Did you know that the country of Nicaragua has a "day of the Bible?" It's was Sunday September 27th. That's right! Like a nationally recognized day to make much of the Bible. La Roca Church in a town called Diriamba, outside of the larger city called Jinotepe has a congregation that Elevation Church is in partnership with the Gospel of Jesus Christ there in that church, and within the country.
I have the great privilege to go there this summer with a team from Elevation Church under the loving care of Ministry of Mercy; which is a Nor Cal based medical and missional ministry that proclaims the Gospel of Jesus, and helps people in the local hospital of Jinotepe. The objective for this past summer's trip to Nicaragua was to build up the church through local vacation Bible school outreaches, and serve the patients and medical staff of Jinotepe Hospital with major surgeries that otherwise they would not have been able to receive. Needless to say the whole time there was filled with adventure and amazement of God's hand.
Thank you Elevation Church for being a body of believers who enjoys looking, studying, hearing, receiving, and obeying God's word. The follower of Christ can be assured that God's Word will not return void (Luke 16:17 & Matthew 5:17). That means it will be planted into the hearts of people that will continue to make much of Jesus, till he comes again.
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Charles Spurgeon, lived to be only 57 years old, and yet he impacted many in his time in preaching and teaching the Bible in London, England from 1854 at the age of 19 to the time of his death in 1892. 38 years of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is said that Spurgeon preached some 3600 sermons, and wrote 49 volumes of commentaries, illustrations, devotions, and anecdotes.
This little book was not an exhaustive explanation of the wide reach of his ministry; though, it is estimated that he preached to over 10 million people in his ministry life span. This little book was focused on perseverance. The adversity of everyday life hits everyone, and Spurgeon was not immune too the difficulties and trials of adversity. The good news of how he dealt with it, was not in quick remedies of self help, self healing; but upon the sovereign will of God. He knew that even his difficulties, weakness, and setbacks that God was good and just. God's allowance of certain trails in his life were means for God's glory. For Spurgeon himself said of them, "It would be a very sharp and trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by His hand, that my trails were never measured out by Him, nor sent too me by His arrangement of their weight and quantity."
I would encourage any vocational minister too read this. Especially those within the office of teaching and preaching. I would also give this book over too anyone who needs additional reason for God's grace within the afflictions of this life.
Thursday, February 5, 2015