READ: Ecclesiastes 12, John 7, James 1 THE GLORY OF ONE It is all to easy to speak gospel truth for self-glorifying ends. Jesus warned, “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of the one who sent Him is true” (John 7:18). We are sent into the earth to speak…

READ: Psalm 108, Micah 6, John 12, Philippians 2 RESURRECTION One of the ironies of the crucified life is that it so easily leads to arrogance. We can be so proud of our sacrifice that we nullify it. Jesus humbled Himself in obedience to the point of death, making Himself of no reputation (Phil. 2:7-8), while…

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…

Independence Day isn’t Independence Day without a barbecue in the park. So when my host country celebrates theirs, I pack up my family, friends, and a picnic. Since local women spend a majority of their lives indoors, this is one of few opportunities to meet them in the park. We plant our picnic paraphernalia under…

READ: Psalm 23, Isaiah 28-30, John 16, Acts 2 TONGUES OF MEN AND ARABS The core doctrine of those called Pentecostal is subsequence. Pentecostals believe that what happened in Acts 2 and following was not salvation and was normative. It is a normal biblical experience to have a fresh encounter with Jesus by His Spirit. It is…

READ: Joshua 7-9, Psalm 67, Luke 23, 2 Corinthians 7 GLORIOUS CONFESSION When Achan sinned, Moses strangely exhorted him to “give glory to the Lord God and make confession” (Joshua 7:19). Achan had grievously sinned and would die for his sin (because his disobedience brought disaster on the congregation), yet there was still a place…

READ: Deuteronomy 19-21, Psalm 59, Luke 15, 1 Corinthians 15 JESUS, VERY GOD OF VERY GOD To downplay the deity of Jesus is to be a false witness. We cannot pretend to not know what we know. The clear revelation of Scripture, the self-testimony of Christ, the witness of the Holy Spirit, and the affirmations…

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