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BIBLICAL BASIS FOR MISSIONS
All The Earth - a study comparing the language of the Abrahamic Covenant with the Great Commission and its fulfillment in Revelation. (1-page PDF document - See bottom of page to get Adobe Acrobat for viewing this.)
How to Pray for the world a brief survey of the teachings of Jesus and Paul
Why Must Christians Preach the Gospel? Scriptures outlining the lost state of mankind.
GUIDANCE FOR MISSION INVOLVEMENT
Prepared for the Great Commission 5-page sermon showing how Jesus prepared His disciples to preach the Gospel to all the world and how He has likewise prepared us!
Avenues of Involvement in Mission (101 ways to participate in world mission) Click Here for PDF version of "Avenues" as a 1-page brochure.
How to Get involved in Missions By G.P.
Roles in World Mission--where do you fit?
Satan's Undoing A 10-minute Skit about about the role of prayer in missions - performed as a one-man drama by Josh Wilson.
World Christian Support Groups: A model for developing World Mission Vision & Action
Why Campus Revivals Spark Missionary Advance By J. Edwin Orr
The Funnel - a Strategic paradigm for Mission Mobilization
DATABASE of information for church mission emphasis leaders - an organized collection of resources reviewed in the Mission Mobilizer's E-zine between March 1995 and June 1998.
How do you lend to the poor? Check out The TentMaker Project's Micro Enterprise Development Through the Church
HISTORY OF MISSIONS
Geographic Timeline of the first 1500 years of Christian Mission (2-page PDF document)
Missionaries of the Early Church 13 Centuries of Christian missionary work with brief biographical sketches and maps
One-page history chart of Modern Mission (PDF document)
Second Era Expansion of Modern Christianity Pioneers on the growing edges of Christianity from the Mid 1800's to the mid 1900's - 2 pages of lecture notes by Nate.
The Westminster Standards on Missions 2 pages of relevant quotes from the confession and larger catechism
State of the World The Status of World Religions and Christian Missions at the outset of the 21st Century - 1 page.
Biblical Daughterhood What does the Bible say about daughters and their unique role in society?
Awaken Manhattan Website - See how Christians are addressing the sexual revolution in our town.
God's Design for Sexual Relations - One-page chart laying out the path of blessing in marriage alongside the personal and impersonal sexual perversions that are pitfalls at each step, documented throughout with scripture references. Contains mature subject matter, but no explicit graphics.
A Biblical Roadmap for Marriage- G-rated transcript of Nate explaining the God's Design chart listed above, including what the Bible says about how to prepare for marriage, how to succeed in marriage, and the importance of the things beyond marriage: Part 1 | Part 2
The Use of the Home in Scripture A 13-page Word Study
What does it mean to be a Man? - A Word Study on Biblical Manhood composed for a son's 13th birthday.
What does it mean to be a Man? - II - Scriptural lessons from Ephesians 5 and Isaiah 46 for another son's 13th birthday.
Vision for Motherhood - Are Women Really Saved Through Childbearing? Devotional by Paula
Does the Bible Really Recommend Spanking Children? - a Bible study by Nate.
Resources for Cultivating the Spiritual Life of your Family 1-page list compiled by Paula
Men & Women - Respect the Difference! (Transcription of a sermon on Genesis 2 by Nate)
Women As Leaders? Accepting the Challenge With Scripture (62-page response to a Christian feminist's book)
What God Wants His Women To Be Like (9-Part Bible Study by Paula)
The Case Against Birth Control (4-page summary by Nate)
Family Rules Household rules we teach our kids to observe.
June 2014 That's What Arrows Are For, Answers to Prayer, Kid's Corner: Grace Anne
September 2014 I Will Tell Of All Your Wonders, Kid's Corner: Irene
December 2014 Planning for the Future: Christ the Redeemer Church, Kid's Corner: Lillian Faith, Prayer Corner
March 2015 Thanks for Praying; please keep it up; Hope's Kid's Corner
June 2015 How Did We Survive It All?, Ale's Kid's Corner
October 2015 War Room Briefing; Beni and Cru; Betsy's Kids Corner
December 2015 With Grateful Hearts, Jed's Kid's Corner, Prayer Corner
March 2016 Celebrating CTR Church's 10th Anniversary, Camput Ministry Update from Beni, South America Here We come, Kid's Corner: Maggie
June 2016 Uruguay Team, Josh's Kid's Corner, In Other News
August 2016 Special Events, Beni's Kid's Corner, Praise for God's Work in Uruguay, Prayer Corner
November 2016 Josh and Beni Hitched, Amos' Kid's Corner, Photos, Trinitarian Debate, Prayer Corner
February 2017 Vocational Counseling Through the Church?, Kid's Corner: Peter, Four New(ish) Music Albums, Prayer Corner
May 2017 Generations in the Church, New Kansan Celts CD, Kid's Corner:Grace Anne
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VIDEO: MOVIE IDEAS - 15 minutes of our kids brainstorming on creating a new video. Hilarious if you know any of the Wilson kids - funny even if you don't!
