From: March 19, 2021 – Tim Challes’ A La Carte
Moses’ intercession & request of God.
Consider Exodus 33:12-23.
—- we could become like God.
But it doesn’t happen by anything we can DO in our self.
It takes God by His wonderful grace, sending His Holy Spirit to “quicken” (make alive) our dead spirits, so that we can receive His gift of faith and believe the Gospel. And then He graciously fills us with His Holy Spirit. When that happens, we are saved.
Now, the Holy Spirit’s job in us is to “sanctify” us (make our thoughts, words, and actions righteous and holy) like Jesus.
Romans 8:29 (ESV) – For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Many factors contribute to a good missionary biography.
However, I’ve managed to narrow them all down to one: its personal impact on me.
Each and every missionary biography I’ve read finds expression somewhere in my life and ministry. I am grateful for these missionaries’ example. I’m also grateful for those who took the time to research and record their stories.
This list is only drawn from the missionary biographies that I’ve personally read—because obviously, I haven’t read them all.
My Top Ten Missionary Biographies
(I won’t even try to put them in order of importance.)
1) Behind the Ranges by Geraldine Taylor
James Fraser turned his back on a lucrative career in engineering. He also gave up the possibility of success as an accomplished concert pianist. Arriving in China at age 22, Fraser devoted his life “behind the ranges” to the unreached Lisu people.
His missionary methods in the early…
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