Catching Up …

I haven’t written a blog post here in almost 3 weeks. It’s not from lack of things to write about.

Quite the opposite. There’s been LOTS to write about, but I’ve been so busy doing it that I haven’t been writing. I’ve barely had time to answer emails, even business ones.

Cow Brain Removal

First, I learned how to remove a cow brain from a cow skull. (Don’t go there unless you don’t mind seeing some gross pictures.)

Don’t worry. It was for my daughter’s science project, not some religious ritual.

Preaching the Gospel

Then we went to California to talk to people about the church.

It was an amazing time. God really opened some doors, and we learned some things about our own inadequacy, God’s sufficiency, and the power of prayer.

The most exciting thing to me is when God’s revelation comes, and the light turns on.

You can see it in a person’s face. It can be shocking, but often when the Gospel of the kingdom comes—that we’re a nation of priests, ruled by God, not just individuals struggling along—then the love of God accompanies it, and it’s warm, drawing, and powerful.

We have to keep praying. Just because someone heard the Word of God with power does not mean that they’ll hold onto it and give themselves to it. The devil is always looking for opportunity to steal away the seed or to choke out a new plant. He is not going to stand for seeing a real church, a gathering of committed—however weak they may be, they are committed—disciples … because the gates of hell will never prevail against them. They will snatch the elect from his grip.

More later …

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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