SHADOWS Movie Trailer - Filmed and produced by our kids! (This will be a large file download for an approximately 10 minute trailer.)
Beniah Wilson's Senior Music Composition Recital, April 2015, All Faith Chapel, Kansas State University. - Includes peices by the Kansan Celts!
The Kansan Celts Live at All Faith Chapel, Kansas State University - April 2014 Part 1 (Pachelbel's Swing, Blythe Heart) | Part 2 (John Ryans, Toss the Feather, Red Clay Halo) | Part 3 (Farmhouse Reel, Correvuela) | Part 4 (Psalm 89, Orange Blossom Special) | Part 5 (All the Miles, Glen Hammer, This is my Father's World)
Beni's Junior Composition Recital: Rhapsody for Solo Violin | Fallen Heroes; Wondrous Love | Cantate Domino; Possum Song; Musicians on a Desert Island. NOTE: Contact us if you are interested in sheet music for any of these peices!
Online gallery of paintings by Claire Wilson Nate's paternal grandmother
Hymns of the Reformation REFORMATION DAY Hymns (composed between 1450-1650, found in the Blue Trinity Hymnal)
The Farmer: A Parable about the Lord's Prayer Illustrated storybook for all ages.
BENIAH: Mighty Man of God Illustrated Children's book.
VIDEO: Homeschool on the Prairie (20 min., DVD, 2008)
VIDEO: The Nativity Heist (33 min, DVD, 2010)
VIDEO: Benefit Concert for the Gypsy Roma Mission, August 2011 (Includes: Pachelbel Swing, Possum Song, and Shout to the Lord - ll min)
VIDEO: Around the World in 80 Seconds (2012, based in Jules Verne's novel.)
VIDEO: Wilson Family at 2012 Benefit Concert (Features: "Donald, Where's Your Trousers," "The Unicorn Song," and "This is My Father's World.")
VIDEO: Wilson Family performs "Screen Door on a Submarine" (2-minute excerpt from August 2013 concert at Ogden Bible Church)
SONG OF THE SEASON: The Pit Soundtrack by Beniah Wilson Our son Beni's most-recent composition, a (13 ½ minute) soundtrack for a local independent film which portrays an analogy-story of salvation by grace. This orchestral soundtrack was created with Sibelius Software.
The Experience (1990)
Instrumentals (1992, being re-mastered)
Mission (1993, re-mastered digitally in 2017)
Holiness (1993, re-mastered digitaly in 2017)
Psalms & Hymns (1994, re-mastered digitally in 2017)
Spiritual Songs (1994, re-mastered digitally in 2017)
Family Album (1995)
Lord's Prayer (1996)
Sound & Meaning (1998)
No Rock (1999)
For The Kids (2000) Preview contents | Order CD.
Acoustic Midwifery (2001)
Comfort & Joy (2008)
Kansan Celts (2012) Order CD | View Extended Album Info | Download Commercial-quality MP3's
Kansan Celts II (2016) Order CD | View Extended Album Info & lyrics..
First John (revised after 20 years!)
First Peter (see below)
OF BIBLE BOOKS (Tape or CD):
All but I Cor., Acts, and Romans have background instrumental music written by Christian artists.
Sound quality has been lowered in the samples below for faster downloading.
TOPICAL STUDIES & CHURCH HISTORY
Gospel-Centered Living 9-part Sermon series on practical outworkings of the Gospel in the Christian's life (Maturity, Justification, Adoption, Law, Repentance, Sanctification, Outreach, Forgiveness, Humility, and Conflict Resolution).
Why do different Bibles say different things, and is that a problem? - A brief introduction to New Testament textual criticism and a defense of embracing the variety of Greek editions and English translations available today.
