What's It All About?

Operation 10:14 is a project based off of Romans 10:14-15.
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how
are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to
hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are
sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the
good news!’”
We find it very important to make the Gospel known among
every people group and nation. Our ultimate goal is to praise God and have God
be worshiped! Follow us as we do our best to accomplish The Great Commission.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Cross Stained Red

An Upsurge of Generations (Part 2):
The Cross Stained Red
            The blood ran down His body and onto the cross, seeping deep into the wood. The crowd roared as the Romans crucified His body. All of history built up to this one moment. Everything would change from there on out. His cry roared out above the crowd. His agony was bouncing back and forth in His body.
            As Jesus hung He lifted up His head saying the greatest words ever said, “It is finished”. His head bowed and His spirit lifted. Dead. No life.     
            One day went by, then the next, and finally the third day came. Air propelled deep into His lungs. His lungs expanded. His heart began beating faster and faster.  He has risen! He broke the chains, rolled away the tomb, shattered, and crushed, destroyed, broken the sin that lies within our hearts!
            Our sin is demolished under Jesus’s feet. The stains of sin have been covered by the stain of the cross. Past, present and future sins, mistakes, and failures have been completely washed away. “It is finished”.
            Nothing, nothing can separate us from love of God,  
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 37-39
Whatever sin, failure, and mistake you have done or will make will not separate you from the love of Christ. Fix your eyes upon Christ and believe (John 14:6).
The layers of blood seeped deep in the cross, layer by layer, covered all sin, each failure, all faults, and every error. All because of the cross stained red.  


Friday, March 7, 2014

Our Foundation

An Upsurge of Generations (Part 1):
Our Foundation
            Foundation: the lowest load-bearing part of a building. Mentally all humans have a foundation: something that holds you together, a basis to life. Your foundation in life will determine where you go, the friends you hang out with, what you do when you’re alone, what you think, etc. It will affect everything, all of your surroundings. As followers of Jesus Christ we have a foundation: The Gospel.
J.D. Greear summed up The Gospel well in his book the Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary. God, Man, Christ, and Response:
1. God. God is the creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). He is perfectly holy, worthy of all worship, and will punish sin (1 John 1:5, Rev. 4:11, Rom. 2:5-8).
2. Man. All people, though created good, have become sinful by nature (Gen. 1:26-28, Ps. 51:5, Rom. 3:23). From birth, all people are alienated from God, hostile to God, and subject to the wrath of God (Eph. 2:1-3).
3. Christ. Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to bear God’s wrath in the place of all who would believe in Him, and rose from the grave in order to give His people eternal life (John 1:1, 1 Tim. 2:5, Heb. 7:26, Rom. 3:21-26, 2 Cor. 5:21, 1 Cor. 15:20-22).
4. Response. God calls everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and trust in Christ in order to be saved (Mark 1:15, Acts 20:21, Rom. 10:9-10).
We are all broken, sinful, and need the gospel to have a relationship with God (Romans 3:23). Through the blood and death of Christ we are made new. If we believe in Christ (John 14:6), every bad thought, all selfishness, every sin ever committed was washed clean through Jesus’s death on the cross. Past, present, and future… blank check, done for.  
Throughout the entire Bible there is a theme: God saving us from sin. Through Christ’s death, God gives us a point to live, a hope, and life, through His sovereignty and justice He saves us from an eternity in hell. Forgiven and remade are what we are when we believe. Make your foundation last.

G.O.S.P.E.L. from Humble Beast Records on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Introduction of: An Upsurge of Generations

Introduction of: An Upsurge of Generations
            God once again has inspired me to describe and write about His wonderful grace, forgiveness, hope, and excellence. This is my first blog series and I truly hope to inspire others in Christ and ultimately I want to worship and praise God for the grace He has lavished onto me!
            This series will have seven to eight parts that talk about “our foundation”, suffering, pain, “our undertaking”, and accomplishing the ultimate task… worship.
            Join me as God stirs and changes the universe through His love. We are gripped afresh and forgiven…

This blog series is dedicated to my wonderful family.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Finish the Mission

Finish the Mission

           I am in the process of reading Finish the Mission and wanted to share this with you. It’s a breath of fresh air! Let generations arise for overcoming The Great Commission.

            Here’s a link to the book below… you can even read it now on PDF for free.

Friday, February 14, 2014

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

“The Communist soldiers had discovered their illegal Bible study.

As the pastor was reading from the Bible, men with guns suddenly broke into the home, terrorizing the believers who had gathered there to worship. The Communists shouted insults and threatened to kill the Christians. The leading officer pointed his gun at the pastor’s head. ‘Hand me your Bible,’ he demanded. Reluctantly, the pastor handed over his Bible, his prized possession. With a sneer on his face, the guard threw the Word of God on the floor at his feet.

He glared at the small congregation. ‘We will let you go, ‘he growled, ‘but first, you must spit on this book of lies. Anyone who refuses will be shot.’ The believers had no choice but to obey the officer’s order. A soldier pointed his gun at one of the men. ‘You first.’

The man slowly got up and knelt down by the Bible. Reluctantly, he spit on it, praying, ‘Father, please forgive me.’ He stood up and walked to the door. The soldiers stood back and allowed him to leave. ‘Okay, you!’ the soldier said, nudging a woman forward. In tears, she could barely do what the soldier demanded. She spit only a little, but it is enough. She too was allowed to leave.

Quietly, a sixteen-year-old girl came forward. Overcome with love for her Lord, she knelt down and picked up the Bible. She wiped off the spit with her dress. ‘What have they done to Your Word? Please forgive them,’ she prayed.

The Communist soldier put his pistol to her head. Then he pulled the trigger.”

-Jesus Freaks, by dc Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs

What would you do? Would you spit?...


Friday, February 7, 2014

A Prayer for February

A Prayer for February

Dear God,

As we begin a new month. We are amazed at the purposes You have for us. Nothing can separate us from You, nothing! You bring to us hope, life, grace, a point to live. Yet as sinners You still use us. Use me, us, this generation, further generations, to carry out Your promises, Your hope, Your grace, the gospel, to every people group and tribe.

Help us not to drift away from the point of missions. And when we do, refocus our minds onto the true point: to worship You! Amongst the feelings of awkwardness, loneliness, anger, fear, trembling, worry, and every other feeling and emotion, help us not to forget Your love for us!

We are amazed at You! Transform us Immanuel, amen.   

“Remember this and stand firm,

recall it to mind, you transgressors,

remember the former things of old;

for I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like Me,

declaring the end from the beginning

and from ancient times things not yet done,

saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,

and I will accomplish all My purpose,’

calling a bird of prey from the east,

the man of My counsel from a far country.

I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;

I have purposed, and I will do it.” -Isaiah 49: 8-11