Grief often strikes with the triple reality that life is short, eternity is real, and death is certain for us all. The follower of Jesus is not immune from grief; but how should we face and deal with grief? Paul’s words to Timothy give us a pattern to follow as
The bold apostles who proclaimed Jesus’ Messiahship at the Feast of Pentecost were not always so convinced. They went through a period of transition – from confused followers to dedicated disciples. Three realities shaped their thinking and lives; and they will transform yours if you will allow it. Notice these
The celebration of Jesus’ resurrection causes one to think of the power and authority held to allow life to be restored. In such a context, the word “impossible” seems out of place; yet Scripture tells us of the impossibility of the events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection – “it was not possible
From time to time, it is good to look back and be reminded of “the big picture” so that one remains focused on what is important. Today, we do just that! Guest speaker, Herb Taylor, from Baptist Church Planters, reminds us of the five foundational essentials to every successful ministry.
As Paul nears the end of his discussion of the Pathway of Hope, he warns his audience that not everyone they meet along the way will be their friend. Some will appear to be friendly, but hide less than pure motives. As he encourages his readers to continue forward, he
Paul is not only excited about what God has done and will do, he is ecstatic about what God is currently doing. As he prepares to travel to Jerusalem, he connects those in Rome with those with him in Corinth so that all will catch a glimpse of what God
One of the most necessary items in the life of the one following Jesus the Messiah is a character of compassion. This is the person who can see people as God sees them, and love them as He loves them. James Yuen, missionary to Hong Kong, explains how this vital
The Pathway of Hope is traveled by many who are following the example of Messiah Jesus the best they know how. As they travel they meet with other pilgrims whose ideas and practices are very similar yet not perfectly alike. Some are more rigid in their adherence to rules and
Churches have disagreed and divided over serious issues, as well as over issues that seemed serious but were trivial. What happens when we disagree? How do we determine what matters? Paul discusses this with the Roman church, and we get to listen in on the conversation!