READ: Psalm 116, Zephaniah 1, John 20, 1 Thessalonians 2 WHAT SHALL WE RENDER? We suppose all kinds of ridiculous things about Jesus. We suppose He is a gardener (John 20:15) or that He is in debt to us for the labor of our hands. We think wrongly about what we can give to God,…

by Hannah Largent (not her real name). Hannah is 12 years old. She and her family have lived in two Arab countries for a total of 6 years. ___ As a third culture kid, I find opportunities to live dead, to live for God, that I would not have if I lived in America. I can…

READ: Psalm 53, Jeremiah 52, Matthew 25, Romans 4  ONLY BELIEVE  When a collection of the fallen come together to dream about the evangelization of the world and the return of the King, there is for them but one hope: belief. In these last days as we look at the ideological giants who defiantly raise…

I still have a lot to learn about trusting an unseen God and His unseen work. One of the implications of serving Jesus overseas is being away from my incredibly cute, smart nieces and nephew. I’m missing out on much of their growing up, but we stay in touch. Yesterday I got this email from…

READ: Judges 4-6, Psalm 74, John 6, Galatians 1 BELIEF It is impossible to please both God and man (GaL. 1:10). To be a God pleaser is out of fashion. “Christianity,” G.K. Chesterton says, “always seems to be out of fashion because it is always sane – and all fashions are mild insanities.” The Scripture…

READ: Numbers 13-16, Psalm 45, Luke 1, 1 Corinthians 1 ONLY BELIEVE The twelve spies were not sent into Canaan in order to find out if conquest was possible; they were sent to discover how God would do the impossible. The point wasn’t the giants or the challenges; the point was the glory of God….

READ: Exodus 28-30, Psalm 27, Matthew 27, Acts 27 I Will One theory of leadership presents three concentric circles: the innermost labeled “Control,” then “Influence,” and the outermost “Concern.” The theory posits that we should spend 80 percent of our energy and time on what we can control. As we spend energy on what we…

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