Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Daughter Dancing at 7

Hoyabia Lalrinhlui dancing away. You have to watch till the end to see her. She's 7 and this was her first public performance, 29th December 2011.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Status of World Evangelization - 2011


The Great Commission

· Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations (ethne)”

Matt 28:19, a church (fellowshipping disciples) for every ethnic people group.

· Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation

Mark 16:15, the gospel for every person.

Resulting in God’s glory and kingdom filling the earth, “...worship from every nation, tribe, people and tongue.” Rev 7:9, Hab 2:14.

A Church For Every People – what is the status?

· 6,900 Unreached / Least-Reached ethnic people groups out of 16,600 total groups in the world. (“Unreached - Least-Reached” is defined as less than 2% evangelical individuals and less than 5% Christian adherents in the people group.)

· 3,800 of these Unreached / Least-Reached groups are small, under 10,000 in population, so the task isn’t as large as it first appears.

Countries with the most Least-Reached people groups

Country

Least-Reached Ethnic Groups

India

2,233

Pakistan

447

China

428

Bangladesh

372

Nepal

355


The Gospel For Every Person – what is the status?

· Bible translation: "About 82% of the world's population have New Testament Scriptures in their language. However, to complete the remaining 18% will require possibly as many as 2,200 new translation efforts."

· Christian radio broadcasting: Studies indicate Christian radio broadcasts are in the languages of about 91% of the world’s population.

· Jesus film: There have been approximately 6.5 billion viewings of the Jesus film and it is available in over 1,100 languages covering 95% of the world’s population.

· Status of the gospel for every person: Approximately 70% (4.6 billion) of the world’s population have heard the gospel in some form. 30% (2 billion) have had virtually no exposure to the gospel message.

Status Summary: A Church For Every People Group And The Gospel For Every Person

· A church for every people group: 6,900 Least-Reached groups out of a total of 16,600.

· The gospel for every person, estimates:

10%

true believers

20%

nominal adherents

40%

heard, no response

30%

virtually no exposure








Challenges of the unfinished task

· Spiritual challenge: More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in the previous 19 centuries combined.

· People challenge: The remaining people groups and individuals tend to be in remote locations, have great language and cultural barriers, practice religious fundamentalism, and are the most resistant to the gospel.

· Political / national challenge: The countries with the most Least-Reached tend to be closed to Christianity.

· Church challenge: Only one out of ten cross-cultural missionaries labor among unreached people groups. Out of every $1.00 (one US dollar) of Christian giving to all causes less than one penny goes toward pioneer church planting among least-reached people groups.

Why are we to complete the task?

Not because it is our duty,

though it is.

Not because it will bring eternal life to many,

though it will.

Not because it will improve the living conditions of the poor,

though it will.

Not because it will improve stability in the world’s institutions,

though it will.

Not because it will improve environmental stewardship,

though it will.

Not because we will be rewarded,

though we will.

We should disciple the nations because

Jesus is worthy to receive their honor, glory and praise.

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” Rev. 7:9

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Rev. 5:12

My Source:

Joshua Project

PO Box 62614

Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2614 USA

(719) 886-4000

http://www.joshuaproject.net

Picture Source: Rock Pillar Ministries

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chicco's Jam Room: the best place to play

Jam and record at Chicco's Jam Room with the state of the art instruments:
HARTKE, YAMAHA, VOX, ALLEN & HEATH, FENDER, QUEST, WHARFEDALE, SENNHEISER, ETC...
Y-39, Mission Vengthlang Kawn
Aizawl, Mizoram
8575286103, 9863286080 and (0389)2320523

Untitled from Chicco Renthlei on Vimeo.

The best bands in Mizoram play here:
Drop Doubt, Dr. Luke, Boomarang, Stacy's Penitence, Jess Beyond, Freddy's Nightmare, Arms of Silence, Scavenger Project etc.
Christian Organizations and Welfare Societies use it regularly. Schools and others hire the equipments and instruments at the lowest price possible.

Chicco's Jam Room: 'The Best Place to Play'

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is God for me?

"God is for me.” Can you make that statement with a deep sense of certainty? He is, you know. When things are going the way you want, God is for you. When life seems to be falling apart, God is for you. When the Philistines chased David down in Gath, he wrote, “This I know, that God is for me” (Psalm 56:9). What a time to make a declaration like that!

Many of us have found ourselves in a place similar to David’s situation at times. Life is closing in . . . the enemy seems to have us cornered and there appears to be no way out. Pleasant circumstances disappear before our eyes and the world turns dark.

