Entries by bob.zomermaand

Equipping Called Leaders to “Set Them Free”

I recently received a recall notice from the company that made the car I drive around. The notice tells me that there is something really wrong with a switch that is supposed to alert the drivers behind me when I step on the brakes. This switch turns on what are called the brake lights to […]

Not My Own – The Joy of Belonging

There is a line in Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that reads: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” In our […]

Outside the Camp to Die – One For Many

In the book of Hebrews in the Bible, the final chapter (13) we find these words, 11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the […]

Treasure in Clay Jars

In a book entitled Treasure in Clay Jars, we can find this statement which (among several others) describes a congregation on a mission from God. “The church understands itself as different from the world because of its participation in the life, death, and resurrection of its Lord.” (Barrett, et al, Eerdmans, 2004) A congregation that […]

Am I good enough?

Do you know what it is to be rejected? Have you ever had that feeling that you just are not good enough for your family, for your friends, especially for God? I have known many people like that over the years I have spent in ministry. One young woman had dropped out of school and […]

Do you remember when….?

On the rocky hillside of Mars Hill in Athens is a bronze plaque on which is written, in hard to decipher Greek, the message of Paul to the members of the Areopagus. The Areopagus was the great international university of the day. If one wanted to study with the greatest minds in the world, one […]

Trusting God in the Tough Times

In the book of the Bible we call Daniel, in the third chapter, we have an intriguing passage. The great King Nebuchadnezzar had set up a big statue of himself. Then he gathered all his royl bureaucrats to the capital city. Once they had arrived, he instructed them to bow down and worship the statue […]

The Remedy For Weariness: To Wait?

In one of the memorable passages of the Bible, the prophet Isaiah says that weary people can find new strength for living when they wait for the Lord. He writes, “…they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; […]

Pakistan Online Bible School

Ministry training is for anyone who wants to join in the work of bringing the world back to God in revival. In some countries it it dangerous to do so. One of our students is found in the county of Pakistan. In that country it is forbidden that one would declare publicly that one has […]

Free Bible School For Students From Every Income Level

We have heard it said that a free Bible School must have poor quality training. Some people have profiled Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) as second rate because it is a free Bible school. The perception that a free Bible school offers poor quality training was not something Jesus or Paul thought.  Jesus gave his disciples […]