Making Disciples of All Nations

Elephant Ride in Senmorom

After an 8hr drive from Phnom Penh to Senmorom we headed out for an elephant ride.   We drove out of town about 20 minutes and parked at the top of a hill, then followed someone down a trail for about a half hour and ended in a valley below.  They brought over 5 elephants and we climbed aboard.  The baskets were very…

First Impressions – Cambodia 2016

 Eyes.  They’re said to be the window to the soul.   They are constantly helping us to see, know,  and understand  this vast world around us.  And yet we, thus far on our journey, have been left wanting.   Unfortunately, the consensus for the team as a whole has been one that’s caused us to grapple with an insatiable need to make sense of…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday, February 21

Our passage this week is Hebrews 12:3-11.  After telling us to run the race with endurance in verses 1-2, the passage now turns to God’s discipline in our life.  This is a very challenging passage, as the author tells us that it is normal to be disciplined by God.  He disciplines us for our good so we will “share his holiness.”  Here…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday, January 24

Our passage this week is Hebrews 11:17-22.  By faith, Abraham offered up Isaac.  By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.  By faith, Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph.  By faith, Joseph makes mention of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.  We should be starting to catch on… by faith, by faith, by faith.  Being assured of what we hope for and…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday January 10

This Sunday we will be in Hebrews 11:8-12.  In this passage, the author of Hebrews wants us to see the faith of Abraham and Sarah as he uses two distinct acts of faith in their lives to demonstrate how acting on God’s promises, even when they seem impossible, demonstrates our faith and brings God great glory.  Remember, faith is defined as the…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday December 6

Our passage this week is Hebrews 10:32-39.  This passage is one of great encouragement, coming on the heels of one of the most severe warnings in Hebrews.  Here are some questions to consider as you read the passage: Why does the author talk about suffering being a part of the Christian life, right after verse 31, which says it is a fearful…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday, Nov. 8

This week we will be in Hebrews 9:27-28.  Just two verses, but what truth!  Man will live once and die once.  After that comes judgment.  Here are a couple questions to consider as you read and meditate on this passage.  Many people in this world believe that they will be reincarnated after they die.  Others believe that this life is “all there…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday October 11

Our passage this week is Hebrews 8:6-13.  This passage picks up on the fact that Jesus is a High Priest of the order of Melchizedek.  In other words, he is a better high priest than the human priests appointed to serve in the temple.  Now we will see that not only is Jesus a superior High Priest, he also mediates, or oversees…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday, Sept. 27

This week we will cover all of Chapter 7.  This 28 verse passage has some confusing things in it, but it is a very logical argument that leads to the ultimate conclusion in verse 25.  Here are some questions to ponder as you read the chapter in preparation for worship on Sunday. Why do we need a high priest at all? What…

Hebrews Passage – Sunday Sept. 20

Our passage this week is Hebrews 6:13-20.  This is a passage that is rich in Old Testament imagery.  Read through the passage and look for the answers to the following: How does the example of Abraham in verse 13 relate to the message of verse 12? Why is God’s promise, which is secured by an oath on his own life, a trustworthy…