Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
“What’s the difference?” It’s the question of a learner, a thinker, a person who’s comparing two not-quite-the-same concepts.
When I taught English in Asia I realized that motivated students have lots of these questions. I remember being asked, “What’s the difference between ‘affect’ and ‘effect’? Or between ‘than’ and ‘then’? Or ‘farther’ and ‘further’?” Most of the time I knew, but occasionally the question itself caused me, the teacher, to realize that I didn’t understand clearly.…Continue
Added by Justin Gravitt on May 31, 2018 at 3:04pm — No Comments
I knew five men who served as President of my seminary – one while I was a student, three while I was on the faculty, and one who was Interim President between two Presidents.
While they were very diverse, each had his strengths, and each made lasting contributions to the school. Each impacted the lives of future ministers. I considered each to be my friend. I learned from all of them.
One took the first Chapel of each semester to welcome the new…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on May 29, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
This precious treasure – light and power that now shine within us – is held in fragile clay jars, in our weak bodies.
Everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own.
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 29, 2018 at 9:55am — No Comments
Didn’t get an invitation to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding? No worries! Another royal wedding is coming soon, and this time you’re definitely invited.
The combined viewership in America and the UK for Harry and Meghan’s big day was nearly 50 million people, which was pretty impressive. But, in contrast, the next royal wedding is sure to be seen by billions.
While much has been made of Meghan Markle’s biracial identity, the upcoming wedding will feature a…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on May 21, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 21, 2018 at 1:38pm — No Comments
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
Does work life sometimes seem like a spiritual maze, where you’re looking for purposeful direction but consistently coming up with blind alleys and dead ends? This isn’t God’s design – it’s our typical “trial and error” approach to understanding His will.
When we journey with God, we can’t stay where we are. God always wants to develop us. He desires a deep relationship with us. He wants…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on May 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind –
no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building.
Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks and they…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 14, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments
That night God appeared to Solomon in a dream and said,
“What do you want? Ask and I will give it to you!”
2 Chronicles 1:7 NLT
I am the Omnipresent God. I do not give you an Aladdin’s lamp you…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 7, 2018 at 10:53am — No Comments
Oral Disciple Making: A Return to First Principles
By Jerry Wiles
When it comes to following and obeying Jesus, it sometimes takes time to clarify exactly what that means. With 2,000 years of history and church traditions, there is a very real need to rethink, re-evaluate and…Continue
Added by Jerry Wiles on May 1, 2018 at 3:32pm — No Comments
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on May 1, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments