God Stories: 001 Guidance

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Holy_Spirit_Guidance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGod is on the move. He is working in the city through His people. We believe that our stories matter because our stories are testimony of the power and love of God. This week Arrier joins us in the studio to share how God is speaking to His children and guiding them to people who need the gospel. Join us in the conversation.

Bonus: Short-term Trips Pt. 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Short_term_trips_pt_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s that time of year when people are gearing up for a summer trip which brings us to the questions, are these sort of trips really worth it? They cost a lot of money. There are a lot of inconveniences from the sender and the receiver that will incur. Are they effective or simply glorified vacations? Join us as we discuss the details of

Come and Walk Among Us

Is there a people group that is calling out to you: “We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.” Will you, like Patrick and so many before and after him, be willing to walk among them?

1 Corinthians: Giving 006

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/1_Corinthians_Giving.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are in 1 Corinthians 16.  Yes, we know we skipped chapter 15.  Join us next week for that chapter, which is really the point of the entire book…the Resurrection changes everything.  This week we look at that topic that many feel uncomfortable about, giving.  If God owns everything and doesn’t need our time, talents, and treasures, then why give?  If I decide

30 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Starting on March 23 we are asking you to join us in us in a time of focused intimacy with Jesus as we prepare our hearts for Easter. We are asking you to go on a thirty day journey with us. As journeys go, it will be rewarding, but difficult at times. You will journey through the book of Matthew and hear the very words of God Himself. You will

Expat to Expat Diaspora Missiology

She was dressed in her traditional hijab; the thin blue veil covered everything except for her eyes. I noticed that she was with a group of women who were walking towards the exit of a local Wal-Mart. It just so happened that as this group of Muslim women was exiting, an Indian couple was entering. They were middle-aged and obviously not locals. She wore a sari and he a sarong.

Great Eternal Light

That ancient darkness, shrouded in God’s light, Now flees my heart, and makes my sin my sight.   Then doeth the Son, with burning coal, command: “Flee my glory. Flee! Sin, thou shall not stand.”   In bearing light on man’s yet mortal frame Eternal Son doeth wayward sons reclaim.   Thou Great Light which not even sun doeth precede, Shall long forth shine after other rays recede.    

Redeemed

Sunbeams breaking dawn, Workers hasten on. Father chooses kid, Seller closes bid. Shofar waking land, Levite raises hand. Father clutches son, Temple deed is done. -Exodus 13:13-15

1 Corinthians: Judge Not 002

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we continue our study in 1 Corinthians as we look at chapter 6. All throughout the book Paul addresses judgement in and out of the church. Judgment is a thing to be avoided today, it is an often abused topic today, even in the church. What does 1 Corinthians teach us about judgment and the church? Resources: Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way

1 Corinthians: Marriage & Singleness 003

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/1_Corinthians-_Marriage_and_Singleness3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we look at 1 Corinthians 7 as we discuss the topics, Marriage and Singleness.  What is a Biblical understanding of marriage and divorce?  How should we think of singleness?  How can both the married and the single honor Christ in life God has assigned them? Resources: Not Yet Married:The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Dating, Marshall Segal The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design