Holy Now and Forever

By: Scott Armstrong Bible Reading: Hebrews 10:14 NIV “By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” The authorship of the letter to the Hebrews is unknown and often disputed. Some scholars believe it was written by Paul, and others by Apollos, Barnabas, Priscilla, or someone else. Whatever the case,... Continue Reading →

Gideon’s Best and Worst Decision

By: Frederick Buechner Last week I came across the following reflection by Frederick Buechner, originally published in his book Peculiar Treasures. It’s a reminder that effective leadership requires constant vigilance and attentiveness to the will of God. I call Gideon “The Reluctant Leader.” Enjoy Buechner’s insight. THE BEST THING THE JUDGE GIDEON ever did and... Continue Reading →

Be Filled with the Spirit

Dr. Eddie Estep, Kansas City (USA) District Superintendent When we use the word filled in English, we normally think of something being placed into a container, such as milk being poured to the brim of a glass, water being run into a bathtub, or gasoline being pumped into a tank. This is also the classic... Continue Reading →

Testimonies of Hope in Trials

The following is a continuation of a Christianity Today Article written by Syntyche D. Dahou and entitled: “French’s Two Words for Hope Helped Me Endure the Pandemic.” Hope does not shelter us from the trials and difficulties of life, but it helps us overcome them with serenity and joy. Scripture reminds us of this. “Against... Continue Reading →

Jesus, Be the Center

By: Scott Armstrong Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:2 NIV “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” The church in Corinth was a disaster. Paul had invested his time and all his efforts in starting that church, and now they were forgetting much of what he... Continue Reading →

Praying Psalms in the Midst of War

By: Scott Armstrong It’s been hard to pray recently. If you’re like me, I’ve been consumed by the news coming from Russia and Ukraine. My feelings range from shock to grief to anger. Every day I check updates from our friends and fellow Christians in Ukraine and send them words of encouragement.* They are overwhelmed,... Continue Reading →

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