We Are the Foreigners

By: Scott Armstrong Reading: Exodus 22:16-27 Key Verse: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless” (Exod. 22:21-22). Taking language classes four hours a day, four days a week. Having a severely sick baby, and not knowing how to tell... Continue Reading →

Your Lettuce is Showing

By: Scott Armstrong Reading: James 1:19-27 Key Verse: “Religion that God our Father accepts . . . is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27a). Stacy looked in the mirror as she got ready for her speech in front of the formal gala.  They had served hors d’oeuvres an hour... Continue Reading →

Grace for Even Them?!

By: Scott Armstrong Reading: Mark 7:24-37 Key Verse: Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter” (Mark 7:29). 2 Kings 5 tell us Naaman was a brave soldier and influential man.  As commander of the army of Aram, he traveled to Israel to be cleansed of... Continue Reading →

First Virtual Cross-Cultural Orientation Held on the Caribbean Field

By: Min. Timmeon Spencer, Global Missions Caribbean Field Coordinator The Global Missions arm of the Church of the Nazarene is the ministry responsible for “Discovering, Developing and Deploying Missionaries” throughout our Fields and Regions. In the Caribbean, it has been the frontline ministry over the years in organizing mission events and developing and forming missionaries... Continue Reading →

Ambassadors of Christ

By: Scott Armstrong Key Verse: “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20). My family and I have lived outside our “country of origin” for more than 18 years, and that has entailed many trips to... Continue Reading →

Be a Philip

By: Scott Armstrong Key Verse: “Finding Philip, Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me’…Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One…” (John 1:43, 45).  One time my wife and I were leaving a restaurant with our young children. We were talking to friends leisurely and got to the car. There was only one... Continue Reading →

God – and His Church – on the Move

By: Scott Armstrong Reading: Psalm 146:1-10 Key Verse: “The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked” (Ps. 146:9). Felipe was eleven years old, but he looked three years younger. His growth had been stunted by malnourishment; his gaunt frame ached with hunger. ... Continue Reading →

The Recipe for Sustained Greatness

By: Scott Armstrong Reading: Jeremiah 22:1-9 Key Verse: “Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow . . . But if you do not obey these commands” (Jer. 22:3b, 5a). What’s more difficult: achieving greatness or sustaining it? Both are hard.  But many sports franchises have said that sustaining long-term... Continue Reading →

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