Category: Bible Study

Holy Week Devotional
March 18, 2016

Every time I read Mark 10:32-45 (or it’s parallels) I lose my breath. In this exchange two of Jesus’ best friends ask him for a favor. They want the best jobs in what they expect to be his political administration. It’s backroom politics. They say, “Let one of us sit at your right and left when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus responds by reshaping their expectations of kingdom. His kingdom will not come except…

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The Gospel: God’s Power
January 29, 2016

For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith… (Romans 1:16) Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission, established a daily ½ hour prayer meeting for his organization.  Every day at 11:00 the whole office stops work, gathers in the conference room, and prays.  When asked about this Gary responds, “We had to ask ourselves a question, ‘What power do we really believe…

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What is the gospel?
January 19, 2016

The Gospel: What it is and why it matters I sat at a border crossing in the middle of the Albanian refugee crisis. My team and I had been sitting at this particular border for three hours. A boy of about 10 had offered to wash our windows as we drove in. Now, that same little boy was leaning into the back of a Mercedes. He emerged holding an M16 assault rifle and then quickly…

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