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Great Commission / by Jeff Jackson - about 4 days

Missionaries and the Wise Men from the East: Similarities That Can Bring Encouragement

"Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 'where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.' When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him" (Matthew 2:1-3). There are four facts recorded in this Christmas-connected inc...

Great Commission / by Jeff Jackson - about 1 month

Declaring His Glory Among the Nations: How Are We Doing? Part 1

According to Acts 1:3, from resurrection Sunday until He ascended to heaven, Jesus spent a total of 40 days with the apostles and disciples. Although He probably discussed a myriad of subjects with them during that time, the written record of His post-resurrection conversations in the Gospels and the first few verses of the book of Acts are minimal yet powerfully focused. That focus was God’s love for all p...

Great Commission / by Jeff Jackson - 2 months

Seven Moments That Demonstrate Global Missions Matter

When an individual Christian or the key leaders and members of a local church come to understand the bigger picture of God’s plan for humanity that He has recorded in His written Word, His Spirit will move them to engage at whatever level possible in helping to bring about His endgame of receiving worship from representatives of every people, tribe, tongue and nation that He Himself created. One simple way ...

Discipleship / by Jeff Jackson - 2 months

Are Church Members Scenery, Machinery or PEOPLE?

A number of years ago, an anthropologist from Poland, Alicja Iwanska, conducted a study among farmers in the Northwest section of the United States. One of the conclusions of the study found that within the realm of interaction with other people, these “average” Americans basically placed people into one of the following three categories: people, machinery or scenery. A TRI-FOLD DESIGNATION OF OTHER PEOPLE...

Great Commission / by Jeff Jackson - 4 months

An Open Letter to Pastors and Ministry Leaders: Pastoring Contrasted with Being a Missionary

An open letter to Senior Pastors and church leaders about missionaries: "Brethren, As a former missionary, church planter and pastor, I’d like to provoke you to think a little deeper about the members of your church that you have sent out as missionaries and/or the missionaries that your church loves and supports financially. A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT PASTORING Why do local pastor-specifi...

Current Events / by Jeff Jackson - 5 months

Are Christian Refugees Here to Provide Guidance for the American Church?

When I pastored in Phoenix a few years ago, my assistant pastor was from a Middle Eastern country and a number of our church members were refugees from Burma/Myanmar. For all of them and almost every other refugee that our church served, their life experience prior to being resettled in America was oppression generated by the government, those from other religions, those from other ethnicities or those from other ...

Christian Living / by Jeff Jackson - 6 months

The Sobering Gift of Leadership

Jeff Jackson will be a workshop speaker at the 2017 Pastors & Leaders Conference, happening in 7 DAYS! Visit pastorsconference.calvarychapel.com for more information or to register! As a follower of Jesus, the greatest leader that has ever walked this earth, it's impossible for me to not be inte...

Christian Living / by Jeff Jackson - 7 months

Seven Principles for Cross-Cultural Impact

Pastor Jeff Jackson will be a workshop speaker at the 2017 CCCM Pastors & Leaders Conference on June 26-29. For more information, please visit the website. The book of Daniel contains some of the most incredibly accurate, predictive prophecy found in the Bible. But that isn’t the only reason the...