Bible Study

Bible Study: Ephesians 4
—Mvwala Katshinga

Learn together with the international community of Mennonite Brethren. Listen to Mvwala Katshinga give a Bible Study on Ephesians 4 at Thailand 2017. Mvwala is the leader of evangelism for the Communauté des Églises des Frères Mennonites au Congo (CEFMC)

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Bible Study: Ephesians 3
—Pastor Naat

Learn together with the international community of Mennonite Brethren. Listen to Pastor Naat give a Bible Study on Ephesians 3 at Thailand 2017. Pastor Naat is leader of the Thailand MB church. Pastor Naat was translated from Thai by Louise

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Moving Mountains

  *David will bring the opening address to Thailand 2017 from Mark 11:20-25. Since many ICOMB readers will not get a chance to participate, David will use these next months to share from this message.*   Mark 11 tells the

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The Fullness of Christ

I have preached on Ephesians 4:1-3 quite a few times recently. It describes the pathway to maintain unity of the Spirit in the church. It’s a simple message, really, requiring us to interact with humility, gentleness, patience and love. St.

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Treasures in Clay Jars

I’m getting a sermon ready on Samson. I learned about Samson as a child. At that time he was a hero! It has been eye opening to consider him again as an adult, and a leader in the church. How

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Bible Studies

One of the inspiring parts of our Summit meetings are the daily devotion times, led by selected delegates. Bounmee and Bob, (Khmu Mission) helped us learn how to greet each other in Thai before speaking. Darío Ramírez (Paraguay, Spanish) provided

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A Moral Case for the Resurrection

I was enjoying a fast trip through 1 and 2 Thessalonians this morning, when suddenly I was stopped in my tracks by Paul’s instructions about the resurrection and ‘fate’ of the dead and the living at the end of time.

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Loving Constraint

2 Corinthians 5:14 says “the love of Christ constrains me.” I recently experienced a practical definition of constraint, often translated “compel” or “control”. It’s not a word that has many handles on it. On a fraternal visit to Panama recently,

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The Immutable Law of Love

To be immutable is to be unchangeable. Gravity is immutable. It works every time. Thus we have the “law” of gravity. I have done a simple exercise to illustrate: while talking about gravity, I raise my hand to head height

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Henotheists Make Reluctant Pacifists

A favorite author of mine says “Monotheism is a terrible idea but a wonderful discovery.” He explains that it took the exile for Israel to discover monotheism. It was only an idea before they went through the exile and subsequent

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Integrity and Our Community Hermeneutic

This morning I was celebrating the Lord’s Supper with the good folks of Familia de Dios (Family of God) Mennonite Brethren Church in Trujillo, Peru. Pastor George read the 1 Corinthians 11 text to prepare us. Then it hit me:

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Pathway to Hope

I’ve been privileged to study Romans 5 with people in different countries and interact about their source of hope. Paul teaches that there’s a “pathway to hope” founded on our faith in Jesus Christ (v.1). “…we also rejoice in our

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