I AM The Bread of Life


This week’s video devotional is “I AM the Bread of Life” Part 1.

Take a few minutes to view the video and ponder the questions at the end.





We can look at “grace” from a theological point of view and study the word and miss the impact of what it means in real life. We produced a 7-day series a number of years ago titled, “7 Days with Jesus: Grace”.

I used this series to teach on Grace and to show how to disciple others when I recently ministered to 28 converts from Islam. In these episodes we could feel grace, see grace in action and experience the power of grace in the lives of others.

Take a minute to watch Day 2 of this series and reflect on the questions. (Here is the link.)


Our Muslim Focus

Slide1This week, we finished two more Arabic language Days with Jesus tools. Look for them to be available on our website soon. We completed 40 DWJ – Arabic, Syrian dialect and 40 DWJ – Arabic Egyptian dialect (this dialect is understood throughout North Africa and the Middle East). Both of these are significant. The Kingdom conflict is greatest in the Muslim world and particularly among Arabic speakers.

Since 2012 when we began working on additional DWJ languages, we placed a priority on Muslim languages. Ask the Lord to greatly multiply this tool into other Muslim languages.

Going into 2015, we add the focus of producing DWJ in the 100 largest languages – for example, Russian, Cambodian, Thai, etc.

On a personal note, it is humbling to be just a small part of such a powerful, spiritual transformation tool. We see just a glimpse of the results of this tool in the remotest parts of the world and occasionally hear of a story of how it is used to change lives and plant churches. Thank you for praying for DWJ. Know that the Lord hears and acts. We will find out in eternity how the Lord used this tool.


Answers to Prayers: Hong Kong

Dear Praying Friend,

I returned from Hong Kong Saturday evening.  Thank you for praying.  It was a significant time, exceeding expectations.  Your prayers really do count and make a real difference.  See my responses below.DWJ_Mandarin_DVD_Cover

1. To launch Days with Jesus in Chinese at a conference attended by 200 people – 100 will be mainland leaders from many ministries and house church networks.  This is an exciting event and many “Apostle Paul types” will be there.  Pray for us to get the right partners.

There were 130 leaders from the mainland.  The leader from the largest house church network was there along with a number of leaders from mid-size and smaller house church networks.  What surprized me was that there is now so much more freedom to meet within the nation.  One meeting recently had 3000 pastor in attendance.  The police knew about it but didn’t try to stop it.  Another surprise was how universally the assumption of the need for mentors and mentoring.  Thus was have a strategic ministry for China.  Days with Jesus was given to the right people who attended.  The way things are done in China is different that the way we do things.  So this relational transfer will spread Days through the networks very effectively.

DWJMandarin2. This conference has a theme of Leadership Development.  This has been my focus for 40 years now so they’ve asked me to conduct a seminar. Pray for the Spirit to use me in this event.  Also there will be leaders from many US based foundations – pray for Spirit led conversations with these people and for new funding partners as a result.

My workshop was well attended and well received.  One India seminary prof, will incorporate much of the material in his teaching and work with Indian students.  I sensed that the Spirit did a lot of heart work with a number of the participants.  One foundation leader attended my workshop.  I will follow up with him soon.

3. My colleague, Andy, will be there with me ministering primarily to the Chinese.  Pray for many, many new doors to open for him for ministry in the mainland.  Pray also for funding for his ministry.

The time with Andy was special.  On the last day, after the conference was over, we spent 5 hours together sharing our hearts.  He has more ministry open doors that he can handle.  Continue to pray for funding for him ministry.

As I leave, Paula is gradually doing better but still there is no reason for the nausea that limits her capacity and capacity to eat.  Ask The Lord to heal her.

Paula has SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).  She has gone through one round of treatment but is only incrementally better.  She sees the Dr. this week again for the next step.  Continue to pray.

Amazed at His lovingkindness,

2 Thess. 3:16