You may not recognize it by its address in Numbers, but if you have been around “church” very long, you’ll recognize the precious words our Lord shares with us in Numbers 6:24 and beyond: “May the Lord bless you and keep you;May the Lord make HIS face to shine down upon you;and be gracious to […]
I love statistics, quotes, and in general just insights into who we are as people. Isaiah 41:10 was the most searched for “Googled” verse in 2018, and what a verse it is. Yet more than that, tells us that humanity is searching, and herein are our Lord’s promises to HIS children who know HIM by […]
John 15:1-2: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” It is evident in this verse that both the Son and the Father share an […]
John 15:8 states that “By this, my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” According to this verse, what is it that proves we are genuinely “abiding” or have a broken connection with the vine? What evidence can you point to that confirms “fruit” in your life? […]
John Piper further notes that “Jesus gets very specific about what is flowing between the vine and the branch. He mentions words — His words — His love, and His joy. John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for […]
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, […]
Authentic, effective ministry always, alwaysflows out of union and communion with God. Then, if we’re going to be effective servants of the Lord,if we’re going to have something to give others,we have to cultivate and maintaina growing, vital, intimate love relationship with God.” Dear Friends, and Prayer Warriors, I’ll be as brief as I can, […]
The 2018 and 2019 mission team members that have served in Guatemala have had the privilege of getting to know Nehemias. During the last two years Nemo has worked beside our teams, doing “Whatever it Takes” to keep them safe, healthy, and provide them with the best mission experience possible. His fun-loving demeanor, passion to share the Gospel, and hardworking attitude have made him an invaluable part of the PBM team.
PBM’s Bible Institute continued throughout this past Summer, but also ramped up substantially after our Mission Teams. In August, we graduated yet another class. This one with 52 students in the jungles of the Peten! In 2019, 101 students have graduated from our Bible Institute from 3 different campuses, for a total of 295 graduates […]
What an absolutely beautiful covenant promise that our Lord offers us in the verses above in Jeremiah 29:12-14! Yet, our Lord, in HIS inﬁnite wisdom, places the ﬁrst move (step of faith) in our hands, actually in our hearts! Who would not want to “ﬁnd” the Lord HIMself..having HIS full Loving attention? To be gifted […]
As you guys know, our story is very… different. A lot of people could say, “well God has forsaken you”, “why would He take your husband from you” “he was so young to die”. Those are a lot of “normal” statements I've heard. Especially because, as humans, we weren’t made to deal with death. We were made to live in perfect harmony with God forever. Death wasn’t supposed to be this jarring thing. It didn’t exist before Adam and Eve sinned. So I get the statements and the questions all the time. Death is difficult for me to wrap my head around. Most days it feels like Luke is gone on a trip that he’s never coming back from. Such an odd thing to process.