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People who missed a great opportunity to serve

In the early 80s I was the pastor of a midsized church in the capital of a very important state in Brazil. My church with other churches partnered with Youth for Christ to organize a special event for young people. … Continue reading

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People who missed a great opportunity to be saved

We all know the story about the religious man who was on the porch of his house when a storm was approaching. Someone came with a car and asked him to get in. When the water was getting inside the … Continue reading

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People Who Missed a Great Opportunity

In 1986 I was invited to and hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to attend the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam. At that time I was an itinerant evangelist for Youth for Christ of Brazil. It was … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Conclusion

“Everybody has a story of sorrow to tell.” This is what a Brazilian friend and colleague used to say. We all have. We live in a broken world, and we are broken too. The prophet Isaiah puts it in a … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I want to come back!

Have you ever wandered away from God and His church to the point that you felt a stranger to your own faith? People come to you and ask you about your God, your church, and your faith, and you do … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – If I am following you, why am I still being persecuted?

Have you ever wondered why good people suffer? Yes, we all do it. David is not different. He knew very well that he was not the most perfect person around, but he was on the right path. But even though … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – Do not take me now!

As we age, our preoccupation with our body and health increases. Every new pain or discomfort comes with that feeling that maybe this is something else. Every time that our doctor calls us after receiving our tests gives us chills. … Continue reading

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C’mon God, Give Me a Break! – I know I have messed up!

Our parents, our teachers, our coaches, our friends, the bullies, our enemies, our friends who betrayed us, God Himself, and the list goes on, and on, and on. We always find someone to blame for the adversities that we encounter … Continue reading

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