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Another Baptism in San Francisco – Marc

Another great day with the Lake Merced Church of Christ in San Francisco šŸ™‚

If you’d like to leave an encouraging note or Scripture for Marc, do so in the form of a comment and I’ll forward a link to this post to him later.


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You’re Moving to San Francisco to Do Ministry Work? Why Bother?


I’ve been asked questions like those that makeĀ up the title of this blog post more than a couple of times in the past few years.

This morning, I had the privilege of walking the Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy, AR, through a lesson in which I tell a couple of storiesĀ about experiences I’ve hadĀ since moving toĀ San Francisco. IĀ also share the thought processĀ and convictionsĀ behind mine and Airiel’s decision to live and minister onĀ the west coast.

There are two goals I had for this lesson:

  1. I wanted people to grasp the deep level of love God has for all mankind, and His desire to use the church to reach all mankind (I posted several Scriptures that highlight this about GodĀ here).
  2. I wanted the members of the Downtown Church to think of missions, not just as work overseas or work in far-off corners of the globe, but also as work right here in the United States. We desperately need to see more evangelistic activity taking place in our major cities. I did my best to highlight the importance and practical benefits of evangelistic ministry therein, and also builtĀ a case as to why domestic missions in major U.S. cities should be aĀ leading priority for our churches.

I’ve posted for you the lesson from the second service. I was more relaxed in my delivery, and left quite a bit more pleased with how it went than the sermon delivered in theĀ first service.

Anyway, if you have a few minutes and want to listen to a couple of stories about my work in San Francisco, or if you’re interested in domestic missionsĀ in the United States, please check this lesson out.

Have a great day!

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