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God’s PERFECT LAW: Hope for the Human Race

God’s law provides order, and order was the first need of all! When God created the universe to begin time and history, he began  by making the raw material (Genesis 1: 1-2). Then, as the First Sculptor, he formed that … Continue reading

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Why God’s Laws Are the Only Protection from Tyranny

Humans cannot live indefinitely without order. As families and nations disintegrate before our eyes we need a message from heaven. We are floundering in our own folly; there is a need of wisdom from on high. The breakdown of societies and … Continue reading

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Nations in Disorder – From Where Shall Help Come?

Watching the nations, it hardly needs mentioning that we live in disturbing times. The ground is shifting beneath our feet. Headlines reveal the fast pace and multi-dimensional nature of this change. The Arab world is being radicalized by Jihadi violence … Continue reading

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Shalom: Watch God at Work in History

When God shows up in human history today, what happens? What does that look like? The gospel spreading? Prayer movements launching? Churches growing? Disciples maturing? Yes, of course. And hungry people being fed. Desperate poverty decreasing. Diseases diminishing. Families living … Continue reading

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Why the CHURCH is Not Discipling the NATION

In my teaching over the years I have often said “If the church is not discipling the nation, the nation will disciple the church.” Back in March, the Disciple Nations Alliance forum was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Among the … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE MEASURE the Great Commission?

We don’t all measure the Great Commission the same way … and the differences aren’t trivial. I’m a big fan of John Piper and have been helped tremendously by his teaching. However, he recently wrote a paper, How Much is Left … Continue reading

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A New Entry in the Final Parade of Nations?

Current events suggest we are witnessing the birth of a new nation in north Africa as Sudan votes to divide the Christian south from the Muslim north. Christians around the world have an opportunity to pray for the safety of … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Nations

Christmas is a fitting occasion to reflect on the truth that Jesus sent us to disciple nations (see Matthew 28:19). For example, the writers of some of our favorite Christmas hymns highlighted this dimension of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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