Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fridays are for sermon prep…and for fun

Fridays have been my sermon preparation day since I started my new call as a missionary to downtown L.A. So far, so good, as no one has booed me out of the pulpit yet (not that I literally use a … Continue reading

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7-11 Principle (Part 5)

In Part 4 of the 7-11 Principle I highlighted the challenge it is for American Christians in general to be sharers instead of plunderers. Followers of the 7-11 Principle seek the prosperity of their city first before seeking the prosperity … Continue reading

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Vision for downtown LA and cities (Part 2)

In one of my first posts I gave an overview of the need for churches to be planted and renewed in the major cities of the world and particularly in downtown L.A. Not only did the 2010 census estimate at … Continue reading

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7-11 Principle (Part 4)

In my last post I said Jeremiah 29:11 promises that God has plans to prosper you but that must be understood as intricately linked by the preceding command in verse 7 to “seek the prosperity of the city” that they were exiled … Continue reading

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The 7-11 Principle (Part 3)

In my last post I talked about how the exiles in Babylon were likely hearing two divergent invitations as to how to live in the city they were held captive in. Should they succumb to the pagan culture and become … Continue reading

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The 7-11 Principle (Part 2)

In my last post I began explaining the 7-11 Principle. I shared how Jeremiah 29:11 (“For I know the plans I have for you…”) is one of the most popular memory verses amongst Christians (with various products available for purchase as … Continue reading

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The 7-11 Principle (Part I)

No, I’m not talking about indulging in Slurpees or eating 99 cent hot dogs from this well-known convenience store. The 7-11 Principle is something I coined in between church services earlier in the year to help people remember the context … Continue reading

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