Adding Coffee To Your Rub

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 14, 2020

A growing trend these days is to use coffee in Barbque rubs. If you’re not sure what to do, you aren’t alone. It’s a relatively new thing. So, first things first, you need to start with some high-quality specialty coffee. If it doesn’t taste great in your cup, it probably won’t help your brisket much…

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Because They Feared

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 7, 2020

In John 9, after the Pharisees learned about the healing of the blind man they called for the man’s parents. The Pharisees had made it known that they didn’t like Jesus and that they would ostracize anybody who did (v. 22). They had a simple choice: stand by their son and this amazing gift that…

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Work While It Is Day

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 19, 2019

As Jesus and His disciples were discussing the constant state of the man who was simply born blind, He makes a fascinating statement. “I have to work the functions of Him who delivered Me although it is day; evening is coming when no-one can function the. (John 9:4).” This individual wasn’t discussing the end of…

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Becoming More Adventurous In Your Coffee Choices

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 10, 2019

The world of specialty coffee could be intimidating. There are therefore many choices therefore many little details. Therefore, where can you start if you are prepared to explore? The initial tip is easy: just ask! A lot of people in specialty coffee is there because they think it’s great. Require suggestions and information simply. Attempt…

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By Justin Hopkins | Dec 6, 2019

In John 9:6ff, Jesus healed the eyesight of the person who was simply born blind. This is an excellent gift indeed! It had been a notable miracle, the fame which spread (v quickly. 16). What do the blind guy do to earn this type of precious gift? Nothing. He didn’t earn or require this gift…

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Give the Gift of Coffee

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 5, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing. And that means that if you didn’t get all of your shopping finished on Black Friday and Cyber Monday you have very little time to get it done. With that in mind, we have come up with a gift package just for you. Each package contains a small bottle…

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It’s Been A Busy Summer

By Justin Hopkins | Sep 7, 2019

I hope and trust that this quick email finds you all doing well and in good health as your soul prospers. I want to apologize for not sending out an update last month, and also in advance for the brevity of this one. I spent the month of July mostly working on the finishing touches…

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Worker Spotlight: Kitalibara Joseph

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 20, 2019

Joseph is one of the instructors at Rwenzori School of Preaching in Kasese, Uganda. He spends a great deal of time teaching our students as well as helping with the weekly evangelistic efforts. To help support his family, he operates a tour company, JosNet Safari Tours. If you’ve thought about an African safari, tracking gorillas…

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If Any Man Will Do His Will

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 7, 2019

In John 7, Jesus stood in the Temple teaching those that were there. Jews began questioning how He could teach since He had not been formally trained as a Rabbi. Jesus’ first words of response are important to us today. First, He asserts that His teachings weren’t His own, but that they had come from…

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Eti Paul and Family

Modelle School of Preaching June 2019

By Justin Hopkins | Aug 6, 2019

The faculty has been planting more food crops on the school farm, including coco yams, yams and cassava. They are also setting aside a portion of the farm to grow cash crops like cocoa and coffee. Evangelism work has been steadily moving forward, with seven baptisms being reported in the month of June! The students…

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Coffee & Fasting

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 31, 2019

Fasting, or Intermittent Fasting is gaining in popularity these days due to its health benefits. Giving up food for 16 hours or more is hard. It’s even harder to give up coffee for that long. So, can you drink coffee during your fast? I can answer that with a very definite maybe. Coffee itself has…

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Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

I am beginning to make appointments to revisit our supporters and give updates. If you have a particular date in mind that would work well for your congregation, please let me know and I will do what I can to work around that. In August, we will be attending Polishing the Pulpit in order to…

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Will You Also Go Away?

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

Jesus’ teachings in John 6 were shocking, especially for those who did not understand what He was saying. When we are faced with ideas that do not fit neatly into our current understanding it is often easiest to simply dismiss them out of hand and go on thinking as we always have. This is exactly…

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There’s A Great Day Coming

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

In John 5:24-29 Jesus speaks of two resurrections; one that began with His teaching, and one that is still in the future. The first one is the spiritual resurrection of those who hear the words of Christ and believe (v. 24-25). Because of sin we are all spiritually dead without Christ, but if we hear…

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2018 SCA Coffee Report

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

The Specialty Coffee association has released their 2018 coffee report, showing the latest trends in how Americans like to drink their coffee. Most coffee shop business falls between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM, with lattes and drip coffee being the most popular morning drinks, and iced or blended coffee drinks being the…

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What Is Smart Coffee?

By Justin Hopkins | Jul 25, 2019

If you’re like me, you probably have friends who do MLM (or maybe they used to be your friends). So, you’ve probably heard, or at least run away from at least one sales pitch for “smart coffee.” I got curious, and decided to see what was in the stuff. So, I googled it, and now…

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