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Resurrection, Ascension, and The Throne – 1 COR 15

July 30th, 2018 by mikeg

                                               Intro:  The Biblical account of Christ’s bodily resurrection is not a stand-alone event in history; yet all to often we only think of it in terms of Easter and the astounding events

Resurrection and the Coming Kingdom

July 8th, 2018 by mikeg

 The Resurrection of Jesus and Life after Death  Intro: Easter is the ancient celebration of an empty tomb in Jerusalem. The two angels standing outside the tomb declared to the women “why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen.” Luke 24:5 Today the true meaning and impact

The Word of The Cross – Part 2

February 22nd, 2018 by mikeg

The Word of the Cross Part Two 1st Corinthians 1:17-18 “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, that the cross of Christ should not be made void. Vs 18- For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to

The Word of the Cross – Part 1

February 22nd, 2018 by mikeg

The “Word of the Cross” God’s message to humanity   1st Cor 1:17.18 “The Word of the Cross is foolishness…”   Introduction: Years ago, a University student asked me the question,” what does the death of a 1st Century Jewish carpenter have to do with me living in the 21st Century? That’s a worthy question.

Making Use of the Name of Jesus

November 1st, 2017 by mikeg

Acts 3-5 Making Use of the Name of Jesus     Intro: The Book of Acts reveals an intermediate, developing Theology in many areas. Luke was a reporter, not an eye-witness, so his account of the early days of the Church are empirical in nature. Each new event seems to add layers to the awareness

There’s Something About That Name

October 14th, 2017 by mikeg

There’s Just Something about that NAME! Acts 3 and 4   Intro: Jesus is risen. His disciples are witnesses of this unprecedented event in history. Jesus has not only risen from among the dead, but he has kept his promise-he sent his Spirit to indwell, empower and instill his abiding presence among his people the

Who are the Cretans

October 11th, 2017 by mikeg

Acts Chapter Two Who are the Cretans? Acts 2:11 Acts 2:11 “Cretans and Arabs-we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God” Note: Jews from all the world were at Pentecost and witnesses to the coming of the Holy Spirit. Even Cretan Jews were there. Explain: Who are the Cretans?

Nothing Stays Won: 1 Corinthians 9

December 29th, 2015 by Barry

The Power To See It Through 1st Corinthians 9:24-27 The Apostle Paul compares our life in Christ to a marathon race, like ancient runners coming into the Coliseum to finish the race before Caesar, who gives the winner the wreath (crown) of victory. Three ideas are here for us to consider: I. We must run

Visions & Christmas

December 23rd, 2015 by Barry

The birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus was well foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament. None better on Jesus’ birth than in Isaiah 9:6. The prophets of old were inspired by the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s plan for man. They listened to God and they were not afraid to stand the test

Christmas & Mixed Emotions

December 14th, 2015 by Barry

Like many of you I have very mixed emotions about the commercialization of Christmas. As I have remarked before in previous blogs – Christmas was originally a birthday celebration for Jesus, our Lord and King. Now, he is seldom invited to his own party! All of this hype about buying and giving leaves us with

Ouch!!!!!

October 16th, 2018 by mikeg

I broke my foot! I’m just getting back in the swing of things and I ran into a little bit of a speed bump. I played basketball this week with some friends and ended up with a broken foot. An incredibly embarrassing experience because it was with a group of people, many of whom I

You are Welcome!

October 16th, 2018 by mikeg

Well I am back in Uganda and I am finally getting down to writing another blog post. It is the short rain season here and we arrived just in time for the daily afternoon thunderstorm.  Which is pretty nice because it cools things down quite a bit.    Fundraising for this trip took a long

Driving In Africa

October 14th, 2017 by mikeg

I promised to write about things that I found interesting and one of those is the act of driving in a foreign country.  Most people I meet over here are friendly and outgoing with all of the time in the world to relax and get to know you……….that is until they get on a motorbike

Paul the “Timothy”

October 14th, 2017 by mikeg

Thanks again for following along on this incredible journey with me as I travel throughout east Africa and visit with our staff here at Barry Wood Ministries. One of our main goals here at BWM is to spread the message of Christ using Discipleship through a process in which we train our men to look

September 27 2017

September 29th, 2017 by mikeg

Well here goes, my first blog post ever. I am sitting in a coffee shop/internet café in Mbale, Uganda, and have no clue what to write about. The electricity in town is out again but the gentle roar of the generator just outside the front door provides enough electricity to power the Wi-Fi router and