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    When You Can’t See Jesus Anymore, The Next Thing To Do Is Prayer

    Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, a distance of half a mile. When they arrived, they went to the upstairs room of the house where they were staying…they all met together and were constantly united in prayer.” Acts 1.12-14 When the disciples returned to Jerusalem after the sad realization that they were on their own because Jesus vanished into the sky, the first thing they did was pray. My first action would have bee a bible study on why the messiah had to ascend. This is significant. Bible studies are not that important. After you have calmed your righteous-rage after that statement, I confess I…

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    Planting a Church like My Father

    Thirty three years ago, my father landed on John F. Kennedy airport with a phone number, a crisp Andrew Jackson bill, and an America-sized dream. He was a parachuting church planter, a green beret. A year later, my mother came, with three boys in tote (7, 5, and 3 yrs old). We lived in a roach-infested apartment for 5 years, mother punched the cash-register for longer. We rode old automobiles that got sick frequently, vomiting oil and other dark liquids. I wore hand-me down clothes that hung large on my bony shoulders making me look like a scare-crow. And I loved it! I did not know any better (or perhaps…