Principles for Observing the Sabbath as Christians - 14-page paper
The Functions of Deity: You May Be Surprised Who Your God Is! - Nate's book on apologetics! Now available on Kindle - and on Nook!
Why do Christians worship on Sunday rather than Saturday? - Relevant Bible verses and an excerpt from Philip Schaff's History of Chrsitianity published in 1910.
Video of Nate giving a devotional message on Isaiah 55 at the Kansas State Capitol about 5 minutes of video
Comparison of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the London Baptist Confession - The text of the two documents have been merged with their differences highlighted.
In Search of the First Thanksgiving - A sermon for the Thanksgiving holidays based on Leviticus 23.
What the Bible Says about Hell - All instances of Sheol, Hades, & Gehenna in the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible with Strong’s numbers for reference and three centuries of English translations.
He Descended into hell - Should we remove it from the Apostle's Creed?
Resurrection Eggs - Bible Prophecy and History Concerning Jesus’ Death & Resurrection
Resurrection Bible Study - all NT passages containing references to resurrection or raising the dead, organized topically.
What does it mean to worship? - a word study on the Biblical use of worship
Guitars in the Bible - How were stringed instruments used in the Bible? 2 pages of Bible texts.
Encounters With Jesus - a brief list of Bible accounts of what people did when they met Jesus; examples to us all!
Bible texts on the Trinity - Includes the Deity of Christ and person of the Holy Spirit
Is it Biblical to Seek Brokenness? - a survey of how the Bible uses this word.
The Bible and Baptism What is the Biblical way to administer baptism?
Baptism - What, Why, How, and Who: a follow-up on the above paper which presents the data in a more organized and succinct format.
The Baptism and Temptation of Christ If Jesus was sinless, why was He baptized?
The Essentials of the Kerygma What must we preach?
Gentiles and Jesus' Time Survey of the Gospels that shows Jesus' "time" relates to His death and also to His being glorified by Gentiles.
What Makes Christianity Unique? Jesus' claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life
The Immutability of God - God's nature as unchanging (a Bible study)
The Justice of God - God's nature as righteous (a Bible Study)
Worship under the Old Testament Monarchy - Lessons we can learn from the way they did church in the Old Testament.
What does it mean to PREACH? - the context of every occurance of the word "preach" in the Bible.
Levitical Sacrifices - a chart simply laying out the system.
Biblical Prophecy - What is it and what is it for?
American Presbyterians in the 19th Century and Beyond a one-page lecture outline by Nate
Ancient Church History Timeline - outlining events in every year from 100-600 AD.
EXEGETICAL STUDIES & SERMONS
Genesis 2:16-21 - The Covenant of Works & The Making of Woman - Translation and Commentary (pdf)
"A Call to Holiness" - Fifty-three expositions on the entire book of Leviticus
"Worshipping God From a Fallen World" - Sermon series on Psalms 1-29
Psalm 119: 1-8 - The Blessings of God's Law Click here for a printable version of the notes (pdf) | Click Here for the audio version on SermonAudio.com
"A Call to Faith" - Ninety-eight Expositions on the Book of Isaiah
"Introducing Jesus" - 148 Expositions on the Gospel of Matthew
"A Call to Unity" - 62 Expositions on First Corinthians
2 Corinthians 8:1-5 - Remember the Poor - Learning from the Example of the Macedonian church's giving
Ephesians 1:11-23 - The privileged Status of the Church - Sermon for Worship in the Park 2007, Manhattan, KS
Four E's in
Ephesians: Eph. 1 - Exalting the Lord Jesus
Four E's in Ephesians: Eph. 2 and 3 - Evangelizing the World Text | Audio
Four E's in Ephesians: Eph. 4 - Equipping the Saints with the Bible Text | Audio
Four E's in Ephesians: Eph. 5 and 6 - Encouraging Godly Households Text
"A Message to Christians Everywhere" - 30 Sermons on First Peter
"Confident Christianity" - Nates's sermon series in progress on First John
BIBLICAL LANGUAGE RESOURCES
Sangre De Cristo School for Biblical Studies - the best place to learn Greek and Hebrew!
New Testament Greek language starter quizzes. Includes two quizzes, one for learning the Greek alphabet and one for learning beginning vocabulary. This is a 258KB zip file that you install in your computer. Instructions are included.
Concise Hebrew Vocabulary Learning Kit 2-page chart with quizes based on John Watt's list of Hebrew words used 300 or more times in the Bible.
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Background photo by Nate of a watermelon in our garden.