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 →

On The Same Page

By: Dr. Louis Bustle “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” Philippians 2:13. Today I talked with a fellow believer from Argentina who has come to us from another denomination. We talked about the reasons that he has chosen our denomination. He told me... Continue Reading →

What Forgiveness Is…and Is Not

  In our last post, we shared about the importance of focusing on the blessings and the difficulties of being a Missionary Kid or Preachers’ Kid.  The book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford, was written with MKs and PKs in mind, and the following is another extract... Continue Reading →

The Church in Chaos

Rev. Craig Shepperd Abstract: This essay looks at who the Church is to be in the midst of suffering, brokenness, and chaos. “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”... Continue Reading →

Show me Your Hands

By Leonard Sweet (European Nazarene College, January 18, 2011) I was reading Psalm 51:10 to my mother when she died: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a right spirit within me.” Now the key to the holiness movement is a clean heart.  So give me an image for a clean heart. ... Continue Reading →

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