Jesus in his life, death and resurrection has turned the world upside down, beginning the work of relieving the disastrous effects of depravity and righting the injustices caused by the fall. Jesus was clear with his disciples that the mission of the church was to make disciples (Matt. 28:19) and in doing so implement the gospel in all its glorious facets.
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Gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication are two traits found in the life of a disciple, but how do we see them in the Christian’s daily experience? The action of cultural renewal is an expression of these two traits, but exactly what this means can be easily confused.
It’s really easy to forget how big our world is. There are well over seven billion people across seven continents with an estimated 300,000 babies born daily. More than half the total number of people in human history are alive today. Because I’m prone to forget, God constantly reminds me of not only how big He is but also the grandness of His world. My most vivid memory occurred on ...
It was in Genesis that God instituted the idea of work—before the Fall. This means that work is intrinsically good. Because of the Fall, work will now be hard and involve thorns and thistles (Gen. 3:17-19), but we cannot forget its intended design. We must fight the temptation to allow the struggles we have had or the corruptions we have seen to redefine the meaning for work.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God ...
For thousands of years, the Psalms have been read, sung and prayed by people all over the world. Some of the most true and genuine expressions of faith in The Bible, they have a unique way of touching the lives of those both in and out of the church. The beautiful composition of their poetic and melodic words leaves a lasting impact.
South Sudan. What a majestic place mixed with tragedy and struggles, but surrounded with hope and joy. As I fly above this place, my heart is worshipping our great God and King. His reign over the earth is evident and a reminder of His faithfulness.