Author Archives: Phil Martin



Phil Martin

Real Life Begins At The Cross
in Gospel

Real Life Begins At The Cross

Last Sunday Phil and I attended Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. During the worship service my heart asked an unexpected question. The lyrics were from a song called, “Death Was Arrested” by North Point InsideOut. Our...

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October 11, 2016
Northeast China Population
in China

Northeast China Population

Did a little research on good’ole Wikipedia. Here is what I found about the population of Northeast China, also known as Dongbei (东北) Although it is only 8% of China’s total population, there are still...

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June 28, 2016
What is Church Planting?
in Missions

What is Church Planting?

The central goal of the great commission is making disciples out of non believers. This puts us all in a tricky position. Making disciples involves bringing dead hearts to life, a work that the Holy Spirit rightly maintains a...

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June 02, 2016
Marketing the Gospel
in Missions Quote

Marketing the Gospel

“The marketing model, if followed, empties the truth out of the gospel. First, the needs consumers have are needs they identify for themselves. The needs sinners have are needs God identifies for us, and the...

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May 17, 2016
Why Raise Support?
in Missions

Why Raise Support?

This is not a complete defense of raising support. That would require going to scripture and expounding multiple passages. However, I do want to address a common objection to becoming a missionary. People are repulsed...

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May 03, 2016
Gospel Centeredness
in Gospel, Missions, Preaching

Gospel Centeredness

As I’ve been traveling in churches I’ve noticed a rift that separates churches. It is not that churches disagree on whether or not they need to change to continue being gospel outposts in a changing...

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April 22, 2016
Two Types of Risk
in China, Missions

Two Types of Risk

Have you ever heard of the Grizzly Man? There was a documentary with that title released in 2005 following the life and tragic death of bear enthusiast and advocate Timothy Treadwell. As I was reading about...

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March 16, 2016
Titus and Timothy
in China, Missions

Titus and Timothy

The pastoral epistles have something to say about church planting. Well, they have a lot to say since Paul instructs Titus and Timothy how to establish and lead churches in Crete and Ephesus. Interestingly, there...

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March 03, 2016