Sermón: Jonás

Topic: Church, Mexico Mininstry, Sermones. Posted on October 12th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

Jon√°s

La gloria de Dios es para todas las naciones

Introducci√≥n: Hab√≠a una vez, un ni√Īo desobediente se sali√≥ en su trici del lugar que sus pap√°s le hab√≠an designado.

¬ŅPor qu√© hacemos panorama b√≠blico?

  • Es la historia que Dios escribi√≥ en toda la Biblia.
  • Es para conocer cada libro.
  • Es porque hay que responder al mensaje: No digo¬†‚Äúsentir el mensaje‚ÄĚ sino ‚ÄúResponder al mensaje‚ÄĚ espec√≠ficamente por el libro de Jon√°s‚Ķveremos que no es suficiente ‚Äúsentir‚ÄĚ ni menos ‚Äúsaber‚ÄĚ sino que hay que responder.

Jon√°s es nuestro 5¬ļ de 12 profetas y uno de los tempranos. Viv√≠a m√°s o menos por el a√Īo 770 a.C., m√°s o menos en un periodo de declive de Asiria.

Pero, hoy quiero que escuchemos la historia de Jon√°s, quiero que escuches y que pienses. Mira, si tienes una pregunta, si algo no te parece entendible, escribe las preguntas. Estoy seguro que el autor del libro (sea Jon√°s u otro) escribi√≥ el libro para provocar preguntas y respuestas. Entonces s√© que no es una pel√≠cula, que somos gente visuales, pero traten de escuchar, traten de decir ‚Äúguau‚ÄĚ en las partes raras y traten de hacer preguntas. Porque en fin, el libro TERMINA con una pregunta.

Jonás es una historia corta, 10 minutos para leer, y quiero que la escuchemos todo…

Lee Jon√°s 1-2 Read more…

Aniversario

Topic: Church, Mexico Mininstry, Sermones. Posted on October 4th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

¬°Hace 8 d√≠as celebramos 2 a√Īos como iglesia! Estamos tan agradecidos a Dios por Su misericordia y bondad y por las vidas cambiadas que hemos visto. Hemos pasado por gozo, y l√°grimas, mucho trabajo y m√°s risa y Dios sigue fiel.

Pues aprovech√© la ocasi√≥n a predicar sobre la oraci√≥n, usando como modelo Colosenses 1, la oraci√≥n de Pablo por los colosenses. S√≥lo avanzamos como iglesia como oramos…

A Dios le damos gracias y le pedimos unos por otros
Colosenses 1:1-23

¬ŅC√≥mo conociste a alguien importante en tu vida? Conoc√≠ a Barbara-Lee en Tijuana hace 18 a√Īos. Conoc√≠ a Drew hace casi 13 a√Īos. Hace exactamente 9 a√Īos conoc√≠ a Gavin y Fiona aqu√≠ en Hospital Benefecencia. Hace casi 5 a√Īos conoc√≠ a Daniel en una conferencia. Etc‚Ķ.
Hoy vamos a estudiar una carta de un misionero que ni conoc√≠a a las personas a quienes escrib√≠a. No ten√≠a 5 a√Īos, ni 3 ni 1 con ellos. Pero ten√≠a un amor grande para ellos y lo que les dice tiene mucha aplicaci√≥n a nuestra relaci√≥n. Entonces, 2 a√Īos despu√©s de que nos conocimos como iglesia, como familia, quiere retarnos en el √°rea de la oraci√≥n. ¬ŅC√≥mo oras por los que conoces? ¬ŅC√≥mo debemos orar unos por otros? Claro, oramos por las peticiones los domingos y en grupos peque√Īos. Pero ¬Ņoras por mi? ¬ŅOro por ti? ¬ŅC√≥mo lo podemos hacer?
Pablo escribe a los colosenses y a Dios le da gracias y le pide por ellos. Hoy Dando gracia y pidiendo. Y les pedimos que hagan lo mismo por nosotros. Vamos a Colosenses 1:1-23. Read more…

September 2015 Prayer Email

Topic: Prayer letters. Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

Our latest prayer letter is out! It’s got a new design, new photos.

Read it here.

