Posts by Tony Dean

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2018 SPRING ENCOURAGER

Dear Family of Faith, A couple years ago, we had a large window installed in a formerly enclosed stairway in our home. In planning, we stood on a ladder to lean against the exterior wall of our second floor, to envision exactly what the view would look like through the new south-facing window. We even […]

2018 Winter Encourager

Hello Merciful Family! Our wonderful God of mercy is a God Who heals. He designed our bodies to heal themselves and established restorative functions and properties in all of His creation. One of the “Jehovah Titles” by which God asserts and establishes His nature is Jehovah-Ropheka, “the Lord that healeth thee” (Exodus 15:26). He doesn’t […]

2017 Fall Encourager

Hi Prosperous Family! God bless you! God so loved that He gave. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that […]

2017 Summer Encourager

Hi Eternal Family! God bless you! Sometimes we refer to our Christian Family Fellowship Ministry as “CFF.” Those initials could also describe the atmosphere of our faith-community for almost 21 years together… “CFF” as “Christ, Family & Fun!” Christ Christ is the anointed Jesus. Christians love and focus on Christ. After Pentecost, Jesus is often […]

2017 Spring Encourager

Dear Kingdom-Movers, In his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus taught that the primary way to get the things we need in life is, ironically, not to pursue them. Matthew 6:31-34 (Passion Translation) So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will […]

2017 Winter Encourager

Dear Inspired Family, Recently, we’ve been enjoying a theme of “The Prophetic Life” from our ministry lectern in Tipp City. Titles have been: They Began, Pressing In, Eagerly Prophesy, and Receive Prophecy. The word prophecy in the New Testament Greek language simply means “to speak forth.”  Christian scholar Wayne Grudem boils down biblical prophecy to […]

2016 Fall Encourager

Dear Family & Friends, God is always ready to energize a refreshing sense of mission and purpose in His people at any age. We sometimes allow our stage in life to have too much influence over us. Some of us think we’re too young and inexperienced to accomplish something significant for the Lord; some think […]

2016 Summer Encourager

Dear Family & Friends, “Every bird has two wings”… Often two important Biblical truths need to be blended together in order for us to grasp the depth of each individual idea. Two related truths that greatly affect our faith are the physical departure of Jesus as well as his on-going presence in our lives. And […]

2016 Spring Encourager

Dear Family & Friends, During preparation for the Miracle of Marriage conference in March, we thought it would be a blessing to focus The Encourager cover letter toward the subject of marriage and relationships, with a personal focus from our three board couples. Click to download and view The Encourager