Comfort Offered

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for…” (Is. 40:1-2). Between chapter 39 and chapter 40 of Isaiah, we see a transition.  Chapters 1-39 have been a warning to God’s people that they needed... Continue Reading →

A Look at Lent

Just recently we have finished our 40 days of focused prayer for the cities of the Mesoamerica Region. Every January we begin the calendar year by asking the Lord to begin a genesis in us and in the urban populations around the world.  Let us continue to intercede for these cities, and may we give... Continue Reading →

Come, All You Not So Faithful

By Rev. Chris Gilmore One of my favorite Christmas carols begins with the line, “O, come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.” I imagine shepherds and wise men singing these words and asking others to join them as they visit the newborn and long-expected Savior. It is an invitation to gather around Jesus to celebrate his coming.  Come,... Continue Reading →

Taking Forgiveness For Granted

By Scott Armstrong “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds” (Hosea 6:1). (Read Hosea 5:15 - 6:6) This passage records a conversation between God and his people.  The Lord starts in 5:15 by longing that his rebellious... Continue Reading →

Ain’t No Difference

By Scott Armstrong "For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins... Continue Reading →

OK, Fine! I’m Sorry!!

By Scott Armstrong "Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God. I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me" (Ps. 50:7-8). (Read Psalm 50:7-15) I am very lucky to have a brother.  Since he is only two... Continue Reading →

Leading Difficult People

By Dan Reiland It’s probably true that the most difficult person I lead is me.  That might be true about you too.  But beyond that reality, there are those who seem to be genuinely unaware of the negative impact they have on others around them. And there are a few who appear to get a... Continue Reading →

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