Tuesday, September 27, 2011

As He Is, So Are We In This World

To our good friend Bradley Brown, missionary to Nicaragua, on his 60th Birthday

At the Last Supper, Philip implored Jesus, “Show us the Father, and it’s sufficient for us.”

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you haven’t known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” 

You see, Jesus didn’t need to live among us for thirty-three long years in order to purchase our salvation.  He could have beaten a path to the cross, risen from the dead, and returned to His throne in considerably less time than all that.  But then, how would His disciples—and how would we—ever have known the incredible love of the Father Who sent Him?

What does this have to do with Brad Brown as we celebrate his 6oth birthday?

“As He is, so are we in this world,” John the Beloved tells us (I John 4:17, NKJV).  In fact, the entire chapter is about our Father God’s love for us, and how He longs, in turn, to extend that love through us to a lost and dying world. 

In the words of an old hymn: “Lord, lay some soul upon my heart, 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

When We Pipe, God Shall Dance

Brad's new book is now available—in paperback and e-book formats!

For more information, visit the web site: www.WhenWePipeGodShallDance.com

[UPDATE - OCTOBER 2023:] Brad has released the 2nd edition of this inspirational book under a new title: Curse of the Skunk People.  Visit the book's website at: www.CurseOfTheSkunkPeople.com]

Told in parable form, this story is a challenge for each of us to connect with God and discover personal revival and the fulfillment of His purposes for us in our generation.

Are they twenty feet tall and swallow live kittens—or eight inches tall and shelter in tree hollows? Nobody knows for sure. But the strange, ugly creatures must be found, and their wretched curse broken, before it’s too late.

Willi Wagner, a young Anabaptist, fled his native Germany in 1916 on a pilgrimage that would take him deep into the forgotten sierras of Central Mexico in his search for the legendary Skunk People. At stake … the very notion that God still cares to be involved with men and women in our own time!

Wagner’s dogged tenacity, through triumph and tragedy, stands as an inspiration for those of us living a century later who would dare—as he did—to believe that God not only exists, but that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

WARNING: You will NOT be able to put this book down!

A bonus 39-page Study Guide is included, for personal devotion and small group dialogue.