of Christ, He chooses not a physical temple but us as His people, temples of the Holy Spirit. Let me expound- most of us have left our earthly fathers to be in mission here in Tokyo. We might come out from that covering of our fathers providing for us, but God’s covering will NEVER be removed from us. [..]
On Good Friday, March 29, 2013 the newly purchased YWAM Marine Reach ship M/Y PACIFIC HOPE and her crew sailed on her maiden voyage from Hakodate, Japan to Manila, Fiji and Vanuatu before returning to her home port of Tauranga, New Zealand. Thanks to the generosity of many people in New Zealand and other countries, the ship was able to be purchased, dry docked and made ready for ministry. There is still a lot of work remaining to be done to prepare the vessel for ministry.
The ship will eventually carry volunteer medical teams of doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists and ophthalmologists to the island nations of the South Pacific. Hundreds of patients will receive their eyesight back through cataract surgeries and thousands more will be given reading glasses and dental treatment. The reason for all of this is to show the love of Jesus Christ to the poorest of the poor. [..]