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What's the biggest roadblock in evangelism?

Our church recently finished our first retreat in almost 3 years and it was a wonderful weekend. And one of the highlights of the retreat was the challenge and teaching on evangelism. I know that I was certainly convicted and challenged to share the gospel more. And just to be clear, a biblical assumption that I will have throughout writing this is that all Christians shou...

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The Inspiring Life of Patrick of Ireland

Matthew Rodgers shares his passion for church history and lessons from St. Patrick...

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How Do We Share Our Faith?

June was evangelism month for Calvary Baptist Church and Mile One Mission. We took time to focus on how we share our faith and knowing our own testimony or “story.” All of us have a story about how Jesus changed our lives, even if some of us don’t seem to be as messy as others....

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Seeing the Body of Christ in Action

Our director, Steve Bray, received a message from a lady in Labrador asking if we had any contact in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her friend had cancer and was in real need of some comforting and even discipling....

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When You Can’t Hear God

'Why can't I hear God?' 'Where is the Holy Spirit?' 'What happened to my joy in Christ?' All these are questions that I've asked myself many a time throughout my Christian walk. Perhaps you have as well. It can be frustrating and discouraging. You want to experience God, but so often prayer feels like a chore, nothing more than words spoken into thin air. Meanwhil...

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When the wind and waves begin to blow

Planting in a pandemic In 2016, while still living in Australia, my wife and I felt an overwhelming burden to follow God's call into church planting. For both of us, there never really was any opposition to the call except for the where: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Let me just paint a picture before going any further. Not only did we both feel the call to church pl...

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Gospel Contextualization: Labrador

Last month, myself and Steve Bray had the opportunity to travel to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador. This is my second time and Steve’s first to Labrador, a vast and expansive land that often gets forgotten about, not just by the rest of Canada, but even by Newfoundlanders themselves....

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Missed Opportunity

Everyone I know has spoken about an opportunity in life where a wrong decision was made causing an unwanted result that brought months or years of regrets. For believers, this often involves an opportunity to share our faith in Jesus Christ with an unbeliever. The Gospel message is for everyone to share, not just deacons and pastors. We must make the best of the opportun...

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Correct Diagnosis, Tragic Cure

Yesterday, the team here at Mile One Mission were listening to a short clip of a TED talk, and the topic of this talk was happiness. Essentially, it's something everybody is searching for, yet few seem to ultimately attain. The central theme of this talk was that happiness is not the goal, which is why so few people are happy. What we actually need in life is meaning. ...

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Don't Be Afraid of New Ideas...

But don’t rush in to accept them either. You don’t have to look very far, especially on the Internet, to find “new” ideas and approaches to Christianity. People struggle with the faith they grew up with, which I think is a good thing, and wrestle with what scripture says vs what they’ve always been taught....

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