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Can That Dog Hunt?
By: Pastor Victor Borchard

Mark Hoeffner is a friend of mine. One day he told me about a trip he took to a place that trained hunting dogs. The trainer showed how the dogs could run back and forth in a zig-zag pattern. They could respond to a duck call. They could fetch bumpers falling from the sky. Then, Mark asked him the key question: “But can that dog hunt?” The truth was that the dogs had been thoroughly trained but hadn’t actually done any hunting. The trainer couldn’t say for sure.

Jesus calls us to be His witnesses. It’s good to get the training. It’s essential for us to know the gospel message and how to share it with others. But if we never go and tell, then we’re kind of like those hunting dogs. Training, training and more training, but never actually getting to the hunt.

Can that dog hunt? Imagine a missionary who went to seminary, earned a Doctor of Missiology and went to the mission field only to spend 60 hours a week working at the mission station. He never left the station to enter the field. He just kept training, training and training.

There’s a sign above the exit doors at my old church in Idaho: “You are now entering the mission field.” The training we receive is for the field we’re on.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

The distance from Medford to Jerusalem is 7,127 miles. We’re kind of the ends of the earth. It’s a good place to be His witnesses. Hunting dogs are trained to hunt. Witnesses are sent to testify. Today, let’s tell Southern Oregon about the things we have seen and heard.

Table Rock Fellowship

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Medford, Oregon 97501

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