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2018-04-02T18:07:34+00:00

2nd Quarter 2018

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God-Sent John: A reflection on John Richard’s life by Ramesh Richard, the ENLARGE fund and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“As a bondservant of the most High One, his Lord Jesus Christ, John Richard frequently said, “I have found God to be utterly trustworthy, wholly reliable, and entirely dependable.”

John Richard began full-time employment as a wireless operator at 16 and continued at that till he was 42. Then called by God…”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional which memorializes his earthly father as a global Christian servant.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • 2018 ministry theme
  • Update on 2018 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy

 

2018-04-02T18:08:39+00:00

1st Quarter 2018

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Power Points from Pain Points by Ramesh Richard, a look at 30 years of God’s faithfulness and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“The number one request I receive after classes is simply: “Can we have your PowerPoint?” You know PowerPoint presentations have become ubiquitous for communicators. To visually oriented audiences, PowerPoint slides help…”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on how we can let our pain points remain problems, or we can allow them to become points of power—power points that present God’s strength and presence better than their audiovisual cousins.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Update on GProCommission for Trainers of Pastors
  • Reports on national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s fourth-quarter travels

 

2018-03-14T14:01:41+00:00

4th Quarter 2017

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Salvation Grammar: Reformation’s Nouns and Prepositions by Ramesh Richard, 2017 national GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“Over its first 1,300 years, ‘Christianity’ increasingly separated from the Bible and developed a salvation grammar of its own. The Faith dislodged itself from the parameters of the Scripture’s epistemological (i.e., how we know what we know) foundation. The nouns of salvation were …”

Click here or the newsletter image below to read Ramesh’s full devotional on reinforcing the Reformation’s grammar of salvation for continued spiritual growth.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Reports on 2017 national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s summer of reflection and action
2018-03-14T14:01:42+00:00

3rd Quarter 2017

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Messaging God: iA.S.K by Ramesh Richard, 2017 Dallas and national GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“The ubiquitous “i” prefix stands for words like internet and innovation. It has also turned us inward, arousing self-centeredness and exhibitionism through selfies and social media. But altruistic verbs like care or love can sanctify the “i” pronoun in front of them. I recently addressed a thousand missionaries characterized by iGive or iDie in the two largest lands in the world…”

Click here or the newsletter image below to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the theology and practice of biblical prayer.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Reports on 2017 Dallas and national Global Proclamation Academies
  • Dr. Richard’s shift in ministry focus back to the core: Personal Proclamation
2018-03-14T14:01:44+00:00

2nd Quarter 2017

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Ramesh’s devotional on spiritual moronism, 2017 GPAs, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

Moron! Remember that playground epithet that you used to heave affectionately at good friends? It’s actually a biblical word for those who

  • believe there is no God (Ps 14:1),
  • do life without God (Rom 1:21–22), and
  • hear Jesus’ words but do not do them (Mt 7:24–27).

Add these qualities to those of the fools of Proverbs, and I must acknowledge a moronic streak in my mind and heart. Sadly, sometimes I behave as though there is no God, attempt to do life on my own, and don’t obey what I know is God’s wisdom. And before you are too quick to jump to conclusions about me, I recommend you take a close look in a fogless, magnifying mirror.”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the Bible’s instructions for combating moronism.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • An organizational reclamation of Ramesh’s personal proclamation
  • 2017 Dallas and national Global Proclamation Academies
2018-03-14T14:01:44+00:00

1st Quarter 2017

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Ramesh’s New Year devotional, God’s perfect timing, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“At the beginning of each year, I eagerly welcome English theologian-philosopher G.K. Chesterton’s insight: ‘The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.’ He continues his metaphysical comment with a calling to a total renewal of life: ‘…and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.’ Each New Year’s Day provides us yet another opportunity to become new again, to do life over, and to be renewed. Chesterton finished his thought with the following: ‘Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.'”

Click here to read Ramesh’s full devotional on the five key features of the spiritual life to remember as we enter 2017.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • The new RREACH Chair of Biblical Preaching and Pastoral Ministries at SAIACS (South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies)
  • God’s “last-minute” provision for Dr. Richard’s fourth-quarter travels
2018-03-14T14:01:45+00:00

4th Quarter 2016

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Guidance, comfort and wisdom during U.S. elections from international Christians, a joyous GPA reunion, and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“To me, this election seems poised to launch larger and longer consequences for the nation than ever before. This presidential election seems as existentially confusing as it is historically critical because neither candidate fully aligns with my views and both seem unworthy of my trust…But I need not wring my hands in fret and doubt. Why? We are not the only ones facing all-important elections this year…Christians from other nations regularly face the dilemma of the ‘devil and the deep blue sea.’ These fellow believers offer us some guidance, comfort and wisdom.”

To read Ramesh’s full article (1400 words), click here.

If you believe this election comment could be beneficial to others, please feel free to forward this newsletter along. Let us know if you would like the stand-alone article emailed to you as well, for you to share with any who might need this kind of comfort and guidance around you.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Joyous GPA reunions in Bangkok
  • Dallas and national GPAs kick off again in 2017
  • Ramesh’s recuperation, resuscitation and revitalization

 

2018-03-14T14:01:45+00:00

3rd Quarter 2016

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A special GProCongress report, Ramesh’s “vagabondslave” journey and more in the latest RR Crossing newsletter!

“This is a working Congress, not an inspirational event. It is a working, planning, thinking, praying event.” Dr. Ramesh Richard charged the attendees of the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, encouraging them to seize this opportunity to strategize with like-minded pastoral trainers. During the Congress, many came together and pinpointed obstacles to collaboration in the past, confessed their contributions to the obstacles, and raised their vision to collaborative, national plans that will positively affect church, and in turn societal, health. As with so many collaborations that occurred during the Congress, this outcome was due to Only God.

To read the full recap of the GProCongress, click here.

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Ramesh’s intense travel–80 stops in 25 countries in 9 months
  • GProConneXt.com–ongoing connectivity and resource-sharing
  • Third-quarter prayer needs
2018-03-14T14:01:46+00:00

1st Quarter 2016

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Ramesh Richard’s thoughts on God’s purpose and “staying found,” on-the-ground updates, and more in RREACH’s latest newsletter!

As we enter into another year of uncertainly and unpredictability, we must remember what the Psalmist says, “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations” (Ps. 33:11). Time, people and circumstances can never unsettle God’s purposes.

(To read Ramesh Richard’s full devotional, click here.)

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Updates from Lebanon, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, and Trinidad and Tobago
  • Ramesh Richard’s whirlwind fourth quarter travels
  • One pastoral trainer’s need for the GProCongress
2018-03-14T14:01:46+00:00

2nd Quarter 2016

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Ways YOU can make a difference, Ramesh’s latest devotional, on-the-ground updates and more!

“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!'” (Rom. 10:14-15). So how may Christians change the world’s opinion of Christ and His Church? We must recognize biblical proclamation and proclaimers as integral to evangelism and church health endeavors.

(To read Ramesh Richard’s full devotional, click here.)

Also included in this RR Crossing:

  • Dr. John Richard’s (Ramesh’s father) powerful GProCongress closing prayer
  • National GPAs and an update from Thailand
  • Ramesh’s “predictably unpredictable” travel and ministry moments