Category: Throwback post!

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Ensalada de cebolla y tomate (Onion and tomato salad) Salads in Ecuador are sometimes an unexpected adventure.  Not knowing Spanish very well Timothy 1 ordered this salad thinking it would be similar to a… Continue Reading “Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)”

Disciple! Presence

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2020. The Great Commission of Christ begins with the assurance of His authority and ends with the assurance of His presence. It should be noted that His presence is not simply a comforting thought. His… Continue Reading “Disciple! Presence”

Disciple! Educate

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2020. The idea of “Teaching” in the Great Commission is an ongoing, never ceasing education and edifying of those being discipled. In Greek, the word teaching is written as a present participle indicating it is… Continue Reading “Disciple! Educate”

Disciple! Newness of Life

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. Part of disciple-ing others is helping them connect with Christ’s death and resurrection. This is precisely what happened with Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40. As Philip was going, he met a… Continue Reading “Disciple! Newness of Life”

Disciple! Imperative

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. We may only disciple another for Christ on Christ’s terms and by His strategy. The “disciple” stipulation is not an addition to Jesus’ Commission it is the very command itself. The Great Commission does… Continue Reading “Disciple! Imperative”

Disciple! Where

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. “All nations” is the field of concern the Great Commission gives to Christians. Remember, the One who gave us this Commission had no budget, building, hymnal, or theology textbook. Simply, by His authority He… Continue Reading “Disciple! Where”

Disciple! Engage

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy… Continue Reading “Disciple! Engage”

Disciple! Assurance

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2020. Jesus wraps His Missionary enterprise, His disciple-making Commission in the power of His authority. Time and geography have not abated the authority with which Christ sends us into the world. We are to undertake… Continue Reading “Disciple! Assurance”

Cultural Insight: Rumicucho

Friends, this post was first published in February of 2019. With much love, The Downings

Who Are The Members Of The Church?

Friends this post was first published in June 2019. If, as we have seen, salvation is the process of entering the church, it follows that no one is in the church who does not have salvation. The church is one “family in heaven and… Continue Reading “Who Are The Members Of The Church?”

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