have u been validated?


We all love validation. No question that it motivates us, cheers us, calms us, enables us … With validation we retain focus and commitment to the cause for which we have been recruited. Validation keeps the mission going. In John 21:15-19 we read how Jesus validates Peter. This is the momentum for the spread & progress of the church.

 Without validation, things grind to a halt, shrivel up, and eventually die. Read more of my thinking on the Peter & Jesus seaside encounter here. This will be the focus of our teaching time on Sunday May 22, 2011. Hope to see you then.

Oh – with regard to the pic above, click here to link to a great video. I think you will follow the story right to the very end. I loved it.



About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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