Author: The Cauthorns

On being “Sent”

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? “Romans 10:14 My family and I (along with Zach Cobos), serve at MustardSeed Christian Church in Osaka Japan. (www.mustardseedosaka.com). We are on staff missionaries, heading up different ministries focused on discipleship and church planting. When you hear the words “Global Missions”, what images come to mind? For many people we have talked to images of disaster relief, hunger and medical aid, shelter...

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The Urgency of the Gospel

It was a normal Sunday. My family and I at church, the message was being preached; when my mind began to wander a bit after hearing a sentence that the pastor spoke. I do not remember what he said exactly at this moment, but I do remember the train of thoughts and the eventual revelation that followed. What I do remember about the statement made was that it had to do with the parables of Jesus, in which He speaks about the value and urgency of the gospel. The women looking for the coin, and the man that sells...

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Blooming Blossoms

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not...

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Unplanned Fatherhood

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” -Matthew 7:9-11 When I found out I was going to be a father, it was early in our marriage and I was terrified to say the least. This wasn’t part of the immediate plan….what about money…time…..work….ME. Things didn’t fit the plan that...

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Not Safe

“Safe?” …. Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” Oh how we cling to safety. Recently I have been thinking on what it is to be called to a life with Christ, and this concept of “a safe” Christian life keeps coming up.  I don’t think this means that as Christians we are all called to go out into places with dangerous or violent persecution. However, to live in Christ means to die to this world’s trappings. This might seem like one of those concepts that we hear...

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