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WHY TONY CAMPOLO WILL MAKE YOU SEE RED

Dr. Tony Campolo has never been accused of being boring. I was a young pastor, eager to be mentored in communication and leadership, when I heard Tony address the Congress on Pentecostal Leadership in Toronto. Not too deep into his message, Tony had people seeing red. (more…)
Bob Jones
April 29, 2019
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9 REASONS ISRAEL SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Israel is where east meets west; where the ancient collides with the modern. Jerusalem is the city of Gold, just 3,000 years young and a melting pot of culture. Is a trip to the Holy Land resting gentle on your mind if not on your Bucket list? 9 Reasons Israel Should Be On Your Bucket List 1. Go in 2019. I was six decades into my life before I visited Israel.  Don't wait that long. The very existence of Israel is reason enough to experience it. Its very survival is testament to its uniqueness. 2. Jerusalem is the center of the world. The city hosts the most sacred site of the world’s three major religions – Mount Moriah. It was here Abraham…
Bob Jones
June 1, 2018
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REST IN PEACE BILLY FRANK

It’s really an odd thing: Billy Graham was world famous for talking about someone else. Think about it. Billy Graham: The Messenger Billy Graham believed God knew no borders or nationalities. Throughout his career Graham preached Jesus to some 215 million people in 400 missions in more than 185 countries. He reached millions more for Jesus through TV, video, film, the Internet and 34 books. His ministry spanned nearly eight decades with NO scandal yet his lasting legacy was his ability to preach a timeless message of Jesus in a timely way, through biblically-based and socially relevant sermons. His bedrock conviction was that Jesus Christ was God’s salvation for a lost world. Billy Graham: The Man Humble. His favorite food?…
Bob Jones
March 4, 2018
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JOIN THE ADVENTURE WITH BEAR GRYLLS

Adventurer Bear Grylls says that his faith in Jesus is stronger than his fear of what others might think of him. And there are a LOT of people who think about Grylls - over 1.5 billion. That’s how many viewers see his TV program Man vs Wild every week. His humor, easygoing nature and regular willingness to defy death makes for obvious chemistry behind the camera. Man vs. Wild, was the number one ranked reality show in the US in 2015 and number five in China. Bear Grylls' face is one of the most easily recognized in the world. Christian Faith Is Grylls' Backbone Grylls is an adventurer and he earned that title the hard way – from completing the…
Bob Jones
August 17, 2016
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REVELATION FOR ALL ITS WORTH

The Book of Revelation is the most controversial book of the Bible. Its also the only one of the Bible's sixty six books that promises a blessing to those who read it. A Missed Blessing Ironically, Revelation is one of the least read books of the Bible. Why? Its pages contain crazy images of beasts, judgements, numbers, trumpets, vials, seals and symbols. Don't let them deter you from the central revelation of the book - Jesus. 9 Revelations About The Book Of Revelation The Book of Revelation... 1...is not an almanac of when things will occur or a chronicle of what things have occurred. 2...does not foretell the future, rather it tells how the future is breaking in on the…
Bob Jones
August 3, 2016
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CHRISTINA GRIMMIE / BOB DIXON / FOREVER

He loved music. She was a singer. He listened to YouTube. She went viral on YouTube. His music made him feel happy. Her music made others happy. They were generations apart and lived in two different countries but they are now sharing heaven together. Christina, Bob and Eternity I was numbed by both of their deaths. Christina Grimmie was 23 years young when her life was taken by a murderer's bullets. She was gunned down while signing autographs after her Orlando concert on June 10th. Grimmie was a rising star made famous by her exceptional vocal talent and her genuine love for her raving fans. I learned about her murder from a distance and was deeply saddened by her senseless…
Bob Jones
June 22, 2016
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EXTREME DREAM COME TRUE: THANKS, MIKE LOVE!

The most profound moments of YC 2016 were the opening minutes of Friday night. Mike Love - "Mr YC" for twenty two years - welcomed all to Rexall Place - the former home of the Oilers, now "YC Country." The crowd, in excess of 10,000 under 30's, punctuated the moment with an approving roar - louder than Connor McDavid's heard in this hockey barn. Then it happened. Mike asked everyone to join him in prayer. At his first words, the place quieted down and then fell silent. Hear "a-pin-drop-kind" of silent. Quieter than a church. It was deafening and sacred.   2016's Theme: UN1TE. For over two decades Extreme Dream Ministries led by Mike Love and his dedicated team of volunteers…
Bob Jones
May 29, 2016
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THE EASTER PLAY

It was a rehearsal for the Easter play. The youth group had been practicing for months. My son had been to all of the practices. As a dutiful mom, I had dropped him off at the church and picked him up again at the end of each practice. As a typical mom, I usually waited out in the car for practice to end and my son to emerge. As a curious mom, however, this last practice was different. Sneaking In To The Last Practice Instead of waiting alone I ventured into the church to see if I could catch a sneak peak of what the upcoming play was about (my son had offered very few clues in the weeks prior).…
Bob Jones
March 30, 2016