WHEN GOD THINKS OF YOU…

When God thinks of you – – And He does so continuously

He is excited about who you are

When we look at ourselves – think about our life – we see:
Our circumstances
Our current situation
Our relationships or lack of them with others
The hurts and wounds that keep us anchored to the past
Chains on the brains
Our job
Our retirement
Our wants and needs Read more

The Only Way

Is Jesus truly the only way? The Bible states, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Many people believe that God exists. They just don’t believe that biblical Christianity is true or that Jesus of Nazareth is God born as a man – the human face of God and the Lord and Saviour of humankind.

Certainly, Christianity is by no means the only faith that lays claim to having “the truth.” There is also Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam (the Muslim faith) as well as many other religions that claim to hold “the truth.”

All serve a different deity, all have their own sacred writings, and all teach a different path of salvation.

So, how can we be sure that we are right and that we have THE truth? How can we know for certain that Jesus is THE Way – the ONLY Way to enter into Heaven when we die and leave this life behind? How do we defend this truth when challenged by those who do not believe?

In this teaching, Ralph will be leading us through an examination and discussion of this bold claim of Jesus being the only way. We will look at the proof that Jesus truly is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and that there is absolutely no other way to enter Heaven or experience eternal life.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER

What makes a person a good leader? A leader that others are willing to follow and work with to accomplish tremendous things in the world and in the Church today? What is it that separates an effective from an ineffective leader?
The answer is the character qualities of the individual person. The character of the leader is what makes a leader great. A great leader being someone who attracts people and makes things happen.
Some leaders are born; others are not. But both need to grow and develop as leaders. It is important that a potential leader recognize, develop, and refine the personal characteristics needed to be a truly effective leader, the kind people want to follow. Leadership development is essential.

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Toronto Church Plant September, 2018

We are ready to begin planting a local church in the Greater Toronto Area.

This project has been in our prayers for several years and in the planning stage for a year. We have done some ground work with a leader who is studying in North York.

This young man is someone that Ralph has known for a number of years having met him in Kazakhstan and worked with him there during his twice-a-year ministry trips. Then over the past two years Ralph has been building a relationship with him as he studied in university in Toronto.

Ralph is now ready to start regular trips to Toronto to plant a local church for students who are studying in Toronto and who have roots in Central Asia. He will be helping to train and encourage the leader who is in his third year in university as well as meeting with those the leader has been relating to – most of whom are not born again but are hungry to know more.

The plan is for Ralph to be in Toronto working approximately once a month for four days … and working with the group in-between visits via internet.

October 26th to November 5, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Butler, Ohio, United States of America


Ralph will be working with a young third year university student attending North York University. He is from Kazakhstan and is seeking an expression of the Church that will speak to his generation; especially the fellow students he has come to know who do not yet know Jesus but are asking questions.

This is a new church plant and Ralph will be working closely with his leader there – supported by the prayers of many young Christians in Kazakhstan who are sponsoring this church plant.

Plans are to continue building relationships, forming a local Bible study for non-believers, and watching what the Holy Spirit can and will do. Ralph will be on site once every six weeks to encourage and train leaders. This trip is from October 26th to 29th.

Then Ralph will continue on flying to Columbus, Ohio and then driving to Bellville and Butler, Ohio. He will be working with Bill Lewis who is an apostle and pastor of The River Community Church in Butler, Ohio. Ralph is one of two outside apostles in an apostolic team overseeing the work there. His involvement now reaches back 7 years and he is usually in this area two to three times a year. This trip is from November 29th to November 5th, 2018. There is another trip planned for December of this year as well.

JESUS DEFICIT DISORDER

The early apostles were solidly committed to Jesus and gave their lives for Him

They were in awe of Him understanding that He is God

They saw His splendour

They had experienced His majesty

They had encountered His glory – “the glory of the only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14)

They gave up everything to follow Him and eventually gave their lives for Him – dying for their faith in Him

In everything they did they exalted Him – put Him first – lifted Him up for all to see Read more

What’s In a Name?

When children are born parents have already chosen their name or names

The name chosen often honours a family member from a previous generation
The name embraces the hopes that the parents have for that child’s future
The name comes to describe who they are
Who they are known as
What they are known for

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Christian Fellowship

Jesus is currently building His Church

Matthew 16:18 “On this rock (revelation) I will build My Church…”

He is doing this through planting new expressions of the Gospel in every nation

A major move in most nations towards house churches

He is also revamping any existing church – regardless of their size, shape, or tradition – through shaking it so that only the essentials remain Read more

DYING TO LIVE

If you were living in the Century One – the days of the Book of Acts – and you heard the Gospel of the Kingdom and believed
Encountering Jesus as your Lord and not just your Saviour
You would have been immediately baptized by immersion in water…
The first day of the Church – Acts 2 – Peter is preaching
The Holy Spirit moves n the thousands who are listening to his words

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AN ENCOUNTER AND CONTINUING EXPERIENCES

1 John 1:1-4 “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”

**To be born again means that we have had an encounter with the living God
We have encountered His love – 1 John 4:8

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