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Don’t Say No for Them - Message of the Open Bible

By Nate Beaird  I can’t remember who gave me this advice, but it’s served me well: “Don’t say no for someone else.” In life we say “no” for people all the time....

Five Things I Learned During Quarantine - Message of the Open Bible

By Jonathan Lumbard When one of our family members recently tested positive for COVID-19, we were advised to quarantine for two weeks. Overall, our household experienced very mild symptoms, and...

Randall and Barbara Bach Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary - Message of the Open Bible

Friends, partners in ministry, and family gathered together at First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 21, 2021, to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of President Randall A. Bach and...

Joaquin Ramos: Beloved Hispanic Leader With Jesus - Message of the Open Bible

Joaquin Ramos, National Director of Hispanic Ministries for Open Bible from 2001 to 2015, passed away August 29, 2021, at age 69. Credentialed with Open Bible for 31 years, Joaquin had a heart for Hispanic Ministries and...

A Conversation with Drew Welch - Message of the Open Bible

In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with missionary Drew Welch. Drew and his wife, Jessica, and their children, Ian, Kayla, and Kirsten, are missionaries-at-large with Open Bible Churches...

A Conversation with Mike and Dara Rasavanh - Message of the Open Bible

Mike and Dara Rasavanh, Open Bible Churches’ missionaries to Southeast Asia, were children of refugees. In an amazing re-routing, God led them back to the region of their births to...

Leave No One Behind - Message of the Open Bible

By Andrea Johnson  If you’ve been part of a church for more than a year, you have hopefully taken part in some kind of pastor’s appreciation effort. (October is considered Clergy Appreciation...

El avivamiento no vendrá del gobierno - Message of the Open Bible

Por Bill Francavilla  Todos tenemos días en los que nos preguntamos qué le ha pasado a la sociedad. La causa puede ser un evento que vemos en las noticias o en...

Revival Won’t Come from the Government - Message of the Open Bible

By Bill Francavilla   We all have days when we question what has gone wrong in society. The cause can be an event we see on the news or on social...

When Your Father’s Voice Seems Distant - Message of the Open Bible

By Marvin Lumbard  During our devotions together the other day, I told my wife, Diana, that I’ve been struggling in prayer recently. Later that same day I opened an email from...

Five Things You Should Know About Prayer - Message of the Open Bible

By Renita Collins  One of the greatest tragedies that exists in our culture is prayerlessness. The most amazing invitation in the world is extended to us, and we turn down...

A Conversation with Renita Collins - Message of the Open Bible

In this episode of Better Roads, we talk with Renita Collins, an executive pastor who serves with her husband, Frank, Jr., the lead pastor of Breath of Life Christian Church, an Open...

The Day Jesus Went to the City Dump - Message of the Open Bible

By Michael Lumbard “We do ministry at the city dump. Do you want to go and see?” With those words my world changed. My wife, Pamela, and I are the...

The Power and Frustration of Prayer - Message of the Open Bible

By President Randall A. Bach  I am always fascinated when I see videos that capture crises. Most frequently, you hear voices of the affected exclaiming, “Oh, my God! Oh, my...

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