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Sermon July 18, 2004 : Free indeed (John 8:36)

This is one of the verses that goes by so fast that you blink and you miss it: If the son sets you free you’ll be free indeed. This is the word of the Lord.

Oh God I thank you, I thank you Father for an amazing exposure to your spirit. I thank you for your word which is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and I thank you for needy hearts, including mine. Lord God thank you, we bless you and we welcome you through your word in Jesus’ name. Amen.  Read More »

Dr. Miranda's Advice to Parents : 1 Life long Commitment + 1000 Interventions = 1 Healthy Child

My advice to parents who have young children is the following: being a parent is a full time, labor intensive commitment. It is not something that can be done cheaply, on the run, whenever we have time. It is a mission that defines our life, that governs the way we live and the way we spend our time and order our priorities. Being a parent is a gift from God and has to be taken with utter seriousness.  Read More »

Sermon July 18, 2004 : A Simple Life (Romans 12:1) Part 4

We’re going to Romans, Chapter 12. We’ve been preaching a serious of sermons on, I call them horizontal sermons, sermons that deal with the daily life of the Christians, both in the context of the church and also in the context of the daily existence in general. We’re going to begin with verse 3:  Read More »

Peter Stone : June 2004 Prayer Letter

The Reformation of Ricardo
He was a sophisticated little street urchin of about 10 years of age. His appearance was ruddy. A miniature King David, I thought. He had freckles and thick, wavy reddish-sandy hair thas was carefully parted to one side. He was a confident young ragamuffin, it seemed, and was careful with his presentation of himself. His v-neck sweater and dockside shoes gave the impression that he was going places. “Señor,” he said to me. “Would you give me some pesos?” I was standing in front of McDonald’s one night with a friend when I had the privilege of being approached by this little fellow of the street—one of the thousands in Bogotá known for all kinds of mischievous survival tactics. Read More »

Mark Mueller : April 2004 - Hands of Mercy Physical Therapy in Honduras

I am a pediatric physical therapist. I have been in La Ceiba since Nov. 2003, serving with the Amor Viviente (Living Love) church. Our vision is to raise up a rehab center for handicapped children. Although the need is great, there is no therapy for children in this part of Honduras. Read More »

Sermon June 27, 2004 : A simple life (Romans 12:1)

Romans 12 beginning with verse 1: " .... therefore I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and to prove what God’s will is: His good, pleasing and perfect will.  Read More »

Peter Stone : Biography

Peter Stone is a 30 year old missionary from Knoxville, TN. He moved to Bogota, Colombia in March 2004 to work for a Colombian national mission in church planting and missionary mobilization.

After various short term ministry experiences both locally and abroad, he came to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston in 2000. During his first semester in seminary his search for a church led him to the Hispanic congregation, Lion of Judah. In his own words Peter says, ¨I will never forget the first Sunday I attended Lion of Judah. There was some strange connection in my heart. Then an older lady put her hands on my shoulders and prayed for me during the service, and even though I couldn't understand what she was saying, it was as if the Holy Spirit was speaking to me through her and touching me through her saying, 'you have come home to your spiritual family in Boston.'¨ Read More »

Peter Stone : May 2004 Prayer Letter

“Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear”
At 7:30 a.m. I was some how early enough to find one seat left in the back row of the bus that headed away from Bogota toward my school. I squeezed my way through the center aisle, and as I approached the back row I saw him sitting just in front of my seat on the opposite side. It was a vivid image of humility. Read More »

Peter Stone : April 2004 Prayer Letter

I arrived in Bogotá on March 29, where I will study Spanish for a year.  Bogota, a city of 7 million, is a sophisticated and modern city high up in the Andes Mts.  The air is cool, and the climate is appealing.  The pastor I am working for lives in Villavicencio, a city with about 300 thousand people located 65 miles Southeast of Bogota.  The church, school, and Bible institute I will be working with are located there as well.  Read More »

Sermon June 6, 2004 : Transforming lives, transforming the city (Isaiah 61:1-4)

It’s a great vision that the prophet Ezekiel had. He had visions were God would open his eyes to see things of the spirit and he saw the temple of God being rebuilt in the last days in the vision he had, and out of the temple there was a big beautiful river that was flowing and I love the story and in the story of the vision he had the angel actually walks him into the river to actually get wet in it. It’s an amazing story of how God has a special type of water, that is living water and I’m going to start in verse 6.  Read More »