Dr. Brown Catches Up on the News (including anti-Semitism and the push to ban circumcision in San Francisco), and Some Fresh Inspiration from an Old Pioneer (C. T. Studd)

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Join Dr. Brown for a discussion of current events from a kingdom perspective, and receive encouragement from the life and work of C. T. Studd!

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The world is only going to get more dark, more confused, and more lost.  The world on its own will never turn to God, any more than a stone will pick itself up and fly.  That’s where we come in: the truth speakers, the light bearers, ambassadors for Jesus.

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: It is time for courage!  It is time for courageous men and women of God to stand up and be counted.  It is time for the people of God to say, “Enough with the status quo, enough with swimming with the tide.  It’s time for me to rise with Jesus.”  Overcome, go against the grain, and glorify the Master!

C. T. Studd:

Charles T. Studd was a servant of Christ who faithfully served His Saviour in China, India, and Africa. As Alfred Buxton in the forward to the book intitled C.T. Studd: Cricketer & Pioneer by Norman Grubb states:

“C.T.’s life stands as some rugged Gibraltar — a sign to all succeeding generations that it is worth while to lose all this world can offer and stake everything on the world to come. His life will be an eternal rebuke to easygoing Christianity. He has demonstrated what it means to follow Christ without counting the cost and without looking back.

C.T. was essentially a cavalry leader, and in that capacity he led several splendid charges. Three in particular stand out: when C.T. and Stanley Smith led forth the Cambridge Seven to China, in 1885; ten years later when C.T. toured the American Universities at the start of the Student Volunteers; and when in 1910 he initiated the campaign for the region between the Nile and Lake Chad (the largest unevangelized region in Africa at the time)…”

As a soldier of the Cross, C.T. is remembered for “his courage in any emergency, his determination never to sound the retreat, his conviction that he was in God’s will, his faith that God would see him through, his contempt of the arm of the flesh, and his willingness to risk all for Christ.”

Read more about C. T. Studd here…

Other Resources:

Giants of the Faith [mp3 CD]: Experience the ministry and message of men and women of God who shook their world! Charles Finney, George Whitfield, John (Praying) Hyde, Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Maria Woodworth-Etter, John Alexander Dowie, and Adoniram Judson.

The Little Foxes and the “D.C.D. Soldiers” by Eric Gilmour

It is the “Little foxes” that spoil the vine. The vine is where fruit is produced. It is not noon-day elephants, but little foxes in the night that slip in to spoil fruit. Maybe you are not looking at porn on the computer, but your heart takes a deep interest in football and it causes you to lose time in God’s presence, amongst God’s people and in God’s purpose in your life. This is a spoiling of the vine. Maybe it isn’t sports. Maybe it is business. Corrie Ten Boom said, “beware of the bareness of a busy life.” Most little foxes are known only by you and God. […]

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