• June 1, 2011 /  Brazil, China, Home Front, Mission

    One of the unique things about Jesus is that He is unbelievable. He actually makes it easy for you to say “no” to Him. If you had to believe in Him, that kind of coerced faith would not be saving faith, by definition. Freely exercised faith in Jesus is what saves you and pleases God.
    What God is doing in the world is even more unbelievable! He is inviting people to believe in Him where it would be so much easier to say “no,” and people are gladly choosing Jesus as Lord in unprecedented numbers in the most costly places to say “yes” to Him!
    This is a talk I gave last Sunday at our church on our unbelievable God & His unbelievable mission!
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  • February 1, 2011 /  Quotables, Reflect & Perfect

    “A nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”
    Thucydides “(c. 460 BC – c. 395 BC), a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War

  • November 29, 2010 /  Brazil, Mission, Reflect & Perfect

    This is a message prepared by Pastor Ken for a short term mission trip to Manaus, Brazil, but I believe it is an important message for the US church and its missionaries as well. This is an often under-emphasized aspect of our mission, but a critical reminder of the Great Commission to Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; [2] and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; [3] and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
    If you want the power of God in your life, and you want to impart it beyond your life, then this message is for you!
    If the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, then the first place it is true is in the family! Then it will overflow, “like rivers of living water from our innermost being” into our churches, missions, and even our nation and the world!

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  • September 16, 2010 /  DiscGuys, Quotables, Reflect & Perfect

    Train to learn.
    Compete to win.
    Fight to destroy.
    The mightier a man becomes, the more important it is to keep his goals and his processes more clearly aligned.
    Imagine what would happen in our discipleship training on the mat if we confused the three!
    This is why I go to Brazil: to learn from the Mighty Men of Manaus how to keep these straight in my head, on the mat, in the church, on the street, in my marriage, in my family, and in the war zones of my life.

  • September 2, 2010 /  DiscGuys, Mission, Reflect & Perfect

    This short video echoes some of my heart for marching mighty men back into the Church. It soberly warns of the alternatives to making disciples of the men missing from the Church: making Mausoleums and Museums. Pray hard and see what God says to you about this!

  • August 12, 2010 /  Brazil, DiscGuys, Mission

    This is a great honor for me, far more than I deserve. However, I post it because Jon Eastlick does a great job explaining a bit of the history of BJJ and what the belt levels mean in BJJ.

    Thanks go to Ricardo & Chico & Luis & Christiano Neto & Pastor Jon for their excellent training. All praise & glory go to Jesus!

  • July 29, 2010 /  Bible Study, DiscGuys, Mission

    Our vision is to march men back in to the Kingdom of God as mighty men, godly men. We are connected to a mission in the city of Manaus, Brazil, and to churches in the Midwestern US. Our training is to give us credibility when we bring the Gospel to young men who come off the streets into wrestling academies run by mighty, godly men there. Our training is to produce mighty, godly husbands and fathers and brothers here. Please pray for us to have ears to hear & eyes to see how God would lead us! And please, let me know what you think.

  • Boys & girls, fear only God and you will fear nothing else (Romans 8:38,39)
    Men & women, fear only God and you will fear no man (Matthew 10:28)
    Christians, fear only God and you will fear no enemy of His (Revelation 12:11)
    Warriors, fear only God and His enemies will fear only you (Deuteronomy 2:25)
    Then, love only God (1John 4:18)
    For to him who loves most, fear matters least. Because the greatest lovers make the best warriors — not necessarily the other way around. (John 15:13)
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  • December 14, 2009 /  Bible Study, DiscGuys, Reflect & Perfect

    A subject is someone who submits himself to an authority. The distinction of subjects of the Kingdom of God is that they do this willingly, freely. In this section of my rough outline on Philemon, we find out if it works for Onesimus, the prodigal subject. Read the rest of this entry »

  • December 12, 2009 /  Bible Study, DiscGuys, Reflect & Perfect

    Of what kind of groups are you a member? Are any of them effective at accomplishing anything significant? Are any of them useful to God, someone else, or even to you? Are any of them profitable for the Lord? Here is some more of my rough outline on the subject.
    In the first seven verses of Philemon, Paul addresses and affirms the people and the process of this useful fellowship in Colossae. Paul is most likely chained to a praetorian guard under house arrest in Rome, about a thousand miles away as the crow flies. Read the rest of this entry »