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Daniel Jarvis
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Prayer is essential to the completion of our mission! Would you like to get a few friends together to pray, seek God, and ask Him to transform India (and beyond) with the gospel? Here's a suggested meeting outline - complete with prayer requests, Bible passages, and suggested meeting plans. Also, if desired, someone involved with Complete the Commission could join your meeting via Skype video, or in person (if you are in NE Ohio). This could add a fun dynamic and also allow participants to ask questions, etc. Here's a suggested meeting outline: Prayer Meeting Plan Welcome & Explanation of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at Complete the Commission
Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world. Matthew 28:19 You may ask yourself; how can I reach every nation? How do I fit into the Great Commission? How could God possibly use me? Our excuses sound convincing: I don’t have much. I belong to a small church. I'm shy. I don't know what to say. Other people are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Complete the Commission
A huge thanks to Glenn Mertz at WHKW 1220 AM in Cleveland for a full hour interview on the spiritual awakening in India, our 1000-church-planter objective, the religious customs of India, the strategy of native missions, and more! If you'd like to understand the heart of our strategy at Complete the Commission - click the arrow to hear this audio now or right-click the link to download to your media device. "Living the Word" broadcast from January 25 Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at Complete the Commission
I was excited to be part of an interview on "God at Work" on WCRF in the Cleveland area regarding our project. Listen in and hear some of my own stories from India and some examples of how God is working in that nation. Audio Part 1 - Audio Part 2 Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at Complete the Commission
Our movement was discussed on Mission Network News on January 8th, via an interview with IGL's North American Director, David Rice. Hear the audio from that interview here, or read the news story here. While mass media is a tremendous way to get our message out, the best invitations are always personal - so if you're excited about our vision to send out 1000 church planters, call a friend or send them a link to this site. Your invite could lead to another partner joining our work, and could lead to even more villages receiving the eternal blessing of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Complete the Commission
Jesus left His followers with one primary job - take His Good News to every person on earth. No small task! The "Great Commission" challenges us to make disciples of all nations, teaching them to live according to the commands... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at AbsoluteTruth.Net
From the tropics of Bangalore to the arid hills outside Nasik, and on to the bustling crowds of Delhi, my experience in South Asia was both rewarding and surprising. Merely showing up in India was eye-opening, as I suppose any visit to a developing nation would be for an American. But I found far more than a refreshed gratefulness for the material blessings of the West, or a renewed desire to share with those in need. Through the kind staff at India Gospel League, and the many unique people I met in their network, I encountered God's kingdom in ways... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at Complete the Commission
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Jan 9, 2010
For more than 2,000 years India has resisted the Gospel. But right now there is window of opportunity - tremendous receptivity to the good news of Jesus. I am delighted to be a part of the “Complete the Commission” project. It thrills me to think of unleashing 1,000 on-fire church planters, armed with the transformational Gospel of Jesus Christ, undergirded with prayer, and emboldened by the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives! This project represents an enormous, almost unbelievable stewardship opportunity for Christians interested in spreading the gospel. It is conceivable that we could see over 2 million... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2010 at Complete the Commission
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Jan 2, 2010
Some tasks are too important to leave in human hands. That's why we're launching our Complete the Commission effort in India with a prayer meeting - January 31st at 7:00 p.m., at the Hudson Community Chapel in Hudson, Ohio. Come, bring your friends, and join us in asking God to raise up, equip, resource and deploy 1000 church planters into the unreached villages of India. That's our prayer, and that's our plan. I would love for you to be part of it. "The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2010 at Complete the Commission
Excellent thoughts here, Niwre. I guess I am surmising that there is either an ordered, intentional explanation for reality, or there is pure chance. And, as logic appears to me, the most coherent explanation for intentional reality would be God/Intelligence. If reality is not intentional, then Chance is only remaining answer (unintentional things are chance, the way I understand them). I realize a mixture of the two is probable as we look around us - but still, one or the other had to be the ultimate cause. You said: ...we can falsify everything down to the bear truth of being (I am, full stop). All else is based on observation, perception and interpretation and cannot be universally true. Thats absolute, but does not imply creation by a God... I agree that the direct implication of being is not creation by a God, but there is an implication that if I am - and I did not create myself, something (unintentional nature/chance) or someone (intentional intelligence/God) created me. I certainly see that at many levels of this discussion, some faith assumptions, and some common sense assumptions must be made (or else the discussion itself would be nearly impossible :-). To your final illustration regarding cells, atoms, etc. - I agree. Our observations/interpretations are limited by our current perceptions, technologies, etc. I am absolutely certain that there is a dramatic amount of information that we do not know, and maybe cannot know, about reality. But, in your scenario, the discovery of atoms did not reverse or disprove the existence of cells - it merely rearranged our understanding of where cells fit into the big picture. The existence of cells has remained absolute, but additional information has corrected (for now) our understanding of their makeup. Couldnt the same be true of ourselves, God, etc.? We may have enough information now to make a positive statement about their existence and even some coherent information about their purpose - but knowing full well that many more dots may be connected for us as we learn more?
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2009 on Proof for Absolute Truth at AbsoluteTruth.Net
I'm not sure if your illustration between evolution and intelligent design is correct in this piece. I would say that our capitalistic founders set up the parameters (intelligent design) for economic "life" to flourish and adapt, and it has, for 200+ years. True "evolution economics" would lead us to a totalitarian state, because the "fittest to survive" would always be the guy who can print the money and control the law. I see that trend happening now, as the federal government grows, and state/local governments + private sector shrinks. (That's what the 10th Amendment is supposed to protect us from!) Hopefully we will get some "intelligence" in Washington that will steer us back to our founding principles.