He was born two years after Columbus sailed west and discovered the Americas. His martyrdom preceded Martin Luther’s death by ten years. His contribution to the church was of incalculable worth. Still, not as many people are as familiar with William Tyndale (1494-1536) as they are with Luther. Tyndale’s great passion was to put the New Testament into the language of the English-speaking people.
The New Testament was not known by the common people, and many priests and religious leaders had little to no knowledge of Scripture. What was known was church dogma,...
The Bible will always be our number one book but there are so many more that in one way or another amplified some teaching from the Bible.
Through the years we probably all find definition to Vision, Mission and Strategies. We believe we are to take the message of Faith in God to the nations and most of the time we focus on Europe, Africa and the Middle East geographically.
What we do to spread this message of Faith in God is we Plant Bible Schools, Train Church Planters, Train Leaders and Print books. In different seasons we may focus more on one of these areas than another. When I say...
There is the short saying, “Life is Good”. We all like it when life is good for us and we should be thankful. At the same time, we can never forget that others in this world are not experiencing the good life.
Every February for the last 6 years or so has been packed with conferences, teaching, Winter Bible Seminar at Rhema USA and then the International Directors Meetings. The last couple of years this has extended into March. This year we added on some video podcasts and teaching sessions David Scholing and I did for The Church Building System. These videos are in the editing stage...
Inside the verse in Matthew 16:18 where Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”, is the Purpose and Plan for every person on earth. Amazing isn’t it? It is His direction for the past 2000 years. It is the reason we are on the earth.
Generally speaking, we all build the church and then each of us has a specific assignment and supply inside of this. What is beautiful is how these specific assignments crossover or overlap with other people’s specific assignments. It is where a partnership is found and formed to do even greater things.
Wow! That was fast! 2021 I mean.
You have changed lives with your gifts!
So many people in so many places don’t have the availability of the Word of God like you and I might have with books, a local church, or a Bible School. All year, you helped to expand God’s Word to people you don’t even know and will never see. How do we do this together?
Part of the Strategy
When we go into a new nation with the idea of planting a new Bible School Campus, to start Church Planting Training, or translating books, we are looking for people who have a vision for their entire nation. We are not...
Would you like 2022 to be your best year – so far?
God can change and transform a life in more than one way.
Giving my life to Christ in the summer of 1974 changed my life. In the summer of 1978 I was 21 years old and had been a christian for 4 years. I was growing in my relationship with God and growing in my knowledge of Him. I didn’t know much back then (and I still have a lot to learn).
During this time I was driving to go to lunch one day and without thinking much I pulled into where a little Christian Bookstore was located. I went in not knowing what I was...
This update is from the RHEMA Bible Training College Director in Egypt, Rick Martin.
11 second-year and 10 first-year students completed their RHEMA Bible Training College course in Egypt.
Graduation was held in Heliopolis at the Christian life center. This was actually the location where I got the vision for my part in RHEMA Egypt. The owners were so impressed by Rhema that they refused to take any rent money from us even though we had agreed to pay for the use of it (favor).
We had 3 students that have been so faithful, that it has taken 10 years to graduate. All...
“One of the best ways to move beyond past pain is to have a future purpose.” – Tony Cooke
Many people have experienced pain this past 18+ months. We have lost family and friends like many others. People have lost jobs and got stuck inside which led to other kinds of pain. These things cannot be avoided in a fallen world. It certainly seems like we are in the last days of this dispensation – if not God is missing a great opportunity. 🙂
As we look for the return of Christ for the church we can and must still be filled with His purposes. This lost world we...
When our oldest child Zack was about 5 or 6 years old we were living in Terre Haute, Indiana. One night we were going to sit down to watch a movie and I asked Zack which Western he wanted to watch. He said, “I don’t really like Westerns, I like space movies”. That shocked me for a second, until I realized that Space movies were to him like Westerns were to me. I loved the pioneering aspect of the Wild West in the early days of America. Yes, I realize it wasn’t all good, but I am thinking of the pioneering spirit, the sense of adventure, and the risk it took to keep moving west. Space movies...
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Feedback: God to Leader & Team
We want God involved in everything we do. That is why we have a prayer life! We are speaking to him about certain things – whether that is personal or organizational – and He is speaking to us.
Now, when it comes to an organization, God is primarily going to give the direction to the Leader and how to do that to the team.
Here is an example. In the early 1980’s, God tucked a seed in our heart and it was one word – Europe. We had no other direction...