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Posts Tagged ‘Enter New Territory’

The Wright Brothers Soft Landings… 3 Things I Learned

By: Jock Ficken

The Wright Brothers chose Kitty Hawk, NC, for their flying experiments. It had: Wind Good weather Sand dunes…. for soft landings Soft landings…for when their experiments failed!   God seems to be providing unprecedented opportunities for wider Gospel influence for the people of God in the chaos of our current culture, but…   …if most churches are … Continue reading

My Mom, the Sears Catalogue, and the Church

By: Jock Ficken

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:25-26) My 88-year-old mom had selected those words of Jesus for her funeral text sometime after my dad died 30 years ago. … Continue reading

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Time to Grit your Teeth and get in the Local Mission

By: Jock Ficken

So many–pastors, churches, women, men–who intentionally enter some slice of their community to represent Jesus and respond to the mission of God start by gritting their teeth and finally giving it a try. They’ve heard about it, talked about it, prayed about it, but never did anything about it. There is a lot of talk, … Continue reading

You Could Do This…3 Simple Steps

By: Jock Ficken

You could do this! I’m sure little Nathan’s parents gave him a “you could do this” for his entreprenurial adventure. Nathan wanted to earn some money in the neighborhood. His budding career started well, meeting a neighborhood need, but it came to a quick conclusion when he discovered he really didn’t like walking dogs. More … Continue reading

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