I know from my Bible study that Abraham is called a “Father of Faith”; but honestly, as I was reading afresh from Abraham’s life, I just didn’t see it. I saw many characteristics, but not faith.
In previous years, I have had a perspective about respecting authority which may not have been Biblical. My perspective was, that to “respect authority” all I needed to do was not break the laws. At least not break significant ones! I feel strongly that God’s law comes first and man’s second.
On February 9, 2010 Steve Hyde was awarded the medal of the Royal Order of Sahametrei for distinguished services to the King and the people of Cambodia. He was given the rank of “Officer” or “Sena” in Cambodian. Steve has been working in Cambodia since 1994.
Being a Christian I have friends all over the world. Some I know well, and others I only just met, but no matter where I go in ministry, it is always an honor and privilege to be among friends. Sometimes as we receive blessings and love from our friends and other times we get to give it all back. That is true friendship.
The other day in Singapore I was listening to Heidi Baker speak. Many things inspired me during her preaching and praying, but one comment really struck me. She was talking about how people are so particular about tithing that they forget what God called them to do.
Benny is an absolutely amazing individual. I was enthralled by him and his message. His music is beautiful and he oozes creativity. He is also an extremely funny guy. He jokes about playing the guitar and sharing the gospel in places such as Libya, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Somalia even though it could have cost him his life.
Heidi Baker: The by-product of a life humbled to Jesus Christ in utter dependence of him has led to now more than 12,000 churches started. More than 1,000 churches started among a people of a radical and violent faith. They are feeding and caring for more than 10,000 children in dozens of children’s homes in Mozambique and other nations in Africa.