Matthew 8:19-20 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”  Today was supposed to be an average day. My plans for the morning…

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…

by Matt Sprenger, Chi Alpha Campus Pastor, Fairmont State Univ., Fairmont, WV I wasn’t raised a Christian, but since childhood I’ve had a mental portrait of Jesus – his looks (long flowing hair, well-manicured beard and skin, blond hair, blue eyes) and character (tender, gentle teacher). After serving the Lord for 22 years and spending…

READ: 1 Samuel 7-9, Psalm 83, John 15, Ephesians 4 EBENEZER “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12) The entire history of God’s people reveals unfaithfulness. Even mighty Samuel could not keep his flock (or his sons) from sin. Often we glamorize the Ebenezer stone as a commemoration of our man’s faithfulness….

READ: Joshua 22-24, Psalm 72, John 4, 2 Corinthians 12 SPENT Paul wisely did not flaunt his heavenly experience to the Corinthians (12 Cor. 12). He reveled instead in the paradoxes of the gospel. Thorns are given to keep us humble (v. 7). Grace is given to make us sufficient (v. 9). Weakness is given…

READ: Deuteronomy 7-9, Psalm 55, Luke 11, 1 Corinthians 11 THE WEAK CHOICE To live among Arabs is to fall in love with them. Loving Arabs opens you to both their joys and their prejudices. You cannot linger long with the Arabs before experiencing their opinionated passion about the Jewish people. When my wife and…

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