10minas Blog

How are we doing with the treasure entrusted to all who are born-again,
so that we might glorify God through holy living and fruitful service?

See Jesus' Parable of the Minas, Luke 19:12-27

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Jesus spoke gently and kindly to children and to people in need, but He had high expectations and strong words for those who claim to be His disciples. You will be challenged to think critically about how seriously we are taking Him, and will be invited to engage with Him in the most exciting and rewarding adventure that you could imagine.

That something big is going on in our world is obvious to many. 10Minas is based on an assumption that, just as God orchestrated things in Rome and Israel, and had special people in certain places for specific reasons for the first coming of Jesus, so He is aligning things today for another great event.

Luke 19:12-27

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#17 – What’s Your R.O.I.?

Little in life better defines which of the two spirit-kingdoms we find our core identity in, then what we do with our money. “Follow the money” doesn’t only apply to politicians. ROI is a measure used to evaluate the performance of an investment, or to compare one investment to another. Should Christians look at that…
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#16 – The Value of a Dollar

What can a dollar do? Or $10, or $50 or $100? And then there’s 1,000 of them, and then 10,000, and on to 100,000 – – and it just keeps going. Money talks. It has power! It promises to fill our stomach, or meet other immediate but short-lived needs. It can promise to make friends…
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#15 – Padlocked Bibles

Few of the people groups who need the scriptures in their heart language can speak English. Fortunately, there are usually some bilingual speakers among them who can translate from scriptures in their second language, and it becomes a “source text” for the new translation. (See Blog #14) However, a big obstacle is that most previous…
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#14 – Opening the Gates

Every new Bible translation needs a source text, an accurate and easily understandable translation to work from. Nearly every people group in the world has some bilingual speakers in one of 44 known “Gateway Languages” (GLs). These 44 each open the gates for access to many, often hundreds of, local languages and dialects. Unfolding Word…
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#13 – We’ve GOT to Talk

We are in deep waters these days. Unprecedented threats are coming at us personally and as the Church, and the differences among us will lead to disaster if we don’t act humbly, wisely and quickly. Somehow, we must get our heads together to face these challenges. Read on. I came upon those pretty airplanes in…
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#12 – Reaching the Nations

GUP479 #2*The technological revolution from 3×5 file cards to modern high-powered computers and their amazing software for Bible translation, is only part of how God is methodically working in our day for the sake of the nations. In blog #10 I described how He is calling the established Church in the far corners of the…
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#11 – Unmasking

*CLAC#2Have you felt the discomfort and the avoidance of eye contact when maskers and non-maskers meet? Sure you have! Don’t you feel kinship with those like you and un-social-distancing from “them?” Well, we haven’t seen anything yet. Wait ‘til “the vaccine” and the chip are the projected solutions to the pandemic, and those who accept…
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#10 – A New Day

GUP479 #1* Can this incredible celebration happen today if there are still 2-3,000 people groups who don’t have the scripture in their mother tongue? These hundreds of millions of men, woman and children can’t hear the Good News in a language that touches their hearts. But something is happening that is bigger than man, and…
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#9 – A Chosen Race — so that – –

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; CLAC #6 – A series on Christians Living Amidst Chaos It’s easy for God’s people to forget…
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#8 – A Light in the Darkness

Few would disagree that darkening clouds are gathering on the horizon. Consider the world conditions that capture our minds and emotions today. Terms like “humanitarian catastrophe” and “apocalyptic” are increasingly familiar. Even many who profess to be Christians are edgy with fear.  We tend to focus on this darkness because it threatens our perceived well-being.…
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