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The Great Commission (part 2)

Oct 06, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments

II.  Go therefore. Going out of Israel was not the popular trend of the Jews of Jesus’ time. Coming to Jerusalem was. During their festivity, like Passover and Pentecost, the number of Jews in Jerusalem was swelling. They come from near and far; including those who were in ... [More]

The Great Commission (part 1)

Sep 04, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments

Text: Matt. 28:18-20  Mission is a reason for the existence of the church. For the risen and exalted Christ, mission was not a suggestion, it was not an advice given to the disciples, and it was not an AOB agenda of the new community. It was an imperative command of the savior. Hence, it is ... [More]

Small Beginning

Aug 06, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments

As I reflect back on my thirty-four years of ministry and ponder Scriptural and autobiographical readings, I am amazed how often the Lord brings great things out of small beginnings. Contrary to our human ambition, God wants to work with insignificant, despised, poor, unassuming workers to ... [More]

The Importance of Commitment

Jul 09, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments

Professor Lewis B. Smedes, in his book, “Caring and Commitment: Learning to Live the Love We Promise” (1988), said: Our deepest relationships are held together by an invisible cord called commitment. Every important community we have with other people depends on the strength of that ... [More]

A Turning Point in the Life of a Leader: Jacob

Jun 01, 2009 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments

Text: Gen. 32:22-32 Unlike most of us, the story of Jacob and his relationship with God started before he was born. Paul writes in Romans 9:10-13: …Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or ... [More]

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