going public around the globe

I know this post will not go over well with everyone who reads it. However, I believe we were divinely designed (assumption #1 that might create disagreement) to develop a heart and mindset that embraces the globe … we were created for this purpose. We model what is expressed in the most famous verse of the New Testament: “for God so loved the world …”

I absolutely love these two video clips. I have the links below.

 WARNING: don’t watch them if you feel that spirituality is totally a private matter. I also believe that, as a Christ follower, I am commissioned to “go public” (assumption #2 that will create some rumbling). However, this mission mandate, built into the DNA of a Christian by a Holy Spirit, which, according to the Bible, leads people to truth & energizes for sharing, is also part of the design. It does not involve oppression, force, manipulation, or disrespect. It does involve relational sensitivity, and grace.

  Last Sunday I preached on MADE FOR MISSION; wish I could have shown this video http://t.co/fLvaVIR via @YouTube

In this video clip, John Piper explains in 2 minutes what I tried to say in 25 last Sunday http://t.co/H8Ovf0o via @YouTube

My notes are up on the series blog: http://40dayspurposepresrevdoug.blogspot.com/


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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