A movement of God among the youth
of Central and Eastern Europe that finds
its home in the local church and
The world has changed, but the gospel is still the same. And God is moving in a unique way across Central and Eastern Europe as young men and women are being touched by the message of Jesus Christ. Some of this is being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture.
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Re-Jesus: Pavel’s Story
I’ve always been glad that Jesus told stories to illustrate his teaching.
When he talks about seeds or birds, missing coins or lost sons, it makes more sense, even today, than if he’d used complicated abstract theories to teach us his truth.
He knew we needed it simple in order to understand.
Times haven’t changed. We still learn and are impacted by the stories Jesus told.
As we’re here at Josiah Venture’s fall training conference 2014, focusing on Jesus and how he did ministry, it has helped to have similar illustrations to understand his principles for reaching the lost and discipling them to maturity.
Dave Patty spoke yesterday from John, chapter one, about the five phases of Jesus’ ministry. He illustrated them by using a young man who trusted Christ in Dave’s early days as a missionary in the Czech Republic.
Come and See (Phase One)
Pavel was a student in Dave’s high school English class in the city of Havirov twenty years ago. As he got to …