At times like that, we may be tempted to cry out, “Why is God against me?” Not David. He assured himself with the truth, “God is for me.” He didn’t say, “This I feel, that God is for me.” There are many times in life that we don’t feel like God is for us. No, he said, “This I know, that God is for me.

Will you affirm this truth in your own life? God really is for you. Nothing can ever change His mind or heart toward you. If you are His child, His lovingkindness toward you will last forever. (Read Psalm 136 sometime!)

Circumstances may be suffocating you at times, but God is for you! Negative feelings may seem to be strangling you, but God is for you! Life may not make sense at a given moment, but God is for you! Trust Him. When you feel like you’re drowning in an ocean of problems, cling to your Heavenly Father. He will prove Himself strong in your life by assuring you of His love.

Your circumstances may or may not turn out like you want, but He will hold you in His loving and sovereign arms and gently whisper His love to you again and again. Sit in quietness for a moment and listen to his loving voice assure you of that fact until, like the Psalmist, you may say, “This I know, that God is for me!”

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Worship Quotes

Jerry Kerns -
"The whole person, with all his senses, with both mind and body, needs to be
involved in genuine worship."

C.S. Lewis -
"The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in
God which made David dance."

Graham Truscott -
"When God's people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods
He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater
measure."

Charles H. Spurgeon -
"God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy
exultation."

A. W. Tozer -
"Without worship, we go about miserable."

Manley Beasley -
"'A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him will sanctify you."

C. S. Lewis -
"We only learn to behave ourselves in the presence of God."

Michael Catt -
"If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship."

Richard Foster - "As worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience
saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern
life."

Jack Hayford -
"Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped"

Jessica Leah Springer -
"As John 4:23 says, Its time, as worshipers of God, to give him all we have. For
when he is exalted, everything about me is decreased. So many times we stand in the
way of really stepping into the secret place of worship with God. Just abandon tradition
and the "expected" ways of Praise & Worship and get lost in the holy of holies with the
sole intention of blessing the Fathers heart."

Lamar Boschman -
"When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without
heart."

Graham Kendrick -
"Worship is first and foremost for His benefit, not ours, though it is marvelous to
discover that in giving Him pleasure, we ourselves enter into what can become our
richest and most wholesome experience in life." p.58 "A Heart For Worship" by Lamar
Boschman

Don McMinn -
"Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin
maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God
tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce
pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express
praise, that which is internal becomes visible." p.60 "A Heart For Worship" by Lamar
Boschman

Tommy Walker -
"How quickly we forget what it's all about. We can get so strategic that we worship so
our church will grow, not because He is worthy. But we're doing all this because God is
worthy and we want to worship Him."

H.H. Rowley -
"The first element in worship is adoration. The Hebrews expressed this by their posture
and not alone my their word. For they prostrated themselves before God. O come, let
us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. They did not come
with an easy familiarity into the presence of God, but were aware of his greatness and
majesty, and came with a sense of privilege to His house." H.H. Rowley"Worship in
Ancient Israel" p. 257

C.S. Lewis -
"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."

Ralph Mahoney -
"Whenever His people gather and worship Him, God promises He will make His
presence known in their midst. On the other hand, where God's people consistently
neglect true spiritual worship, His manifest presence is rarely experienced."

Paul E. Billheimer -
"Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting
pattern for earth."

Marianne H. Micks -
"When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship
alone, we worship 'with all the company of heaven.'"

Henry Sloane Coffin -
"If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs
to recapture it is this awe before the surpassingly great and gracious God."

Andrew W. Blackwood -
"The time has come for a revival of public worship as the finest of the fine arts...While
there is a call for strong preaching there is even a greater need for uplifting worship."

Monday, February 14, 2011

What is Love

There are FOUR words in the Greek language for love but only ONE word for love in English. What then IS Love? Why did Jesus, after his resurrection, use TWO different words for love when he asked PETER if he loved him?

When we talk of love in our society, we can mean the love of a mate, parent or child; we can mean a deep friendship or "liking" for a person or thing; or we can mean sexual love. Love in the Greek language is expressed by four different words. Only three of these words are used in the Bible.

1. Eros, which is sexual or romantic love.
2. Phileo, which is a brotherly love toward someone we really like.
3. Agape, which is the deepest love, which is based on doing good things for another person.
4. Storgay, which is the love of one's relatives. It is a relatively unknown word that is used only twice in scripture and only as a compound word.