Matthew 4:23-25

Today at Emmaus Road Church, Pastor Beau Floyd concluded our study in Matthew 4 and focused on “Jesus’ Followers in the Crowd”. He explained from the text:  (1) Jesus’ Ministry, (2) Jesus’ Fame, and (3) Jesus’ Followers in the Crowd.

In regards to Jesus’ ministry, Beau highlighted Jesus teaching, proclaiming, and healing.  And then he explored how we might partner with Jesus by teaching the Word, preaching the gospel, and bringing healing to a broken world. Continue reading

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Mercy in the Margins (July – 2017)

Grace and peace to you all,

I am deeply thankful for Christians and church families who are considering to partner with me in being a missionary pastor to those who are low-income, struggling with addictions, and have experienced great loss. My heart is among those who live in the margins of the community. Continue reading

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Matthew 4:18-22

I heard that this last Sunday, Pastor Beau of Emmaus Road Church focused his sermon on these five verses. I also was told that he introduced this text by illustrating God’s calling upon men in the Old Testament, like Abraham, Moses, and Elisha.

I do believe that these verses are crucial for the foundation of vibrant Christian discipleship in Idaho Falls.  Here are some questions related to the text. Continue reading

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Matthew 4:12-17

I will be out of town tomorrow and the following Sunday.  So I will be missing Pastor Beau’s upcoming messages in Matthew.  But my heart is in this discipleship, gospel manual in the New Testament.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to listen to Pastor Beau’s sermon on Matthew 4:19.  Incidentally, Real Life Ministries up in northern Idaho builds a strong, working definition from that verse on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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Matthew 4:1-11

Today, at Emmaus Road Church, Pastor Beau Floyd opened up the discussion at our assembly with this question:  What was your best and worst meal that you have eaten?  He and others shared some humorous stories. Then we jumped into the biblical story, which Beau titled, “God’s Testing, Jesus’ Spiritual Victory“.

Typically, I have heard how the three temptations are placed within the matrix of the (1) lust of the flesh, (2) lust of the eyes, and (3) the pride of life (I John 2:16). But Beau took us back to the great Shema (rightful context) in Deuteronomy 6. Continue reading

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30-Day Bible Reading Challenge

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Mercy in the Margins (June – 2017)

Greetings!

First, I must thank those of you have financially given to my calling as a missionary chaplain among the poor, the brokenhearted, and the captive in downtown Idaho Falls. I am humbled by your consideration and support. The need is great.  And yet the magnitude of the calling is even greater. Continue reading

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