By David Pam McQuel
The central goal of the church is missions. Judging from the last instructions of Jesus in Acts 1:8 coupled with the corresponding activities of the Church in Jerusalem, there was an absolute accord between Jesus and His followers.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
It is imperative to note that the church in Jerusalem exploded as soon as it took off. 3000 additional members in just the first day service commenced! That is a super phenomenal growth, unequalled in history. Within a short time, the church had hit 5,000 committed members whose commitment showed in selling landed properties and giving all the proceeds for the work of the kingdom.
5,000 committed believers that’s a very strong economic block!
And yet the neither thought, planned nor tried to build a massive cathedral! They didn't use their money to buy 100 hectar…


By David Pam McQuel

Justin has a very busy day ahead. How he wished there are 25 hours in a day! It could afford him sometime to do much more. He has to drop the kids of school, then speed off to the dry cleaners. Along the he realized he didn't take his tie, and hopes to get a new time from Oak St. He also needs to be in the office before 9:00am to go through his points again for the meeting he has with very important clients.What a busy day!Let's not talk about lunch and he has to squeeze some time to attend his French classes. He thought to himself:Pressure!Pressure!!Pressure!! Accompanied the scream with a slap on the steering!Jason whispered to himself, "a young man got to fight hard, keep up with the pace and outdo your competitors!
Justin you can't be left behind!"Daily pressures, daily routines and daily demands are ever growing influences in our day-to-day. They encroach like termites, like a swarm of locust.There are Christian pressures too sickness he …


A collection of people's remembrance of the life and ministry of Billy Graham.
Evangelical preacher Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday morning at the age of 99, according to USA Today. Graham was known around the world and served as pastor to a dozen presidents. He was known as America's pastor.
Most followers of his ministry will never forget these words as they became a reality these last few days: "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."
-Billy Graham
"The Billy Graham that the whole world saw on television and in the stadium was the same Billy Graham that we saw at home. He was not two or more Billy Graham. He believed the Bible is the sole authoritative word of God." - Son
Christianity Today published on the day of his funeral, Billy Graham’s Funeral Today Will Be His ‘Last Crusade’".


By David Pam McQuel

Jesus expects us to receive missionaries because if you are a Christian, you are automatically involved in evangelism and missions. "We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God's messenger. Accepting someone's help is as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I've called you into, but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won't lose out on a thing." The Message Bible Who is a missionary?
Even though we are all called by the Lord and sent to the mission field of evangelism, there are different levels of engagement for every one.
The entire field of evangelism is the scope of our reach. Ho…


By David Pam McQuel

Paul states in Colossians 2:6,7 that, “So then, just as you received
Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,
rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were
taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
It is very significant a new convert to the faith in Christ be firmly
established in not only his conviction but also in his practice.
Therefore, Paul spoke of roots and foundation.

SIGNIFICANCE OF ROOTS Quoting from Bonnie Plants, “Did you know that what you see above
ground in your plants is really determined by what’s hidden underground? What happens underground, where the plant roots live, drives plant growth. The bigger and healthier the root system, the bigger and healthier the plant.
What do healthy roots do? Many things. First, they provide the anchor needed to keep a plant in place. More importantly, roots are the lifeline of a plant, taking up air, water, and nutrients from the soil and moving them up into the leaves, whe…


By David Pam McQuel
And the girl walked forward at the end of the sermon. The young preacher had his eyes shut when he felt someone pulling at his shirt. At first he ignored it, then the pull was a little stronger.

Just for a second he lost concentration, then he ended the prayer. And he looked down and saw this beautiful girl.

The congregation in that little assembly stood still, and watched.
What does she want? Everyone wondered.

But with the preachers gifted compassionate smile he bend down and asked.
Hello girl, what can I do for you?
She lifted her face, and she's been crying. "I want Jesus in my heart today." Sobbing.

The you preacher froze, didn't know what to say or how to say it immediately. He has been preaching for five years and two months, he has had hundreds of people sit under his ministry and yet this was such an extraordinary moment he has had just a few times.
He could feel the heat of her desire. He could sense the urgency and hunger. He imagined …


By David Pam McQuel
The man was intriqued. 
He was torn between who to believe. The man of his own company,  as they ceaselessly scandalized him which appeared to be out of pure jealousy or to follow the intuition of his heart?
He was  raised in this prestigious exclusive class and have studied hard. But he is an analyst and pragmatic melancholy. He cuts through the emotions and the sentiments and deals with hard facts. 
He has reasoned with the ancient writings, he has tried to reason with his colleagues but they were too hysterical. They were consumed by hate rather than reason. 
Day by day this man sweeping the country and touching it has intriqued him more than any other in his seven decades. He was all out in the pursuit of this object of obsession. 
He won't rest until he finds the truth.
Finding the truth was going to be the greatest finding of his life and he wasn't going to rely on others' judgement. He will decide for himself.
He took a few days to follow him. Ob…


By David Pam McQuel
The Cost of Missions
Missions is the advannced stage of evangelism. After the gospel reached Jerusalem, Jesus instructed His disciples to take the gospel to the other cultures to the ends of the earth. However, it has been by no means an easy task. Men have given up a lot to take the gospel to all creation.
The impact of the gospel worldwide has been everincreasing. So has the demands for taking the gospel everywhere. The only thing that has changed significantly is the cowardice and indifference of those who claim to know Christ.
Scripture outlined the price for carrying out this magnificent assignment. In this first part we treat a few and we end it the next blog.
Seeking God means seeking Him with all. The most precious thing to any man is his life. The most influential period of the church are seasons when believers were willing to give God their lives.
Matthew 10:34 'Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, b…