The Missional Value of New Testament Baptism (Part 3)

Any study of Biblical baptism testifies to the fact that New Testament baptism has missional value. When John the Baptist baptized, his baptismal candidates “were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Matt. 3:6). John’s baptism was a very public phenomena and the people gathered to witness them were themselves encouraged to repent. Weather you […]

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The Missional Value of New Testament Baptism (Part 2)

I trusted Jesus as my Savior as a 13 year-old boy, in a very Roman Catholic culture. Until then, I was convinced that I had a good chance of getting to heaven if I did my best and continued in the religion I had been raised in. As many others, I was trusting in good […]

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Skype and Facebook: Reaching Portugal through technology

I just got off a Skype conference call with the two pastors that are working directly with us in Portugal – Pastor Lenildo in the church in Albufeira, and Pastor Tito in the new church plant in Castanheira (Lisbon). What a blessing to be able, from Georgia, to strategize, fellowship and even pray with these […]

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The Great Lisbon Earthquake

  On November 1st 1755, the capital of Portugal was hit by one of the most violent earthquakes ever recorded. It was the Roman Catholic holiday known as All Saints Day. When the earthquake started (it lasted several minutes) it was early morning and the churches we full of devout Roman Catholic believers. Many people […]

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