 

Here’s how it starts:
August activities…
Well, that didn’t take long! We jumped back into activities right away, with football camp. That went very well, averaging 45 kids, having a blast, and sharing the Gospel via the story of the Exodus. A special thanks to Fellowship Christian (http://www.fellowshipchristian.org/) of Springfield, OH for their hard work and blessing to us. After that we were getting settled back home, into ministry, the life of the church here and getting ready for school. We are so thankful for our church. They weren’t sitting around waiting for the Glessners to get back! They’ve started new ministries, cared for the hurting and needy, continued teaching and discipling, and managed just fine without us! Truly, we are part of a multinational team here, not a one-man-band.

Read the whole thing…

Sermones: Oseas

Topic: Bible thoughts, Literature, Sermones. Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

Un amor que nunca se rinde, nunca se da por vencido*

Oseas

¬ŅC√≥mo es Dios como una Estrella de una telenovela? Es una pregunta absurda, pero eso es lo que parece el libro de Oseas. Hay una pareja luchando con infidelidad, hay hijos de paternidad incierta, hay amenazas de violencia, lenguaje dram√°tica con emociones fuertes. ¬ŅPor qu√© est√° todo eso en la Biblia, adem√°s, implicando a Dios en el rollo?

Es porque en Oseas, vemos que el amor de Dios para nosotros es un amor que nunca se rinde, nunca se da por vencido, que siempre busca lo mejor para nosotros. Y lo mejor es √Čl. No hay nada mejor en el universo que Dios.

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An Unsafe Gospel, a Good God

Topic: Bible thoughts, Supporting church. Posted on June 29th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

This is a sermon I was privileged to share with Sunset Bible Church. I’m going to try to resurrect things here, and one thing will be to post sermons. This may (or may not) be more active down in Mexico where every sermon in our church is new :). I was privileged to finish the sermon series on Acts that the pastors were preaching, so the sermon covers Acts 21-28. A big chunk, to be sure, but we can learn from Scripture in large portions as well as in small. (It doesn’t lose the property of inspiration when you read lots of it!)¬†

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One who offers life abundantly

Topic: Bible thoughts, Opinion. Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

There’s an¬†article in the New Yorker (via Tim Challies) about euthanasia in Belgium. The main story of the article is a man looking for answers to what happened to his mother, who suffered from depression all her life and in the end committed doctor-assisted suicide. The story is both heartbreaking and troubling. Troubling, for all the baggage that comes with euthanasia and because it portrays¬†a society careening down a road to self-destruction. Heartbreaking because of the woman and her son. She found no help in modern psychiatry, only useless platitudes. Her son has found no answers. Sadly, neither does he appear to have philosophical foundations to mount an argument against the secular idea of a human being as Autonomous Self-fulfillment Machine.

But what got me really thinking was Luke 7:36-50, my Bible reading for the day, which I picked up immediately after reading the New Yorker article. What a powerful contrast it is. A woman with no hope comes to Jesus, braving the scorn of all the best of her society. He receives her with grace, gives her dignity with his response to the leaders, and deals with the reality of her sin (which Luke declines to identify) not by brushing it off, but with forgiveness. Jesus is who the Belgian lady needed. And all her enlightened secular society could offer was…death. So sad.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10)

 

June 2015 Prayer Email

Topic: Prayer letters. Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

We finally wrote an email! ¬†Here’s the link: Glessners June 2015 Prayer Email.

Or, you could look at the PDF version in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Thanks for your prayers!

August 2014 Prayer Email

Topic: Prayer letters. Posted on August 17th, 2014 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

Here’s a link to our prayer email for August. Thank you for your prayers!

Update video

Topic: Daily Activities, Mexico Mininstry, Supporting church, Video. Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

We were recently asked by a supporting church to send them a video update on what’s happening here, so, naturally, we obliged. This is what came of it, a 4-minute video about us, the work here, a neat story, the new church plant and the property. We filmed it on the property to give people an idea of where we’re talking about. This isn’t going to win an Oscar or go viral or anything, but at least it gives you a bit of a visual idea of what’s going on. Feel free to share the link.

From Pueblawood, Mexico,
Tim

June-July prayer letters are up

Topic: Mexico Mininstry, Prayer letters. Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Tim — Be the first to comment!

We’re putting prayer letters up two months at a time!

  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • Thank you for your prayers.

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