Love with Faith (or Play Guitar with Both Hands)

Recorded at ICA in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 2017.

To listen to the message, Click Here or visit the trotters41 podcast on iTunes.

Paul concluded his message to the Ephesians with the idea of Love mixed with Faith(6:23), and I borrowed his thoughts for a bit. Here are some excerpts…

Love comes to seek and save the lost, while Faith believes they can be.

Faith empowers Jesus to prophetically imagine a new paradigm for the co-crucified: “Today, you will be with me in Paradise.” While Love communicates the fantastical truth: “I want you with me in paradise.”

Faith innervates Jesus’ declaration to the Samaritan woman, “If you only knew the gift God has for you….”

But Love is what got Jesus talking with her in the first place.

“Love joined with faith.”

Faith helps me believe the Gospel. Love helps me share it.

Without Faith, Love lacks vision and imagination, leaving us without mooring and definition.

Without Love, Faith becomes cold and unapproachable, leaving us bitter and mean.

We need both.

Love mixed with Faith.

Living Well Abroad – Four Areas to Consider

by Jonathan

I recently shared a message at an international church here in Phnom Penh on the topic of “Living Well – where the rubber meets the road.” We looked at four areas of living well abroad, with some [hopefully] practical ideas for each one. We looked at Living Well Abroad…Theologically, Spiritually, Relationally, and Psychologically.

For the handout (pdf): living-well-abroad-handout

For the audio: Click Here or download via “trotters41” on iTunes Podcasts.